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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Muhammad Yunus: Aung San Suu Kyi 100 percent to blame for Rohingya plight –...

In what the United Nations has called "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", in recent weeks more than half a million majority-Muslim Rohingya have...
Yunus blames Suu Kyi for Rohingya genocide

Yunus blames Suu Kyi for Rohingya genocide

Muhammad Yunus speaks in an interview with Al Jazeera. Photo: Al Jazeera   In an interview with Al Jazeera, Nobel Peace laureate and economist Muhammad Yunus...
Under the cluster village method, around 250,000 Rohingya people can be rehabilitated on the 5,000-acre landmass of the island allocated for the rehabilitation Shahed Shafiq/Bangla Tribune

How exactly will Rohingyas be rehabilitated at Bhasan Char?

As of October 17, the UN Refugee Agency estimated that around 582,000 Rohingya people had entered Bangladesh since the latest military crackdown began in...
Newly arrived Rohingya refugees board a boat as they transfer to a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Doctors say they have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with sexual violence

Rohingya crisis: Burmese soldiers are raping and murdering Muslims today, warns UN Burmese soldiers are continuing to rape and murder Rohingya Muslims in the country’s...
A Rohingya man carries his baby in a basket as he arrives in Tuangiri, Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Sept. 12, 2017.

Sen. Young: More action needed to stop Rohingya ethnic cleansing

US. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) drafted a bipartisan letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley regarding the...