Daily Archives: September 2, 2017

Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, left, commander in chief of Myanmar Defense Services, reaches to shake hands with Aung San Suu Kyi during their meeting in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

Former loyalists lose faith in Myanmar’s democracy icon

YANGON, Myanmar — As Aung San Suu Kyi launched a national struggle against decades of harsh military rule, one medical student worked tirelessly at her side, facing down gun-wielding soldiers trying to crush the...
Rohingya refugees with children sit in the open during heavy rain as they are held by Border Guard Bangladesh [Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters]

Myanmar says it killed 370 Rohingya ‘fighters’

As humanitarian crises worsens with thousands fleeing violence, army claims to have killed hundreds over five days.   Yangon, Myanmar - As a humanitarian crisis deepens in western Myanmar, the military says it has killed at...
The situation of the Rohingya in Burma can be resolved if the political will is there. It won't be easy but it can be done.

The Rohingya: Tun Khin

Tens of thousands of Rohingya are fleeing for their lives as the Burmese military engages in a scorched earth policy against Rohingya civilians. My organisation, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, has confirmed more than 1,000...
TOPSHOT - This August 30, 2017 photo shows Rohingya refugees reaching for food aid at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. The International Organization for Migration said August 30 that at least 18,500 Rohingya had crossed into Bangladesh since fighting erupted in Myanmar's neighbouring Rakhine state six days

‘There is genocide going on there’: Rohingya huddle on Bangladesh border

Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Bangladesh (CNN)They have come in their thousands, crossing hills and rivers, marshes and rice paddies for the chance to cross into Bangladesh and escape the mass killings they say are being...
Bangladeshi villagers covered the bodies of Rohingya women and children who died when the boats in which they were fleeing violence in western Myanmar capsized. Credit Suvra Kanti Das/Associated Press.

Boats Carrying Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Sink, Killing 46

HONG KONG — At least 46 people believed to be Rohingya fleeing violence in western Myanmar have been found dead on the banks of a river along the boundary with Bangladesh, Bangladeshi officials said...
Hefazat chief Shafi urges all to stand by Rohingyas

Hefazat chief Shafi urges all to stand by Rohingyas

Over the past several weeks, thousands of Rohingya have fled from the Rakhine state as fresh violence sparked in the region Hefazat-e-Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi has said it is the moral responsibility of all...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...