Daily Archives: July 2, 2017

The Slow-Burning Genocide of Myanmar’s Rohingya

A Nonviolent Strategy to Stop Genocide: Robert J. Burrowes

  It is a tragic measure of the depravity of human existence that genocide is a continuing and prevalent manifestation of violence in the international system, despite the effort following World War II to abolish...
A UN report this year said that mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya amounted to crimes against humanity and possible ethnic cleansing.

UN in Myanmar reaps what it has sown in genocidal Sri Lanka

Myanmar on Friday surpassed ‘Sri Lanka’ in challenging UN scrutiny of its crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing. Myanmar will refuse entry to members of a UN probe focusing on allegations of killings, rape...
Looking east: the Rohingyas who call a Chennai suburb home

Looking east: the Rohingyas who call a Chennai suburb home

Summary: The Chennai office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is involved in resettling the Rohingyas, and has intervened to ensure them shelter. Far away from their troubled villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine...
Zahid: M’sia may act against Myanmar

Zahid: M’sia may act against Myanmar

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will consider action against its Asean counterpart Myanmar following its decision to deny a United Nations fact-finding mission on alleged abuse of the Rohingya. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi...
Myanmar aid worker killed by 'terrorists' in Rakhine

Myanmar aid worker killed by ‘terrorists’ in Rakhine

YANGON • A local employee with an international aid group in Myanmar's conflict-torn Rakhine state was stabbed to death by "terrorists", the government said yesterday, the latest in a spate of grisly killings blamed...
On another matter, Ahmad Zahid viewed Malaysia’s better ranking in the Human Trafficking Report 2017

Rohingya: DPM waiting for Wisma Putra report on latest developments

PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he was still waiting for the report from Wisma Putra on the latest developments with regard to the persecution of ethnic Rohingya in...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...