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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Religious tolerance: Living in peace to avoid living in pieces

Religious tolerance: Living in peace to avoid living in pieces

Nigeria is gradually degenerating from a multi-ethnic and religious but united nation to a competition ground for dominant Abrahamic religious groupings. The intense struggle...
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Myanmar — time for a legal reckoning

The wheels of international justice turn slowly, but have begun to move Many Rohingya Muslims remain in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh after over 750,000 have...
This picture taken on April 5, 2018 shows a small boat (front) on which five Rohingya Muslims were rescued by Indonesian fishermen after they were stranded at sea for almost almost three weeks, in Banda Aceh. (Agence France -Presse/Ilyas Ismail)

Dozens of Rohingya come ashore in Indonesia

  This picture taken on April 5, 2018 shows a small boat (front) on which five Rohingya Muslims were rescued by Indonesian fishermen after they...
Citing Rohingya Massacre, Myanmar Army Chief Urges Soldiers to Obey Law

Citing Rohingya Massacre, Myanmar Army Chief Urges Soldiers to Obey Law

Myanmar Army chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing arrives at the presidential palace at Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 30, 2018. / Reuters YANGON — Myanmar Army chief...
Dhaka, Ottawa and The Hague: Rohingya Convergence

Dhaka, Ottawa and The Hague: Rohingya Convergence

On April 4, 2018, the Canadian prime minister's special envoy to Myanmar, Bob Rae, released a report entitled “Tell them we're human: What Canada...