Monthly Archives: September 2016

Myanmar's Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, US. September 21, 2016.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Defends Efforts on Rohingyas in First UN Address as Leader

United Nations: In her first address to the UN General Assembly as national leader, Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi defended her government’s efforts to resolve a crisis over treatment of the country’s Muslim minority. Suu...
United States President Barack Obama shakes hands with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar

U.S. moves to lift sanctions on Myanmar, despite ongoing genocide of Rohingya

The United States is set to lift economic sanctions on Myanmar after a meeting Wednesday between President Barack Obama and the country’s de facto leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. The proposed move...
Demonstrators hold banners and shout slogans in protest of the arrival of Kofi Annan in Sittwe, Myanmar

Kofi Annan arrives in Myanmar amid protest over treatment of Rohingya Muslims

Sittwe, Myanmar: Former UN chief Kofi Annan has been confronted by hundreds of protesters as he arrived in Myanmar to lead a panel tasked with finding solutions to the conflict between the country's Buddhists...
The NLD government’s appointment of the commission is not the first of its kind. In February 2014, President Thein Sein

Can Kofi Annan’s Commission Solve the Rohingya Conundrum?

In an attempt to find a sustainable solution to the complicated issues between Muslims and Buddhists in Rakhine state, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is visiting Myanmar this week. Annan is head of the...
UN High Commission for Refugees building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Canada must pressure Burma to end abuse of Muslim minority

“They are trying to transform Myanmar into a Muslim state,” says Ashin Wirathu, a Buddhist monk dubbed by Time as the “The Face of Buddhist Terror.” Human rights activists claim Wirathu and his group,...
Thai kingpin jailed for 35 years for Rohingya human-trafficking

Thai kingpin jailed for 35 years for Rohingya human-trafficking

Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak delivers a speech during the Extraordinary Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the Situation A Thai man accused of masterminding...
The report also stated that the government of Burma needed to take urgent action to end the anti-Rohingya policies of past governments

Burma’s Rohingya Need International Help Now More Than Ever

Earlier this year the United Nations published a report ‘Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar’, which concluded that human rights violations against us could amount to crimes against humanity. The report also stated that...
Rights group calls on Myanmar to investigate Rohingya woman's death

Rights group calls on Myanmar to investigate Rohingya woman’s death

Human rights advocates have called on Myanmar to investigate the death of a young woman from the country's persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, who died this month after being found naked and unconscious near a...
A woman walks among debris after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe

Myanmar’s Rohingya “Deserve a Future, Hope and Dignity”: UN Chief

  Naypyitaw: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Myanmar to improve living conditions for its Rohingya Muslim minority on Tuesday, ahead of peace talks between leader Aung San Suu Kyi and many of the...

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3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

YANGON, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Three soldiers have been killed with another injured in rocket attacks by an insurgent group on an anchored tugboat...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar Oct 27, 2016. REUTERS

Myanmar orders internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine state

d telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, amid heightening tensions in the region,...
Last year Mahathir Mohamad castigated Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for defending the military's crackdown on the Rohingya. (Photo: AFP/Mohd RASFAN) Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/mahathir-asean-rohingya-malaysia-11650358

PM Mahathir vows ahead of ASEAN meet to help Rohingya bound for Malaysia

BANGKOK: Malaysia's prime minister on Friday (Jun 21) vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders...
More than a million Rohingyas in the squalid refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar are living a life full of misery and hardship. (AN Photo)

Life at a Rohingya camp: An Arab News report

Rohingya youth also faced with extremely limited educational and employment prospects DHAKA, Bangladesh: It was in the evening of June 18 in Dhaka that I...
Rohingya refugees rest in a police station in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, after they were prevented from going on a sea voyage to Malaysia, May 15, 2019.

US Report: Bangladesh Ignoring Sex Trafficking of Rohingya

Bangladeshi criminal groups take Rohingya women from refugee camps at night, exploit them in sex trafficking and return them during the day, the United...