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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Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...
Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Nearly two years after the start of the massive Rohingya influx, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association with the Policy Research Institute of...