Daily Archives: September 30, 2017

© Provided by AFP Hindus weep near the bodies of their family members in Ye Baw Kyaw village in Maungdaw

Rohingya militants deny Myanmar army claims of Hindu massacre

Lydia Reid, 68, of Edinburgh, Scotland, visits the gravesite of her son Gary, whom she was told died seven days after he was born. After 42 years, mom learns baby son's coffin was empty Hindus weep...
Myanmar tells UN: 'There is no ethnic cleansing and no genocide' of Rohingya

Myanmar tells UN: ‘There is no ethnic cleansing and no genocide’ of Rohingya

More than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled an army campaign in just a few weeks, escaping into Bangladesh Myanmar security adviser U Thaung Tun addresses the UN security council. Myanmar has rejected allegations of...
Two brothers, "Abdulaziz" (age 9) and "Zahid" (age 6), watched from across the river as their family was massacred. They watched the attackers execute their father along with the other men in the village, and then take their mother and three siblings to a house which was set on fire. Kutupalong camp, September 25. © 2017 Anastasia Taylor-Lind for Human Rights Watch

Rohingya Children Witness Crimes Against Humanity: Orphans are traumatized after Burmese Security Forces Abuses

“Abdulaziz” is only nine years old, but his serious look and stern demeanor makes him seem much older. There’s a reason for that: three weeks ago, he watched Burmese soldiers murder his parents and...
The boat capsized a short distance from the coast near the Bangladesh city of Cox's Bazar

Rohingya crisis: ‘About 60 dead’ in boat capsize

About 60 people are now believed to have died when a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized off Bangladesh, the UN says. The boat overturned in rough seas late on Thursday. A UN...
Dhaka Tribune

Is there a solution?

Over 400,000 persecuted Rohingya have already sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past month. The global communities, including civil society groups, politicians, and human right activists have expressed their deep concerns about Myanmar’s military...
Trump-Pence Join UN, Globalist Attack on Burma Over Rohingya Muslim Crisis

Trump-Pence Join UN, Globalist Attack on Burma Over Rohingya Muslim Crisis

At a meeting of the UN Security Council on September 20, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a blistering attack on the UN’s Human Rights Council, which is notorious both for its composition and its...
International law has yet to be applied in Myanmar

International law has yet to be applied in Myanmar: Zia Ullah Ranjha

Will condemnation without effective action make the lives of the Rohingya community better? The treatment of Muslims in Myanmar is a flagrant violation of international law. The UN high commissioner for human rights has described...
Politics of religious animosity

Politics of religious animosity: Imtiaz Alam

“When even suffering is ignored, there will be seeds of conflict, for suffering degrades, embitters and enrages” said Aung San Suu Kyi – rightly so – in her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. And that...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...