Daily Archives: February 4, 2018

A Rohingya refugee walks back to his camp in Bangladesh after collecting water. Bangladesh aims to return the refugees to Myanmar AFP

Two books which tackle and explain the roots of the Rohingya’s persecution

Since last year, at least 625,000, more than half the total population, have fled slaughter in Myanmar The Rohingya are currently the world’s most persecuted minority. Since last year, at least 625,000, more than half...
The refugees, now numbering 1,053, including 566 women belonging to 244 families, are refusing to return to their homes in Myanmar. (AP Photo/Representational/Files)

Mizoram: Refugees moved to one relief camp from four villages

The refugees are being moved to a single place so that they could be given proper attention, food, essential commodities and relief materials, officials said. Refugees from Myanmar, who took shelter in four villages in...
After mass rape, turning disgrace into grace

After mass rape, turning disgrace into grace

New services for women assaulted in conflict, such as in the Rohingya crisis, aim to restore a survivor’s dignity and remove social stigmas. Another aim is to help end gender inequality and the culture...
Suspect arrested for petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's Yangon villa

Suspect arrested for petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi’s Yangon villa

Myanmar police say they have arrested a mentally ill man who confessed to tossing a petrol bomb into the Yangon compound of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week. Suu Kyi was not...
Explaining the Gradual Rise of the World’s Most Severe Contemporary Genocide

Explaining the Gradual Rise of the World’s Most Severe Contemporary Genocide

  Reporters describe babies being ripped out of mothers’ arms and burned alive, men and young boys being executed in front of their families, and women being raped and left to die in the ashes...
Azeem Ibrahim is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Policy and Adj Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute

Bill Richardson spotted Aung San Suu Kyi’s stitch up: Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

Myanmar is in an untenable position internationally in the wake of the Rohingya crisis. But that does not seem to have stopped the country’s leadership, not least Aung San Suu Kyi, to attempt to...

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Rohingya need an ‘autonomous region’, not repatriation

Rohingya need an 'autonomous region', not repatriation UK-based activists, who hail from opposite sides of Myanmar conflict, on why Rohingya repatriation plan is not solution. by...

Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugees

Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugees FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2017 file photo, a Rohingya woman living in no man’s land washes a...
Japanese midwife on sexual abuse of Rohingya women

Bangladesh says to meet with Myanmar on Rohingya trapped at border

DHAKA (Reuters) - Representatives from Bangladesh and Myanmar will meet on Tuesday to discuss the repatriation to Myanmar of more than 6,500 Rohingya Muslims...
Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar’s Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on a three-day visit to Bangladesh told Bangladesh’s president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return. (Associated Press)

Bangladesh gives names to begin Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar’s Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on...
First came the massacre. Then came the coverup.

First came the massacre. Then came the coverup

On Sept. 2, Buddhist villagers and Burmese troops killed 10 Rohingya men in the nation’s restive Rakhine state. (Reuters) By Editorial Board February 15 IN THE...