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Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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Myanmar: Information regarding tension between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar/Burma and the response of the authorities to such.

14 August 2012 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Please provide an updated overview of the current political climate and security situation in Burma.

23 January 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Are there dated reports of the military or police misappropriating donations to cyclone victims? 2. Is there a public transport business in Burma?

30 May 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Please provide background information on the nature of government and key administrative structures in Myanmar, including the basic history of the current governing regime, and information on the military intelligence in Myanmar. 2. Please provide information on the treatment of Chin Christians in Myanmar, with particular reference to whether they are prohibited from worshipping, whether they are prevented from erecting churches, and whether they are prohibited from celebrating Christian festivals, etc. 3. Please provide information on whether there is state or private discrimination against Christians and ethnic minority groups in Myanmar. 4. Deleted. 5. Deleted. 6. Is there any information to suggest that the military harass or discriminate against Chin Christian Ministers, or that the military authorities would torture, detain, or extract forced confessions from Chin Christian Ministers? 7. Please provide information on whether a Christian Minister who is regarded as being political is likely to be targeted by military authorities in Myanmar. 8. Deleted. 9. Deleted. 10. Deleted. 11. Please provide information on whether there are reports of the desecration of Christian crosses in the hills of Chin land. 12. Please provide information on whether immigration officials are reported as accepting bribes to permit Myanmar citizens to leave Myanmar to travel to the Philippines, or to extend passport validity in the Burmese embassy in the Philippines. 13. Please provide information on the extent to which information on the availability of protection visas in the Philippines is generally available within Manila. Please also provide information on the number of Myanmar refugees accepted by the Philippines from 2007 to 2010. Is there any information on the general level of awareness as to the availability of access to protection visas on the part of Christian pastors in Manila?

8 March 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Please provide background information on the ruling party in Myanmar and the political situation in Myanmar situation in general and in particular in respect to the treatment of supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD). 2. Please provide information on whether there are reports on political/student uprisings in 1988. 3. Deleted. 4. Deleted. 5. Please provide information on the claim that monks participated in political activities in Myanmar in September 2007. 6. Is there information that NLD supporters supported the monks by raising funds for them? 7. Is there any information that the monks were arrested and that they were not fed but relied on raised funds for food? 8. Is there any information that the authorities identified political activists through observing those who provided support and funds to the monks while the monks were imprisoned? 9. Is there any information on a petition made by the police to the chairman of the Seaman Employment Control Division demanding that seaman should not get involved in politics? Is there any information on whether and if so how that Division implemented such a petition? 10. Is there any information on the Seaman Employment Control Division requiring the lodgement of a security such as a sum of 12,000,000 kyat, or the signing over of a person's house, as part of a condition of employment? 11. Is there information on a protest in June 2009 involving a protest against the government asking for free elections? Is there any information about persons who attended that march being imprisoned in Insein jail? 12. Please provide general information about the Myanmar police authorities including the level of partisanship or political affiliations. 13. Is there information about the Myanmar police interrogating the spouses of political supporters? 14. Please provide information on what legal grounds, if any, the authorities in Myanmar act in arresting and detaining supporters of the political opposition or NLD. 15. Please provide information on how long political detainees are held in prison in Myanmar and the conditions under which they are held. Is there information on whether political detainees are permitted visits from family? 16. Please provide information on the treatment of failed asylum seekers to Myanmar.

2 March 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Please comment on the treatment of ethnic Indians. Are ethnic Indians or Anglo-Indians targeted in Burma? 2. Are ethnic Indians or Anglo-Indians denied full citizenship rights in Burma? Do they face restrictions on their travel within Burma and on their career opportunities? 3. Are Anglo-Burmese targeted? 4. Are Anglo-Burmese denied full citizenship rights in Burma? Do they face restrictions to travel within Burma or career opportunities? 5. Are Christians, including Catholics, targeted in Burma? 6. Please provide information on the kidnapping of people by the army who then force them into slave labour, especially those who are Christian, or of Indian and Anglo-Burmese descent. 7. Is Thanpyuzat located in an 'insurgent area' in Burma? 8. Are those who return to Burma from Western countries targeted?

27 September 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Can a copy of the Criminal Act of Myanmar (in English) be found online? 2. What is the Registration of the Residents of the Union of Myanmar Act 6(2) and 6(3) 1949? 3. Is there any information on what the process of changing a Foreigners Registration Card to a National Registration Card would be? 4. Please provide any information on whether it is likely that a person who was out of the country would be issued a summons to appear in court?

17 June 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Please provide information on the structure and aims of the National League for Democracy (NLD). 2. Please provide an update of the current situation of the NLD, especially in relation to the upcoming elections. 3. Please provide general information on the situation of the Chinese ethnic minority in Burma. 4. Please provide brief information on bribery/corruption, especially in relation to exit procedures.

9 June 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Is Post aware of any allegations of spying for the UK made against locally-engaged staff in the British Embassy in Yangon between 2004 and 2008? 2. Is Post aware of whether locally engaged staff in the British Embassy in Yangon suffered intimidation or harm by the junta, the USDA, the Swan Arr Shin, etc, due to their employment at the British Embassy? 3. Is the Post aware of whether locally engaged staff in the British Embassy in Yangon experienced extreme difficulty obtaining documents from Burmese authorities in order to depart Burma between 2004 and 2008?

21 December 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Are staff of western embassies in Burma of interest to the Burmese authorities? 2. Would persons of interest to authorities experience difficulties obtaining necessary documents to depart the country? 3. Do returnees to Myanmar have their passport taken upon return so they cannot leave again? 4. Is there current information on whether the government of Myanmar fears spy activity in their country and what they might be doing about it? 5. Is there any information that suggests the Myanmar government is accusing people of spying when there might not be evidence of such activity? 6. Who are the USDA and "Swan Arr Shin"?

1 December 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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