Daily Archives: September 21, 2017

Myanmar's Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 21, 2016.

Aung San Suu Kyi was always against the Rohingya, but the world simply ignored...

Aung San Suu Kyi has finally spoken, and left the world disappointed. The Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar’s Rakhine State have been subject to what the United Nations (UN) head of human rights called “a textbook...
Aung San Suu Kyi scheduled to visit Prague in October

Aung San Suu Kyi scheduled to visit Prague in October

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to visit Prague next month, the news site Aktuálně.cz reported. She was invited by the Czech prime minister, Bohuslav Sobotka, and should hold talks...
Pence (right) confers with US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley at a UN Security Council meeting, Sept 20, 2017.

End violence immediately, Mike Pence urges Myanmar

  WASHINGTON - Images of violence and refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine state have “shocked the American people and decent people all over the world,” US Vice-President Mike Pence told the UN Security Council on Wednesday...
Trump urges 'strong and swift' UN action to end Rohingya crisis

Trump urges ‘strong and swift’ UN action to end Rohingya crisis

  US President Donald Trump is urging the UN Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to bring Myanmar's Rohingya crisis to an end, US Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, calling the...
Suu Kyi’s award suspended by UK union over Myanmar crisis

Suu Kyi’s award suspended by UK union over Myanmar crisis

One of Britain’s largest trade unions has suspended an award given to Aung San Suu Kyi when she was a political prisoner, as international criticism mounts over Myanmar refugee crisis, according to a report...
Aung San Suu Kyi Fooled Us All

Aung San Suu Kyi Fooled Us All

  When Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, took to the lectern on Tuesday, she was speaking to us. Suu Kyi’s silence as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are driven from their...
Mr Tillerson called Ms Suu Kyi to discuss the US concerns

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi speech criticised by global leaders

Media captionThe BBC's Jonah Fisher looks at Ms Suu Kyi's speech Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is facing mounting international pressure for her handling of violence in Rakhine state and the Rohingya refugee crisis. In a...
Travel agent Phyu Wint Ye, center, joins other supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi in downtown Yangon.

How Myanmar’s Buddhists actually feel about the Rohingya

Yangon, Myanmar (CNN)One public servant skipped work. A butcher shut up her store for the day. A noodle seller watched on his phone. They all wanted to hear what Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San...
Everything that is happening in Myanmar today had happened at dozens of other places before, and it had happened to us, too, writes Durakovic

The Srebrenicans are standing with the Rohingya

Survivors of genocide are obliged to take action when others are being threatened with the treatment they once received. Everything that is happening in Myanmar today had happened at dozens of other places before, and...
Pakistan’s Rohingya Hypocrisy

Pakistan’s Rohingya Hypocrisy

What tolerance can Pakistan expect in Myanmar for its Muslim minorities when it is unwilling to apply similar concepts itself? It was a grotesque juxtaposition. On one side was a post by a BBC journalist drawing...
Facebook bans Rohingya group's posts as minority faces 'ethnic cleansing'

Facebook bans Rohingya group’s posts as minority faces ‘ethnic cleansing’

As hundreds of thousands flee a brutal campaign by the Myanmar military, the social media company labels an insurgent group a ‘dangerous organization’   Amid international accusations that Myanmar’s military is engaging in “ethnic cleansing” of...

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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...