Rohingya activist receives RI Richard C. Holbrooke Leadership award

A Rohingya – Tun Khin, an activist and Burmese Rohingya Organisation, UK (BROUK) president – received Refugees International’s (RI) Richard C. Holbrooke Leadership award at its 36th Anniversary Dinner in Washington DC on 28th April, according to BROUK’s General Secretary Ahamed Jarmal.

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Burma and Human security

By Aman Ullah

“Human beings, the world over, need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential.”   Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Organized society is, perhaps, primarily the product of mankind’s search of security of life and property. No people leave their traditional hearths and homes unless there is a serious threat to their personal security. For decades, wave after wave of Burmese refugees have fled war and oppression in their native land to seek uncertain exile in neighboring countries. The toll in human suffering is in calculable, and the continual mass migrations have created serious regional disruptions and tensions.
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Myanmar and Washington lobbyists

By Aman Ullah

The government of Myanmar has hired lobbyists in Washington for the first time in more than a decade, signing a contract worth US$840,000 (K840 million) with the Podesta Group,  a powerful US lobbying firm, to represent its interests in Washington, reports The Hill, which covers US politics, on April 16.
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