Monthly Archives: February 2017

Bangladesh starts head count for Rohingya relocation

Bangladesh starts head count for Rohingya relocation

DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities have begun a census of Rohingya refugees living in the country's southeast as part of a controversial move to relocate them to an uninhabited island, officials said on Tuesday (Feb 28). The...
Refugees have maintained that they fled their country of origin

Rohangya Muslims petition: SC lawyers surprise BJP’s legal cell

  JAMMU: In an interestingly unexpected twist, members of legal cell of BJP who had filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the High Court seeking identification and deportation of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis from Jammu...
The UN Human Rights Council must set up a commission of inquiry into Myanmar's human rights record

Aung San Suu Kyi ‘utterly failed’ to address Rohingyas’ plight, says Obama-era human rights...

GENEVA (REUTERS) - The UN Human Rights Council must set up a commission of inquiry into Myanmar's human rights record, as it has done for North Korea and Eritrea, and not spare its leader...
Following visits from Heads of State from the United Kingdom, the United States and ASEAN nations

Will the World be Silent in Face of the Rohingya Calamity?–The time has come...

In so many ways, Myanmar, also called Burma, has embarked on a strikingly successful political journey, aided in part by the international community with leadership from many States. Less than a decade ago, it...
Rohingya refugees in Rakhine State, Burma

The 1988 Rohingya Extermination Blueprint – VIDEO

The 1988 Rohingya Extermination Plan was first proposed by Col. Thar Kyaw who was an ethnic Rakhine and the first chairman of National Unity Party (NUP), a proxy party of Burmese military and former...
Thengar Char came to limelight after State Minister of Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam recently made an announcement about rehabilitating the Rohingyas to the char

Rohingya Relocation: Thengar Char not suitable yet

The government will have to build flood protection embankment, cyclone centres and necessary infrastructure and ensure supply of drinking water if it wants to relocate the Myanmar Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to Thengar Char...
Many of the women had their family members, including babies and young children, butchered in front of them

Rohingya women: The face of unspeakable horror

Many of the women had their family members, including babies and young children, butchered in front of them More than a dozen young women, some as young as 14, took off their niqab declaring their...
The extremist Buddhist organisation, known as Ma Ba Tha in Myanmar, has played a prominent anti-Muslim role in the country over past years

Extremist Myanmar monk Wirathu backs Dhammakaya Temple

MYANMAR’S EXTREMIST Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu led a rally in Mandalay on Thursday to support the Dhammakaya Temple, which is at loggerheads with Thai authorities over the ongoing hunt for former abbot Phra Dhammachayo. His...
Lawyer for Myanmar’s Ruling Party Assassinated at Airport

Myanmar police blame grudge, not army, for murder of prominent lawyer Ko Ni

Senior Myanmar security officials say the assassination of a prominent legal adviser to the government was the result of a personal political grudge and not part of a bigger conspiracy by the military. Police and...
Several hundred Rohingya men, from a Muslim minority that many in Buddhist-majority Myanmar view as illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh

Senior police jailed over Rohingya attacks

Myanmar's police court has sentenced three senior officers to prison for negligence after Rohingya insurgents overran three border posts in October, killing nine policemen, a government official said. Several hundred Rohingya men, from a Muslim...
Rohingya refugees run to the crew of the Nautical Aliya as they provide relief supplies at the Balu Khali Rohingya refugee camp

Explainer: What’s Happening to Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

Over the past several months, the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar's Rakhine state has been subject to a large-scale military and police crackdown that has yielded wide-scale reports of rape, torture, and random killings...
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Hisham: Flotilla mission a success

PORT KLANG: The Food Flotilla For Myan­­mar, which delivered food, water and medical supplies to the displaced Rohingya community in Myanmar and Bangladesh, was a big success. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, who welcomed...

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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...