Archive for November 24th, 2007
Clinic founder to receive award
HERO: The foundation will invite Cynthia Maung to visit Taiwan on Dec. 13 to receive the prize and a grant of US$100,000 to support her relief work for Burmese refugees
By Flora Wang
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2007, Page 2 The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy announced yesterday that its 2007 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award will go to Cynthia Maung, founder of the Mae Tao Clinic located close to the Thai-Burmese border, for her long-term dedication to helping Burmese refugees.
Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平), who is also chairman of the foundation, said Maung, or “Dr. Cynthia” as her patients call her, stood out from the five finalists with an excellent review from the foundation’s Final Review Board.
The finalists included Sima Samar, chairwoman of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission; People in Need, a Czech non-profit organization providing relief around the world; exiled Chinese democracy activist Wang Dan (王丹); and Human Rights Without Frontiers, Int, a non-profit organization based in Brussels, Belgium, that advocates human rights worldwide.
Wang said the consensus to choose Maung was reached by the review board: Robert Menard, founder of Reporters Sans Frontieres, which fights for freedom of speech worldwide; Asma Jahangir, chairwoman of Human Rights of Pakistan; Nisuke Ando, a member of UN Human Rights Committee; Alexander Boraine, chairman of the International Center for Transitional Justice; and Carl Gershman, president of the National Endowment for Democracy in the US.
“Dr. Cynthia is going beyond her mandate as a physician by turning a refugee population into a community based on shared values and respect for human rights, as well as by linking her cause to the international community,” Wang said during a press conference.
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