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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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...