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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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...