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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Dhaka is struggling to cope with the influx and wants to start relocating thousands of refugees to the island,

UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char is located 21 nautical miles from Noakhali, 11 nautical miles from Jahajir Char, 4.2 nautical miles from Sandwip, 28 nautical miles from...
Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...