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...
Islamophobic monks from Myanmar visit genocidal Buddhist project in Jaffna

Islamophobic monks from Myanmar visit genocidal Buddhist project in Jaffna

A section of Theravada Buddhist monks from Myanmar (Burma), who are opposed to Rohingya people in their country, were seen as part of a delegation comprising South-East Asian and Chinese monks visiting Nayinaa-theevu islet...
UNFPA provides ambulance, improves healthcare for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar

UNFPA provides ambulance, improves healthcare for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar

The United Nations Population Fund or UNFPA has provided a new ambulance and inaugurated the improved primary healthcare services for the Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar camps. The ambulance handed over to an NGO,...

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Rohingyas say compulsions drove them to take shelter in J&K

Rohingyas say compulsions drove them to take shelter in J&K

Children of Rohingya refugees attend a temporary school run by a non-governmental organisation at a camp for Rohingyas in New Delhi. (File Photo)Children of...
Aung San Suu Kyi’s free press dilemma

Aung San Suu Kyi’s free press dilemma

Aung San Suu Kyi is treating the press in Myanmar poorly, and that may impede her efforts to democratize the conflict-wrought country. But is...
Influx of Rohingya refugees continues

Influx of Rohingya refugees continues

Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar continue to enter Bangladesh amid increased surveillance. At least 100 Rohingyas have taken refuge at Kutupalong and Balokhali settlement camps...
NC supports deportation of Rohingya Muslims

NC supports deportation of Rohingya Muslims

"The BJP is in government at the Centre and in the state and it is intriguing that the party is not taking a call...
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Myanmar offensive: Rohingya Muslims caught in the crossfire

The recent security operation launched by Myanmar's security forces is raising new concerns for the safety of Rohingya Muslims. Rakhine state is home to...