Daily Archives: July 12, 2016

Rights groups call on ASEAN to address “Rohingya situation”

The Rohingya people – whom the majority Buddhist Burmese population of Myanmar refuses to recognise as an official ethnic group in the country – endure severe conditions in the camps without water and access...
Rohingya Crisis and Suu Kyis Chance

Suu Kyi’s hollow words

Mob attacks against Rohingya Muslim communities and the burning of mosques in Myanmar's northern Kachin state and Bago Region in the past weeks remind many of us that there seems to be no end...

Myanmar Bans Use Of Term ‘Rohingya’ By Officials Ahead Of UN Visit

Myanmar has banned its officials from referring to the oppressed Muslim minority as Rohingya, instead insisting they are called “people who believe in Islam.” The order by the Information Ministry hopes to sidestep the controversy...

Rohingya’s in Delhi: “Had I Not Escaped I Would Have Been Killed”

NEW DELHI: In a rubbish dump on the outskirts of Delhi a crack of lightning illuminates an ominous sky. Rains begin to lash down and people run for cover. Squeezed between piles of sorted...

Myanmar Buddhists raid Muslim village, destroy mosque

Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:13AM HomeAsia-PacificMore Myanmarese Rohingya Muslim women and children are seen at the Thel-Chaung displacement camp in Sittwe in Rakhine State. © AFP Myanmarese Rohingya Muslim women and children are seen at the Thel-Chaung...

Restless Myanmar state sees mass anti-Muslim protests

ROHINGYA. Protestors rally against the Aung San Suu Kyi government's order to refer to the Rohingya as "Muslim communities in Rakhine". Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP ROHINGYA. Protestors rally against the Aung San Suu Kyi government's...

Genocide in Burma

by Joshua Kurlantzick MAGAZINE Of all the ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in the world, wrote the Economist last year, the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group, may well be the most persecuted people on the...

Myanmar: Rohingya will not be called Rohingya by the EU

Yangon: The European Union said on Wednesday Myanmar needed "space" to deal with human rights abuses in its restive northwest, adding it would respect the call by country leader Aung San Suu Kyi to...

‘Myanmar must end abuses vs Muslims’

YANGON: Myanmar’s new civilian government should prioritize ending deep discrimination against the Rohingya and other Muslims in restive Rakhine state, a United Nations envoy said Friday. Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, was...

Migrants still in limbo across South-east Asia, one year after crisis

BAYEUN (Indonesia) — When Mr Mohammed Salim washed ashore on the coast of Aceh province in Indonesia during the South-east Asian refugee crisis last year, he was hungry, thirsty, emaciated and exhausted. All he...

Mob destroys mosque as religious, ethnic tension rises in Myanmar

  By Antoni Slodkowski June 24, 2016 A muslim man cries after a group of men destroyed a mosque in the first serious outburst of inter-religious violence in months in the village of Thayethamin outside YangonView...

Dalai Lama urges Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to ease Rohingya tension

  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has a moral responsibility to try to ease tension between majority Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims, her fellow Nobel laureate, the Dalai Lama, said on...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...