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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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...