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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Dhaka is struggling to cope with the influx and wants to start relocating thousands of refugees to the island,

UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char is located 21 nautical miles from Noakhali, 11 nautical miles from Jahajir Char, 4.2 nautical miles from Sandwip, 28 nautical miles from...
Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...