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The ‘floating people’ of Myanmar: how Rohingya refugees reclaim their identity through art and song

The Burmese border security force calls us ‘Bengalis’ due to linguistic affinity and skin colour, even though we never came to Bangladesh before
The Moghs refer to us as ‘floating people’ as we do not have citizenship in our country. My grandfather, father, and I were all born and lived there… yet, I am considered a ‘temporary resident’. These words were spoken to me by Kalaya Ahmed,...

Aung San Suu Kyi aide: Rohingya are not our priority

No hope of the persecuted Muslim minority as National League for Democracy party spokesman says they are Bangladesh's problem Yasmin, a Rohingya Muslim, pictured with two of her children Yasmin, a Rohingya Muslim, pictured with two of her children Photo: Philip Sherwell By Jennifer Rigby, Rangoon6:02PM GMT...

The Rohingya Issue in Myanmar

1. The Current Situation: The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority group living in the northwest part of Rakhine State in Burma (Myanmar). Rakhine State is situated on the western coast of Burma, and its northwestern part shares a border with neighboring Bangladesh across the...

Restless Myanmar state sees mass anti-Muslim protests

ROHINGYA. Protestors rally against the Aung San Suu Kyi government's order to refer to the Rohingya as "Muslim communities in Rakhine". Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP ROHINGYA. Protestors rally against the Aung San Suu Kyi government's order to refer to the Rohingya as "Muslim communities in...

Genocide in Burma

by Joshua Kurlantzick MAGAZINE Of all the ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in the world, wrote the Economist last year, the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group, may well be the most persecuted people on the planet. Today nearly two million Rohingya live in western Myanmar...

Myanmar’s Rohingya may be victims of ‘crimes against humanity’: UN

Geneva (AFP) - Widespread and ongoing violations against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority, including denial of citizenship, forced labour and sexual violence, could amount to crimes against humanity, the United Nations warned Monday. In a report on the human rights situation for minorities in Myanmar, the...

EU parliament urges Myanmar to protect Rohingya minority

The European Parliament on Thursday urged Myanmar to end what it termed "brutal repression" and "systematic persecution" against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi insisted in May her new government was determined to address deep hatreds in western Rakhine State,...

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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...
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley denounced Myanmar’s government

US says Myanmar makes life for Rohingya ‘a death sentence’

In this Jan. 21, 2018 photo, Rohingya Muslim refugee Noor Kadir, 24, from the Myanmar village of Gu Dar Pyin, plays with his son...
World Food Programme

‘Donors losing interest in food aid for Rohingyas’

WFP logoExecutive director of UN World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley has said donor agencies are gradually losing their interest in providing food assistance...
Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have sought sanctuary in Bangladesh since a military crackdown on the Muslim minority in Myanmar last year forced them from their homes.

Myanmar minister orders Rohingya to leave no man’s land

  Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have sought sanctuary in Bangladesh since a military crackdown on the Muslim minority in Myanmar last year forced them from their...