Monthly Archives: May 2017

Rohingya rebels take to Twitter to blame murders on Myanmar military

Rohingya rebels take to Twitter to blame murders on Myanmar military

A Twitter account that appears to be run by a member of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) posted a press release today to deny the group’s involvement in the killing of civilians in...
Cyclone Hits Bangladesh, Destroying Huts Sheltering Rohingya Refugees

Cyclone Hits Bangladesh, Destroying Huts Sheltering Rohingya Refugees

Bangladeshi villagers evacuate to cyclone shelters in Cox's Bazar district on Tuesday, as more than 350,000 people fled coastal villages to avoid Cyclone Mora. Cyclone Mora has made landfall in Bangladesh, causing devastating damage at...
Residents work to repair houses at Thet Kay Pyin IDP camp on the outskirts of Sittwe on Tuesday

Cyclone Mora Flattens Hundreds of Homes in Arakan State

RANGOON – Cyclone Mora destroyed hundreds of structures and ripped roofs off buildings in Arakan State on Tuesday, including flattening shelters in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs). There were no immediate reports of casualties...
Cyclone wreaks havoc in Bangladesh refugee camps for Myanmar's Rohingyas

Cyclone wreaks havoc in Bangladesh refugee camps for Myanmar’s Rohingyas

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh A cyclone battered refugee camps in Bangladesh on Tuesday where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar have taken refuge from violence at home, as authorities moved at least 350,000...
Buddhist monk (L) walks by Myanmar Muslims (R) greeting one another outside the Narsapuri mosque to mark Eid al-Fitr in Yangon on Jul 7, 2016 as the country's Muslims celebrate the end of the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Facebook ‘ban’ of anti-Muslim slur sparks Myanmar outcry

YANGON: Myanmar netizens were in an uproar on Monday (May 29) after Facebook seemingly banned people from posting the word "kalar" - often used as a slur against Muslims - at a time of...
Five arrested Thais could be charged with human trafficking in Malaysia

Five arrested Thais could be charged with human trafficking in Malaysia

Five Thais and four Malaysians arrested for allegedly sneaking into Myanmar may be charged with human trafficking, Thairath Online reported. Thairath claimed the nine people, allegedly led by Abdulloh Maseng, were arrested on Thursday after...
Bangladeshi Muslim activists of an Islamic group shout slogans as they gather in front of Baitul Muqarram National Mosque to protest against the deaths of Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Farcical result of Myanmar human rights investigation

Though the humanitarian crisis in Syria still dominates international attention there are many other crises around the world. Among the worst, is that in Mynamar, about which I have written at length. Despite now having...
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Burmese human rights abuses criticised

The Burmese army's investigation into alleged military abuses against Rohingya Muslims in the west of the country has uncovered no wrongdoing except in two minor incidents. Bangladeshi activists of several Islamic groups shout slogans during...
At one point in the 17-minute long video, a uniformed man smashes his helmet into the face of one of the victims.

Myanmar must investigate ‘army beating’ video: rights groups

Under Myanmar's junta-era constitution Suu Kyi has little control over the military and fighting between the army and ethnic rebels is currently at its most ferocious in years. Myanmar authorities must investigate a video showing...
New Aid Efforts for Rohingya Refugees

New Aid Efforts for Rohingya Refugees

Before the upcoming month of Ramadan IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation delivered food aid to 12.000 Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Myanmar and took refuge in Bangladesh. As a part of emergency relief aid activities...

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The family have been reduced to begging for money from passers-by at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) six days ago as they are racing against time to raise money for the baby's surgery, slated for July 3

Rohingya family turns to begging in KL to save 10-month-old baby with rare condition

KUALA LUMPUR: A Rohingya family is desperately seeking help from the public to save their 10-month baby, whose suffers from a condition which has...
Men watch a chinlone match inside a Rohingya refugee camp outside Kyaukpyu in Rakhine state, Myanmar May 17, 2017.

Myanmar Muslims continue to face restrictions on religion

Human rights activists had a lot of hope when Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League For Democracy came into power last year....
Men work on repairing the roof of a mosque in Yangon on May 30, 2017, during Ramadan. Though they are only a small minority, Muslims have been present in Myanmar for centuries. But now many feel unwelcome in their homeland.

Ramadan in Myanmar leaves Muslims out in the cold

YANGON // Huddled under umbrellas to escape a thundering monsoon downpour, dozens of Muslims stood in line at a Yangon mosque for a small...
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi at Parliament where an all party meeting on Kashmir was held. (PTI File Photo)

Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to visit Myanmar in July

New Delhi is likely to seek Myanmar’s cooperation in checking arms smuggling, exchange of intelligence information, cooperation in prevention of drug trafficking, controlling smuggling...
NPP protests BJP-PDP failure to evict Rohingyas

NPP protests BJP-PDP failure to evict Rohingyas, Bangladeshis

Expressing serious concern over the issue of purchase of immovable properties by Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in and around Jammu and Samba districts besides encroachment...