Pact between Myanmar's government and Kachin rebels questioned
McClatchy Tribune in Yangon
Fighting in disputed region continues despite agreement to ease tensions, with both sides accused of continuing to enlist child soldiers
Analysts and members of the Kachin community have expressed scepticism about a seven-point agreement signed between ethnic Kachin rebels and Myanmar's government and hailed by both sides as a breakthrough.The two sides failed to agree on a ceasefire over three days of talks that ended on Thursday in the Kachin state capital, Myitkyina, instead signing a pact that includes new rules for monitoring fighting and the resettlement of citizens as a result of clashes.
Myanmar must respect minorities
NATION-BUILDING: It must ensure the rights of all communities, including the Rohingya, are protected
ONCE again, violence is flaring in the state of Rakhine, Myanmar. Once again, the headlines are full of stories about the violence meted out to the Rohingya minority.
That the issue exceeds the compartmentalised borders of Myanmar is evident for all to see, as it has contributed to a mass exodus across the frontier and now impacts on other countries like Bangla-desh, and even the rest of Southeast Asia, as a result of the movement of boat people.Yet, the root of the problem can be traced back to a singular issue that is not unique to Myanmar, or to the Rohingya themselves.
Analysis: The pernicious virus interrupts fragile reform in Burma— RNDP
(Burma times) by Ibrahim Shah – “Urgent! Urgent! Urgent! In Burma, isn’t it: Alas! What—?
“To disband the pernicious virus that interrupts fragile reform in Burma—the newly registered neo-Nazi party known as Rakhine Nationalities Development party (RNDP) that has founded by a gang of pernicious viruses of racists in 2010—.”It is critically important for a scrutinous analysis or observation concerning the current perpetual strife against Rohingya, Kaman, Ka Bya, Burma Muslim that is a great challenge or obstacle for the country’s fragile reform which earned a bad reputation since June 2012 as the country failed to protect its ethnic minorities due to lack of rules of law for the ethnic minorities in particular while so called fragile reform is going on.
Burmese village violence against children & families must stop, says UNICEF
(WNN) Denver, Colorado, U.S., AMERICAS: The United Nations agency for children, UNICEF, is urging all waring parties in Myanmar, also known as Burma, to “put an end to violence” as they focus on the plight of children under conflict conditions. In Myanmar’s Rakhine region severe clashes between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims continue as those at the bottom of Burmese society, its women and children, continue to suffer.Describing the clashes that began to accelerate last May and June 2012 to be ‘inter-communal’, UNICEF has worked continuously with an office in the Burmese region since 1950.
Burma Removes 1,000 Doctors From Blacklist
RANGOON — Burma’s government has removed more than 1,000 Burmese doctors from a blacklist that stripped them of their medical licenses and prevented many who lived abroad from returning home.
As Burma attempts to overhaul its long-neglected health care system and address a major shortage of doctors, the government on Thursday removed 1,010 doctors from its blacklist at the recommendation of the Ministry of Health, according to Myo Win Aung, a ministry director at the President’s Office.He said in a statement that many more doctors remained on the blacklist but would be removed in the future.
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