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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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...