Daily Archives: October 14, 2017

A boy swims out of the flooded Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Myanmar army opens probe amid reports of killings, abuse of Rohingya

  Myanmar’s military has launched an internal probe into the conduct of soldiers during a counteroffensive that has sent more than half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, many saying they witnessed killings, rape...
These Rohingya refugees were sent to Bangladesh from India by the BSF Dhaka Tribune

Despite Supreme Court ban, India deports Rohingya to Bangladesh

Despite the Supreme Court of India banning the government from deporting Rohingya refugees from the country, Indian border force has sent 18 of them into Bangladesh through the Satkhira border. The refugees turned up in...
Foriza Begum holds a fan to shield her son Yosar Hossein, 7, and daughter Noyem Fatima, 2, on their way to a Bangladesh army run processing centre. Photo: AP

Australia refuses to condemn Myanmar over atrocities against Rohingya

  Bangkok: The Turnbull government has refused to directly condemn Myanmar after a new United Nations report revealed its troops continue the indiscriminate slaughter Rohingya Muslims, including children. Asked by Fairfax Media if it was time...
Robert Birsel, Wa Lone 6 Min Read YANGON (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing. FILE PHOTO: Myanmar's General Min Aung Hlaing takes part during a parade to mark the 72nd Armed Forces Day in the capital Naypyitaw, Myanmar March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims ‘not natives,’ numbers fleeing exaggerated

YANGON (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and...
The book that foresaw the assault on the Rohingyas

The book that foresaw the assault on the Rohingyas

Francis Wade predicted the miserable fate of Myanmar’s hated Muslim minority in a book appearing 10 days before the violence began Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim “Other”. By Francis...
Newly arrived Rohingya refugees from Myanmar walk through paddy fields and flooded land after they fled over the border into Cox’s Bazar.

Rohingya Muslims ‘being starved out’ by Burmese army as new surge crosses into Bangladesh

  The Burmese army is now using starvation as a new cruel tactic to drive the remaining communities of the Muslim Rohingya minority out of Burma, British Rohingya activists have claimed. Military and government restrictions on...
536,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh since August: ISCG

536,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh since August: ISCG

Rohingya refugee. Photo: Syful-Islam Rohingyas from Myanmar's Rakhine state continue to crossing border to seek safety in Bangladesh putting the number of new arrivals at 536,000, according to latest data. Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) released...
Here’s How the International Community Should Support Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities

Here’s How the International Community Should Support Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities

This week, at the World Bank Annual Meetings and G-20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors, global leaders must address the Rohingya refugee crisis head on by condemning Myanmar—whose regime has burned...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...