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 need an ‘autonomous region’, not repatriation

Rohingya need an 'autonomous region', not repatriation UK-based activists, who hail from opposite sides of Myanmar conflict, on why Rohingya repatriation plan is not solution. by...

Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugees

Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugees FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2017 file photo, a Rohingya woman living in no man’s land washes a...
Japanese midwife on sexual abuse of Rohingya women

Bangladesh says to meet with Myanmar on Rohingya trapped at border

DHAKA (Reuters) - Representatives from Bangladesh and Myanmar will meet on Tuesday to discuss the repatriation to Myanmar of more than 6,500 Rohingya Muslims...
Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar’s Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on a three-day visit to Bangladesh told Bangladesh’s president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return. (Associated Press)

Bangladesh gives names to begin Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar’s Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on...
First came the massacre. Then came the coverup.

First came the massacre. Then came the coverup

On Sept. 2, Buddhist villagers and Burmese troops killed 10 Rohingya men in the nation’s restive Rakhine state. (Reuters) By Editorial Board February 15 IN THE...