Daily Archives: November 12, 2017

Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said he believed that not only Malaysia, but other countries like Asean’s dialogue partners would raise the issue regarding the Rohingya Muslims. — Reuters pic

Anifah: Asean summit to discuss Rohingya refugee crisis

  The Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar is expected to be raised at the 31st Asean Summit and Related Summits, which kicks off here tomorrow, with the possibility of it being discussed behind closed door. Malaysian...
U2 in concert at the SSE Arena in Belfast. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

U2 condemn Suu Kyi’s silence on violence against Rohingya people

Rock group’s blog post does not acknowledge Bono’s involvement in offshore investments about 10 hours ago Sorcha Pollak U2 has condemned Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her silence in the face of “violence and terror...
EU has limited options for helping Rohingya refugees

EU Foreign Ministers Urged To Pressure Burmese Authorities To End Crimes Against Rohingya

  As EU Foreign Ministers meet on 13 November to discuss the continuing humanitarian and human rights crisis in Rakhine State, Burma, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling for action to pressure Burma’s authorities to...
A protest in Peshawar in Pakistan against Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi over violence against the Rohingya. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA

Will Suu Kyi overcome the challenges?

  Caught between allegations of genocide from abroad and claims she’s a traitor to Buddhism at home, The Lady’s short reign is in deep crisis Nearly two years after winning a landslide election victory, Myanmar’s de...
Rohingya refugees at Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. Photo: Reuters

How the international community failed Rohingyas

The deplorable situation highlights the consequences of conflict in multi-ethnic societies and its implications to regional peace and security. Myanmar's brutal crackdown on the Rohingya – a largely Muslim group in Rakhine, north-western Myanmar –...

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Govt turns to barbed-wire fencing to combat human trafficking from Rohingya camps

Govt turns to barbed-wire fencing to combat human trafficking from Rohingya camps

'Although law enforcement officials are trying hard, the situation suggests there may be a loophole' Due to increasing incidents of human trafficking at the Rohingya...
Rohingya refugees caught between a rock and a hard place

Rohingya refugees caught between a rock and a hard place

UN agency and Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar Myanmar army 'shelling' villages, restricting aid in Rakhine state An increasingly frustrated Dhaka government...
Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Hla Poe Kaung transit camp was built to house 25,000 returnees - but sprung up on the site of two demolished Rohingya villages Entire Muslim...
Rohingya refugees play football at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on March 27, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

What Happens if Rohingya Stay in Bangladesh Forever?

    Earlier this month, the Myanmar government embarked upon a new plan to begin repatriating Rohingya who had fled Rakhine State after waves of brutal...
Bangladesh will not relocate Rohingyas

Landmine Blast: ‘Rohingya man’ killed on border

A man believed to be a Rohingya refugee has been killed in a suspected landmine explosion along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, officials said yesterday. Nearly a...