Daily Archives: June 9, 2017

Trudeau presses Aung San Suu Kyi on human rights and Rohingya minority

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed Myanmar’s transition to democracy and its human rights record with the country’s first democratically elected leader and honorary Canadian, Aung San Suu Kyi, during a meeting in Ottawa yesterday. Suu...
The Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar are potentially facing crimes against humanity according to top UN officials.

Bangladesh: Rohingya migrant crisis

The Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar are potentially facing crimes against humanity according to top UN officials. Seventy four thousand of them have crossed the border into Bangladesh since last October following a violent...
UN’s Myanmar Fact-Finding Mission Raises Many Questions

UN’s Myanmar Fact-Finding Mission Raises Many Questions

SOURCE: http://www.indepthnews.net/index.php/opinion/1190-un-s-myanmar-fact-finding-mission-raises-many-questions By Shenali Waduge COLOMBO (IDN) - The appointment of a three-member team by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on May 30 to investigate alleged abuses by Myanmar military forces against the country’s Royingya...
Care packages: A MyCare representative handing over food packs to Rohingya refugees during the Ramadan mission to Rakhine.

Group goes the distance to help Rohingya

PETALING JAYA: Humanitarian Care Malaysia (MyCare) recently organised a mission to Myanmar to distribute RM110,000 worth of Ramadan aid to the country’s Rohingya population. Organised for the third year running, the aid would benefit some...
Turkey's Diyanet Foundation gives Rohingya children hope, teaches mathematics, religion and culture

Turkey educates 4,000 Rohingya children in Pakistan

Turkey’s Diyanet Foundation is providing schooling to 4,000 Rohingya children in Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi, the project's coordinator has said. Ahmet Kandemir told Anadolu Agency the scheme, which started in 2015 with 25 courses, now...

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The family have been reduced to begging for money from passers-by at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) six days ago as they are racing against time to raise money for the baby's surgery, slated for July 3

Rohingya family turns to begging in KL to save 10-month-old baby with rare condition

KUALA LUMPUR: A Rohingya family is desperately seeking help from the public to save their 10-month baby, whose suffers from a condition which has...
Men watch a chinlone match inside a Rohingya refugee camp outside Kyaukpyu in Rakhine state, Myanmar May 17, 2017.

Myanmar Muslims continue to face restrictions on religion

Human rights activists had a lot of hope when Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League For Democracy came into power last year....
Men work on repairing the roof of a mosque in Yangon on May 30, 2017, during Ramadan. Though they are only a small minority, Muslims have been present in Myanmar for centuries. But now many feel unwelcome in their homeland.

Ramadan in Myanmar leaves Muslims out in the cold

YANGON // Huddled under umbrellas to escape a thundering monsoon downpour, dozens of Muslims stood in line at a Yangon mosque for a small...
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi at Parliament where an all party meeting on Kashmir was held. (PTI File Photo)

Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to visit Myanmar in July

New Delhi is likely to seek Myanmar’s cooperation in checking arms smuggling, exchange of intelligence information, cooperation in prevention of drug trafficking, controlling smuggling...
NPP protests BJP-PDP failure to evict Rohingyas

NPP protests BJP-PDP failure to evict Rohingyas, Bangladeshis

Expressing serious concern over the issue of purchase of immovable properties by Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in and around Jammu and Samba districts besides encroachment...