Daily Archives: July 12, 2017

Ma Ba Tha Not Involved in Meiktila Assault: Police

Ma Ba Tha Not Involved in Meiktila Assault: Police

YANGON — Police have denied reports members of ultranationalist Buddhist group Ma Ba Tha attacked a Muslim resident in Mandalay’s Meiktila Township on Monday. Meiktila Township police station confirmed a Muslim resident living at a...
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Rohingya murders: Man held

Bangladesh police have arrested a man suspected of murdering two Rohingya leaders in the country's southeast where tens of thousands from the group are living in camps after fleeing persecution in Myanmar, an official...
Malaysia a leading example in Muslim world: Tunisian leader

Malaysia a leading example in Muslim world: Tunisian leader

PUTRAJAYA: Tunisian leader Rached Ghannouchi has praised Malaysia's fortitude in upholding Islam despite the "complexity" posed by a multiracial composition. Rached said Malaysia was in fact a leading example in the Muslim world through efforts...
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Leave differences behind: Bangladesh tells Islamic world at OIC

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has called upon the Islamic countries to unite leaving behind all differences. Speaking at the OIC foreign ministers’ council at Abidjan in Ivory Coast on Tuesday, he underscored the need...
Burned buildings in central Lashio following communal conflict in May 2013. The violence was sparked by a violent attack on a Buddhist woman by a Muslim man.

Buddhist suffering and the Muslim scapegoat

IN MYANMAR, rumours abound about the assault and coercion of Buddhist women. What makes this trope of everyday storytelling – often factually inaccurate – so resistant to “debunking”? Based on more than four years of...
he UN special rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Yanghee Lee, speaks during a news conference in Rangoon on 1 July 2016. (Photo: Reuters)

UN rights rapporteur back in Burma amid ‘escalating security situation’

Yanghee Lee arrived in Rangoon on Sunday for her sixth visit to Burma as UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in the country. Her latest visit comes amid more reports of arrests and...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...