Daily Archives: May 3, 2017

Rampant nationalism in Myanmar leaves Rohingya without allies

Rampant nationalism in Myanmar leaves Rohingya without allies

Animosity toward the Muslim Rohingya minority runs deep in Myanmar, even infecting local NGOs that claim to oppose human rights abuses Opinion by Sean Gleeson Nearly 100,000 people, overwhelmingly from the long-suffering Muslim Rohingya community, have...
Myanmar's Suu Kyi to Skip Washington Summit of Southeast Asia Foreign Ministers

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to Skip Washington Summit of Southeast Asia Foreign Ministers

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi gives a news conference with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (not pictured) in Brussels, Belgium May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal Reuters By Wa Lone and Simon...
Myanmar leader says resolution for the investigation is ‘not in keeping with what is happening on the ground’

Aung San Suu Kyi rejects UN inquiry into crimes against Rohingya

Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected a decision by the UN’s rights council to investigate allegations of crimes by Myanmar’s security forces against minority Rohingya Muslims. The UN body agreed in March to dispatch a...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...