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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Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...
3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

The arrest of three people of a minority community on Saturday sparked tension in the twin cities ahead of Bakrid and Ganesh Chaturthi. However,...