Political Criticism in Good Faith on NCUB by Burmadigest

Politics of NCUB (National Council of the Union of Burma)

U Maung Maung (General Secretary – NCUB) anticipated that ‘Credential Challenge’ campaign would surely be successful as he already put other leaders of NCUB in his pocket and got their support. Nevertheless, he got it completely wrong as the campaign did not produce any good outcomes as in Yadanar Gas pipeline campaign continue


Group helps political prisoners in Myanmar

by Herald Tribune
MAE SOT, Thailand: By the time he had contracted tuberculosis, Htay Aung, a dissident jailed for seven years in Myanmar, was incapable of telling prison guards about his condition. He had already lost his voice from the years of exposure to the cold concrete floor that prisoners slept on.

So Htay Aung decided to announce his illness in a more graphic form. He coughed up enough blood to fill a small cup. “When the guard came around I showed him,” said Htay Aung, who has now recuperated but whose voice remains raspy. “They transferred me to the leprosy ward.” continue http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/01/18/news/prisoner.1-405536.php

Pictures destroyed migrant village -44 km School – Thanks to Ko Moe and SAW

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Thai PM to meet rights groups on violation reports

BANGKOK, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Sunday he would meet human rights groups to discuss alleged violations, as further reports emerged of ill-treatment of refugees from Myanmar by the security forces.

“Tomorrow I will meet all human rights organisations at Government House to discuss all issues and problems about violations, including a few incidents reported on recently, as well the Rohingyas case,” Abhisit told reporters. continue http://in.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idINBKK16176420090118?rpc=401&

Alleged abuse of refugees probed by Larry Jagan

Alleged abuse of refugees probed

By: Larry Jagan and staff reporters
Published: 18/01/2009 at 12:00 AM
Newspaper section: News
The Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it was investigating the pushing of Burmese boat people out to sea by the Thai military, which human rights advocates and survivors say contributed to the deaths of hundreds of men.

The ministry said it was “investigating and verifying all the facts and surrounding circumstances”.

But it added that while protecting the country’s sea borders from illegal activities, including illegal immigration, “we are committed to maintaining our traditional adherence to humanitarian principles and the protection of human rights”.

The United Nations refugee agency said it was concerned about the reports and urged the government to investigate.

“We request the Thai government take all measures necessary to ensure that the lives of Rohingya are not at risk and they are treated in accordance with humanitarian standards,” Kitty McKinsey, a spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said. continue http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/9921/alleged-abuse-of-refugees-probed