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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Muhammad Yunus: Aung San Suu Kyi 100 percent to blame for Rohingya plight –...

In what the United Nations has called "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", in recent weeks more than half a million majority-Muslim Rohingya have...
Yunus blames Suu Kyi for Rohingya genocide

Yunus blames Suu Kyi for Rohingya genocide

Muhammad Yunus speaks in an interview with Al Jazeera. Photo: Al Jazeera   In an interview with Al Jazeera, Nobel Peace laureate and economist Muhammad Yunus...
Under the cluster village method, around 250,000 Rohingya people can be rehabilitated on the 5,000-acre landmass of the island allocated for the rehabilitation Shahed Shafiq/Bangla Tribune

How exactly will Rohingyas be rehabilitated at Bhasan Char?

As of October 17, the UN Refugee Agency estimated that around 582,000 Rohingya people had entered Bangladesh since the latest military crackdown began in...
Newly arrived Rohingya refugees board a boat as they transfer to a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Doctors say they have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with sexual violence

Rohingya crisis: Burmese soldiers are raping and murdering Muslims today, warns UN Burmese soldiers are continuing to rape and murder Rohingya Muslims in the country’s...
A Rohingya man carries his baby in a basket as he arrives in Tuangiri, Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Sept. 12, 2017.

Sen. Young: More action needed to stop Rohingya ethnic cleansing

US. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) drafted a bipartisan letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley regarding the...