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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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...