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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ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Myanmar asks Bangladesh to stop giving aid to stranded Rohingya refugees

  DHAKA – Myanmar has asked Bangladesh to stop providing aid to 6,000 Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military...
A Rohingya refugee is seen in Balukhali refugee camp at dawn near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 28, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

‘Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day’ event to be held in Toronto on Aug. 25

  The Burma Task Force and the Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative say they have officially recognized Aug. 25 as “Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day.” In a press...
Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Author Hafed Al-Ghwell (August 11, 2018 17:15) The Rohingya refugee crisis stunned the world when the first reports emerged of widespread ethnic cleansing in Rakhine state...
Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye, visit Maungdaw township of Rakhine State yesterday. Photo: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

Rohingya Repatriation: Progress quite insignificant

Diplomats say after Bangladesh delegation visits Maungdaw Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque and other members of the Bangladesh delegation, accompanied by...
Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

  U.N. aid agencies and the government of Bangladesh have criticized Myanmar for delays in offering safe return to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya...