Title 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?
Publisher Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal
Publication Date 8 March 2011
Country Myanmar
Topics Chin | Christian | Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity | Karen | Minorities | Mon | Nagas | Rohingya (Arakanese) | Shan | Visas
Citation / Document Symbol MMR38272
Cite as Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal, 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, MMR38272, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6ddc202.html [accessed 28 August 2014]
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