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Malaysia, Thailand shocked by the typical

Reports of the terrible conditions of human trafficking camps are coming out now:

Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens probably used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia’s most desperate people.

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Myanmar Alum U Than Oo Receives Honorary Doctorate from UH

At the University of Hawaii’s recent spring commencement ceremoniesearly EWC alumnus U Than Oo (ISI 1962-63) was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his pioneering education and literacy work in Myanmar. 842 more words

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ICV condemns no action on Rohingya

The Islamic Council of Victoria condemns the atrocities being carried out by the Myanmar regime against innocent Rohingyan civilians. We call upon the Myanmar government to cease its persecution of Rakhine state’s 1.1 million ethnic Rohingya and to protect them from attacks from Buddhist Rakhines. 244 more words

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Why There’s Less to Burma’s Peace Process Than Meets the Eye

If you’ve been following the news from Burma over the past two months, you’ll have probably heard encouraging talk of a looming end to the country’s decades-old civil war. 1,364 more words

Security

Help save Spoon-billed Sandpipers one tattoo at a time

Since I was a child I have been in love with shorebirds. Listening to them calling at night as they flew over Hilbre Island on their way  to and from the Arctic is something that evokes an incredible emotional reaction inside me. 253 more words

Shorebirds

Exploring the temples of Bagan by bike

Bagan, with its more than 3,000 Buddhist temples from the 11-12th centuries, is one of the most amazing places I’ve been to. We arrived late in the afternoon, due to a… 492 more words

Asia