It had happened decades ago when Southeast Asia region was gripped by the fallout of the United States’ war in Vietnam. But the ‘boat people’ phenomenon is back, and this time it has to do with Burma’s Muslim Rohingyas fleeing harsh realities at home.
By MERGAWATI ZULFAKAR/from:thestaronlinenews
HUA HIN (Thailand): Myanmar has finally agreed to cooperate with the Asean secretariat for data and information collection as the first step to resolving the Rohingya refugee problem plaguing several Asean members.
By MERGAWATI ZULFAKAR
HUA HIN (Thailand): The problem of Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar has become a regional problem and Malaysia wants the military junta to address the matter.
Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim raised the issue at the Asean Foreign Ministers informal dinner on Thursday night where he stressed to Myanmar that the problem was immense.
Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia fails
Human Rights standard test
He is usually not neutral because he knows which side of the bread is buttered. Pandikar Amin (WRONGLY, according to Human Rights standard) told Fong that he did not think that the term was insulting as pendatang haram referred to illegals.
Earlier, Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing’s (BN – Bintulu) spoke on the problems of illegal immigrants when Datuk Wilfred Bumburing (BN – Tuaran) stood up to complain of crimes committed by pendatang haram (illegals).
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planning for another episode
of Anti-Muslim riots
I hope you can share the following news which is the part of a deliberate plan of the Military Junta of Burma to use its long term policy of using religious hatred to create the political environment that may benefit the Military Junta of Burma to stay in Power Forever.
Please prevent hatred against any race or religion and create the unity and harmony among all the races and religions of the people of Burma.
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By:Rizal Sukma /from:thejakatapost
After Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar last year, very few in the region took notice of the continuing plight and suffering of the Myanmarese. It was overshadowed by other events in the region and in other parts of the world.
South Africa accuses Israel Navy of killing hundreds of Palestinian boat people from Gaza
WARNING: Readers must read the lower part of this news/article to understand the truth. Those reading the upper part only and failed to continue could be mislead or miss the real message.
Cape town, South Africa(AFP) — South Africa said Sunday that hundreds of people were missing at sea, believed to be part of a wave of Palestinian boat people from Gaza were allegedly dragged out to the middle of the ocean by Israel Navy and left to die.
Israel has denied the accusations, but accounts of survivors and the latest reports from the South Africa coast guard have piled the pressure on Tel-Avid, and the Israel government said it would meet rights groups on Monday.
The Israel navy is accused of detaining the migrants, Palestinian boat people from Gaza, after they washed up on the Israel coast — and then towing them to sea and leaving them to their fate.
South Africa’s coast guard said Sunday it had rescued hundreds of the refugees from the Palestinian, Gaza, but that hundreds more were feared lost.
“These are really serious allegations that need to be investigated by the UN and the Israel government,” he said…………………
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