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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Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected

No listed Rohingya expressed willingness to return, says Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner

Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected Star Online...
Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...