Saturday, October 27, 2012

Rakhine State death toll continues to rise

26 Oct 2012
The death toll in Rakhine State has risen to at least 56 people dead and thousands 
of homes destroyed by fire as reports of new violence come in between Rohingya 
Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists that erupted on Sunday, a state official said on Thursday.

Human trafficking complaint filed against village head

26 Oct 2012
Local 88-Generation student activists have filed a complaint against a village head 
in Myeik District accusing him of human trafficking, according to the district’s student leaders.

Nippon Foundation to give $3 million in aid to ethnic areas

26 Oct 2012

The Nippon Foundation will give rice and medicine worth US$ 3 million 
as the first batch of humanitarian aid to war refugees in ethnic areas in Burma.

Rapporteur calls for UN access to IDP in Kachin State

Speaking at a press conference at the United Nations headquarters 
in New York on Thursday, Tomás Ojea Quintana, the Special Rapporteur 
for human rights in Burma called on Thein Sein's government to grant 
the UN and its agencies unimpeded access to all areas of Burma including 
parts of Kachin State not controlled by the government.


Shan leader: Political dialogue must include give and take to go ahead

Friday, 26 October 2012 10:08 S.H.A.N.

A meaningful and successful political dialogue means both sides must be willing 
to make concessions, according to Lt-Gen Yawdserk, leader of the Restoration 
Council of Shan State / Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA), better known as the SSA South.


Biases on Beauty Draw Thais to Illegal Surgery


BANGKOK—Her dream was to look less Thai and more like Jennifer Lopez, 
so the 25-year-old street food vendor went to the Internet and typed in “cheap Botox.”