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Suu Kyi in minority rights call

Suu Kyi in minority rights call | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls for laws to protect the rights of ethnic minorities in her first statement in parliament.
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Religious Freedom in Burma Among the Worst in the World: US Report - The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Religious Freedom in Burma Among the Worst in the World: US Report - The Irrawaddy News Magazine | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
BBC News Religious Freedom in Burma Among the Worst in the World: US Report The Irrawaddy News Magazine “Ongoing and important political reforms in Burma have yet to significantly improve the situation for freedom of religion and belief,” the US...
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Aung San Suu Kyi re-elected leader of Burma's opposition party

Aung San Suu Kyi re-elected leader of Burma's opposition party | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Nobel laureate named as chairwoman of National League for Democracy's new executive board at landmark party conference
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Scores of Rohingyas seek refuge in Thailand | Asia | DW.DE | 13.02.2013

Scores of Rohingyas seek refuge in Thailand | Asia | DW.DE | 13.02.2013 | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Activists say that up to 19,000 people - mostly Rohingya Muslims - have set sail from Myanmar's western Rakhine state to Thailand to escape violence and deteriorating living conditions.
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The UNHCR has urged Myanmar's neighbors to let in refugees

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Phuket expats face tougher work-permit criteria - The Nation

Phuket expats face tougher work-permit criteria The Nation Following complaints by locals that foreigners were snatching their jobs, the Phuket Employment Office has revealed that 8,635 foreigners in the...
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Vietnam to make execution poison

Vietnam to make execution poison | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Vietnam is to begin producing home-grown poison for use in executions, after overseas producers refused to export drugs for use in lethal injections.
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Vietnam to make execution poison

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Vietnam is to begin producing home-grown poison for use in executions, after overseas producers refused to export drugs for use in lethal injections.
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Vietnam to make execution poison

Vietnam to make execution poison | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Vietnam is to begin producing home-grown poison for use in executions, after overseas producers refused to export drugs for use in lethal injections.
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'Three killed' in Kachin shelling

'Three killed' in Kachin shelling | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Kachin rebels say shells fired by the Burmese military at their stronghold of Laiza has killed three civilians, amid intensifying conflict.
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Cambodia failing to stop acid attacks

Although the number of acid attacks has been declining since the passage of the Acid Law in 2011, few of the perpetrators are ever convicted.
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Extreme Poverty Could End Within 20 Years, Save the Children Says - Save the Children

Extreme Poverty Could End Within 20 Years, Save the Children Says - Save the Children | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
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Soap Opera Stirs the Political Plot in Thailand

Soap Opera Stirs the Political Plot in Thailand | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Thai broadcaster BEC TERO Entertainment PCL unexpectedly pulled an episode of prime-time drama "Over the Clouds" on Friday, a show which some say echoes a few aspects of the life of one of the country’s most controversial leaders, ousted premier...
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Myanmar airstrikes on Kachin rebels raise global concerns

Myanmar airstrikes on Kachin rebels raise global concerns | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Myanmar has alarmed Washington and the United Nations after it admitted carrying out airstrikes against rebel fighters in the northern state of Kachin.
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40,000 new cars on Burma’s roads

Import permits were issued for 120,000 cars coming into Burma between September 2011 and December 7, 2012.
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Khmer Rouge 'Brother No 3' dies while on trial in Cambodia

Khmer Rouge 'Brother No 3' dies while on trial in Cambodia | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Ieng Sary was accused of atrocities including luring Pol Pot regime's opponents back from overseas for execution
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Filipino super-typhoon an ominous warning of climate change impact

Filipino super-typhoon an ominous warning of climate change impact | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Philippines is having to adapt and adjust to rapidly deteriorating climatic trends at a great cost to its economy
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"Opinion surveys showed that Filipinos rated global warming as a bigger threat than rising food and fuel prices".

Children of the Mekong sponsors 3,192 children in the Philippines, providing them access to education for a better future.

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UN Allowed to Help Kachin Civilians in Rebel Areas | The Irrawaddy Magazine

UN Allowed to Help Kachin Civilians in Rebel Areas | The Irrawaddy Magazine | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
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Cambodia begins Sihanouk funeral

Cambodia begins Sihanouk funeral | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Crowds line the streets of Phnom Penh for the start of funeral proceedings for former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk, who died in October.
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Vietnam to make execution poison

Vietnam to make execution poison | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Vietnam is to begin producing home-grown poison for use in executions, after overseas producers refused to export drugs for use in lethal injections.
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Vietnam to make execution poison

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Deadly flooding strikes Jakarta

Deadly flooding strikes Jakarta | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
At least four people die and thousands are evacuated as flooding hits parts of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, shutting down offices and traffic.
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What do the big bosses receive for Tet gift in the Year of Snake? - News VietNamNet

What do the big bosses receive for Tet gift in the Year of Snake? - News VietNamNet | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
VietNamNet Bridge – Despite the economic downturn and the decrease in incomes,
Vietnamese still hunt for luxurious and expensive things to give to their “big
bosses” as the thanks for job opportunities.
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Philippines storm survivors in 'critical' need of shelter - Red Cross - AlertNet

Philippines storm survivors in 'critical' need of shelter - Red Cross - AlertNet | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands are living in evacuation centres and ruined homes, out in the open or with host families
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TV cancellation causes uproar in Thailand

TV cancellation causes uproar in Thailand | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Thailand's popular (Thailand's popular "Nua Mek" soap opera has been canceled. Viewers smell political interference.
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Thailand loses top rice exporter title | Bangkok Post: news

Thailand loses top rice exporter title | Bangkok Post: news | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Thailand lost its three-decades-old title as the world's top rice exporter last year, falling behind India and Vietnam, industry sources said on Friday.
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Burma military 'targeting rebels'

Burma military 'targeting rebels' | Children of the Mekong | Scoop.it
Military aircraft have been targeting rebel areas in Burma's northern Kachin state over the last five days, video footage obtained by the BBC shows.
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