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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Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed from Rakhine state, in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, into Bangladesh from August last year

‘Can’t eat, can’t sleep’: Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 9 (Reuters) - For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning...