Monthly Archives: October 2017

ICG Warns on Myanmar Sanctions

ICG Warns on Myanmar Sanctions

YANGON — The International Crisis Group warned policy makers in Europe that re-imposing sanctions may not be helpful to address Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis as it could risk constraining future policy options as well as...
Thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar walk along a muddy rice field after crossing the border in Palang Khali, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Govt Suggests Possible Daily Repatriation of 300 Rohingya Refugees

YANGON — The government has estimated it can take back about 300 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh per day and said there is a need to scrutinize the refugees under the four main principles of...
Laundry hangs on a line overlooking the sprawling refugee camp on Oct. 2, 2017 in Balukhali, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Discussion on Rohingya crisis offers insight into political state of Myanmar

On Monday, Oct. 23, assistant professor from the Department of Creative Writing Charmaine Craig, associate professor from the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies Tamara Ho, and assistant professor from the Department of Ethnic...
South-Asian community held protest outside White House in solidarity with Rohingya Muslims

South-Asian community held protest outside White House in solidarity with Rohingya Muslims

South-Asian community members from Metropolitan Washington area staged a peaceful demonstration against the ongoing genocide of Rohingyas in front of the White House on October 29, 2017. More than 500,000 Rohingyas fleeing a military crackdown...
Two Myanmar journalists detained in Cox’s Bazar on espionage charges

Bangladeshi held ‘for conspiring with Myanmar’

A Dhaka court has sent a Bangladeshi citizen from Rakhine community to jail on charges of pilfering state information to Myanmar and conspiring to conduct subversive activities in Bangladesh with the help of Myanmar-based...
Trump needs to say something — and do something — about the assault on the Rohingya

Trump needs to say something — and do something — about the assault on...

THE BIGGEST and most ruthless campaign of ethnic cleansing the world has seen in years continues unabated in Burma. Since Aug. 25, more than 600,000 members of the Rohingya community have been driven across...
Malaysian filmmaker Edmund Yeo (L) and actress Daphne Low attend a post-screening Q&A session about their movie "Aqerat (We the Dead)" duri

New film ‘Aqerat’ depicts continued plight of Rohingya refugees

TOKYO (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar for a new life in Malaysia only to suffer continued violence in the film, "Aqerat (We the Dead)", which paints a complicated portrait of a young woman...
Demonstrators gather to show their support for the military on October 29, 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar. The military has been accused by the international community of causing the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims. - Lauren DeCicca,Getty Images

Misinformation spread on Facebook contributing to Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Ultranationalist monk banned from public preaching took to social media platform to promote false information about minority group Demonstrators gather to show their support for the military on October 29, 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar. The...
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ma Mingqiang

Chinese ambassador: Dhaka, Beijing to sit together to solve the Rohingya issue

Chinese ambassador: Dhaka, Beijing to sit together to solve the Rohingya issue File Photo: Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar wait to be let through by Bangladeshi border guards after crossing the border in Palang...
Khaleda reaches Cox's Bazar on the way to Rohingya refugee camps

Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda reaches Cox’s Bazar on the way to Rohingya refugee camps

  BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has arrived in Cox's Bazar to visit Rohingya refugee camps at Ukhia. The BNP chief reached the southwestern district at 8pm on Sunday after her overnight stay in Chittagong. Her motorcade...
United Nations Security Council must go tough on Myanmar

UNSC must go tough on Myanmar

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque said the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) must take a strong stance against the Myanmar government for the ongoing persecution of Rohingyas in Rakhine State. It...
President Trump, heed the plight of the Rohingya

President Trump, heed the plight of the Rohingya

Malatya, the town where I was born, hosts one of the 25 refugee camps across the plains of southeastern Turkey. With our NATO allies, the United States has helped provide 2,083 shipping containers in...

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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...