Tag: Myanmar

Student with a big heart

Singapore – An NTU graduate had a great idea to help those living below the poverty line and turned his concept into reality. Mike Than Tun Win became the bridge that connected undeployed oBike and ofo bicycles and the students in Myanmar that walked...

Facebook takedown in Myanmar – cracking down on hate speech posts and pages linked to the military

On Wednesday, December 19, Facebook took down a combined number of more than 500 pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar that were perpetuating misinformation and hate speech, calling it "coordinated inauthentic behaviour". After recently receiving criticism because of inability to control and censor posts that promote...

Human rights slide in worsening conflict in Myanmar

A United Nations Special Rapporteur has issued a strongly worded statement accusing the Government  of Myanmar of policies reminiscent of the previous military government, and of presiding over a worsening security and human rights  situation. Yanghee Lee, ending a 12-day visit to the country, listed a...

118 die in Malaysian immigration detention camps in two years

More than one hundred foreigners died in the past two years in Malaysia's immigration detention centers, said Reuters in an exclusive report on the years 2015-2016 today. The report said, however, the 118 foreigners died from various diseases and unknown causes and 63 were from...

UN Expert: Violence against Rohingya extensive

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar said the magnitude of violence against Rohingya populations in Myanmar is far more extensive than speculated. Yanghee Lee is calling for urgent action by the Government there to end the suffering of the Rohingya...

The invisible Myanmarese in Singapore

By Sunny Tan The average Singaporean might be surprised to find out that there are Myanmarese people in Singapore, 150,000 strong, who want to go back to their own country after working here. They will wonder why the Myanmarese prefer to live in their own country,...

Former Lions coach … winner or loser?

By Michael Y.P. Ang Singapore's national football coach from 2003 to 2012, Radojko (Raddy) Avramović, is the most successful coach in the history of ASEAN's football championship. The Serbian engineered three ASEAN title triumphs from five attempts while sitting in Singapore football's hot seat. No wonder...

Lessons from Myanmar

Assoc Prof Eugene Tan is a faculty in the School of Law at the Singapore Management University. He researches and teaches ethnic conflict regulation. Tan went to Myanmar recently to attend the nation's first interreligious peace conference. He spoke on Singapore's experience in managing ethnic relations. The...