29th Jul 2013

Cambodia’s opposition rejects election results, calls for investigation

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy has rejected the election results published by the government, speaking of massive manipulation. He has called for an international committee to investigate. On Sunday evening Cambodia’s National Election Commission had announced that the ruling Cambodian … Continued

24th Jul 2013

Indonesia: Three asylum-seekers dead, 157 saved in Indonesian boat capsize

JAKARTA, (Xinhua): Three drowned and 157 were saved as an asylum-seeker boat sank off Indonesia’s southern Java Island Tuesday night, Indonesian rescue official said Wednesday. “The boat carrying unknown number of illegal immigrants sank off west Java’s Cianjur Regency at … Continued

Indonesia: 18 killed in stampede at boxing match
15th Jul 2013

Indonesia: 18 killed in stampede at boxing match

[Police officers guard outside a stadium where more than a dozen of people were killed in a stampede after spectators rioted to protest a local boxer’s loss, in Nabire, Papua, The victims, mostly women, were trampled to death as about … Continued

29th Jun 2013

Thailand: Rape, abduction claims link officials to Rohingya trafficking

By Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison A Phuketwan Special Investigation: PHUKET: Claims of rape and abduction being made by a group of Rohingya women and children have exposed for the first time a link between the human trafficking trade north … Continued

Myanmar: UN agency alarmed by deaths of displaced persons in Myanmar’s Rakhine state
29th Jun 2013

Myanmar: UN agency alarmed by deaths of displaced persons in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

[A displaced mother and her two children in Rakhine state. They originally came from the Pauktaw area. Photo: UNHCR/P. Behan]   The United Nations refugee agency Friday voiced concern about a violent incident in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state that killed two … Continued

29th Jun 2013

Thailand: Muslim freedom fighters in south Thailand kill eight soldiers in bomb attack

Rebels in Thailand have killed eight soldiers. The predominately Buddhist country has seen growing resistance to central government rule in the Muslim-majority southern provinces since 2004. The 50-kilogram (110-pound) bomb exploded as the soldiers traveled in a military truck along … Continued

6th Jun 2013

Indonesia: Domestic violence on the rise in Aceh

[A staffer from the National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan) holds up copies of the biannual report of violence against women in Aceh, which was released in Jakarta on Tuesday. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)]   By Nadya Natahadibrata   Jakarta, … Continued

29th May 2013

Myanmar: Mosque, orphanage burned by Buddhists

YANGON, (AP): Sectarian violence spread to a new region of Burma, with a mob burning down a mosque, a Muslim orphanage and shops in a northeastern town after rumors spread that a Muslim man had set fire to a Buddhist woman, … Continued

Thailand: Bomb suspected in Ramkhamhaeng blast, 7 injured
27th May 2013

Thailand: Bomb suspected in Ramkhamhaeng blast, 7 injured

[Pavement at the entrance of Ramkhamhaeng Soi 43/1 is littered with debris and goods from stalls in the area after a Sunday night explosion that wounded at least seven people. (Photos by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)]   Police are investigating an apparent … Continued

26th May 2013

Thailand: Two slain in South, new BRN video released

Bangkok Post: Two people were killed and two others were injured in four separate attacks in the violence-plagued deep South since Saturday night. Pol Lt Montri Janmuang, a duty officer at Rueso police station in Narathiwat province, said he received … Continued

15th May 2013

Myanmar: 58 people missing in boat capsize

YANGON, (Xinhua): At least 58 people out of 100 fleeing from a cyclonic storm went missing as a motor boat capsized off western Myanmar’s Rakhine coast Monday night, official sources said Tuesday evening. The Bengali-Muslims on board the motor boat are … Continued

8th May 2013

Indonesia: Sampang Shi’a Muslims in peril

[Hate campaign: Demonstrators call for local Shiite Muslims to be expelled from Madura Island at a rally outside the Sampang Legislative Council in East Java on Tuesday. The protesters warned the government of more violence if the Shiites, who are … Continued

6th May 2013

Malaysia: Najib promises national reconciliation in front of voting polarization

KUALA LUMPUR, (Xinhua): Malaysia’s ruling Barisan Nasional chairman Najib Razak has promised a national reconciliation after the voting polarization in the fiercely contested general election. Barisan retained power by winning 133 parliamentary seats, a simple majority in the 222-seat lower … Continued

4th May 2013

Thailand: 2 civilians killed in restive S Thailand

BANGKOK, (Xinhua): Two people were killed in separate drive-by shootings in restive southern province of Pattani and Narathiwat on Saturday. Police said a man was shot dead on a local road in Pattani’s Mayo district on Saturday morning. He was … Continued

22nd Apr 2013

Myanmar: HRW alleges ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims

Human Rights Watch has published a report claiming ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar. The document, based on field interviews, says authorities encouraged the actions. The Human Rights Watch organization released its 153-page report … Continued

20th Apr 2013

Myanmar: 32 killed, 190 injured during Thingyan water festival

YANGON, (Xinhua): A total of 32 people were killed and 190 others injured during the Thingyan water festival in Myanmar, official media reported Saturday.   Myanmar New Year’s Thingyan water festivals were held across the country from April 13 to … Continued

Thailand: PM in clear over bogus loan charge
5th Apr 2013

Thailand: PM in clear over bogus loan charge

Bangkok, (Bangkok Post): The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) Thursday cleared Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of a false assets declaration charge, easing political jitters and boosting the stock market. The charge involved a 30-million-baht loan to a company in which her … Continued

Indonesia: 8 killed in Myanmar Buddhist-Muslim brawl in Indonesia
5th Apr 2013

Indonesia: 8 killed in Myanmar Buddhist-Muslim brawl in Indonesia

Photograph: Binsar Bakkara/AP MEDAN, (Indonesia): Police say a violent brawl between Buddhist and Muslim asylum seekers from Myanmar at an immigration detention centre in Indonesia has left eight people dead and 15 injured. Eight Buddhists were killed in the clash, … Continued

Indonesia’s displaced Shi’as languish
3rd Apr 2013

Indonesia’s displaced Shi’as languish

SAMPANG/MADURA, (IRIN): Eights months after dozens of Shi’a Muslims on Indonesia’s Madura Island were driven from their homes by mobs from neighbouring Sunni villages, the displaced remain in poor conditions with no immediate prospect of returning. Almost 170 Shi’as in … Continued

23rd Mar 2013

Thailand: Over 60 Karens killed by brushfire at Thai refugee camp

BANGKOK, (Xinhua): More than 60 Karen refugees from Myanmar were killed and over 100 others wounded by a brushfire Friday night which engulfed their refugee camp in northwestern Thailand, police said on Saturday. The death toll has risen to over … Continued

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