Month: November 2015

RVISION November 30, 2015

YANGON – A few months before the general elections in the country, the military government withdrew hundreds of thousands of Muslims the right to come back. So they could retrieve it, they would have to prove their citizenship, but without using any government-issued identification, since these had been canceled. This was just the last of […]

RVISION November 30, 2015

Myanmar’s top leaders will hold talks this week with opposition chief Aung San Suu Kyi, the first since her party’s landmark election success, officials said Monday. Uncertainty surrounds the handover of power after Suu Kyi’s opposition National League for Democracy swept nearly 80 percent of seats in the November 8 polls, the fairest elections for […]

RVISION November 30, 2015

YANGON: Myanmar’s new cabinet will include members of other political parties and representatives of ethnic minorities, the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday, stressing the need for national reconciliation. The NLD won a majority in both houses of Myanmar’s parliament and also fared better than expected […]

RVISION November 27, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – The lack of a proper system to govern refugees has allowed human rights abuses against refugees to take place, said the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam). The non-recognition of refugees by Malaysia has made the community more marginalised, added Suhakam vice-chair Datuk Dr Khaw Lake Tee. “We urge for the establishment […]

RVISION November 26, 2015

Months after Australia’s refugee resettlement policy saw four refugees transferred to Cambodia from detention on Nauru, a fifth person has taken up the offer and been quietly resettled as part of the A$55-million ($39.7 million) agreement. Australia and Cambodia forged the deal in a champagne ceremony 14 months ago, but until the newest arrival last […]

RVISION November 26, 2015

BANGKOK- Myanmar and Bangladesh face renewed pressure to tackle “the root causes” of an annual migration crisis after Thailand on Thursday (Nov 26) announced a regional summit ahead of the new sailing season. Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled western Myanmar in recent years, joined increasingly by Bangladeshis escaping poverty, on dangerous and […]

RVISION November 26, 2015

YANGON – Myanmar’s deputy immigration minister has rejected an appeal by nationalists to strip hundreds of Muslims of citizenship, local media reported Wednesday, marking a rare show of government defiance of Buddhist hardliners. Just over 200 Muslims in conflict-hit Arakan (Rakhine) state were granted citizenship as part of a government verification process that started in […]