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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Three Rohingya from same family killed by Bangladesh truck

  17 Jul 2018  DHAKA: A truck overturned in a Bangladeshi refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar on Monday, killing at least four refugees, three...

‘IOM to help Bangladesh repatriate Rohingyas’

Visiting Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing on Monday reaffirmed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that his organisation will...

When will world step in to alleviate Rohingya suffering?

by RAMZY BAROUD July 17, 2018 Responding to a Myanmar official’s claim that his country is not targeting Rohingya in a genocidal campaign, but is defending...

Torn apart by violence, Rohingya families connect through letters

July 17, 2018 Inside a bamboo shelter on Bangladesh’s eastern coast, 58-year-old Sait Banu held a dog-eared note from her husband. “If you find a good...

Nowhere to run: Rohingya hunker down as monsoon arrives

By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Jul 17, 2018 The hill on which the young woman's shelter is being built is so unstable that the earth crumbles under...