Daily Archives: January 18, 2017

Indonesia urged the OIC yesterday to take “constructive steps for an inclusive development program in Rakhine state

What really describes the case of Rohingya community in Myanmar?

Although the events have been extensively reported in the international press, what is particularly noteworthy in this Rohingya episode is that most international agencies and institutions find fault with the government in Myanmar. By all...
Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Council of Foreign Ministers meeting to discuss plight of Muslim minority in Myanmar

Malaysia to host international meeting on Rohingya

Malaysia will host an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers on Thursday to deliberate over the current situation of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. The one-day meeting...
Racism and the Burman privilege: Why Suu Kyi’s government deserves no praise

Racism and the Burman privilege: Why Suu Kyi’s government deserves no praise

WHEN a video was uploaded to Facebook in early January showing unarmed men being beaten by police officers in Burma, the authorities were quick to arrest the four culprits after realising the world was...
A Rohingya abandoned house is seen at U Shey Kya village outside Maungdaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar, October 26, 2016. Picture taken October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

OIC envoy calls for U.N. intervention to avoid genocide of Rohingya Muslims

The United Nations should intervene in Myanmar's Rakhine State to stop further escalation of violence against Rohingya Muslims and avoid another genocide like in Cambodia and Rwanda, said the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's special...

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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...