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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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Religious tolerance: Living in peace to avoid living in pieces

Religious tolerance: Living in peace to avoid living in pieces

Nigeria is gradually degenerating from a multi-ethnic and religious but united nation to a competition ground for dominant Abrahamic religious groupings. The intense struggle...
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Myanmar — time for a legal reckoning

The wheels of international justice turn slowly, but have begun to move Many Rohingya Muslims remain in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh after over 750,000 have...
This picture taken on April 5, 2018 shows a small boat (front) on which five Rohingya Muslims were rescued by Indonesian fishermen after they were stranded at sea for almost almost three weeks, in Banda Aceh. (Agence France -Presse/Ilyas Ismail)

Dozens of Rohingya come ashore in Indonesia

  This picture taken on April 5, 2018 shows a small boat (front) on which five Rohingya Muslims were rescued by Indonesian fishermen after they...
Citing Rohingya Massacre, Myanmar Army Chief Urges Soldiers to Obey Law

Citing Rohingya Massacre, Myanmar Army Chief Urges Soldiers to Obey Law

Myanmar Army chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing arrives at the presidential palace at Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 30, 2018. / Reuters YANGON — Myanmar Army chief...
Dhaka, Ottawa and The Hague: Rohingya Convergence

Dhaka, Ottawa and The Hague: Rohingya Convergence

On April 4, 2018, the Canadian prime minister's special envoy to Myanmar, Bob Rae, released a report entitled “Tell them we're human: What Canada...