Daily Archives: August 27, 2017

Four Rohingya Muslim youths, all of them with gunshot wounds sustained during the army’s ongoing crackdown in Myanmar’s north-western Rakhine State, have been admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH).

4 Rohingya youths admitted to CMCH with bullet wounds

They entered Bangladesh from Maungdaw after receiving gunshot injuries during the ongoing crackdown of the Myanmar army Four Rohingya Muslim youths, all of them with gunshot wounds sustained during the army’s ongoing crackdown in Myanmar’s...
Myanmar security forces have opened fire on Rohingya refugees fleeing after the latest attacks by militants in Rakhine state.

Myanmar opens fire on Rohingya refugees at Bangladesh border

Myanmar security forces have opened fire on Rohingya refugees fleeing after the latest attacks by militants in Rakhine state. Security was beefed up at the border after the incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, said Lt...
A Rohingya man, shot in his arm during fresh violences in Myanmar, crossed the border into Bangladesh. Photo taken on Saturday from a refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar. bdnews24.com

Bangladesh holds talks with Myanmar envoy, expresses concern over Rakhine violence

The foreign ministry has held talks with the Myanmar envoy in Dhaka and expressed “serious concern” over the situation in Rakhine state. The chargé d'affaires of Myanmar Embassy in Dhaka, Aung Myint, met Mahbub Uz...
File Photo: A Myanmar border guard police officers stand guard in Buthidaung, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar Jul 13, 2017. Reuters

Thousands of non-Muslims evacuated as violence flares in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Myanmar's government said it has evacuated at least 4,000 non-Muslim villagers amid ongoing clashes in northwestern Rakhine state, as thousands more Rohingya Muslims sought to flee across the border to Bangladesh on Sunday. The death...
Rohingya; the Persecuted or the Persecutor

Rohingya; the Persecuted or the Persecutor

By Kanbawza Win Why the Diaspora Bengali, the brains behind the Rohingya Movement, are indirectly cooperating with the Burmese military to suppress democracy and federalism in Burma? They have succeeded in compelling the Myanmar military...
Terror and persecution go on for Myanmar's Muslim minority Days after the release of a special report into their plight, the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are fleeing for their lives again

Terror and persecution go on for Myanmar’s Muslim minority

Days after the release of a special report into their plight, the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are fleeing for their lives again   Myanmar security forces fired mortars and machine at thousands of Rohingya attempting to...
Tension and fear were running high after 96 people — alleged insurgents and 12 security personnel — were killed on Friday in attacks on about 30 police posts

Do not be too quick to condemn Aung San Suu Kyi: Sir John Jenkins

I recall 15 years ago, as British Ambassador in Rangoon, a lengthy and winding river journey to the ancient capital of the Buddhist Rakhine Kingdom in Myanmar, at Mrauk U. It was magnificent, a...
Military stranglehold brings misery to Myanmar’s minorities

Military stranglehold brings misery to Myanmar’s minorities

By Matthew Wells, Senior Crisis Advisor at Amnesty International @mattfwells The soldier held a knife to Dau’s* nose, threatening to slice it if he didn’t answer the questions “correctly”. Dau had faced the same questions...
30 police posts, one army base attacked; Rohingya insurgents' group claims responsibility [Violence in Rakhine State: Deadly attacks in Myanmar kill 89] An empty street of Maungdaw in Rakhine State of Myanmar following yesterday's violence.

Violence in Rakhine State: Deadly attacks in Myanmar kill 89

30 police posts, one army base attacked; Rohingya insurgents' group claims responsibility At least 89 people were killed as Rohingya militants besieged border posts in northern Rakhine State of Myanmar yesterday, triggering a fresh exodus...
No Rohingya to be allowed Bangladesh

No Rohingya to be allowed: Bangladesh Govt.

The government has directed the local administration in the district to employ its best efforts to restrict the entry of fresh Rohingyas into the country saying not a single person will be allowed in...
Myanmar troops open fire on civilians fleeing attacks

Myanmar troops open fire on civilians fleeing attacks

Bangladeshi border guards say troops fired mortars and machine guns at Rohingya civilians trying to escape bloodshed. Myanmar soldiers opened fire on fleeing Rohingya civilians - mostly women and children - as they attempted to...

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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...