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Philippines has also come forward to help Rohingya and Bangladeshi boatpeople, who have been turned away by its Southeast Asian neighbours. “Let us not fall short of providing humanitarian relief and assistance that is asked of us, as we pride ourselves to be a compassionate and hospitable people,” Senator Paolo Aquino said in a statement. The statement came after Philippine Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Monday that the country has an obligation to admit and protect asylum seekers, even when the refugees do not have documents to prove their status. “If there are boat people who come to

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Sadiyah, 5, Boomay, holds broken pages of the Qu’ran as she walks home from a make-shift Madrasa set up in Thawepen unregistered IDP Camp, in the outskirts of Sittwe. Photograph by Marta Tucci   As with most of the world and its regions, in particular South East Asia’s the Republic of the union of Myanmar (Burma), its history and human inhabitants come from varied settlers, wandering tribes and conquering armies. The land lies on the Bay of Bengal and Andaman coast with Bangladesh and India to the west, Laos and Thailand to the east and China to the north. These

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Image courtesy muslimacademy By News Desk | Srinagar Hundreds of Muslim Burmese families in Jammu are living in miserable condition while the authorities allegedly are just doing lip-service to take these refugees out from the chaos and poverty. Dozens of families from Burma said that they are living from hand to mouth while their children are spending days in slums instead of schools. “There are more than 1000 families living in various areas of Jammu like Chhani, Bhatindi, Talab Tillo and Narwal. Their condition is miserable and all lack basic facilities. We were forced to leave Burma on account of communal

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By Aung San Suu Kyi It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it. Most Burmese are familiar with the four a-gati, the four kinds of corruption. Chanda-gati, corruption induced by desire, is deviation from the right path in pursuit of bribes or for the sake of those one loves. Dosa-gati is taking the wrong path to spite those against whom one bears ill will, and moga-gati is aberration due to ignorance. But perhaps the worst of the