Two Burmese nationals were murdered in separate incidents in the Malaysian cities of Puchong and Butterworth this week. It is still unclear whether the killings are related to communal tensions.
Bullet Points: Bringing you the news for Thursday 10 July.
US President Barack Obama praised the ongoing process of political reforms in Burma, but warned that democracy would not succeed if oppression against the Muslim minority in the country continued.
Malaysian officials urge Burma to take stronger actions to prevent the persecution of Muslims and to bring perpetrators to justice. Malaysia’s Foreign Minister, Anifah Aman, made the comments during the[...]
Over 100 Burmese migrants return to Burma from Malaysia, after clashes in Kuala Lumpur’s suburbs in the last month left at least four Burmese dead.
Singaporean foreign minister also calls for end to western sanctions ‘damaging’ ASEAN as 2015 target for economic integration approaches
Four privately-owned banks to open money exchange services in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore to help flows of remittances
Boatload of 63 refugees destined for Malaysia is brought ashore by Burmese authorities who hand each one and a half year terms
UN refugee agency warns of dangers facing the thousands of Burmese migrants who could be repatriated if the deal goes through