Association for Political Prisoners - Burma (AAPP) held an official ceremony on
Thursday afternoon to present scholarships to some of the children of political
at the Royal Rose Restaurant on Shwegondaing Road in Yangon.
Nearly 6,000 Rohingya Muslims have arrived in Thailand since October, when
sectarian violence flared in Burma’s western Arakan State and displaced tens of
thousands of people, a top Thai security agency said on Thursday.
Under increasing international criticism over the civil war in Kachin State, Burma’s government has sought to refocus attention on the reformist narrative that has dominated international coverage since President Thein Sein took
office almost two years ago.