Daily Archives: September 19, 2017

Burma's ethnic issue may explode

Burma’s ethnic issue may explode

The situation in the Asia-Pacific region is far from bright and clear. The instability on the Korean peninsula now appears to be a constant, while Burma's problems seem to have been ignored by the...
Newly arrived Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

Bangladesh restricts Rohingya refugees, starts immunization

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Bangladeshi authorities are taking steps to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in crowded border camps after fleeing violence in Myanmar, whose military chief maintains that the chaos...
Rohingya refugees on the Bangladesh side of the Naf River separating Myanmar from Bangladesh after crossing near Palong Khali, Bangladesh. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times

Squeeze Myanmar’s Military

A year ago, when President Barack Obama announced that, given Myanmar’s progress on democracy, the United States would lift remaining sanctions on Myanmar’s military, rights groups warned that easing the pressure was premature: The...
2 die as elephants stampede through Rohingya slum

2 die as elephants stampede through Rohingya slum

Two Rohingya refugees, including a minor boy, have been trampled to death after a herd of wild elephants ran through a newly-built slum for Rohingya at Kutupalong in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar. Locals said...
The social network says it’s committed to helping the world ‘share their stories.’ But when people from Burma’s oppressed minority post, their stories have a habit of disappearing.

Exclusive: Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing

The social network says it’s committed to helping the world ‘share their stories.’ But when people from Burma’s oppressed minority post, their stories have a habit of disappearing. Rohingya activists—in Burma and in Western countries—tell...
A Rohingya Muslim woman holds a child as she pumps water at a camp for refugees in New Delhi, India, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Tsering Topgyal / AP

Ali Khan: How world leaders – including Trudeau – can help the Rohingyas

  The news from Myanmar continues to be shocking. United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Hussein has said that the Rohingyas are being subjected to ethnic cleansing. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned...
Indian government says Rohingya Muslims are security threat

Indian government says Rohingya Muslims are security threat

Rohingya Muslim rest in front of a grocery shop at a camp for refugees in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. India's government said Monday that it has evidence there are extremists who pose...
A Rohingya Muslim family taking cover under a plastic sheet as it rains near a Balukhali refugee camp. (AAP)

Myanmar official says Rohingya Muslims will be able to return

A senior security adviser in Myanmar says Rohingya Muslims who fled the nation to escape violence will soon be able to return. Myanmar national security adviser Thaung Tun told Reuters the more than 400,000 Rohingya...
A protest inside the Manus Island detention centre in August. Australia has been trying to clear the camp, which the Papua New Guinea supreme court declared illegal.

Australia offers to pay Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar

Australia is promising thousands of dollars to Rohingya refugees who agree to return to Myanmar, a country that has been accused of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim minority. Asylum seekers in the Australian-run detention centre...
Rohingya refugees cross into mainland Bangladesh on Sunday after fleeing Myanmar. (Allison Joyce / Getty Images)

The U.N. says Rohingya Muslims are facing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. So why is...

More than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have streamed out of Myanmar in recent weeks, fleeing a bloody military crackdown that a top United Nations official described as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Now the Rohingya...
Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh on September 17. They are fleeing government violence in Myanmar. Allison Joyce/Getty Images

Bangladesh Copes With Chaos: Rohingya Refugees Are ‘Coming And Coming’

A semitrailer pulls up, full of rice, water, clothes, medicine, biscuits. Aid workers hand out the supplies to thousands of anxious, impatient and hungry refugees. The scene is chaotic — and aid groups say that's how...

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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...