Daily Archives: April 17, 2017

Habib Siddiqui

Suu Kyi’s Apartheid Myanmar

By Habib Siddiqui - How long our world must witness the ethnic cleansing of vulnerable minorities? In Myanmar, it is a routine thing, against the minority Rohingyas who mostly live in the northern Arakan...
Gap between Suu Kyi and West expands

Gap between Suu Kyi and West expands

By Ge Hongliang Source:Global Times Published: 2017/4/16 19:23:39 The Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy (NLD) took over Myanmar's government from the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) in late March 2016. After...
Nur Zalina Abdul Aziz had just completed her PhD in Business Administration when she joined the Future Global Network Foundation

Education for all, even refugees

KUALA LUMPUR: FORMER lecturer Nur Zalina Abdul Aziz had just completed her PhD in Business Administration when she joined the Future Global Network Foundation (FGN) back in 2010. “When I first started working with FGN,...
Recent news of ethnic conflicts and political suppression has been undeniably disturbing and disappointing

Aung San Suu Kyi; ‘human rights heroine’ no more?

Aung San Suu Kyi; ‘from human rights heroine to alienated icon,’ such was the title of BBC News’ latest article on the leader of Myanmar, just over a year after the landslide majority won...
Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, but in recent years she has descended to the rank of politician. Please credit and share this article with others using this link:http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1233314/suu-kyis-no-mother-teresa-or-mandela. View our policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.

Suu Kyi’s no Mother Teresa or Mandela

'I'm just a politician," said Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in a recent interview with the BBC. "I'm no Mother Teresa." Fair enough: She has a country to run, and an army to...
Myanmar peace effort continues to founder

Myanmar peace effort continues to founder

Hunter Marston In November 2015, the party of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory in the country's first free election in decades. The expectations of her supporters were sky-high. Among the...

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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...