Daily Archives: November 14, 2017

HUMAN TRAGEDY What is the Rohingya crisis, what’s happening in Myanmar and what has Aung San Suu Kyi said?

HUMAN TRAGEDY What is the Rohingya crisis, what’s happening in Myanmar and what has...

About 1,000,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled across the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh after suffering brutal state persecution akin to 'ethnic cleansing'. HUNDREDS of thousands of Muslim refugees have been fleeing from Myanmar amid brutal...
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a statement

Aung San Suu Kyi Is Benefiting from ASEAN’s Silence on Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

(YANGON) — When Aung San Suu Kyi led the fight for democracy against Myanmar’s despotic military rulers two decades ago, she bristled at the collective reluctance of Southeast Asian governments to intervene in her...
Bob Geldof to hand back Freedom of Dublin in protest over Aung San Suu Kyi holding same accolade

Bob Geldof to hand back Freedom of Dublin in protest over Aung San Suu...

He said while he was a "proud Dubliner" he did not want the ceremonial title while the Myanmar leader also held it   Bob Geldof has said he will hand back his Freedom of the City...
Rohingya's in Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh. Photo taken by John Owens/VOA, Wikipedia Commons.Rohingya's in Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh. Photo taken by John Owens/VOA, Wikipedia Commons.

Burma’s Refugees: Repatriation For Whom? – OpEd

Introduction We are well over 600,000 new Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, all of whom have arrived since late August. They fled a campaign of genocide organized by the country’s military dictatorship, and with ideological support...
Theresa May said Myanmar 'must take full responsibility'

Theresa May vows to tackle ‘inhuman destruction of Rohingya people’

The Prime Minister is promising Britain will "do everything" amid "heartbreaking images" of desperate refugees fleeing Myanmar.   Theresa May has said the Rohingya crisis "looks like ethnic cleansing", during a speech in which she praised...
The treatment of the Rohingya bears many hallmarks of historical campaigns of genocide.’ Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

America should act to end the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

The US needs to send a clear message that there is no excuse for a cruel, extensive and grossly disproportionate crackdown on Rohingya civilians For far too many years a mix of repression, autocratic rule...
British Prime Minister Theresa May (left) greets Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in London on September 13, 2016.

UK says Rohingya crisis ‘looks like ethnic cleansing’

  More than 615,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar in recent months The country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has come in for intense criticism (CNN)The British government has said the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar "looks like...
Pimp says Rohingya plight 'good for business'

Pimp says Rohingya plight ‘good for business’

Desperate Rohingya refugees are being ruthlessly exploited in Bangladesh, with young children being sex trafficked to survive. A gang member has told Sky News the Rohingya refugee crisis is 'big business' fo the sex trade They...
Rohingya refugee

How Pakistan can help the Rohingya

STANDING by Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar, we watched the refugees slowly cross the thick, lime-green paddy fields. They wore signs of exhaustion. Their faces were drawn and their bare feet badly bruised. They gratefully...
Rohingya Muslim refugees sail a makeshift raft made from jerrycans and bamboo across the Naf River into Bangladesh at Sabrang, Teknaf district on November 11, 2017. More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August carrying accounts of murder, rape and arson at the hands of Myanmar's powerful army during a military crackdown dubbed as "ethnic cleansing" by the UN. / AFP PHOTO / Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

UK ‘shirking responsibility’ on Rohingya crisis

Those behind the humanitarian crisis are being allowed to get away with it - and it sets a terrifying precedent for the world.   In a direct response to Sky's coverage of the Rohingyas' plight, the...

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Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected

No listed Rohingya expressed willingness to return, says Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner

Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected Star Online...
Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...