Daily Archives: June 13, 2017

The Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF), with which I have been associated for the past few years, is a remarkable event, for several reasons.

Time to rescind Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize

Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been silent on the plight of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority that is being systematically oppressed by Buddhist extremists and the Burmese government. Burmese leader Aung San Suu...
Top UN official in Myanmar to be changed: Report

Top UN official in Myanmar to be changed: Report

The United Nations says its top official in Myanmar is being changed, with sources citing her failure to protect the rights of the oppressed Rohingya Muslims as the reason behind the decision. Diplomatic and aid...
The United Nations says its top official in Myanmar is being changed, with sources citing her failure to protect the rights of the oppressed Rohingya Muslims as the reason behind the decision.

Suu Kyi to UN: Stay Out of Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi, once the darling of the human rights world, is rejecting calls for a UN probe into the persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar, reports Reuters: Last month, the U.N. appointed experts to...

Latest News

Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar’s Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on a three-day visit to Bangladesh told Bangladesh’s president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return. (Associated Press)

Bangladesh gives names to begin Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar’s Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on...
First came the massacre. Then came the coverup.

First came the massacre. Then came the coverup

On Sept. 2, Buddhist villagers and Burmese troops killed 10 Rohingya men in the nation’s restive Rakhine state. (Reuters) By Editorial Board February 15 IN THE...
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley denounced Myanmar’s government

US says Myanmar makes life for Rohingya ‘a death sentence’

In this Jan. 21, 2018 photo, Rohingya Muslim refugee Noor Kadir, 24, from the Myanmar village of Gu Dar Pyin, plays with his son...
World Food Programme

‘Donors losing interest in food aid for Rohingyas’

WFP logoExecutive director of UN World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley has said donor agencies are gradually losing their interest in providing food assistance...
Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have sought sanctuary in Bangladesh since a military crackdown on the Muslim minority in Myanmar last year forced them from their homes.

Myanmar minister orders Rohingya to leave no man’s land

  Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have sought sanctuary in Bangladesh since a military crackdown on the Muslim minority in Myanmar last year forced them from their...