Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

The pipeline is controversial, provoking opposition among the public and non-governmental organisations

Rakhine oil pipe ready to serve China

After a two-year delay, the Myanmar-China crude oil pipeline is expected to begin operating next month, Nay Pyi Taw announced this week. The governments have reportedly been in discussion over the technicalities of the crude...
They have emulated small kids with petrol and diesel

Rohingya Muslims: Meeting world’s most persecuted in Chennai

For a long time, I associated Myanmar only with its military junta, the democracy crusader Aung San Suu Kyi and the Buddhist-majority population. My outlook changed when I read about the Rohingya Muslims, the...
Rohingya refugee women wait to collect relief vouchers at Kutupalang Unregistered Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, February 27, 2017. Source: Reuters/Stringer

India: Govt to identify, arrest and deport illegal Rohingya settlers

THE Union Home Ministry in India is working on a proposal to identify, arrest and deport members of the Rohingya community seeking refuge in the country after fleeing their homes in neighbouring Burma. According to...
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Rohingya refugees dread Centre’s deportation order

ALIGARH: Mohammad Bilal, 40, barely survived a harrowing journey by sea from Myanmar in 2012, when he escaped the alleged genocide of his people in Rakhine province. For the past five years, he has...

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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...