Daily Archives: September 20, 2017

There is heavy patrolling by the Assam Rifles intensified along the Mizoram-Arakan (Myanmar) border in the state’s Lawngtlai district. File photo

Security beefed up on Myanmar border in Mizoram to check entry of Rohingya Muslims

There is heavy patrolling by the Assam Rifles intensified along the Mizoram-Arakan (Myanmar) border in the state’s Lawngtlai district. File photo Mizoram shares a 404-km international border with Myanmar Security has been beefed up and patrolling...
Rohingya grab for aid handouts of clothing and food on in Tankhali, Bangladesh. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Are the Rohingya Facing Genocide?

Teenagers executed with rifles. Babies drowned in rivers. Hundreds of thousands fleeing to squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh as their villages were set ablaze by soldiers and Buddhist militias. The horror stories streaming from the...
Rohingya Muslims cross a flooded area to find an alternate shelter after their camp was inundated with rainwater near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Sept. 19, 2017.

Rohingya-Chakma Conundrum: Government must come up with clear policy on refugees

  The Centre’s move to stand by its decision on deportation of Rohingya migrants in front of the Supreme Court comes as no surprise. However, there’s also no denying the fact that government is tying...
Rohingya crisis: Doctor Without Borders urges Myanmar to grant global aid agencies access to Rakhine statevideo

‘Traitor’: Rohingya refugees react to Suu Kyi’s speech

On Bangladesh-Myanmar border, refugees respond with anger and skepticism to leader's first speech on Rohingya crisis. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Breaking her silence on the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state that has sent hundreds of...
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Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech in full: ‘We condemn all human rights violations’

In her first comments on Rohingya crisis, Myanmar's leader says she is 'concerned' over Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh.
Aung San Suu Kyi during her address.

Suu Kyi’s Rohingya speech labeled ‘disingenuous’

    Naypyidaw, Myanmar (CNN) Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally broke her silence on the Rohingya refugee crisis Tuesday, insisting that her country was not "afraid of international scrutiny." But her speech in...
Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Photograph: Dar Yasin/AP

UK to suspend training of Burmese military over treatment of Rohingya

Theresa May says all engagement with Myanmar’s military will end until action against civilians in Rakhine state stops Theresa May has announced that the UK will suspend the training of Burmese military amid concerns about...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Expert: UN Failed Before Rohingya Crackdown in Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS - An independent review of United Nations operations in the years before hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled a violent crackdown...
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi listens to China Premier Li Keqiang at the ASEAN-China Summit during the 33rd ASEAN Summit on November 14, 2018 in Singapore. © 2018 Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

ASEAN: Don’t Whitewash Atrocities Against Rohingya

(New York) – Southeast Asian leaders at their annual summit should drastically rethink their response to the plight of Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya, Human Rights...
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi during a joint news conference with Czech Prime Minister Babis after their meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, 03 June 2019. Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is on an official two-day visit to the Czech Republic. She is expected to make a speech during the Czech-Myanmar business forum on 04 June in Prague. EPA/MARTIN DIVISEK

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi to attend ASEAN summit in Bangkok

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi plans to travel to Bangkok to attend this weekend's summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at...
Buddhists in Myanmar's Rakhine state hit back at Rohingya help. Photo: AFP

Myanmar’s Hardline Monks Rail Against Rohingya and Suu Kyi

Ultra-nationalist monks in Myanmar accepted a cash donation from the military on Monday while condemning Aung San Suu Kyi and her government for allowing...
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Rohingya relocation: What’s the future of costly Bhashan Char project?

The photo, collected from project official Atikul Islam’s Facebook page, shows houses built under a project to accommodate Rohingya refugees in Bhashan Char, Noakhali,...