Daily Archives: May 10, 2017

Two Muslim residents of Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township were hospitalized after they were attacked by a Buddhist mob last night. One is said to have been severely injured.

Two Muslim men hospitalized after beating by Buddhist-nationalist mob

Two Muslim residents of Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township were hospitalized after they were attacked by a Buddhist mob last night. One is said to have been severely injured. A gathering of radical nationalists led by...
Members of the Rakhine Advisory Commission address the media in Yangon yesterday. Yee Ywe Myint / The Myanmar Times

Rakhine Advisory Commission updating data before final report

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s advisory commission is in Rakhine State to check on updates after their interim report was prepared. Members of the Rakhine Advisory Commission address the media in Yangon yesterday. Yee...
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during a meeting with outgoing Myanmar ambassador Myo Myint Than in Dhaka yesterday.

Hasina urges Myanmar to solve Rohingya issue

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged outgoing Myanmar ambassador in Dhaka, Myo Myint Than, to convey her request to his government to find out a solution to repatriation of the Rohingya refugees from...
Rohingyas in danger, aid groups forced out

“This is not a human life”: New struggles for Rohingya refugees

NEW DELHI -- Life for the 14,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees crammed into slums in the Indian capital is a daily struggle. There is little in the way of sanitation. Even electricity can be hard...
Rohingya refugee Ahmed Hashim Ullah meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Courtesy of Ahmed Hashim Ullah

Ahmed Hashim Ullah: Being a Rohingya Refugee in Bangladesh and Canada

Ahmed Hashim Ullah is a Rohingya refugee living in Kitchener-Waterloo. He and a number of other Rohingya refugee youth worked with Yusuf Zine to develop the play I Am Rohingya. They are currently crowdfunding...
Myanmar riot policemen sits in a truck on a street in Yangon's Mingalar Taung Nyunt township early on May 10, 2017, after scuffles broke out between Buddhist nationalists and Muslims

Myanmar police quell Buddhist-Rohingya Muslim violence

Police in Myanmar's main city Yangon have fired warning shots to break up a confrontation between Buddhists and Muslims that left at least one person injured. A Myanmar riot policemen sits in a truck on...
Police in Myanmar fired warning shots to break up scuffles between Buddhist nationalists and Muslims in Myanmar's biggest city in the early hours of Wednesday after a crowd went hunting for 'illegal' Rohingya.

Police fire shots to break up Myanmar nationalist, Muslim scuffle

Police in Myanmar fired warning shots to break up scuffles between Buddhist nationalists and Muslims in Myanmar's biggest city in the early hours of Wednesday after a crowd went hunting for 'illegal' Rohingya. The incident...
Community members observe through locked doors as authorities, joined by leaders of the madrasa and Buddhist ultranationalists, inspect one of the closed madrasas in Thaketa Township

Burma: Two Islamic Schools Shuttered in Rangoon: Protect Religious Freedom, End Restrictions Targeting Minorities

Two police officers guard one of the closed madrasas in Thaketa Township, Rangoon, after authorities inspected the building, April 29, 2017. Two police officers guard one of the closed madrasas in Thaketa Township, Rangoon, after...
Ko Myat Kyaw at the press conference on Tuesday

Ma Ha Na Asked to Judge on Wirathu Sermons

RANGOON — Members of a committee to combat false Buddhist doctrine urged the State Buddhist authority on Tuesday to judge if the actions and speeches of firebrand nationalist monk U Wirathu are “moral” or...

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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...