Monthly Archives: August 2016

Myanmar Turns to Kofi Annan for Help on Festering Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar Turns to Kofi Annan for Help on Festering Rohingya Crisis

The Annan-led commission will look for “sustainable solutions”, but the thorniest issue will be how to grant some form of citizenship to the Rohingya community that will integrate them into the country without antagonising...
Rights Groups Doubt that Systemic Discrimination against Rohingya Will Be Resolved

No Rohingya On Commission To Address Their Fate

As manifested in the United States, race and religion are extremely delicate topics for politicians to explore. And eradicating widespread endemic prejudices against certain racial and religious groups is a notoriously explosive proposition. However,...
Many Rohingya still live in camps after waves of communal violence in 2012

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims: Glimmer of hope at last?

There haven't been many good moments for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims in the last four years. This country's dramatic political changes have passed them by. Greater democracy has not brought greater respect for the stateless Rohingya's...
UN High Commission for Refugees building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Trapped Illegally in Malaysia, Rohingya Migrants in Limbo

Kuala Lumpur: The first time he tried to escape a tough existence in his village in western Myanmar in 2004, Junaid Zafar was thrown in jail for five years. Like many other Rohingya Muslims, Zafar...
Zafar shows one of the cards produced by Merhom

NGO issues ID cards to Rohingya migrants for RM100

  Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhom) had issued up to 100 cards since June in an effort to provide the ethnic minority with documentation. The organisation’s president Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani told Malay...

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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...