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Daily Archives: October 28, 2017

Monks in Yangon, Myanmar, studying at the Ywama Monastery, which supports the Buddhist nationalist Ma Ba Tha movement. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times

A War of Words Puts Facebook at the Center of Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar’s government has barred Ashin Wirathu, an ultranationalist Buddhist monk, from public preaching for the past year, saying his speeches helped fuel the violence against the country’s Rohingya ethnic group that the United Nations...
Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, rest inside a school compound at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Oct. 23, 2017.

Aid Deliveries Difficult as Conditions Deteriorate for Rohingya Refugees

U.N. agencies say bad roads and bad weather are compounding the difficulties of delivering essential aid to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees living in small, congested areas in Bangladesh. The International Organization for Migration...
Tubewell installed close proximity of latrines in Kutupalong Refugee Camp| Tarek Mahmud/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya camps on the brink of waterborne disease outbreak

According to UNHCR, 604,000 Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh fleeing the violence which erupted in Myanmar on August 25 The unplanned installation of tube wells in close proximity to sanitary latrines at the Rohingya camps in...
Is this a real shift in North Korea-Myanmar relations, or just political expediency

Is Myanmar Serious About Enforcing Sanctions on North Korea?

During the 11th ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) and 4th ADMM-Plus Meeting held earlier this week in the Philippines, the assembled ministers condemned North Korea’s ongoing missile and nuclear tests. In their Joint Statement,...
Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said the Myanmar authorities would not ultimately resolve the Rohingya crisis despite its pledge

‘Myanmar won’t resolve Rohingya crisis if int’l pressure recedes’

Asaduzzaman KhanHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said the Myanmar authorities would not ultimately resolve the Rohingya crisis despite its pledge to do so if the international community stops exerting pressure on Naypyidaw to take...
US urges Myanmar to follow 1992 deal in Rohingya repatriation

US urges Myanmar to follow 1992 deal in Rohingya repatriation

The US has pressed Myanmar to take back the Rohingyas, who fled to Bangladesh, in line with the 1992 agreement between the two next-door neighbours. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke on Thursday with Myanmar's...
Rohingya Muslim women 'being driven to prostitution to buy supplies' in Bangladesh refugee camps

Rohingya Muslim women ‘being driven to prostitution to buy supplies’ in Bangladesh refugee camps

Scarcity of food and water pushing many to desperate measures as sex trade flourishes in overcrowded camps housing minority fleeing persecution in Burma As Rohingya women struggle to access even the very basics such as...
A young girl and a baby wade through mud after arriving in Whaikhyang, Bangladesh from Burma on 10 September

Rohingya crisis: Death toll of Muslims killed by Burmese army ‘may be extremely high’,...

The death toll from a “clearance operation” launched by Burmese troops against Rohingya Muslims may be “extremely high”, the UN has revealed. UN human rights officials who visited refugee camps for the Rohingya established inside...

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Aung San Suu Kyi party official killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine

The National League for Democracy's (NLD) Ye Thein had been held for weeks by the Arakan Army. Rebels in Myanmar's Rakhine region said Thein died...
Let's end the Rohingya crisis now, says Dr Mahathir

Cambodia can play strategic role in resolving Rohingya crisis

Raquel R Bacay / Khmer Times  Share:     Children collect water at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp. Bayazid Akter | Dreamstime.com Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi Foreign Affairs Minister AK Abdul...
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing of the genocide case against the Rohingya minority at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on December 11, 2019 [Reuters/Yves Herman]

Myanmar: Defending genocide at the ICJ

On December 9, the world marked the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention: a covenant signed in the wake of...
Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

Nothing is impossible in the post-truth world By The Telegraph Sir — Angering the Black Panther might not be a good idea — after all, the...
Defending military from charge of genocide wins her power at home

Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ vs ‘Bengali’ Hate Speech Debate

A new campaign seeks to single out local media outlets that refer to the Rohingya ethnic group as “Bengalis.” By Shafiur Rahman December 21, 2019 Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’...