Daily Archives: June 15, 2017

Over 10 million people are stateless, leaving them vulnerable to discrimination and exploitation, and legal argument is a critical battleground for finally tackling the problem

Nowhere people have a right to somewhere

By Andrew Trounson, University of Melbourne When Ahmed al-Kateb arrived in Australia in 2000 on an Indonesian fishing boat, little did he know he would become a “nowhere man” facing indefinite detention. Born in Kuwait from...
Amnesty International accuses military, rebel groups of violating human rights of minority ethnic groups

Minorities suffer from ‘war crimes’ in Myanmar’s north

A leading international advocacy group on Wednesday accused Myanmar military and armed rebels of committing a range of human rights abuses including war crimes against the members of ethnic minorities in Myanmar's restive Kachin...
Scores of fishermen missing, three bodies recovered from sea in Bangladesh

Scores of fishermen missing, three bodies recovered from sea in Bangladesh

Three bodies were recovered on Tuesday from the Bay of Bengal, where 86 fishermen remain missing after a cyclonic storm in the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, police said. The storm also wrecked...

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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...