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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Three Rohingya from same family killed by Bangladesh truck

  17 Jul 2018  DHAKA: A truck overturned in a Bangladeshi refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar on Monday, killing at least four refugees, three...

‘IOM to help Bangladesh repatriate Rohingyas’

Visiting Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing on Monday reaffirmed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that his organisation will...

When will world step in to alleviate Rohingya suffering?

by RAMZY BAROUD July 17, 2018 Responding to a Myanmar official’s claim that his country is not targeting Rohingya in a genocidal campaign, but is defending...

Torn apart by violence, Rohingya families connect through letters

July 17, 2018 Inside a bamboo shelter on Bangladesh’s eastern coast, 58-year-old Sait Banu held a dog-eared note from her husband. “If you find a good...

Nowhere to run: Rohingya hunker down as monsoon arrives

By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Jul 17, 2018 The hill on which the young woman's shelter is being built is so unstable that the earth crumbles under...