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Aung San Suu Kyi party official killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine

The National League for Democracy's (NLD) Ye Thein had been held for weeks by the Arakan Army. Rebels in Myanmar's Rakhine region said Thein died on Monday, two weeks after being taken for organising protests against genocide accusations faced by Myanmar at the World Court MORE ON MYANMAR Myanmar: Defending genocide at the ICJ3 days ago Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi:...

Cambodia can play strategic role in resolving Rohingya crisis

Let's end the Rohingya crisis now, says Dr Mahathir
Raquel R Bacay / Khmer Times  Share:     Children collect water at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp. Bayazid Akter | Dreamstime.com Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi Foreign Affairs Minister AK Abdul Momen has called on countries around the world to urge Myanmar to repatriate Rohingya refugees temporarily housed in his country. Since 2015, more than one million Rohingya have fled from their homes in Rakhine state to...

Myanmar: Defending genocide at the ICJ

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing of the genocide case against the Rohingya minority at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on December 11, 2019 [Reuters/Yves Herman]
On December 9, the world marked the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention: a covenant signed in the wake of the Holocaust not only to punish genocide but to prevent it. And yet, the tatters of the shredded promise of "never again" were on display the very next day at the International Court of Justice (ICJ),...

Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction
Nothing is impossible in the post-truth world By The Telegraph Sir — Angering the Black Panther might not be a good idea — after all, the fictional superhero and chieftain has at his command a vast army of warriors. One wonders what T’Challa will have to say about his nation being dropped from an online list of nations that have free...

Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ vs ‘Bengali’ Hate Speech Debate

Defending military from charge of genocide wins her power at home
A new campaign seeks to single out local media outlets that refer to the Rohingya ethnic group as “Bengalis.” By Shafiur Rahman December 21, 2019 Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ vs ‘Bengali’ Hate Speech Debate People read newspapers with front pages leading with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice hearing near a roadside journal shop, Dec. 12, 2019, in Yangon,...

Myanmar-Rohingya Talks Yield No Progress on Repatriation, Refugees Say

Two days of meetings between a team of Myanmar government representatives and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps have not yielded progress on repatriation, several participants say
Myanmar delegates in a meeting with Rohingyas at Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Rafiqur… FILE - Myanmar delegates meet with Rohingyas at Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Dec. 19, 2019. COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH - Two days of meetings between a team of Myanmar government representatives and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps have not yielded progress on...

Myanmar govt-Rohingya meeting ends without an outcome

Photo shows members of the delegation in a dialogue with rohingyas at Cox's Bazar on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Dhaka Tribune
Naypyidaw outright rejects int’l presence in Rakhine demanded by Rohingya Myanmar outright rejected the longtime demand of the Rohingya to allow international presence to monitor the situation after the return of the displaced people to their homes. Naypyidaw also said that the Rohingya must apply in accordance with the controversial citizenship act of 1982 that deprived the citizenship of the Rohingya. The...

Myanmar seizes boat carrying 173 Rohingya Muslims apparently trying to flee persecution

Myanmar seizes boat carrying 173 Rohingya Muslims apparently trying to flee persecution
ARTICLE HISTORYPRINTSHARE YANGON – Myanmar authorities detained 173 ethnic Rohingya aboard a boat off the southern coast, authorities said on Tuesday, amid signs that more members of the Muslim minority group are making perilous sea voyages to escape persecution. The navy seized the vessel carrying the group, including 22 children, in Tanintharyi Division’s Kawthaung township on Sunday, said military spokesman Tun...

Almost 200 Rohingya Caught Fleeing Bangladeshi Camps by Boat

Almost 200 Rohingya Caught Fleeing Bangladeshi Camps by Boat
By Agence France-Presse December 17, 2019 08:25 AM Muslim Rohingya people on a boat cross the river Naf, from Burma into Teknaf, Bangladesh, June 11, 2012. FILE - Muslim Rohingya people on a boat cross the river Naf, from Myanmar into Teknaf, Bangladesh, June 11, 2012. YANGON - Almost 200 Rohingya Muslims sailed more than 1,500 kilometres to escape Bangladesh refugee camps only...

Aung San Suu Kyi is playing politics with appearance at Rohingya case

Defending military from charge of genocide wins her power at home
Yun Sun DECEMBER 16, 2019 14:00 JST Aung San Suu Kyi waits to address judges of the ICJ on Dec. 11, the second day of hearings: Suu Kyi has played her role to bring the military under control, forcing it to work with her and her party. © AP On December 10, Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner and de...

Suu Kyi: The Bama Supremacist – OpEd By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

Habib Siddiqui
An extraordinary event took place on Thursday (December 12, 2019) in The Hague, the Netherlands. An International Court of Justice (ICJ) panel wound up the first phase of a legal process aimed at determining whether Myanmar committed an act of genocide against the Rohingya ethnic minority. It is the first step toward justice for the Rohingya people: our world’s...

Half a million Rohingya children yet to see inside of classroom: Amnesty

Rohingya children stand in a queue at a registration camp in Cox’s Bazar. File Photo: Reuters
Star Online Report The international community must not shirk its responsibility to the education of Rohingya children in Bangladesh Cox’s Bazar camps, Amnesty International has said ahead of the first Global Refugee Forum. More than half a million children have yet to the see the inside of a classroom since they arrived in the refugee camps more than two years ago,...

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Aung San Suu Kyi party official killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine

The National League for Democracy's (NLD) Ye Thein had been held for weeks by the Arakan Army. Rebels in Myanmar's Rakhine region said Thein died...
Let's end the Rohingya crisis now, says Dr Mahathir

Cambodia can play strategic role in resolving Rohingya crisis

Raquel R Bacay / Khmer Times  Share:     Children collect water at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp. Bayazid Akter | Dreamstime.com Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi Foreign Affairs Minister AK Abdul...
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing of the genocide case against the Rohingya minority at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on December 11, 2019 [Reuters/Yves Herman]

Myanmar: Defending genocide at the ICJ

On December 9, the world marked the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention: a covenant signed in the wake of...
Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

Nothing is impossible in the post-truth world By The Telegraph Sir — Angering the Black Panther might not be a good idea — after all, the...
Defending military from charge of genocide wins her power at home

Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ vs ‘Bengali’ Hate Speech Debate

A new campaign seeks to single out local media outlets that refer to the Rohingya ethnic group as “Bengalis.” By Shafiur Rahman December 21, 2019 Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’...