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Boris Johnson caught on camera reciting Kipling in Myanmar temple

Foreign secretarys unscripted recital of colonial-era poem was so humiliating the UK ambassador was required to stop him The foreign secretary has actually been implicated of “unbelievable insensitivity” after it emerged he recited part of a colonial-era Rudyard Kipling poem in front of regional dignitaries while on a main check out to Myanmar in January. Boris Johnson was inside the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most spiritual Buddhist website in the capital Yangon, when he began saying the opening verse to The Road to Mandalay, consisting of the line: “The temple bells they state/ Come you back you English soldier.” Kipling’s poem catches the fond memories of a retired serviceman reflecting on his colonial service and a Burmese lady he kissed. Britain colonised Myanmar from 1824 to 1948 and battled 3 wars in the 19th century, reducing extensive resistance. Johnson’s unscripted recital was so humiliating that the UK ambassador to Myanmar, Andrew... Readmore

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17 Sep
Take away Aung San Suu Kyis Nobel peace prize. She no longer deserves it | George Monbiot

Take away Aung San Suu Kyis Nobel peace prize. She no longer deserves it | George Monbiot

. Now, quiet on the predicament of the Rohingya, she is complicit in criminal offenses versus mankind, composes the Guardian writer George Monbiot F# SEEEE ew people anticipate much from politicians: to do otherwise is to welcome anguish. To Aung... Readmore

17 Jul
Rohingya crisis: UN warns 80,000 children ‘wasting’ from hunger in Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: UN warns 80,000 children ‘wasting’ from hunger in Myanmar

Some 75,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya individuals who ran away a bloody army crackdown reside in western Rakhine state and are reeling from a food crisis More than 80,000 kids under the age of 5 living in majority-Muslim locations of western... Readmore

23 Jun
British accountant sentenced to 17 years in Myanmar jail in controversial court case

British accountant sentenced to 17 years in Myanmar jail in controversial court case

Niranjan Rasalingam was and had no attorney initially uninformed of his complete sentence for function in ATM card fraud that he rejects A court in Myanmar has actually sentenced a 30-year-old British male to 17 years in prison in a... Readmore

12 May
Myanmar army allegedly left Rohingya refugees with bullet wounds and burns

Myanmar army allegedly left Rohingya refugees with bullet wounds and burns

Shocking photographic proof revealing kids amongst the hurt includes weight to claims that military dedicated atrocities versus Rohingya individuals Photographs have actually emerged that program Rohingya refugees, a few of them kids, bearing bullet injuries and burn scars obviously suffered... Readmore

31 Mar
Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar’s great hope fails to live up to expectations

Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar’s great hope fails to live up to expectations

A year after her party swept to power, the Nobel laureate faces questions over her leadership and silence on persecution It was never meant to be this way. The script called for the lead actor, a Nobel prize winner, to... Readmore

14 Mar
Myanmar may be seeking to expel all Rohingya, says UN

Myanmar may be seeking to expel all Rohingya, says UN

Special rapporteur on human rights requires examination into rights abuses following bloody crackdown versus the Muslim minority Myanmar might be looking for to expel all ethnic Rohingya from its area, a UN rights professional has actually stated, promoting a top-level... Readmore

21 Jun
Aung San Suu Kyi tells UN that the term ‘Rohingya’ will be avoided

Aung San Suu Kyi tells UN that the term ‘Rohingya’ will be avoided

Myanmar leader repeats her position that the word, utilized to explain a maltreated Muslim minority, is questionable and her federal government wont utilize it Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has actually informed the UN special rapporteur on human rights... Readmore