More than 440 lawmakers from 29 countries Criticized U.N. Security Council for Failure to Act Against Abuses in Burma b

 

More than 440 lawmakers from 29 countries

Criticized U.N. Security Council for Failure to Act Against Abuses in Burma

The U.N. Security Council came under fresh calls Thursday to take action on Burma.
 
Hundreds of lawmakers from 29 countries urged the world body’s most powerful organ to pass a resolution setting up an inquiry into human rights violations and imposing a global arms embargo on the military junta.
 
The appeal, on International Human Rights Day, came as Burmese opposition groups warned that with controversial elections coming up next year, the country’s “most dangerous days” lay ahead.

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CARAM ASIA (Co-ordination of Action Research on AIDS and Mobility in Asia)

CARAM ASIA (Co-ordination of Action Research on AIDS and Mobility in Asia)

CARAM Asia is an initiative of NGOs involved in migration issues in Asia. These NGOs were concerned about the increased vulnerability of migrants in terms of health in general and STD/HIV/AIDS infection especially. Simultaneously, the HIV pandemic has special consequences for the human rights of migrants that have to be addressed.

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M kini: Human rights for migrant domestic workers too

M kini: Human rights for migrant domestic workers too

On this occasion of International Human Rights Day, Caram Asia – a regional network of 34 NGOs and trade unions across 17 countries in Asia – makes the call to governments across the globe to respect the rights and dignity of migrant workers especially domestic workers.   Continue reading

M Insider: Brits,“Come Dine with Me”

M Insider: Brits,“Come Dine with Me”

LONDON, Dec 11 — Cowed by recession, a full 80 per cent of Britons plan to spend New Year’s Eve at home this year, according to a survey yesterday.

Dinner parties in particular will be enjoying a resurgence as programmes like “Come Dine with Me” boost the profile of home dining as a more sociable and often cheaper alternative to going out.

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Taiwan alters laws to ban sex, violence in media

TAIPEI, Dec 11 — Taiwan’s parliament changed laws today to ban gratuitous images of sex and violence in the island’s racy media following a surge in parental complaints.

Passage of a bill that outlaws explicit photos, television scenes and online graphics comes after officials issued two fines, totaling T$1 million (RM106,000), against the publisher of mainstream newspaper Apple Daily over its online imagery.

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Some Wikipedia editors covering up about Human Rights Crimes of Maha Bandula

Some Wikipedia editors covering up about Human Rights Crimes of Maha Bandula

General Mahabandoola (Burmese: မဟာဗန္ဓုလ; c. 1780April 1, 1825; born in Danabyu, Burma; also spelt Maha Bandula), was a famous general who fought against the British in the First Anglo-Burmese War, from 1824 to 1826. He was influential in helping the Konbaung Dynasty pursue a policy of expansionism. He was not born in Danubyu. He was actually killed in a battle there.

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My contributions in old history of Wiki about Aw Boon Haw

My contributions in old history of Wiki about Aw Boon Haw

Ah Boon Haw (Chinese: 胡文虎; pinyin: Hú Wénhǔ (1882 Rangoon, Burma1954 Hong Kong) was a Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist best known for introducing Tiger Balm. His family was of Hakka descent and his ancestors were from Yongding County in Fujian Province.

This history of the legendary brothers Haw and Par and the origins of their genius trace back to Rangoon (Yangon), Burma, where it all began. Their father, Aw Chu Kin, the young son of a herbalist in Amoy, a west Fukien province, left for Rangoon in the 1800s to seek his fortune.

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