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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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...