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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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...