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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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...