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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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
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...