Daily Archives: October 4, 2017

The Rohingya-Rakhine hostility can best be explained by what is called the theory of double minority complex

Why Both Rohingya Muslims And Rakhine Buddhists Think They Are Right

  The plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar has yet again surfaced and momentarily captured international attention. Tens of thousands of Myanmar’s Muslim minority, residents of the western Burmese province of Rakhine, are fleeing across...
Newly arrived Rohingya refugees

A brief history of the word “Rohingya” at the heart of a humanitarian crisis

The Rohingya are a largely Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar at the center of a humanitarian catastrophe. But the Myanmar government won’t even use the word “Rohingya,” let alone admit they’re being persecuted. Instead,...
Myanmar: Rohingya appeal launched by UK charities

Myanmar: Rohingya appeal launched by UK charities

  A UK charity appeal to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing violence in Myanmar has been launched by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). The government said it would match the first £3m donated by...
'Is [Myanmar] a religious problem? Or is it a security issue? Religion is being used as a scapegoat for a reason,' Syria's Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun said

Rohingya Muslims fleeing genocide are a ‘security threat’, Syria’s Grand Mufti claims

Close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says media is to blame for exaggerated coverage of state violence against Muslim minority in Rakhine state India, under pressure to accept Rohingya refugees fleeing state-organised violence in...
Rights campaigners had argued against a visit to Myanmar by Charles and his wife Camilla, who will travel to Singapore, Malaysia and India. Photograph: Szymanowicz/REX/Shutterstock

Prince Charles omits Myanmar from Asia tour after Rohingya violence

Myanmar visit was considered for prince’s trip on behalf of British government but it has now been left put of official program Prince Charles will tour south-east Asia and India later this month but the...
Rohingya children walk to their tents after fetching drinking water at a makeshift camp near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. More than half a million Rohingya have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh in just over a month, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades.

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh at Risk as Diarrheal Diseases Spread

  Aid agencies are scaling up efforts to contain an outbreak of diarrheal diseases that could have serious health consequences for many of the more than one-half million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar who are living...
The Story We’re All Missing in Myanmar

The Story We’re All Missing in Myanmar

WASHINGTON—As I read the stories about the Burman military’s horrific campaign against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, I can’t help but think of an autobiography I read not long ago by my friend...

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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...