Daily Archives: April 2, 2017

Suu Kyi's party wins string of seats, rejected by Myanmar's minorities

Suu Kyi’s party wins string of seats, rejected by Myanmar’s minorities

Yangon (AFP) - Aung San Suu Kyi's one-year-old government won a string of seats in Myanmar by-elections Sunday but was bruised by losses in ethnic minority areas. The voting to fill 19 seats in the...
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Wong: MPSJ tasked to find alternative location for Rohingya school

SERDANG: The Selangor state government has tasked Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) to search for an alternative site for a temporary Rohingya school which was partially demolished recently along with an illegal driving school...
Man Killed in Buthidaung After Talking to Journalists

Man Killed in Buthidaung After Talking to Journalists

By Htet Naing Zaw & Moe Myint 2 April 2017 NAYPYIDAW — A Rohingya Muslim village official in Arakan State’s Buthidaung Township was killed by a group of men two days after he was interviewed...
Rohingya Muslim women, sheltered in a house at Kutupalang Rohingya camp in Bangladesh, talk about the abuse they endured during security operations in western Myanmar's Rakhine state, Jan. 27, 2017.

Three Rohingya Villagers to File Rape Complaints Against Myanmar Soldiers

Authorities in Rakhine state’s Maungdaw township have granted permission to three Rohingya Muslims to file complaints against government soldiers whom they have accused of raping them during a recent crackdown, a local administrator said...

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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...