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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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Aung San Suu Kyi party official killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine

The National League for Democracy's (NLD) Ye Thein had been held for weeks by the Arakan Army. Rebels in Myanmar's Rakhine region said Thein died...
Let's end the Rohingya crisis now, says Dr Mahathir

Cambodia can play strategic role in resolving Rohingya crisis

Raquel R Bacay / Khmer Times  Share:     Children collect water at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp. Bayazid Akter | Dreamstime.com Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi Foreign Affairs Minister AK Abdul...
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing of the genocide case against the Rohingya minority at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on December 11, 2019 [Reuters/Yves Herman]

Myanmar: Defending genocide at the ICJ

On December 9, the world marked the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention: a covenant signed in the wake of...
Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

Nothing is impossible in the post-truth world By The Telegraph Sir — Angering the Black Panther might not be a good idea — after all, the...
Defending military from charge of genocide wins her power at home

Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ vs ‘Bengali’ Hate Speech Debate

A new campaign seeks to single out local media outlets that refer to the Rohingya ethnic group as “Bengalis.” By Shafiur Rahman December 21, 2019 Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’...