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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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...