Daily Archives: September 16, 2017

Rohingya: Hate speech, lies and media misinformation

How a vicious media campaign has intensified the pressure on an embattled people. Plus, Sinai's media black hole. On The Listening Post this week: behind the Rohingya crisis, a vicious media campaign has steadily intensified...
Recently arrived Rohingya refugees wait to receive aid donations on September 13, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Why Myanmar Hates the Rohingya?

A column of smoke rising from a burning village forms the backdrop to one of the worst humanitarian crises the world is facing—and a powerful reminder to thousands of people who have fled that...
Photo: Myanmar's military launched a brutal crackdown on the Rohingyas. (AP: Bernat Armangue, File)

Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Al Qaeda warns crimes against ‘Muslim brothers’ will be avenged

Al Qaeda's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar has stoked new fears that Rohingya militants have the backing of global jihadist groups, including Islamic State (IS). Al Qaeda has issued a statement urging Muslims...
A burnt house is seen in a village near Maungdaw, in the north of Rakhine state, Myanmar, September 12, 2017REUTERS

Myanmar: US official barred from Rohingya conflict zone

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy will voice Washington's concerns about the Rohingya and press for greater access to the conflict area for humanitarian workers, the State Department said Myanmar said on Friday...
Rohingya refugees wait to receive aid donations, Sept. 13, 2017, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

400,000 of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh in recent weeks

Families fleeing with just the clothes on their backs; tearful children baring famished bellies; the able carrying the injured, the weak, the old -- these are scenes all too familiar in a world with...
Two Myanmar journalists detained in Cox’s Bazar on espionage charges

Two Myanmar journalists detained in Cox’s Bazar on espionage charges

An award-winning photographer from Bangladesh also arrested with the pair was later freed Two Myanmar photographers covering the Rohingya crisis for a German magazine have been arrested in Bangladesh on suspicion of espionage, officials said...
Members of several Islamist groups, led by Hefazat-e-Islam, stage a demonstration in front of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka on September 15, 2017 protesting the state-sanctioned violence against the minority Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, Myanmar Focus Bangla

Hefazat: Jihad against Myanmar if they don’t stop killing the Rohingya

Members of several Islamist groups, led by Hefazat-e-Islam, stage a demonstration in front of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka on September 15, 2017 protesting the state-sanctioned violence against the minority Rohingya Muslims in...
State Dept. official to travel to Myanmar following Rohingya attacks

State Dept. official to travel to Myanmar following Rohingya attacks

  An estimated 380,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape the violence Murphy summoned Myanmar's ambassador to the US, Aung Lynn, Wednesday to express US concerns about the violence (CNN) Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick...
Demonstrators in Savar are seen marching under police protection Dhaka Tribune

Demonstrations held in Savar against persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar

Demonstrations held in Savar against persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar Demonstrators in Savar are seen marching under police protection Dhaka Tribune Imams of the local mosques were seen to lead the processions from their respective mosques Thousands...
Supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami, a Pakistani religious group, take part in a rally to condemn violence against Rohingya Muslims [Fareed Khan/AP] By Step Vaessen

Rohingya crisis – a threat to stability in Southeast Asia

All eyes are on the humanitarian crisis, but what impact will the Rohingya exodus have on the region as a whole? Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have been forced to flee Myanmar and their numbers...
Amnesty accuses Myanmar army of carrying out 'ethnic cleansing' of the Rohingya, as nearly 400,000 flee to Bangladesh.

Myanmar uses scorched earth tactics in Rakhine: report

Amnesty accuses Myanmar army of carrying out 'ethnic cleansing' of the Rohingya, as nearly 400,000 flee to Bangladesh. Security forces and vigilante mobs in Myanmar are carrying out a scorched-earth policy in the majority-Muslim region...

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Fire at Rohingya camp

Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhia

24 April, 2019 Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong Rohingya camp was hit by a fire. This happened on (today) Wednesday afternoon. Three units of fire service are...
ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

NAYPYITAW—The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Monday proposed abolishing the National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) at a meeting of the joint committee to draft...
FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On...
Malaysia's government has set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to probe the Wang Kelian deaths [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group won't impact them much Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks...
Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites...