Daily Archives: August 2, 2017

Three Villagers Found Mutilated in Myanmar’s Rathedaung Township

Three Villagers Found Mutilated in Myanmar’s Rathedaung Township

The mutilated bodies of three residents of Nilinpaw village are found by a river in Chutpyin village, Rathedaung township, in western Myanmar's Rakhine province, Aug. 1, 2017. Photo courtesy of Myanmar State Counselor's Office/Facebook Rathedaung township...
Shahidan: No plans to help Rohingya refugees understand local customs

Shahidan: No plans to help Rohingya refugees understand local customs

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has no intention to introduce programmes for Rohingya refugees to help them assimilate with local customs as the move could be seen as trying to give them citizenship. Minister in the...
A menace to Myanmar’s democracy

Article 66(d): A menace to Myanmar’s democracy

The fetters on Myanmar's democracy are many. The 2008 constitution gives the military 25% of seats in parliament; it gives the military control over three of the most powerful ministries; it forbids Aung San...
Buddhists in Myanmar attack Christian villagers for holding late-night church services

Buddhists in Myanmar attack Christian villagers for holding late-night church services

(Wikimedia Commons/Jialiang Gao)The 12th-century Gawdawpalin Pahto (Temple) with Ayeyarwady (Irrawady) River on its background, Bagan, Myanmar. A mob of Buddhists reportedly attacked Christian villagers in Myanmar for holding late-night church services to celebrate and welcome...

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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...