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GROUNDHOG DAY IN SOUTH EAST ASIA

  Having been quiet for a couple of weeks taking in the joys of rural England in the rare sunshine I am compelled to comment now on two good television documentaries which I took time out to see. The first was ‘Burma with Simon Reeve’ and the second was Evan Williams’ ‘Myanmar’s Killing Fields’. Both […]

‘BAD MILITARY AND POLICE CONTROLLED HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THAILAND’

CREDIBILITY OF THAILAND’S MILITARY GOVERNMENT – DESTROYED AT A SINGLE STROKE A Thai General has revealed the sham of Thailand’s so called investigation into human trafficking after he fled to Australia to seek political asylum. Major General Paween Pongsirin the man appointed to conduct an investigation into the trafficking of Rohingyas from Burma after an […]

THAI HOSPITALITY? GOOD, NOW SHOVE OFF!

Just back from the Bank Holiday break to see that ASEAN continues to demonstrate its racism internationally and continues to foot-shoot over the Rohingya problem. I also see that the Thai economy is down, and Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-Ocha has cancelled any attempts at major reform of the Royal Thai Police. The only […]

REUTERS IN ROW OVER ROHINGYA PULITZER PRIZE – STAFF DRINK CHAMPAGNE WHILE RESEARCHERS SURRENDER

REUTERS ‘PLEASE PICK UP YOUR PHONES!’ – SAY JOURNALISTS ‘GOING TO JAIL’- Reuters PR picture – Jason celebrates with champagne Reuter’s news agency was attacked today for celebrating a Pulitzer Prize in champagne while two journalists who provided critical assistance on their story face jail. Reuters journalists Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall were commended […]

NOW DESCENDANTS OF HOLOCAUST VICTIMS CONDEMN THE BURMESE REGIME

-IS HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF? While western businesses continue to move into Myanmar (Burma) for the country’s rich pickings, relatives of victims of the Nazi holocaust have come out with a statement of condemnation of the treatment of the Rohingya. They point out that even Burma’s democracy movement has largely been silent on the issue. This […]

Shocking British Channel 4 Investigation Shows Island Run By Gangsters

THAI ISLAND IN CONTROL OF GANGSTERS -CLAIMS C4 AUTHORITIES TURN BLIND EYE TO ‘EXTORTION OR SLAVERY’ A shocking British Television Channel 4 documentary about the kidnapping, enslavery and extortion of Rohingya refugees disappeared from the net for a short period today so programme executives could conceal the identity of a man who may be placed […]

“All You Can Do is Pray to Save your Lives”-

 GENTLE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE V UGLY OGRES? WHAT NEXT? (Picture-Ye Myint Aung – handsome?) If, like me, you believe that sheer greed is causing western countries to throw money into Burma and that perhaps they should hang on to establish the smoke and mirrors of this beleaguered country first – then perhaps you might want to […]

Just what is going on in Arakan State?

AND HOW REFORMED IS BURMA  (MYANMAR) REALLY? The abuse of the Rohingya in Burma continues. At the same time foreign companies and tourists are flooding in to the newly reformed country. Well just how reformed is it? Where are the forces in Burma defending this minority, whose very right to existence seems to be denied? […]

Satellite Images Show Widespread Attacks on Rohingya

Today I am taking the unusual step of publishing a report by Human Rights Watch on what’s happening to the Rohingya in Burma (Myanmar) without any comment. I am very concerned. Genocide may be too harsh a term to use, or it it? But ASEAN is hardly raising a voice – nor apparently is Aung […]