Daily Archives: September 14, 2017

Earlier on Wednesday, UN Secretary General António Guterres said the crisis involving the Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine state had become "catastrophic."

Myanmar government: Almost 40% of Rohingya villages are now empty

The UN Security Council has condemned the violence in a rare unanimous rebuke (CNN)Almost 40% of all Rohingya villages in Myanmar's Rakhine State are now empty, a government spokesperson has confirmed. More than 370,000 Rohingya --...
Rohingya refugees are overwhelming aid groups

UN chief calls Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis ‘catastrophic’

  UN Secretary-General António Guterres urges Myanmar authorities to end violence He also calls on Myanmar to give minority Rohingya Muslims "legal status" (CNN)The crisis involving minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state has become "catastrophic," UN...
Rohingya immigrants living in Pakistan, react during an interview with Reuters at their residence in Arkanabad neighborhood in Karachi, Pakistan September 7, 2017.

HRW: Pakistan Should Back Rohingya Rights Abroad and at Home

Pakistan’s foreign minister has expressed “deep anguish” at the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma. The foreign secretary has summoned the Burmese ambassador and registered an official protest. And Pakistan’s parliament has urged...
Rohingya Muslims, fled from ongoing military operations in Burma's Rakhine state, cross the Naf River in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on September 12, 2017 Credit: Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Malaysia warns Rohingya crisis could lead to Isil attacks in Burma

Southeast Asia could “pay the price” of Islamic State supporters seeking to exploit the persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Malaysia’s defence minister has warned. Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin cautioned that Isil, who have been...
Getting the full picture of the Rakhine crisis

Getting the full picture of the Rakhine crisis

At best, the government's narrative of the shocking violence in Rakhine has been put in serious jeopardy. At worst... On September 7, one of the key planks of the government’s narrative on Rakhine State was...

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3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

YANGON, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Three soldiers have been killed with another injured in rocket attacks by an insurgent group on an anchored tugboat...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar Oct 27, 2016. REUTERS

Myanmar orders internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine state

d telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, amid heightening tensions in the region,...
Last year Mahathir Mohamad castigated Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for defending the military's crackdown on the Rohingya. (Photo: AFP/Mohd RASFAN) Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/mahathir-asean-rohingya-malaysia-11650358

PM Mahathir vows ahead of ASEAN meet to help Rohingya bound for Malaysia

BANGKOK: Malaysia's prime minister on Friday (Jun 21) vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders...
More than a million Rohingyas in the squalid refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar are living a life full of misery and hardship. (AN Photo)

Life at a Rohingya camp: An Arab News report

Rohingya youth also faced with extremely limited educational and employment prospects DHAKA, Bangladesh: It was in the evening of June 18 in Dhaka that I...
Rohingya refugees rest in a police station in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, after they were prevented from going on a sea voyage to Malaysia, May 15, 2019.

US Report: Bangladesh Ignoring Sex Trafficking of Rohingya

Bangladeshi criminal groups take Rohingya women from refugee camps at night, exploit them in sex trafficking and return them during the day, the United...