Monthly Archives: November 2016

A protester holds a poster with a defaced image of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration

Rohingya Crisis: UN Says Myanmar Government’s Reputation at Stake

United Nations: The reputation of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government in Myanmar is at stake amid international concerns over how it is dealing with violence in the country’s divided north-west, a senior UN official...
A Malaysian girl holds a placard in last Friday's protest against the persecution of ethnic Rohingya, outside the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. (AFP photo)

Malaysia PM to attend rally condemning Myanmar violence

KUALA LUMPUR/YANGON - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will take part in a rare rally to protest a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, an official from his office said Tuesday. Meanwhile, the UN's...
Burnt houses could be seen in Rakhine when media visited last month (image from 14 October)

Myanmar Rohingya abuse may be crimes against humanity: UN

YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar's Rohingya may be victims of crimes against humanity, the UN's rights agency said on Tuesday (Nov 29), as former UN chief Kofi Annan arrived in the country for a visit...
The former prime minister of Bangladesh Khaleda Zia calls for sheltering Rohingyas.

Khaleda Zia calls for sheltering Rohingyas

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called upon the government to provide shelter to the repressed and oppressed Rohingya people of Myanmar on humanitarian ground. The former prime minister, in a statement issued this afternoon, also...
BGB sends back six boats carrying Rohingyas on the Naf River

Bangladesh pushes back at least 95 Rohingya Muslims

Teknaf 2 BGB Commander Abuzar Al-Zahid was quoted as saying that around 90 Rohingyas had boarded in six boats and were prevented from trespassing in the Naf River at midnight by the BGB. At least...
The Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) has sent back six boats carrying Rohingyas, who were trying to cross in from Myanmanr through the Naf River in Cox's Bazar.

BGB sends back six boats carrying Rohingyas on the Naf River

The Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) has sent back six boats carrying Rohingyas, who were trying to cross in from Myanmanr through the Naf River in Cox's Bazar. Officials said that the boats, spotted during...
Muslim villagers seen from the ferry to Buthidaung which neighbours Maungdaw Township.

‘They raped us one by one,’ says Rohingya woman who fled Myanmar

Widespread allegations of rape have raised fears that Myanmar's security forces are systematically using sexual violence against the stateless Rohingya. The violence has forced thousands to flee, prompting a UN official to accuse Myanmar...
Rohingya refugee and Muslim Mohammad Ayaz stands with his son. Myanmar has reportedly started 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya Muslims. (AFP) Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/world/2016/11/25/14/57/myanmar-pursuing-ethnic-cleansing-of-rohingya-muslims#I8SXg4M6YPFfdpse.99

Myanmar pursuing ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar is carrying out "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims, as horrifying stories of gang rape, torture and murder emerge from among the thousands who have fled to Bangladesh, a UN official has reported. Up to...
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‘They will kill us’: The Rohingya refugees fleeing torture and rape in Myanmar

'They will kill us': The Rohingya refugees fleeing torture and rape in Myanmar By Rebecca Wright, CNN - Updated 0933 GMT (1733 HKT) November 25, 2016 (CNN)They come by the thousands. Rohingya refugees from Myanmar's northwestern Rakhine...

The Times Editorial Board: When will Myanmar stop persecuting the Rohingya?

A little more than a year ago, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party were swept to a landmark election victory in Myanmar. As the country has progressed...

Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar amid deadly attacks

At least 86 people have been killed and 30,000 displaced as violence continues unabated in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar poured into neighbouring Bangladesh this week with some feared drowned after a...
Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority from its territory, a senior UN official has told the BBC.

Myanmar wants ethnic cleansing of Rohingya – UN official

Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority from its territory, a senior UN official has told the BBC. Armed forces have been killing Rohingya in Rakhine state, forcing many to...

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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...