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Daily Archives: November 8, 2018

Fear and mistrust surround latest plan to return Rohingya

Rohingya refugees collect water at Kutupalong refugee camp in BangladeshChandan Khanna/AFP Rights groups say a plan to return Rohingya to Myanmar from Bangladesh as early as next week is dangerously premature, while the refugees have...

UN Rights Resolution Would Condemn Abuses Against Rohingyas

UNITED NATIONS — A draft U.N. resolution would strongly condemn the continuing "gross human rights violations and abuses" against Rohingya Muslims and urgently call on Myanmar's government to end discrimination and provide a path...

Rohingya Leaders Appeal to US Diplomats to Put Pressure on Myanmar For Basic Rights

Myanmar police officers stand guard at an internally displaced persons camp for Rohingya Muslims in Sittwe, western Myanmar's Rakhine state, Sept. 1, 2017. AFP Rohingya Muslim leaders appealed on Wednesday to a visiting U.S. State Department...

Bangladesh rescues 33 ‘Malaysia-bound’ Rohingya from sea

Authorities in Bangladesh worry many refugees may risk travelling to Southeast Asia by boat, a route once popular among Rohingya seeking economic opportunities outside the grim and crowded camps. (AFP pic) COX’S BAZAR: Bangladesh’s coast...

Rohingya Refugees: UN expert warns of rushed plans for Rohingyas

Rohingya refugee girls walk along the Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 13, 2018. Photo: Reuters/ Mohammad Ponir Hossain The United Nations' human rights investigator on Myanmar urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to drop plans...

Saudi to deport scores of Rohingya refugees ‘against their will’ to Bangladesh

Rohingya detainees say they can prove their identities to the Saudis with their old Burmese ID cards Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during her four-day visit to...

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Aung San Suu Kyi party official killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine

The National League for Democracy's (NLD) Ye Thein had been held for weeks by the Arakan Army. Rebels in Myanmar's Rakhine region said Thein died...
Let's end the Rohingya crisis now, says Dr Mahathir

Cambodia can play strategic role in resolving Rohingya crisis

Raquel R Bacay / Khmer Times  Share:     Children collect water at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp. Bayazid Akter | Dreamstime.com Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi Foreign Affairs Minister AK Abdul...
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing of the genocide case against the Rohingya minority at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on December 11, 2019 [Reuters/Yves Herman]

Myanmar: Defending genocide at the ICJ

On December 9, the world marked the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention: a covenant signed in the wake of...
Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

Nothing is impossible in the post-truth world By The Telegraph Sir — Angering the Black Panther might not be a good idea — after all, the...
Defending military from charge of genocide wins her power at home

Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ vs ‘Bengali’ Hate Speech Debate

A new campaign seeks to single out local media outlets that refer to the Rohingya ethnic group as “Bengalis.” By Shafiur Rahman December 21, 2019 Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’...