Myanmar Human Rights en Foreign aid workers burned by Myanmar’s ethnic fires <p>BANGKOK &mdash; Myanmar&rsquo;s coastal Rakhine State is stricken with just the sort of mess certain international aid groups are designed to relieve. Roiling conflict between the region&rsquo;s native Buddhists and a stateless Muslim ethnicity, the Rohingya, has brought on mob killings, torched villages, mass displacement and even bow-and-arrow wounds.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Myanmar Human Rights Conflict Zones Aid Myanmar World Religion Political Risk Health Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:21:24 +0000 Patrick Winn 5725496 at Aung San Suu Kyi talks presidency, poverty and rule of law at World Economic Forum <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three years into government reform, Suu Kyi says it's time for Myanmar to see results. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rebecca Lee Sanchez </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Aung San Suu Kyi, chairman of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD), candidly reiterated her desire to hold presidential office earlier today, on the first day of the World Economic Forum, taking place in Myanmar’s capital city of Naypyidaw.</p> <p>Released from house arrest in 2010 after serving 15 years for dissenting against the ruling military, she presently serves as a member of parliament from the Kawhmu constituency, and said the country’s constitution must be amended in order to create the possibility for a Suu Kyi presidency.</p> <p>A clause in the current constitution bans anyone with a foreign spouse or child from running for office. Michael Aris, Suu Kyi’s late husband, was English and their two sons hold <a href="">British</a> passports. When asked about the likelihood of changes being made, she said she does not believe in indulging optimism, but rather will “work for the constitution to be amended.”</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-content"> <div class="field-label">Related Content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130527/suu-kyi-condemns-myanmar-rohingya-two-child-limit-policy">Suu Kyi condemns Myanmar Rohingya two-child limit policy</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130327/aung-san-suu-kyi-myanmar-armed-forces-day">Aung San Suu Kyi attends Myanmar Armed Forces Day parade for first time</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130320/aung-san-suu-kyi-mine-village-protest">Where Aung San Suu Kyi is a tarnished idol</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASSK Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar Myanmar government Myanmar Human Rights World Economic Fund World Leaders Myanmar Rights Fri, 07 Jun 2013 01:28:49 +0000 Rebecca Lee Sanchez 5852050 at The international community must not consent to 'new Burmese apartheid' <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Opinion: Muslims are suffering at the hands of Myanmar's government, which is now planning an awful new program. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emanuel Stoakes </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; line-height: 1.2;">YANGON, Myanmar&nbsp;</span>&mdash;<span style="letter-spacing: 0px; line-height: 1.2;">&nbsp;Myanmar&#39;s foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin took to the podium at the United Nations building in New York late last month and told the international community that &ldquo;all major concerns related to human rights&rdquo; in the former police state had &ldquo;been addressed to a larger extent.&rdquo; Given the government&#39;s efforts in this field, he asserted, his country &ldquo;had now reached the middle tier of the human rights ladder&rdquo; and should no longer be subjected to the scrutiny of the UN Human Rights Council.</span></p> <p>While the minister&#39;s speech drew polite applause, his claims could hardly have been taken seriously.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Myanmar Human Rights Belief Myanmar Rights Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:51:58 +0000 Emanuel Stoakes 6281763 at