THE SITUATION OF MUSLIMS IN BURMA

By Kyaw ZwaHistoryThe dawn of Muslim settlements and propagation of Islam has been widely documented by Arab, Persian, European and Chinese travelers of the ninth century AD. The current population of Burmese Muslims are the descendants of Arabs, Persians, Turks,...

Burma: State of fear

Evan Williams (Frontline/ world reporter) It's nighttime and FRONTLINE/World reporter Evan Williams is on a tense drive along the Thai/Burma border with members of the Karen National Union guerrilla army. The guerilla group has offered to take Williams into...

Crabb: Human Rights in Burma

"Today, Burma's democracy leader, Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, will mark a total of 11 years under house arrest.  It is therefore highly appropriate that the House consider once again the current situation in Burma, the gross violations of human...

International Religious Freedom Report 2005 on Burma

Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor The country has been ruled since 1962 by highly repressive, authoritarian military regimes. Since 1988, when the armed forces brutally suppressed massive pro-democracy demonstrations, a junta composed...