Daily Archives: March 3, 2017

Reiterate that inquiries by gov’t into security forces’ conduct toward Rohingya failed to demonstrate genuine independence

Rights groups call for UN inquiry on Myanmar’s Rakhine

Several international organizations have called for the United Nations Human Rights Council to launch an inquiry to investigate alleged abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State. During recent military operations in Rakhine’s Maungdaw...
The Dalai Lama made the appeal in written comments that will be read at the first hearing of the Permanent People's Tribunal

Dalai Lama adds voice to Pope’s in calling for the persecution of Rohingya to...

The Dalai Lama has joined Pope Francis in calling for Myanmar Buddhists to end violence against Rohingya Muslims in what the United Nations says amounts to ethnic cleansing and possibly crimes against humanity. The Tibetan...
Many members of Congress hold Aung San Suu Kyi in particularly high regard, explained Myra Dahgaypaw, a policy adviser for the Washington-based U.S. Campaign for Burma

Will the United States Turn Its Back on Myanmar’s Muslim Minority?

Growing hostility toward Myanmar’s heavily persecuted Rohingya population has created a pressing need for international intervention. International actors this week have upped the ante of investigating potential crimes against humanity in Myanmar, also known as...
Pakistan over arms deal with Myanmar on Business Standard

Why is Pakistan entering an arms deal with the Burmese government?

“How do we emerge victorious from the quagmire?” Many among us take pride in Pakistan’s position as one of the prime bastions of Islamic ideals in the modern Muslim world. The Islamic Republic’s ongoing negotiations...
Human Rights Watch (press release)

Joint Letter to UNHRC Members Re: Human Rights Violations in Rakhine State

https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/03/02/joint-letter-unhrc-members-re-human-rights-violations-rakhine-state To: Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Geneva, 3 March 2017 Re: UN-mandated international Commission of Inquiry or similar international mechanism to investigate serious human rights violations in Rakhine...

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Professor Abdur Rob Khan

‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...