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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Three Rohingya from same family killed by Bangladesh truck

  17 Jul 2018  DHAKA: A truck overturned in a Bangladeshi refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar on Monday, killing at least four refugees, three...

‘IOM to help Bangladesh repatriate Rohingyas’

Visiting Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing on Monday reaffirmed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that his organisation will...

When will world step in to alleviate Rohingya suffering?

by RAMZY BAROUD July 17, 2018 Responding to a Myanmar official’s claim that his country is not targeting Rohingya in a genocidal campaign, but is defending...

Torn apart by violence, Rohingya families connect through letters

July 17, 2018 Inside a bamboo shelter on Bangladesh’s eastern coast, 58-year-old Sait Banu held a dog-eared note from her husband. “If you find a good...

Nowhere to run: Rohingya hunker down as monsoon arrives

By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Jul 17, 2018 The hill on which the young woman's shelter is being built is so unstable that the earth crumbles under...