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...
Nayapara Refugee Camp

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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‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...