Daily Archives: September 15, 2017

SOURCE: Dhaka Tribune

An open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

'Where are we headed? Has our democratic transition in Myanmar turned full circle? Are we back under an autocratic regime albeit one that was democratically elected?' Eight Myanmar nationals living outside of their home country...
The facade of the Myanmar parliament complex is seen from the main road in the capital city of NaypyidawAFP

The 17 Rohingya, including a woman, in the Burmese parliament

Although the Myanmar government has never acknowledged the Rohingya as a national ethnic group, many have served in the government in the past During a session of the Jatiya Sangsad, Chandpur-3 Representative Dr Dipu Moni...
Trucks carrying Iranian humanitarian aid intended for displaced Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh are seen in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on September 15, 2017. (Photo by IRNA)

Rohingya Muslims facing humanitarian crisis: Press TV

The Press TV correspondent visiting Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh says a humanitarian crisis is unfolding there amid a lack of relief supplies and medical services. “There is a humanitarian disaster here in a real...
A house is seen on fire in Gawduthar village, Maungdaw township, in the north of Rakhine state, Myanmar September 7, 2017. Reuters

European Parliament threatens Myanmar with sanctions over Rohingya crisis

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution threatening Myanmar with taking “punitive sanctions” following the Rakhine State crisis that is forcing hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas into Bangladesh. It has called on the vice-president of...
Why Aung San Suu Kyi is silent on the Rohingya crisis

Why Aung San Suu Kyi is silent on the Rohingya crisis

  In Depth: is Myanmar’s de facto leader unable to stop the slaughter - or unwilling? Aung San Suu Kyi will be thousands of miles away when the UN discusses the Rohingya refugee crisis that has...
Rohingya refugees entering into Bangladesh via Dakshinpara sea route (Image: Getty)

After UN Censures India, Top Intel Officials Discuss Rohingya Crisis With PMO: Report

New Delhi, Sept 13: After the United Nations ‘deplored’ India’s move to deport 40,000 Rohingya refugees, the Prime Minister’s Office convened a meeting of top officials to discuss the issue. Senior Intelligence department functionaries...
Aung San Suu Kyi has faced widespread criticism over attacks on Burma's Rohingya minority REUTERS

Aung San Suu Kyi to give national address on Rohingya Muslim crisis in Burma’s...

Burmese leader likely to respond to criticism of her response to 'ethnic cleansing'   Aung San Suu Kyi will give a public address next week on the crisis involving Burma's Rohingya minority, her spokesman has said. The...
Packed solidarity meeting at Whitechapel calling for government to intervene in Rohingya Muslims crisis. Picture: East London Mosque

UK must act on Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, MP tells Whitechapel solidarity meeting

The government is being urged to take action against the Burmese regime over the refugee crisis caused by “the silent genocide” of Rohingya Muslims, a public solidarity meeting in Whitechapel heard. Rohingya refugees from Burma...
Protesters in Iran hold up a defaced picture of their leader, as the humanitarian crisis escalates

Aung San Suu Kyi set to miss the UN General Assembly due to Burma...

‘She is trying to control the security situation, to have internal peace and stability, and to prevent the spread of communal conflict,’ spokesman says Burma’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi will miss the United Nations...
Rohingya refugees stretch their hands to receive aid distributed by local organisations at Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on September 14, 2017. (Reuters Photo)

Rohingya refugees are a security threat: Govt’s ‘unfinalised affidavit’

The top court is hearing a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government’s decision to deport Rohingya Muslims, filed by two Rohingyas living in Delhi. An affidavit prepared by the government for possible filing in...
OVERCOME WITH GRIEFHeartbreaking moment mum cradles her drowned baby as 380,000 Rohingya Muslims flee ‘ethnic cleansing’ that’s left 1,000 feared dead in Burma

OVERCOME WITH GRIEFHeartbreaking moment mum cradles her drowned baby as 380,000 Rohingya Muslims flee...

  A BABY died when one of the dozens of boats carrying Rohingya Muslim refugees to the Bangladeshi border town of Teknaf capsized today. These heart-breaking pictures show mum Hamida wailing in grief as she holds...
FILE PHOTO: Smoke is seen on Myanmar's side of border as an exhausted Rohingya refugee woman is carried to the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo Reuters

Saviors or Profiteers? Bangladesh Fishermen Rescue Rohingya, for a Price

  By Simon Lewis SHAMLAPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - For tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, an informal fleet of small wooden fishing boats has meant deliverance from what they say is an indiscriminate assault on their...

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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...