Daily Archives: September 23, 2017

New Delhi’s relationship with the de facto leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, seems to have snowballed into a diplomatic debacle following her

Dancing with Suu Kyi – By E.D. Mathew

New Delhi’s relationship with the de facto leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, seems to have snowballed into a diplomatic debacle following her recent address to the Myanmar Parliament. Ms. Suu Kyi pointedly...
Myanmar is guilty of genocide against the Rohingya people, according to the verdict of international Permanent Peoples' Tribunal.

Suu Kyi’s crown of thorns: the future of the Rohingyas and Myanmar are both...

If anything, Aung San Suu Kyi’s 29-minute State of the Union address underlined the crown of thorns that she wears. When Myanmar’s State Counsellor and non-official head of government, broke her resolute silence today on...
BBC reporters in Myanmar witnessed burning Muslim villages.video

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Speech On The Rohingya Crisis Was Unworthy Of Her Nobel...

Imagine there were an ongoing humanitarian crisis — one approaching genocide — and a...
Rohingya refugees lit candle inside their makeshift tent, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh September 16, 2017

How We Were Seduced by Aung San Suu Kyi

As the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar has unfolded over the past month, one of the most visceral aspects of the commentary in the international media has not been the trauma of the poor people...
From left: Judges Nursyahbani Katjasungkana, Shadi Sadr, Boehringer, Feierstein, Helen Jarvis, Nello Rossi and Zulaiha Ismal at the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal at Universiti Malaya on Friday.

People’s tribunal finds Myanmar guilty of Rohingya genocide

KUALA LUMPUR: The Myanmar government is guilty of genocide against the Rohingya people and other Muslim minorities, according to the international Permanent Peoples' Tribunal. The seven-man panel tribunal announced its verdict after considering documentary and...
A Rohingya family negotiates a flooded refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar this week.

Call for UN safe zones to allow Rohingya to return to Myanmar

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called for the UN to set up and police “safe zones” inside Myanmar to protect the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. The impoverished South Asian nation...
Rohingya refugees mourn the death of a relative, who lost his live when their boat capsized during their Naf River crossing, in the Bangladeshi city of Teknaf, on September 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

The Rohingya alarm

Paris—As is so often the case, it was an artist who sounded the warning. His name is Barbet Schroeder, and the alert that he issued came in the form of his fine, sober film...
Fear and terror are a constant for many of the children who make up about 60 per cent of the more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled terrible persecution in Myanmar. This child is in line for aid in a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Friday. (Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

‘Heavily traumatized ‘ Rohingya children go from terror in Myanmar to refugee camp chaos...

  'Dramatic expansion' of makeshift camps for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar captured by satellite images Myanmar violence 'reminiscent' of massacres in Bosnia, Rwanda, UN hears Rohingya refugees' access to food, water an increasing concern Canada acknowledges violence against Rohingya...

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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...