Monthly Archives: April 2017

A protester wears a headband with “Help Rohingya” on it during a demonstration against what organizers say is the crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Photo: Reuters/Iqro Rinaldi

Rape, pillage and impunity in Myanmar

A Reuters investigation into recent military operations in the country's Rakhine State uncovered gross abuses against ethnic Rohingya, including evidence of sexual violence By Reuters Balukhali Camp, Bangladesh, April 29, 2017 3:04 PM (UTC+8) When army...
Most of the promises Aung San Suu Kyi had offered to the Myanmar public two years ago seem hollow

As hope for a bright future dims, what are the prospects for Myanmar?

Roughly a year after Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party took control of Myanmar’s parliament, the country’s euphoria has melted away. When the NLD won a sweeping electoral victory...
A Rohingya girl gestures while reciting a poem at a makeshift school at Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 10, 2017. A UN report in February said Myanmar's security forces had committed mass killings and gang rapes against Rohingya during their campaign against the insurgents, which may amount to crimes against humanity. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Indonesia to Build Hospital for Rohingya Community

TEMPO.CO, Manila - Indonesia will build a hospital on a four thousand square-meter plot of land as a form of long-term health assistance for the marginalized Rohingya community in Myanmar, according to Foreign Affairs...
Close talks: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. (JP/Haeril Halim)

Myanmar complies with int’l recommendations on Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi told President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo that Myanmar had partly complied with recommendations issued by the Advisory Committee for Rakhine State to solve humanitarian conflicts in the region. She explained...
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ended their summit Saturday

ASEAN leaders air concerns over threats to peace, stability

President Duterte leads other state leaders in the group photo at the opening ceremony of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City...
Rohingya crisis could affect ASEAN stability: Jokowi

Rohingya crisis could affect ASEAN stability: Jokowi

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has reminded State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi that leaving Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis unsolved would affect peace and stability both in her country and in the ASEAN region. Jokowi conveyed...
Villagers killed in retaliation for collaborating with the govt

Villagers killed in retaliation for collaborating with the govt, police colonel says

A police colonel working with a government information committee has accused alleged “Bengali terrorists” of murdering Maungdaw villagers in retaliation for collaborating with the government. arakan mapThe Rohingya insurgent group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army,...
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Canadian group raises awareness about persecution in Burma

Over the years, tens of thousands of Rohingya people in Myanmar, Burma, have been facing severe persecution. Many of them have been killed, tortured or forced to flee to Bangladesh and other neighbouring countries. To...
Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived past 2 p.m. on a Boeing 737-800 at Villamor Airbase for his state visit, followed by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc an hour later Read more: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/155656/suu-kyi-asean-leaders-arrive-summit#ixzz4faxUtWuG Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

Suu Kyi, Asean leaders arrive for summit

The popular democracy icon of Burma (Myanmar), Aung San Suu Kyi, joined seven heads of state on Friday as they arrived one after the other to attend the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations...
Myanmar's Kaman Muslims face no option but relocation Like Rohingya co-religionists, Kaman minority face persecution in home state

Myanmar’s Kaman Muslims face no option but relocation

New New Oo initially greeted the news of the closure of the refugee camp where she had lived with her family since 2012 with joy. “At first, we are happy that we will be home...
Yangon protesters force closure of Muslim schools in Myanmar

Yangon protesters force closure of Muslim schools in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks and their supporters have forced the closing of two Muslim schools in Yangon, Myanmar's biggest city, in a reminder that religious strife remains a threat to the...
Rohingya villagers tell of Myanmar forces’ reprisal killings after insurgents’ deadly attack

Rohingya villagers tell of Myanmar forces’ reprisal killings after insurgents’ deadly attack

Husbands, neighbours, grandsons – police and troops dragged them from their homes in Myo Thu Gyi, Rakhine state, and executed them. All were innocent civilians say witnesses to the killings, revenge for police deaths...

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Rohingya refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

  ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released...
Rohingya refugee girls are seen at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/ Star

Hiding from traffickers in ‘prison-like’ tents, Rohingya girls dream of school

  Trapped inside "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or sexually harassed, teenage Rohingya girls dream of going...
Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and...
People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Handout via REUTERS

Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon...
Rohingya girls face 'prison-like' conditions in refugee camps

Rohingya girls face ‘prison-like’ conditions in refugee camps

(CNN)Adolescent Rohingya girls are being kept in stifling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, unable to go out, deprived of education and facing prospects...