Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

ASEAN must rise to meet current challenges

ASEAN must rise to meet current challenges and bring benefit to the people: Diplomats

Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must rise to current challenges face by Southeast Asia to ensure that the regional bloc remain relevant and do more to bring benefit to the...
FILE - Nationalist Buddhist monk Wirathu, center, marches to celebrate newly imposed restrictions on interfaith marriages in Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, Sept. 21, 2015.

Myanmar Steps Up Efforts Against Nationalist Monks

One of the Buddhist nationalists in Myanmar who joined an anti-government protest encampment outside Yangon’s famed Shwedagon Pagoda late last week has vowed that he and other demonstrators were in it for the long...
[Militancy financier held in Habiganj: CID] Mostaq Kha, the alleged financier of militancy, in Habiganj. Photo: Star

Militancy financier held in Habiganj: CID

‘He collected money from Turkey’ Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today claimed to have arrested one of the financiers of militancy in Habiganj. Mostaq Ahmed Kha, 27, once a Bangladeshi expatriate in Turkey, used to collect money...
People gather inside St. Mary's Cathedral in 2011 in Yangon, Myanmar. Church sources say they expect Pope Francis to visit in late November

Pope Francis planning to visit Myanmar, say unconfirmed reports

YANGON, Myanmar – Pope Francis is expected to focus on trying to improve the troubles of about a million ethnic Muslim Rohingya when he visits Myanmar the last week of November, reported ucanews.com. Archaeologists think...
Human Rights Watch (press release)

Burma: National Commission Denies Atrocities

(New York) – A Burmese government commission has dismissed allegations of serious human rights violations by security forces in Rakhine State without a credible basis, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 6, 2017,...
It’s high time for stopping the slow-burning genocide in Myanmar

It’s high time for stopping the slow-burning genocide in Myanmar

Every day I receive dozens of emails. Most of these emails (at least 30) are about Myanmar’s inhuman treatment of the minorities. It is simply depressing to read the sad stories of their extermination,...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...