Daily Archives: March 11, 2017

Wirathu, a monk once dubbed the "face of Buddhist terror", has led calls for restrictions on Myanmar's Muslim population

Hate speech Myanmar monk banned from sermons by Buddhist council

A Myanmar monk infamous for his bilious anti-Muslim tirades has been banned from giving sermons for a year by the country's top Buddhist body, an unprecedented slapdown to man whose hate speech has galvanized...
A group of Indonesian Muslims rally outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta on October 31, 2012

UN official claims horrific torture against Rohingya Muslims

Top UN official has claimed that ‘crimes against humanity’ are being committed by the military and the police against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. Yanghee Lee, who is UN special rapporteur for human rights spoke to the...
Wai Wai is a brave young peace and women’s right activist who is determined to end the persecution faced by her people, the stateless Rohingya in western Burma

Rohingya lawyer Wai Wai Nu among six women leading human rights activism in Southeast...

To mark International Women’s Day, Amnesty International has recognized the work of six women who have faced harassment, threats, imprisonment and violence for standing up for human rights in the Southeast Asia. “In Southeast Asia,...
UN report claims babies and children have been slaughtered with knives

Burma says UN claims of crimes against humanity against Rohingya Muslims are ‘exaggerated’

UN reports of mass killings of Rohingya Muslims in Burma are an 'internal affair', said a spokesperson for the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi EPA Burma’s government has dismissed the United Nations’ claims the...

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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...
India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine

India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Activists say that development projects in Rakhine will have little impact unless human rights issues are addressed India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it...
FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya woman and her baby are seen detained in a police station after a fishing boat carrying more than sixty Rohingya refugees was found beached at Rawi island in the province of Satun, June 12, 2019. (Reuters)

Dozens of Malaysia-bound Rohingyas detained in Myanmar

YANGON: Police in strife-ridden Rakhine State in western Myanmar have detained dozens of Rohingya Muslims who were seeking to get to Malaysia by boat,...