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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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...