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US Allows American Companies into Burma Despite Ongoing Human Rights Concerns


The US Administration announced today that US companies will be able to invest in Burma, a country long closed to US businesses because of the Burmese government’s deplorable human rights record.

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Opening doors to Rohingyas: duty, not charity

New Age

On World Refugee Day, a respected Bangladeshi academic speaks out against his country's policy of denying refuge to Rohingya people fleeing violence in Western Burma.

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Myanmar: Victims of recent clashes must have access to healthcare

Médecins Sans Frontières

The aid organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was forced to suspend operations in Arakan State, Burma last week because of the escalating vioence there. MSF issued a statement today expressing concern that victims of the violence may not have access to healthcare.

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Congressman Crowley on Violence in Burma’s Arakan State

The Voice Of Rohingya

Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), a leader in the House on Burma, released a statement in response to increased violence in Burma’s Arakan State and the Government of Bangladesh’s refusal of refugees from the violence.

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Myth vs. reality of Burma’s reforms


PHR's Burma Project Director, Bill Davis, writes a commentary in the Global Post describing why easing sanctions on Burma is premature and could be dangerous.

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