Daily Archives: August 18, 2017

Myanmar’s military launches counter insurgency operation against Muslim terrorists

Myanmar’s military launches counter insurgency operation against Muslim terrorists

A helicopter with Senior diplomats on board from the U.N., United States, China, Britain, the European Union and India departs from Sittwe to visit the troubled Rohingya villages in the Maungdaw area in northern...
Then, in a video published on YouTube yesterday, ARSA commander-in-chief Attaullah Abu Ammar Jununi tells viewers

Rohingya rebels invite Rakhines to unite against ‘Bamar colonizing forces’

In a series of statements released this week, the Twitter account that claims to represent the Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army (ARSA) called on the ethnic Rakhine community to resist the Myanmar government’s efforts to...
A border policeman stands guard at the Kyikanpyin border station's command center in Maungdaw township, western Myanmar's Rakhine state, July 14, 2017.

Myanmar Denies Plan to Establish Buddhist Militias in Troubled Rakhine State

  Myanmar’s government on Wednesday denied reports that it would train and arm ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in the country’s troubled Rakhine state, where residents have demanded the establishment of local militias following a string of...
Tears rolled down his eyes when the septuagenarian recalled in his interaction with Mirror

Deportation threat shocks Rohingya Muslim refugees in Hyderabad: We prefer dying in India to...

Hyderabad: The news that India is firm on deporting about 40,000 Myanmar refugees has come as a great shock to the refugees staying in Hyderabad with valid documents. There are about 3,000 refugees, most of...
Human-rights groups and the international community have been rightfully skeptical of the US administration’s willingness to engage with Duterte on rights abuses

ASEAN’s fatal blind spot: human rights : Jon Connars

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is known for promising shocking solutions in his war on drugs, and the recent announcement to offer “dead or alive” bounties for each policeman accused of helping a narco-politician only...
Children belonging to Rohingya Muslim community at a refuge in Hyderabad.

If sent back forcibly, we’ll be killed: Rohingya Muslims on deportation

The Rohingya are denied citizenship in Myanmar and classified as illegal immigrants, despite claiming roots there that go back centuries, with communities marginalized and occasionally subjected to communal violence. The Centre’s decision to deport an...

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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...