“Unrecognised Leaders, Tomorrow’s Hope: Raising the Voices of Forgotten Youth” is a documentary film by Burma Link, the Karen Student Network Group and the Karen Youth Organisation. The documentary calls for inclusion of displaced ethnic youth on the Thailand-Burma border in political processes and recognition of refugee education certificates.
Aung San Suu Kyi has denied there is ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority, despite widespread reports of abuses.
In an exclusive interview with Fergal Keane of the BBC, Burma’s State Counsellor acknowledged problems in Rakhine state, but said ethnic cleansing was “too strong” a term to use.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy and director Karim Shah travelled to Burma to investigate whether its fledgling democracy is already under attack. Their report was shown on Channel 4 today.
Wai Hnin Pwint Thon, Campaigns Officer at Burma Campaign UK, spoke today on women’s rights at an event in Parliament hosted by Catherine West MP, Shadow Foreign Minister, to mark International Women’s Day.
Burma’s ethnic Rohingya Muslims are fleeing for their lives, says Human Rights Watch. A UN flash report found it’s very likely that crimes against humanity were committed in October and November. Only an independent international investigation will be able to uncover the truth.
On International Women’s Day, join us and stand with the women of Burma to end rape and sexual violence.
Mark Farmaner, Director of Burma Campaign UK, has been refused a visa to enter Myanmar by its embassy in Bangkok. “No reason was given but embassy staff told the agency I went through that I would not be given a visa anywhere,” he told Mizzima.
Myanmar immigration officials in Bangkok have refused a visa to Burma Campaign UK’s Director, Mark Farmaner. He told Frontier Myanmar “There needs to be clear and transparent criteria for people being on the blacklist and that shouldn’t include banning people because they speak out on human rights or criticise the government or military.”
Burma Link, Karen Student Network Group and Karen Youth Organisation today launched a documentary, “Unrecognised Leaders, Tomorrow’s Hope: Raising the Voices of Forgotten Youth.” The documentary calls for inclusion of displaced ethnic youth on the Thailand-Burma border in political processes and recognition of refugee education certificates.
FCO Under Secretary of State Alok Sharma MP confirmed to Parliament today that the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, raised the plight of the Rohingya with Aung San Suu Kyi and the generals on his recent trip to Burma. Mr Sharma was answering questions from Yasmin Qureishi MP and Catherine West MP, Shadow Foreign Office Minister.