Daily Archives: July 24, 2017

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi met UN envoy Yanghee Lee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 21 (Photo-Myanmar State Counsellor Office Facebook)

Suu Kyi’s office hits back at UN envoy

The government is disappointed with the statement by Yanghee Lee, UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, as it contained unsubstantiated allegations and factual errors, according to State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's...
Sulamani temple in Bagan in Burma. (Molly Sinclair McCartney/Molly Sinclair McCartney For The Washington Post)

While challenges remain, Burma is on the right path

I strongly disagree with the suggestion in the July 16 editorial “Backsliding in Burma” that “things in the wrong direction.” It is slightly more than a year since Myanmar’s first truly free and fair...
Qom's Society of Seminary Teachers condemns Rohingya genocide

Qom’s Society of Seminary Teachers condemns Rohingya genocide

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The Society of Seminary Teaches of Qom issued a statement in which they slammed Myanmar for the genocide of Rohingya Muslims and asked all freed men worldwide to voice their...
Myanmar needs to get serious about peace

GoM on deportation of Rohingyas proved an eye wash: Harsh Dev

Expressing indignation over the BJP-PDP failure to evict Rohingyas and Bangladeshis from Jammu and its surroundings, NPP chairman and former minister Harsh Dev Singh has said that the so called GoM constituted by the...
Burmese military not following terms of NCA, says Gen Yawk Serk

Burmese military not following terms of NCA, says Gen Yawk Serk

Gen Yawd Serk of the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) says the Burmese military was not following the terms of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) when Brig-Gen Khin Zaw, the Burmese...

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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...