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Burma’s Vanunu

How Major Sai Thein Win exposed the clandestine Burmese nuclear program.

The Karen warrior

Profile of Zoya Phan, freedom fighter and democracy activist from Burma.

Stop feeding the generals

Soldiers attacking protesters in Rangoon: Photo courtesy Alternative Asean Network on Burma.

As there was no UN mandated arms embargo, there were plenty of countries willing to keep supplying Burma’s newly enriched generals. China, Russia, Israel, Ukraine and others ensured Burma’s enlarged military was equipped with modern weaponry, paid for largely by Western investment.

Caught between a crocodile and a snake

Rohingya refugee child in Teknaf, Bangladesh: Photo by Tin Soe, Kaladan Press Network.

Originating from the Rakhine State in western Myanmar, most of the Rohingya refugees have been denied official refugee status by the government of Bangladesh. Out of the estimated 250,000 Rohingyas who fled Myanmar, only a paltry 28,000 men, women and children are officially recognised as refugees and eligible for basic support from UNHCR.

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