Category: Arts

Bangladesh Takes Steps to Control Movements of Rohingya

Bangladesh is taking tough measures to contain an increase in violence in Rohingya refugee camps after the crisis over the mass exodus of the persecuted group from Myanmar entered its third year.

Describing the violence in the Cox’s Bazar refugee …

Posted in Arts September 6, 2019

Thousands of IDPs Seek Refuge in Shan State Monasteries

More than 2,000 people have sought refuge in northern Shan State monasteries because of ongoing fighting, according to local sources.

Joint forces belonging to the Arakan Army, Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army have been …

Posted in Arts August 30, 2019

Myanmar Filmmaker Gets One Year Sentence for Criticizing Military

A Myanmar court sentenced prominent filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi to one year in prison for defaming the military on Thursday, drawing swift condemnation from Human Rights Watch.

The New York-based NGO’s Deputy Asia Director, Phil Robertson, said in …

Posted in Arts August 29, 2019

Migrant Workers in Chiang Mai Face Increased Police Scrutiny

Thai police are increasing checks on migrant workers in Chiang Mai, looking for those who are undocumented or are doing jobs barred to them by Thai law, members of the Shan community said.

Migrant workers said that checks on their …

Posted in Arts August 5, 2019

Hundreds in Lashio Protest for ‘Justice For Victoria’

Around 600 people in the northern Shan State city of Lashio participated in a protest to end impunity for child rape on Sunday morning.

The event was spurred by the alleged rape of a toddler in a Naypyidaw nursery school …

Posted in Arts August 5, 2019