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Burma

Rohingya. Boat People

On May 1, 2015, a joint military-police taskforce discovered at least 30 bodies at an abandoned human trafficking camp in the Sadao district of Songkhla province close to the Thai-Malaysian border. Many were buried in shallow graves, while others were covered with blankets and clothes and left in the open. Police reports indicate the dead…

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2012 – Rohingya Massacre

Thousands of defenceless Rohingya were brutally killed, hundreds of innocent Rohingya sentenced to long term imprisonments with having no legal crime, many Rohingya women and teenage girls were critically gang raped in several villages of different localities, about 140,000 people were displaced forcibly under open sky, vandalism and arson to the houses, religious schools and…

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Burma. The Rohingya: The Hidden Genocide

Burma is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the region, and ethnicity is a complex, contested and politically sensitive issue where ethnic groups have long believed that the Government manipulates ethnic categories for political purposes. In Burma, officially approved as ‘indigenous’ by the government, people who had already lived in Burma prior to…

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Rohingya – Which Future ?

A three-day conference (26-28 May 2015) focusing on ending the systematic persecution of Rohingya, with a call from seven Nobel Peace Laureates to describe the Rohingya plight as nothing less than a genocide. The meeting was held at the prestigious Norwegian Nobel Institute, Voksenåsen Conference Center and Literature House in Oslo, Norway. It was attended…

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Advocacy

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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