Saturday, December 01, 2012

More Rohingya deported to Burma

30 Nov 2012

Rohingya travelling on four small boats were arrested and deported 
by the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Coast Guard of Bangladesh 
while trying to illegally enter the country.

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Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award open for nominees

30 Nov 2012

The Phan Foundation officially announced its call for nominees to enter 

the 5th year of the Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award. 

The cut off date for applications is January 31, 2013.

The Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award is given each year to Karen 
community workers from the health, education, social or cultural sectors. 
According to the Foundation criteria, nominees should be Karen, aged 
under 35 and nominations should include name, place, field of work and 
why they should be awarded the Young Leader Award.

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Pyu Kingdom reading cancelled after Mon objections

30 Nov 2012

A controversial essay reading ceremony concerning the history of the Pyu Kingdom, 

which was due to be held in Rangoon on Friday, November 30, has been cancelled 

after objections from the ethnic Mon community, according to a report 

by the Independent Mon News Agency (IMNA).

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Thein Sein hosts Vietnamese President

30 Nov 2012

Burma’s President Thein Sein hosted his Vietnamese counterpart, Truong Tan Sang, 

on Thursday afternoon at a meeting which included the signing of MoUs on banking 

and the petroleum sector, as well as an agreement to enhance defense ties.

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Burma army raids Kachin refugee camp, detains 20 villagers

30 Nov 2012

Soldiers from the 240th Light Infantry Regiment (LIR) raided the Hpaikawng 

Kachin refugee camp and burned at least 50 temporary tents on Wednesday, 

November 28, according to a report in Kachinland News.

The soldiers have currently detained about 20 men, but have released 

all the women and children, locals say.

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President’s Office retracts govt assessment on Monywa crackdown

30 Nov 2012

Burmese President Thein Sein’s office moved quickly on Thursday to distance

 itself from a press release posted earlier by the government’s Information Team 

that had stated that security forces did not use excessive force when breaking up 

protests at Latpadaung Mountain where at least 80 people, including many 

Buddhist monks, were burned and injured when riot police moved in to disperse protesters.

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