Daily Archives: September 9, 2017

Pakistani Muslims chant slogans during a protest against the Burma government for the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Karachi Friday. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Pakistan's major cities Friday to condemn a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, with many carrying placards stating "Shame on Aung San Suu Kyi."

Fellow Nobel Peace Prize winners tried to convince Burma’s Suu Kyi to defend Rohingya

OTTAWA—Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed three fellow Nobel laureates who tried in a private meeting four years ago to persuade her to speak up for Burma’s persecuted Muslim minority, The Canadian Press has learned. The...
Shame Peace Nobel Winner Aung San Suu Kyi To Treat Rohingyas

Shame Peace Nobel Winner Aung San Suu Kyi To Treat Rohingyas Humanely

After the Mumbai meeting, people from the North-East living in several cities, particularly Bengaluru, apart from Mumbai itself, were pounced upon and mercilessly assaulted. About five years ago, a protest meeting of Muslims in Mumbai...
Muslim men protest against what they say is the persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, outside of Myanmar's embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Nigeria’s leading Islamic coalition condemns violence against Rohingya Muslims

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, has condemned the killings and persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. In a statement by its deputy secretary-general, Salisu Shehu, on Friday, the...
It is unfair to label the Rohingya Muslims as terrorists, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today. Pic by NSTP/ L MANIMARAN

Unfair to call Rohingya terrorists, says Zahid

By Nuradzimmah Daim - September 9, 2017 @ 6:05pm BAGAN DATUK: It is unfair to label the Rohingya Muslims as terrorists, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today. He said this in...
General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi (right) briefs Datuk Seri Najib Razak (centre) on the humanitarian mission for the Rohingyas at the Royal Air Force base in Subang, September 9, 2017. — Bernama pic

Malaysian Armed Forces to survey needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

SUBANG, Sept 9 — The Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) is sending a team to Dhaka on Monday to discuss with the Bangladeshi government on the Rohingya issue. ATM Chief General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi...
Showing solidarity: Thousands of supporters of Islamic organizations stage a rally in front of the Borobudur Temple vihara (Buddhist monastery) in Medan, North Sumatra, on Sept. 8 to call for an end to violence against the Rohingya people

Medan Muslims stage mass rally for Rohingya

Thousands of Muslims from various organizations, joining hands with the Care for Rohingya Action (APRO) group, staged a rally in front of the Borobudur Temple vihara (Buddhist monastery) on Jl. Imam Bonjol in Medan,...
Iranian head coach of the Myanmar men’s national football team, Reza Kordi (L)

Iranian head coach of Myanmar futsal team resigns over Rohingya mass killing

  The Iranian head coach of the Myanmar men’s national football team has resigned from his post in a show of solidarity with Rohingya minority Muslims, whom are being subject to various forms of violence...
The report found evidence of human rights violations by security forces that indicated crimes against humanity.

There is no Rohingya left in Tulatoli’

'With my own eyes, I saw the dead bodies of not less than 300 small kids and about 200 women of my age' “There is no Rohingya left in Tulatoli”. These were the first words...
Unidentified men carry knives and slingshots as they walk past a burning house in Gawdu Tharya village near Maungdaw in Rakhine state in northern Myanmar on September 7.(AFP Photo)

Arakan army. Are you kidding? (HAKKI ÖCAL)

The western media has to find a reason for everything so that their "normal" remains normal. If a government army is massacring a group of unarmed civilian Muslim people, they must have done something...
Pakistani activists held banners and posters against the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority in Lahore, Pakistan on September 07, 2017. Around 123,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar, according to the U.N. refugee agency. (Zaeem Awais/AP)

Myanmar proves ‘Buddhist’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘peaceful’

In Lahore, Pakistan, protesters carry a banner reading “stop killing rohingya muslims” Consider, if you will, two images: In one, Hollywood stars like Richard Gere chant om mani padme hum and wax poetic on the...
Muslim women, one of them holding a poster depicting Wirathu, the leader of Myanmar’s nationalist Buddhist monks, raise their fists as they shout slogans during a rally against persecution of Rohingya Muslim minority, outside Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Hundreds of Muslim women staged the rally in the third day of protests calling for the government of the world’s most populous Muslim country to take a tougher stance against persecution of the Rohingya, an oppressed Muslim minority in overwhelmingly Buddhist Myanmar.

The shameful silence of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s long-celebrated Nobel peace laureate

  There’s a population of around a million people living in fear right now, facing the likely wrath of an uncaring government that doesn’t seem to recognize their claim to the country they have always...
Updated map of northern Rakhine state in Myanmar showing areas affected in deadly coordinated attacks on police posts on August 25. Includes death toll and number of refugees fleeing to Bangladesh. (AFP)

OPINION: As Rakhine burns, Muslim Burmese ponder fate

At the time of writing, more than 120,000 Rohingya—dubbed the world’s most-persecuted people—have fled the Rakhine state in Myanmar’s west. Global condemnation of the Myanmar Government—especially its State Counsellor and de facto leader—Aung San Suu...

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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...