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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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...