Daily Archives: March 15, 2017

Rohingya group urges EU to support UN investigation in Myanmar probe

Rohingya group urges EU to support UN investigation in Myanmar probe

Ankara: A group representing Rohingya in Europe has called on the European Union to support a United Nation (UN)-led investigation into “Myanmar’s Crimes against Rohingya.” The European Rohingya Council (ERC) said in a statement it...
On Facebook on Feb 26, Wirathu (above) had expressed "relief" at the murder a month earlier of Ko Ni, a Muslim legal adviser to the National League for Democracy (NLD).

A monk gagged, but can hate be silenced?: The Nation

In its editorial on March 13, the paper says that while Myanmar moves to halt Wirathu's divisive diatribes, there are many more like him. BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Freedom of expression is not...
There are 135 ethnic groups in the country but Rohingya Muslims are rendered stateless and stripped of citizenship.

Myanmar: Major ethnic groups and where they live

There are 135 ethnic groups in the country but Rohingya Muslims are rendered stateless and stripped of citizenship. Myanmar officially recognises 135 ethnic groups but Rohingya Muslims have been rendered stateless and stripped of their...
International Union of Muslims Scholars assistant secretary general Abdul Ghaffar Aziz giving a speech at the International Conference on Rohingya 2017 (ICR) in Putrajaya

Conference on Rohingya draws speakers, delegates from ASEAN, Muslim countries

PUTRAJAYA: The International Conference on Rohingya (ICR) 2017 rolled out smoothly as planned at the Putrajaya Marriott this evening, featuring prominent speakers such as Organisation of Islamic Co-operation’s (OIC) special envoy to Myanmar Tan...
Myanmar's UN Permanent Representative

Myanmar rejects suggestion of COI to probe Rohingya issue

YANGON: The Myanmar government on Monday (Mar 13) announced its rejection of the suggestion that it form a commission of inquiry (COI) to investigate alleged atrocities against the Rohingya people. Speaking at the United Nations'...
Myanmar may be seeking to expel all Rohingya, says UN

Myanmar may be seeking to expel all Rohingya, says UN

Special rapporteur on human rights calls for investigation into rights abuses following bloody crackdown against the Muslim minority Myanmar may be seeking to “expel” all ethnic Rohingya from its territory, a UN rights expert has...
Myanmar kills Rohingyas, Bangladesh to isolate them

Hopelessly weak: Australia slammed for refusing to back Rohingya investigation

The Turnbull government has refused to back an international investigation into atrocities against Rohingya Muslims despite a motion passed in the Senate urging Australia to call for a United Nations commission of inquiry. Australia's statement...

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Dhaka is struggling to cope with the influx and wants to start relocating thousands of refugees to the island,

UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char is located 21 nautical miles from Noakhali, 11 nautical miles from Jahajir Char, 4.2 nautical miles from Sandwip, 28 nautical miles from...
Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...