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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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...