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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Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected

No listed Rohingya expressed willingness to return, says Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner

Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected Star Online...
Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...