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not just rohingya, but also buddhists, flee myanmar violence


bangkok (ap) — violence in myanmar’s western rakhine state has driven thousands of ethnic rohingya muslims fleeing toward bangladesh for safety, along with a smaller exodus of ethnic rakhine buddhists.a majority of the country’s estimated 1 million rohingya live in the northern part of rakhine state, where rohingya insurgents launched coordinated attacks last week against police posts, setting off allegedly brutal retaliation by government forces.tension has long been high between the rohingya muslims and rakhine buddhists, leading to bloody rioting in 2012.most of the violence since last week seems to be directed at rohingya villages, but rakhine buddhists, feeling unsafe after the upsurge in fighting, are moving south to the state’s capital, sittwe, where buddhists are a majority and hav






myanmar says army ends operation in troubled rakhine state


yangon, myanmar — myanmar's national security adviser says the military has ended its four-month counterinsurgency operation in troubled rakhine state, where it had been accused of rape, torture and other abuses against muslim rohingya minority residents.a statement issued thursday by the office of state counsellor aung san suu kyi quoted newly appointed national security adviser thaung tan saying the situation in northern rakhine had stabilized, so that only a police presence was needed to keep the peace.the army's operation began in early october after nine police officers at three outposts on the border with bangladesh were killed by insurgents.human rights groups charged that the army crackdown included burning down more than 1,000 homes and killing an unknown number of civilians, poss






annan urges economic, social reform in myanmar state


yangon, myanmar — a commission led by former u.n. secretary-general kofi annan has recommended economic development and social justice to counter deadly violence between buddhists and muslims in myanmar's rakhine state, stressing that the government of aung san suu kyi must act quickly and decisively.the rakhine commission, established in august 2016 at suu kyi's behest, says in a report that the situation in rakhine state is becoming more precarious and requires a sustained and coordinated effort by civilian and military authorities.the report, presented thursday at a news conference attended by annan, says it is essential to ensure equal rights for muslim rohingya, while acknowledging that will be controversial among the buddhist rakhine community that considers them illegal immigrants.






annan urges economic, social reform in myanmar state


yangon, myanmar (ap) — a commission led by former u.n. secretary-general kofi annan has recommended economic development and social justice to counter deadly violence between buddhists and muslims in myanmar’s rakhine state, stressing that the government of aung san suu kyi must act quickly and decisively.the rakhine commission, established in august 2016 at suu kyi’s behest, says in a report that the situation in rakhine state is becoming more precarious and requires a sustained and coordinated effort by civilian and military authorities.the report, presented thursday at a news conference attended by annan, says it is essential to ensure equal rights for muslim rohingya, while acknowledging that will be controversial among the buddhist rakhine community that considers them illegal immigra






boats carrying fleeing rohingya sink in bangladesh; 26 dead


cox's bazar, bangladesh — three boats carrying ethnic rohingya fleeing violence in myanmar capsized in bangladesh and 26 bodies of women and children have been recovered, officials said thursday.bangladesh border guard commander lt. col. s.m. ariful islam said at least three boats carrying an unknown number of rohingya muslims sank in the naf river at teknaf in cox's bazar on wednesday. he said the bodies of 15 children and 11 women were recovered, and it was unclear whether anyone was still missing.the top government official in cox's bazar, mohammad ali hossain, said the bodies would be buried because no one had claimed them.last week, rohingya insurgents attacked at least two dozen police posts in myanmar's rakhine state, triggering fighting with security forces that left more than 100






not just rohingya, but also buddhists, flee myanmar violence


bangkok — violence in myanmar's western rakhine state has driven thousands of ethnic rohingya muslims fleeing toward bangladesh for safety, along with a smaller exodus of ethnic rakhine buddhists.a majority of the country's estimated 1 million rohingya live in the northern part of rakhine state, where rohingya insurgents launched coordinated attacks last week against police posts, setting off allegedly brutal retaliation by government forces.human rights groups and advocates for the rohingya say the army retaliated by burning down villages and shooting civilians. the government blames rohingya insurgents for the violence, including the arson.the official death toll in the violence was 96 as of sunday, and the actual number is likely to be higher.an estimated 8,000-9,000 rohingya have enter






deadly clashes erupt in myanmar's restive rakhine state | myanmar news


at least 59 rohingya and 12 members of myanmar's security forces were reportedly killed in rakhine state after a rebel group launched pre-dawn raids on police posts and tried to break into an army base.the office of myanmar's de facto leader, aung san suu kyi, announced the death toll in a statement on friday, claiming the rohingya killed were fighters.the statement said that an estimated 150 fighters staged coordinated attacks at around 1am in the northern maungdaw township.the clashes came hours after a panel led by former un chief kofi annan urged myanmar to lift restrictions on movement and citizenship for rohingya, a persecuted muslim minority. the arakan rohingya salvation army (arsa) claimed responsibility for the attacks in a twitter post, but did not mention casualty figures or ho






deadly clashes erupt in myanmar's restive rakhine state | myanmar news


at least 59 rohingya and 12 members of security forces were reportedly killed in the rakhine state of myanmar after a rebel group launched pre-dawn raids on police posts and tried to break into an army base.the office of myanmar's de facto leader, aung san suu kyi, announced the death toll in a statement on friday, claiming the rohingya killed were fighters.the statement said that an estimated 150 fighters staged coordinated attacks at around 1am in the northern maungdaw township.the clashes came hours after a panel led by former un chief kofi annan urged myanmar to lift restrictions on movement and citizenship for rohingya, a persecuted muslim minority. the arakan rohingya salvation army (arsa) claimed responsibility for the attacks in a twitter post but did not mention casualty figures o






myanmar says army ends operation in troubled rakhine state


yangon, myanmar (ap) — myanmar’s national security adviser says the military has ended its four-month counterinsurgency operation in troubled rakhine state, where it had been accused of rape, torture and other abuses against muslim rohingya minority residents.a statement issued thursday by the office of state counsellor aung san suu kyi quoted newly appointed national security adviser thaung tan saying the situation in northern rakhine had stabilized, so that only a police presence was needed to keep the peace.the army’s operation began in early october after nine police officers at three outposts on the border with bangladesh were killed by insurgents.human rights groups charged that the army crackdown included burning down more than 1,000 homes and killing an unknown number of civilians,






deadly clashes erupt in myanmar's restive rakhine state | myanmar news


at least 77 rohingya muslims and 12 members of security forces were reportedly killed in the rakhine state of myanmar after a rebel group launched pre-dawn raids on police posts and tried to break into an army base.the office of myanmar's de facto leader, aung san suu kyi, announced the death toll in a statement on saturday, claiming the rohingya killed were fighters.a statement on friday said that an estimated 150 fighters staged coordinated attacks at around 1am local time in the northern maungdaw township.the clashes came hours after a panel led by former un chief kofi annan urged myanmar to lift restrictions on movement and citizenship for rohingya, a persecuted muslim minority. the arakan rohingya salvation army (arsa) claimed responsibility for the attacks in a twitter post but did n






myanmar: attacks on police, border guards kill at least 12


yangon, myanmar (ap) — muslim militants armed with guns and machetes attacked myanmar security forces at several police and border outposts overnight in a troubled western state, with 12 deaths confirmed in the clashes so far, police said friday.the attacks that began after midnight occurred a few hours after the rakhine advisory commission led by former u.n. secretary-general kofi annan submitted its final report recommending the myanmar government act quickly to improve economic development and social justice in rakhine state to resolve communal violence between buddhists and the rohingya muslim minority.the office of the nation’s leader aung san suu kyi said on its facebook page that the attacks were intended to coincide with the release of annan’s report.local police said the simultane






thousands of rohingya flee myanmar for bangladesh | news


thousands of rohingya have crossed into bangladesh since myanmar announced a military build-up in violence-hit rakhine state earlier this month, according to community leaders.rohingya leaders in bangladesh told afp news agency on wednesday that at least 3,500 had arrived in recent weeks, piling pressure onto already overcrowded refugee camps in the cox's bazaar area near the naf river that divides the two countries.that is despite stepped-up patrols by bangladeshi border and coast guards, who said this week they had pushed back a boat carrying 31 rohingya, including children.myanmar offensive: rohingya muslims caught in the crossfire"in the balukhali camp alone, some 3,000 rohingya arrived from their villages in rakhine," said abdul khaleq, referring to the camp nearest the river, where m






thousands of rohingya flee myanmar for bangladesh | news


thousands of rohingya muslims have crossed into bangladesh since myanmar announced a military buildup in violence-hit rakhine state earlier this month, according to community leaders.rohingya leaders in bangladesh told afp news agency on wednesday that at least 3,500 had arrived in recent weeks, piling pressure onto already overcrowded refugee camps in the cox's bazaar area near the naf river that divides the two countries.that is despite stepped-up patrols by bangladeshi border and coast guards, who said this week they had pushed back a boat carrying 31 rohingya, including children.myanmar offensive: rohingya muslims caught in the crossfire"in the balukhali camp alone, some 3,000 rohingya arrived from their villages in rakhine," said abdul khaleq, referring to the camp nearest the river,






thousands of rohingya flee myanmar for bangladesh | news


thousands of rohingya muslims have crossed into bangladesh since myanmar announced a military buildup in violence-hit rakhine state earlier this month, according to community leaders.rohingya leaders in bangladesh told afp news agency on wednesday that at least 3,500 had arrived in recent weeks, piling pressure onto already overcrowded refugee camps in the cox's bazaar area near the naf river that divides the two countries.that is despite stepped-up patrols by bangladeshi border and coast guards, who said this week they had pushed back a boat carrying 31 rohingya, including children.myanmar offensive: rohingya muslims caught in the crossfire"in the balukhali camp alone, some 3,000 rohingya arrived from their villages in rakhine," said abdul khaleq, referring to the camp nearest the river,






myanmar: attacks on police, border guards kill at least 12


yangon, myanmar — muslim militants armed with guns and machetes attacked myanmar security forces at several police and border outposts overnight in a troubled western state, with 12 deaths confirmed in the clashes so far, police said friday.the attacks that began after midnight occurred a few hours after the rakhine advisory commission led by former u.n. secretary-general kofi annan submitted its final report recommending the myanmar government act quickly to improve economic development and social justice in rakhine state to resolve communal violence between buddhists and the rohingya muslim minority.the office of the nation's leader aung san suu kyi said on its facebook page that the attacks were intended to coincide with the release of annan's report.local police said the simultaneous a






myanmar imposes death penalty on border post attacker


yangon, myanmar — a court in western myanmar has sentenced to death a man arrested for his part in an attack on a border guard post that triggered a crackdown by security forces on the country's muslim ethnic rohingya minority.the state-owned global new light of myanmar reported tuesday that the sittwe district court sentenced a man named urumu for murder for the oct. 9 attack on an outpost on rakhine state's border with bangladesh that killed one officer.attacks on two other outposts that same night killed eight other guards. the government responded with counterinsurgency operations in northern rakhine that human rights groups charge has involved rapes, the burning of homes and the killings of possibly hundreds of civilians. the government denies the allegations.






mob in western myanmar kills rohingya despite police guards


yangon, myanmar (ap) — a mob in myanmar’s western rakhine state killed a member of the muslim rohingya ethnic minority and injured six others who were on a police-guarded trip tuesday from the displacement camp where they live to the city that many rohingya were forced to flee five years ago.the seven were given a ride by police to the dock area of sittwe, the rakhine capital, to purchase some boats. the rohingya are normally confined to the camp, and police provide rides in a closed truck to both restrict and protect them.a police officer and one of the men said the group was attacked by about 100 members of the buddhist rakhine ethnic group, whose violent assaults in 2012 drove most rohingya residents from their sittwe homes.communal tensions have not eased much since the 2012 violence,






buddhists protest un human rights envoy in western myanmar


sittwe, myanmar (ap) — buddhist demonstrators have protested the arrival of the u.n. human rights envoy to myanmar for an information-gathering trip in troubled rakhine state, where security forces have been accused of rights abuses against the muslim rohingya minority.less than 100 protesters from the state’s ethnic rakhine buddhist community held signs wednesday as yanghee lee passed in her car, calling her unfair and unwanted. lee has criticized the government’s treatment of the rohingya minority, the target of mob violence by some rakhine extremists since an outburst of communal tension in 2012.the army conducted aggressive sweeps through rohingya villages last october after assailants presumed to be rohingya attacked police outposts along the border with bangladesh, killing nine offic






mob in western myanmar kills rohingya despite police guards


yangon, myanmar — a mob in myanmar's western rakhine state has killed a member of the muslim rohingya ethnic minority who had been on a police-guarded trip from the displacement camp where he lives to the city that many rohingya were forced to flee five years ago.the dead man was one of seven given a ride tuesday by police to the dock area of sittwe, the rakhine capital, to purchase some boats. the rohingya are normally confined to the camp, and police provide rides in a closed truck to both restrict and protect them.police and one of the men said the group was attacked by at least 100 members of the buddhist rakhine ethnic group, whose violent assaults in 2012 drove most rohingya residents from their sittwe homes.






mob in western myanmar kills rohingya despite police guards


yangon, myanmar (ap) — a mob in myanmar’s western rakhine state has killed a member of the muslim rohingya ethnic minority who had been on a police-guarded trip from the displacement camp where he lives to the city that many rohingya were forced to flee five years ago.the dead man was one of seven given a ride tuesday by police to the dock area of sittwe, the rakhine capital, to purchase some boats. the rohingya are normally confined to the camp, and police provide rides in a closed truck to both restrict and protect them.police and one of the men said the group was attacked by at least 100 members of the buddhist rakhine ethnic group, whose violent assaults in 2012 drove most rohingya residents from their sittwe homes.






un refugee head calls for citizenship for myanmar’s rohingya


bangkok (ap) — the u.n.’s top official for refugee affairs said friday that granting citizenship to members of myanmar’s muslim rohingya minority is crucial for achieving peace in the country’s western state of rakhine, but economic development is also necessary.united nations high commissioner for refugees filippo grandi spoke in bangkok after an official visit to myanmar. the rohingya face severe discrimination in buddhist-majority myanmar and were the targets of violence in rakhine in 2012 that killed hundreds and drove about 140,000 people — predominantly rohingya — from their homes to displacement camps, where most remain.the rohingya have long been denied citizenship, freedom of movement and basic rights in myanmar, where they are often seen as illegal immigrants from neighboring ban






un refugee head calls for citizenship for myanmar's rohingya


bangkok — the u.n.'s top official for refugee affairs said friday that granting citizenship to members of myanmar's muslim rohingya minority is crucial for achieving peace in the country's western state of rakhine, but economic development is also necessary.united nations high commissioner for refugees filippo grandi spoke in bangkok after an official visit to myanmar. the rohingya face severe discrimination in buddhist-majority myanmar and were the targets of violence in rakhine in 2012 that killed hundreds and drove about 140,000 people — predominantly rohingya — from their homes to displacement camps, where most remain.the rohingya have long been denied citizenship, freedom of movement and basic rights in myanmar, where they are often seen as illegal immigrants from neighboring banglade






myanmar imposes death penalty on border post attacker


yangon, myanmar (ap) — a court in western myanmar has sentenced to death a man arrested for his part in an attack on a border guard post that triggered a crackdown by security forces on the country’s muslim ethnic rohingya minority.the state-owned global new light of myanmar reported tuesday that the sittwe district court sentenced a man named urumu for murder for the oct. 9 attack on an outpost on rakhine state’s border with bangladesh that killed one officer.attacks on two other outposts that same night killed eight other guards. the government responded with counterinsurgency operations in northern rakhine that human rights groups charge has involved rapes, the burning of homes and the killings of possibly hundreds of civilians. the government denies the allegations.






yanghee lee: high-level un probe needed for rohingya | myanmar news


myanmar "may be trying to expel" all ethnic rohingya from its territory, a un rights expert says, pushing for a high-level inquiry into abuses against the muslim minority community.yanghee lee, the un special rapporteur on human rights in myanmar, told the un rights council in geneva on monday evidence indicated a full purge could be the ultimate goal of the institutional persecution being perpetrated against the rohingya.bangladesh experiences biggest rohingya refugee influx in two decades"conducting a household survey - where those absent may be struck off the list that could be the only legal proof of their status in myanmar - indicates the government may be trying to expel the rohingya population from the country altogether," she said.the army launched a bloody crackdown against the ro






indonesian minister to raise rohingya plight with suu kyi


jakarta, indonesia (ap) — indonesia’s president has called for an end to violence in myanmar’s rakhine state and sent his foreign minister to discuss the plight of rohingya muslims with the country’s leader aung san suu kyi.there is mounting concern in indonesia, the world’s most populous muslim nation, about a military crackdown against rohingya muslims in rakhine that has forced tens of thousands to flee into bangladesh.at a press conference, president joko “jokowi” widodo said he deplores the violence in rakhine and promised humanitarian assistance.“real action is needed, not just statements and condemnations,” he said. “this violence and humanitarian crisis must end.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.indonesian foreign minister retno marsudi flew to myanmar on s






myanmar says army ends operation in troubled rakhine state


yangon, myanmar (ap) — myanmar’s government said thursday the military has ended its four-month counterinsurgency operation in troubled rakhine state, where it had been accused of rape, torture and other abuses against muslim rohingya minority residents.the statement from state counsellor aung san suu kyi’s office quoted newly appointed national security adviser thaung tan as saying the situation was now stable in northern rakhine.“the situation in northern rakhine is now stabilized. the clearance operations by the military have ceased, the curfew has been eased and there remains only a police presence to maintain the peace,” he was quoted saying.the army’s operation began in early october after nine police officers at three outposts on the border with bangladesh were killed by insurgents.






myanmar government says 71 dead in series of attacks by rohingya militants in tr


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressyangon, myanmar (ap) — myanmar government says 71 dead in series of attacks by rohingya militants in troubled rakhine state.the associated press






the latest: indonesia demands restraint from myanmar gov't


cox's bazar, bangladesh — the latest on violence in myanmar's rakhine state and the resulting flood of ethnic rohingya refugees into neighboring bangladesh (all times local):5:30 p.m.indonesian foreign minister retno marsudi says after meetings with myanmar leader aung san suu kyi and the country's armed forces commander that "de-escalation" of tensions in rakhine state should be the top priority of myanmar's government.marsudi says she is the first foreign minister to meet with myanmar's leadership since violence erupted again in rakhine on aug. 25, triggering an exodus of rohingya muslims to neighboring bangladesh.she said in a statement that: "the security authorities of myanmar need to immediately stop all forms of violence that occurred in rakhine state and provide protection to all p






indonesian minister to raise rohingya plight with suu kyi


jakarta, indonesia — indonesia's president has called for an end to violence in myanmar's rakhine state and sent his foreign minister to discuss the plight of rohingya muslims with the country's leader aung san suu kyi.there is mounting concern in indonesia, the world's most populous muslim nation, about a military crackdown against rohingya muslims in rakhine that has forced tens of thousands to flee into bangladesh.at a press conference, president joko "jokowi" widodo said he deplores the violence in rakhine and promised humanitarian assistance."real action is needed, not just statements and condemnations," he said. "this violence and humanitarian crisis must end."indonesian foreign minister retno marsudi flew to myanmar on sunday afternoon and plans to meet with several government figur






myanmar's rohingya: is peace possible? |


in december 2016, former secretary-general of the united nations, kofi annan, visited myanmar for talks with state counsellor aung san suu kyi, regarding simmering tensions between buddhists and muslims in rakhine state, on the western coast of the country. the international community should help our government to address this issue. without resolving this, the country cannot be on the right track [in terms of] development.abdul rasheed, chairman, rohingya foundation rakhine is home to over one million displaced people, most belonging to the rohingya community. it is one of the largest stateless populations in the world, in spite of their belief that they are indigenous to rakhine.the rohingya have been called the most persecuted people in the world - at this moment in time - and are denie






myanmar hard-line buddhists protest citizenship for rohingya


sittwe, myanmar — hundreds of hard-line buddhists in a myanmar state wracked by religious violence protested sunday against the government's plan to give citizenship to some members of the persecuted rohingya muslim minority community.rakhine state's dominant arakan national party led the protest in sittwe, the state capital, where many rohingya lived before an outbreak of inter-communal violence in 2012 forced them to flee their homes."we are protesting to tell the government to rightfully follow the 1982 citizenship law and we cannot allow the government giving citizenship cards to these illegal migrants," said aung htay, a protest organizer.the rohingya face severe discrimination in buddhist-majority myanmar, with many in rakhine and elsewhere considering them to be illegal migrants fro






myanmar hard-line buddhists protest citizenship for rohingya


sittwe, myanmar (ap) — hundreds of hard-line buddhists in a myanmar state wracked by religious violence protested sunday against the government’s plan to give citizenship to some members of the persecuted rohingya muslim minority community.rakhine state’s dominant arakan national party led the protest in sittwe, the state capital, where many rohingya lived before an outbreak of inter-communal violence in 2012 forced them to flee their homes.“we are protesting to tell the government to rightfully follow the 1982 citizenship law and we cannot allow the government giving citizenship cards to these illegal migrants,” said aung htay, a protest organizer.the rohingya face severe discrimination in buddhist-majority myanmar, with many in rakhine and elsewhere considering them to be illegal migrant






nearly 20,000 rohingya flee to bangladesh from myanmar | news


at least 18,500 rohingya muslims, many sick and some with bullet wounds, have fled into bangladesh over the past six days amid renewed fighting in western myanmar.the figures from the international organization for migration (iom) on wednesday came amid increasing concerns by the international community.foreign governments and organisations fear rohingya villages are being subject to collective punishment after an armed group on august 5 attacked police posts and an army base in rakhine state.the attacks - in which at least 110 were killed - were claimed by the arakan rohingya salvation army (arsa), a group which was formed by rohingya living in saudi arabia after a bout of serious communal violence in 2012, according to the international crisis group. read more: 'fire and destruction' as






nearly 20,000 rohingya flee to bangladesh from myanmar | news


at least 18,500 rohingya muslims, many sick and some with bullet wounds, have fled into bangladesh over the past six days amid renewed fighting in western myanmar.the figures from the international organization for migration (iom) on wednesday came amid increasing concerns by the international community.foreign governments and organisations fear rohingya villages are being subject to collective punishment after an armed group on august 5 attacked police posts and an army base in rakhine state.the attacks - in which at least 110 were killed - were claimed by the arakan rohingya salvation army (arsa), a group which was formed by rohingya living in saudi arabia after a bout of serious communal violence in 2012, according to the international crisis group. read more: 'fire and destruction' as






myanmar conflict: aung san suu kyi 'must step in'


image copyrightreutersthe un's special rapporteur on human rights in myanmar has criticised the country's de facto leader, aung san suu kyi, for failing to protect the rohingya muslim minority. yanghee lee said the situation in rakhine was "really grave" and it was time for ms suu kyi to "step in".her comments came as the number of rohingya fleeing to bangladesh reached 87,000, according to un estimates. that is more than the exodus after the october 2016 violence in rakhine. both outpourings were sparked by attacks by rohingya militants on police posts which triggered a crackdown by the burmese military. the rohingya are a stateless muslim ethnic minority who have faced persecution in myanmar. many of those who have fled describe troops and rakhine buddhist mobs burning their villages and






myanmar rakhine: thousands flee to bangladesh border


image copyrightafpimage caption thousands of civilians have fled their homes in rakhine state thousands of people have fled their homes following two days of violence in a deepening crisis in the state of rakhine in myanmar.members of the muslim rohingya minority escaped to the border with bangladesh but bangladeshi border guards are turning them back. fighting erupted when rohingya fighters attacked 30 police stations on friday and clashes continued on saturday. pope francis has appealed for an end to persecution of the rohingya people. they face severe restrictions inside mainly buddhist myanmar, where tensions with the majority population have been rumbling for years.tens of thousands of rohingya fled to bangladesh previously, accusing the myanmar authorities of ethnic persecution. rakh






myanmar rakhine: thousands flee to bangladesh border


image copyrightafpimage caption thousands of civilians have fled their homes in rakhine state thousands of people have fled their homes following two days of violence in a deepening crisis in the state of rakhine in myanmar.members of the muslim rohingya minority escaped to the border with bangladesh but bangladeshi border guards are turning them back. fighting erupted when rohingya fighters attacked 30 police stations on friday and clashes continued on saturday. pope francis has appealed for an end to persecution of the rohingya people. they face severe restrictions inside mainly buddhist myanmar, where tensions with the majority population have been rumbling for years.tens of thousands of rohingya fled to bangladesh previously, accusing the myanmar authorities of ethnic persecution. rakh






comedy pet p og hy awards open for entries: digital p og hy review


looking to kickstart your pet's career as an internet sen ion? the organizers behind the comedy wildlife awards have a new competition that's a little closer to home. entries are now being accepted for the inaugural comedy pet p og hy awards, and the winner will be awarded £2000 for their funniest p o of a domestic animal. p os can be submitted online through may 31st. the competition is presented with the animal welfare society, and entries will be judged by a panel of nature and wildlife p og hers. the terms and conditions lay out all guidelines for qualifying entries, and they're refreshingly written in plain and simple english.tuesday 24th januaryfor immediate releaseinaugural comedy pets p og hy award has been launched following success of comedy wildlife p og hy awardslaunched by ren