Daily Archives: May 23, 2017

Understanding communal violence

Understanding communal violence

Myanmar has been familiar with conflict since it gained independence from the British in 1948, but the communal violence that has hit the country in recent years has taken on a darker, more sinister...
‘Do not leave us here to die’: Australian offshore detention at crisis point – groups

‘Do not leave us here to die’: Australian offshore detention at crisis point –...

“I BEG YOU today on behalf of all those refugees and asylum seekers, please open your hearts, show some kindness and compassion and humanity,” pleads Imran Mohammad, a 22-year-old Rohingya refugee in Australian immigration...
The crowd at Saturday's nationalist protest in Nay Pyi Taw's Shwe Nant Tar football stadium.

Nationalists demand religion minister resign, promise more protests

NAY PYI TAW — Nationalist demonstrators calling for the resignation of Religious Affairs Minister Thura U Aung Ko have promised to continue their public protests unless the government “implements a plan for the protection...
The ethnic minorities, mostly Christians, allegedly face persecution by majoritarian Buddhist groups in the country.

Myanmar’s ethnic minorities feel the heat after Rohingyas, flee to India

Hard-line Buddhists including monks walk through a street during a protest march, led by Rakhine State's dominant Arakan National Party, against the government's plan to give citizenship to some members of the persecuted Rohingya...
Rohingya refugee children attend an open air Arabic school at Kutupalang Unregistered Refugee Camp, where they learn to read the Quran, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, February 4, 2017

The last thing Rohingya Muslims want

More than a dozen Nobel Laureates have written an open letter to the UN Security Council warning that Rohingya Muslims are victims of genocide. But one Nobel Laureate, an international human rights idol, refuses...

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Professor Abdur Rob Khan

‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...