Daily Archives: May 18, 2017

Bangladesh turn up the heat on Myanmar over Rohingyas

Bangladesh turn up the heat on Myanmar over Rohingyas

About a million Rohingya Muslims live in apartheid-like conditions in squalid camps in northwestern Rakhine state, where they are denied citizenship and basic rights Myanmar is under increased global pressure to solve the Rohingya crisis...
Aung San Suu Kyi, and European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini at a tense media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. Photo: APvideo

Aung San Suu Kyi: Nobel Peace Prize Winner-Turned Genocide Apologist

She is celebrated worldwide for her years of suffering at the hands of despots. So why is Aung San Suu Kyi allowing a genocide now that she is in charge? Burma’s de facto leader Aung...
A detained female illegal immigrant looks out of an Immigration Department truck during an operation in the Bukit Bintang area in Kuala Lumpur on May 17, 2017. — Bernama

Immigration department to probe abuse allegations

PUTRAJAYA: The Immigration Department will investigate allegations that Rohingya refugees in Malaysian immigration detention centres are living in deplorable conditions which has resulted in two dozen deaths since 2015. In a statement released today, the...
The Rohingya crisis is not just an issue for Myanmar; it will impact security and economic trends throughout the region.

Why ASEAN Can’t Ignore the Rohingya Crisis

On April 26, leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) convened for the 30th ASEAN Summit, where they discussed “an integrated, peaceful, stable, and resilient ASEAN Community.” Only one day prior to...

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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...