Mizzima:Junta steps up military presence in Arakan

by Salai Pi Pi   

New Delhi (Mizzima) – The Burmese military junta is constructing a military airbase for jet fighters near Buthidaung town, in Burma’s western Arakan, state sources said.

Khaing Mrat Kyaw, editor of Arakan news agency ‘Narinjara’ in exile told Mizzima on Wednesday that the Burmese military regime is constructing a  new airbase for the army  in northern Arakan State in western Burma and is beefing up the artillery battalions near Buthidaung town.

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Suu Kyi, Gambari Likely to Meet: NLD

By WAI MOE

Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will probably meet with United Nations Special Envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari during his forthcoming visit to Burma, her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), said on Thursday.

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Thailand denies refugee status to boat people

Thailand denies refugee status to boat people

RANONG, Thailand: A Thai court on Wednesday convicted 66 men detained at sea of illegally entering the country, raising the prospect they could be deported despite fears they may face persecution or death if sent back to Myanmar.

 

A Ranong provincial court judge fined each defendant 1,000 baht, or about $30 – a sum that none of them could produce. So he sentenced them to five days in prison. Four others were brought in from the hospital to face sentencing, one carried by two men because his legs were broken.

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Inhumane Thai authorities planing to indirectly murder by deporting 78 Myanmar Rohingya boat people

Inhumane  Thai authorities planing to indirectly murder

by deporting 78 Myanmar Rohingya boat people

 

 

policeAFP/File – A Thai soldier checks the documents of a Myanmar migrant travelling in a boat in Thailand’s southern …

BANGKOK (AFP) – Dozens of migrants from Myanmar who washed up in Thailand this week were convicted Wednesday of illegal entry and will be deported, police said, raising fears that they may face persecution back home.

The 78 Muslim Rohingyas — 66 men and 12 teenage boys — were intercepted just after midnight Tuesday and taken into police custody amid accusations that the Thai military have abused other boat peoplefrom Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Colonel Veerasilp Kwanseng, commander of the Paknam police station where the Rohingya were detained, said the 66 adults were fined 1,000 baht (28 dollars) each for illegal entry, but could not pay so were jailed for five days.

“They will stay in prison until the term is finished and then immigration will take them before processing their deportation,” Veerasilp said.

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Because ASEAN support and protect SPDC, they must accept responsibility in Rohingya and all the Burmese refugee problems

Because ASEAN support and protect SPDC,

they must accept responsibility in Rohingya

and all the Burmese refugee problems

COMMENT: This mainstream media shamelessly censored out the atrocities committed by SPDC navy.

 

A COMPLEX, dual injustice against the Rohingya people of Myanmar now threatens to become a more complicated problem for governments in this region.

Even as a large, 40% minority in Rakhine (the former Arakan) state in western Myanmar, the Rohingyas are denied recognition as a community by Myanmar’s military junta. And so persecution of the Rohingyas became common, forcing them to move abroad.

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AP:Muslim group flees Myanmar but faces more woe

comment-Why did Malaysia, Brunei and many
Muslim countries vote against this
UNGA resolution?
They voted against this to protect the criminal SPDC on 24 Dec 2008.
THEIR LEADERS ARE GUILTY ACCORDING TO ISLAMIC LAW AND HUMAN COMMON LAW FOR PROTECTING THE CRIMINALS.
DO THEY BELIEVE IN THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT IN-FRONT OF ALLAH?
These ASEAN COUNTRIES always shamelessly protect SPDC everywhere.
They refused to accept or help the displaced people from MYANMAR they are partially responsible.

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Why did Malaysia, Brunei and many Muslim countries vote against this UNGA resolution?

Why did Malaysia, Brunei and many

Muslim countries vote against this

UNGA resolution?

They voted against this to protect the criminal SPDC on 24 Dec 2008.

THEIR LEADERS ARE GUILTY ACCORDING TO ISLAMIC LAW AND HUMAN COMMON LAW FOR PROTECTING THE CRIMINALS.

DO THEY BELIEVE IN THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT IN-FRONT OF ALLAH?

These ASEAN COUNTRIES always shamelessly protect SPDC every where.

They refused to accept or help the displaced people from MYANMAR they are partially responsible.

Now ROHINGYA PROBLEM IS ONE OF THE PROOF!

Even on RTM TV they censored the cruelity of SPDC navy, which was already shown on ASTRO, BBC and ALJAZERA TVs. No wonder no Burmese listened to Burmese programme of RTM. 

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Irrawaddy:Tensions Between Wa, Junta Continue to Rise

By LAWI WENG

Tensions between the Burmese military and the United Wa State Army (UWSA) have been mounting since a 30-member Burmese delegation led by Lt-Gen Ye Myint, the chief of Military Affairs Security, was forced to disarm during a visit to Wa-held territory in Shan State on January 19, according to sources in the area.
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UNGA: Situation of human rights in Myanmar

United Nations General Assembly 

 A/RES/63/245, Distr.: General, 23 January 2009 

 Sixty-third session Agenda item 64 (c

 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly 

[on the report of the Third Committee (A/63/430/Add.3 and Corr.1)] 63/245.

Situation of human rights in Myanmar 

Agenda item 64 (c) 08-48549 

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 The General Assembly 

 Guided by the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,1 and recalling the International Covenants on Human Rights2 and other relevant human rights instruments, Reaffirming that all Member States have an obligation to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms and the duty to fulfil the obligations they have undertaken under the various international instruments in this field,  Reaffirming also its previous resolutions on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, the most recent of which is resolution 62/222 of 22 December 2007, those of the Commission on Human Rights, and Human Rights Council resolutions S-5/1 of 2 October 2007,3 6/33 of 14 December 2007,4 7/31 of 28 March 20085 and 8/14 of 18 June 2008,6 

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