Daily Archives: November 10, 2017

A file photo of an Arakan Army unit from the group's Facebook page.

Arakan Army mistakenly shoots boat passengers

One civilian was shot dead and three injured yesterday when troops from the Arakan Army (AA) mistook boat passengers on the Kaladan River for Burmese soldiers. Kyaw Khin, an aid worker in the Paletwa area,...
Militants Kill Village Leaders Who Worked on Myanmar’s Verification Card Program

Militants Kill Village Leaders Who Worked on Myanmar’s Verification Card Program

  As many as 18 village leaders who had worked on the issuance of national verification cards in Myanmar’s violence-ridden northern Rakhine state have been killed in the last three months in Muslim-majority Maungdaw and...
Myanmar cardinal urges Pope Francis to avoid use of the term 'Rohingya'

Myanmar cardinal urges Pope Francis to avoid use of the term ‘Rohingya’

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar’s most senior Catholic prelate has urged Pope Francis to avoid using the term ‘Rohingya’ during a visit this month, when he is expected to raise the humanitarian crisis faced by...
The United Nations Security Council decides to increase pressure on Myanmar, but it won’t have much of an impact.

UN’s Futile Effort to Engage Myanmar on the Rohingya Crisis

On Monday, the United Nations Security Council turned up the heat on Myanmar by unanimously adopting a presidential statement demanding an end to the brutal campaign against the country’s Rohingya Muslim community. Significantly, the statement...
Protesters in Iran hold up a defaced picture of their leader, as the humanitarian crisis escalatesvideo

Aung San Suu Kyi’s reputation — both internationally and domestically

Why has Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel laureate and Burma's de facto civilian leader, been so unwilling to condemn the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in her country? (Joyce Lee, Ishaan Tharoor/The Washington Post) Interestingly, state...
Why is Burma driving out the Rohingya — and not its other despised minorities?

Why is Burma driving out the Rohingya — and not its other despised minorities?

  Why is Burma attacking only the Rohingya? As the Burmese military drives out upward of 600,000 Rohingya in what one United Nations official called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing,” most media analyses correctly highlight...
Rohingya Muslim refugees at the Balukhali refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook Posts Aren’t Going to Help the Rohingya Refugees

  “Never in my life have I seen so many frightened people, huddled together, in such a small space,” my friend posted on Facebook in October. A resident at a local hospital, she is working...

UNICEF centres are havens for Rohingya child refugees

There are hundreds of thousands of Rohingya child refugees in Bangladesh who arrived mentally and physically traumatised. Now, they are receiving much-needed psychological therapy in safe spaces where they can enjoy their childhood. The United Nations...
Dangerous times in Myanmar for Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribal people in Rakhine

Dangerous times in Myanmar for Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribal people in Rakhine

The government of Myanmar faces untold pressure to accept Bengali Muslims back into Rakhine in Myanmar because of the utter bias of certain Western and Islamic nations. Yet, if Myanmar is pressured then Buddhists,...

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ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Myanmar asks Bangladesh to stop giving aid to stranded Rohingya refugees

  DHAKA – Myanmar has asked Bangladesh to stop providing aid to 6,000 Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military...
A Rohingya refugee is seen in Balukhali refugee camp at dawn near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 28, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

‘Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day’ event to be held in Toronto on Aug. 25

  The Burma Task Force and the Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative say they have officially recognized Aug. 25 as “Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day.” In a press...
Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Author Hafed Al-Ghwell (August 11, 2018 17:15) The Rohingya refugee crisis stunned the world when the first reports emerged of widespread ethnic cleansing in Rakhine state...
Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye, visit Maungdaw township of Rakhine State yesterday. Photo: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

Rohingya Repatriation: Progress quite insignificant

Diplomats say after Bangladesh delegation visits Maungdaw Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque and other members of the Bangladesh delegation, accompanied by...
Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

  U.N. aid agencies and the government of Bangladesh have criticized Myanmar for delays in offering safe return to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya...