Daily Archives: August 13, 2017

curfews in violence-wracked Rakhine

Myanmar ramps up troops, curfews in violence-wracked Rakhine

The government blames the killings on the insurgent Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, which claimed the raids on police posts last October.   Yangon: Myanmar is imposing new curfews and deploying fresh troops to Rakhine state, the...
A narrow muddy road from the main road of Kalindi Kunj, Delhi leads to a small refugee colony with nearly 72 families residing there

Life and hell: Citizens without a country

They do not have a country, they do not have an identity – They are the Rohingyas of Burma, living in India. Sayantan Ghosh writes on the plight of the residents of Kalindi Kunj...
This photo taken on July 13, 2017 shows border police at Ngayantchaung village, Buthidaung town, in Myanmar's Rakhine state. (Photo by AFP)

Myanmar govt. imposes fresh curfews in Muslims-majority state

Myanmar has reportedly declared new curfews in northern Rakhine state, where over a million of Rohingya Muslims live, as it has deployed hundreds of troops in the restive region to beef up its military...
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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi calls for best path to democracy at forum

NAYPYITAW (Kyodo) -- The Myanmar government on Friday organized a forum on transition to democracy, with its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, calling for "practical" ways to steer the country along the challenging path...
Azeem Ibrahim is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Policy and Adj Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute

The OIC must now lead the efforts to stop Rohingya persecution

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim As the persecution of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar is getting worse by the day, we must now acknowledge that the United Nations is failing to enforce the principles of its own...

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ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Myanmar asks Bangladesh to stop giving aid to stranded Rohingya refugees

  DHAKA – Myanmar has asked Bangladesh to stop providing aid to 6,000 Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military...
A Rohingya refugee is seen in Balukhali refugee camp at dawn near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 28, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

‘Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day’ event to be held in Toronto on Aug. 25

  The Burma Task Force and the Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative say they have officially recognized Aug. 25 as “Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day.” In a press...
Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Author Hafed Al-Ghwell (August 11, 2018 17:15) The Rohingya refugee crisis stunned the world when the first reports emerged of widespread ethnic cleansing in Rakhine state...
Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye, visit Maungdaw township of Rakhine State yesterday. Photo: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

Rohingya Repatriation: Progress quite insignificant

Diplomats say after Bangladesh delegation visits Maungdaw Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque and other members of the Bangladesh delegation, accompanied by...
Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

  U.N. aid agencies and the government of Bangladesh have criticized Myanmar for delays in offering safe return to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya...