Dhaka, Napaydaw agree to share info on narcotics, drug trafficking

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Bangladesh and Burma agreed to share both operational and technical information to prevent the abuse of narcotics and drug trafficking through the borders of the two neighboring nations at a meeting in Dhaka on May 6, according to the Department of Narcotics Control. Continue reading

UNFPA Concerned about Decision Not to Allow Census Respondents to Self-Identify as Rohingya

UNFPA Concerned about Decision Not to Allow Census Respondents to Self-Identify as Rohingya

Date: 01/04/2014

YANGON — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is deeply concerned about the Myanmar Government’s decision not to allow census respondents who wish to self-identify their ethnicity as Rohingya to do so.
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We will not register, if identify as Rohingya : Ye Htut, President spokesperson

Rangoon, Burma: “we will not register it, if a household wants to identify themselves as Rohingya,” said U Ye Htut, the president spokesperson told the reporters in a gathering – the president has met with representatives from every political party in Burma- at the Rangoon Divisional Parliament.

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UNFPA Statement on Myanmar Census and Violence in Rakhine State

UNFPA Statement on Myanmar Census and Violence in Rakhine State

Date: 28/03/2014

Press Release

YANGON—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is very concerned about the mob attacks on international NGO and UN offices in Sittwe yesterday, and supports the call by the UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (a.i.) on the Government to ensure the protection of the humanitarian and development community in Rakhine State.

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