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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...

After real-life drama, Rohingya refugees find solace on stage

Rohingya refugee actors from the Rohingya Women Theatre gesture during a performance in Kuala Lumpur in September. Thomson Reuters Foundation
Rohingya refugee actors from the Rohingya Women Theatre gesture during a performance in Kuala Lumpur in September. Thomson Reuters Foundation A group of Rohingya refugee women are telling their stories through theatre performances. Through their plays they act out issues they face, such as police...

Rohingya refugees resettled in Philadelphia find freedom that was worth the journey

Sisters Faridah, and Noor Fauziah Rashid fled Malaysia as refugees and resettled in Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)
  When Noor Fauziah Rashid first came to the United States, she found some things downright baffling. Like her Walmart coworkers, asking her if she’d gotten a customer’s phone number. “They said: ‘Did you take the digit? I said: ‘What digit?!’ ” she recalled, giggling at the...

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...

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...

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,...

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Fetching Friend

A photo of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi planting a kiss on her dog was widely circulated on social media.
NAYPYIDAW — “What bothers me about my frequent travel is leaving Taichito behind,” wrote Burma’s State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in a 2016 issue of D-Wave Journal, the mouthpiece of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Taichito is more than just a...

The Burmese Muslims of central Myanmar: No beards, no kurtas

Men pray at Taung Balu Mosque in Mandalay (Teza Hlaing | Frontier)
In the first in a two-part series, Frontier’s senior correspondent Mratt Kyaw Thu journeys across central Myanmar to study the history and legacy of the country’s long and complex relationship with Islam – and meet the many Muslims who are eschewing conservative strains of...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Expert: UN Failed Before Rohingya Crackdown in Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS - An independent review of United Nations operations in the years before hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled a violent crackdown...
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi listens to China Premier Li Keqiang at the ASEAN-China Summit during the 33rd ASEAN Summit on November 14, 2018 in Singapore. © 2018 Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

ASEAN: Don’t Whitewash Atrocities Against Rohingya

(New York) – Southeast Asian leaders at their annual summit should drastically rethink their response to the plight of Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya, Human Rights...
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi during a joint news conference with Czech Prime Minister Babis after their meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, 03 June 2019. Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is on an official two-day visit to the Czech Republic. She is expected to make a speech during the Czech-Myanmar business forum on 04 June in Prague. EPA/MARTIN DIVISEK

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi to attend ASEAN summit in Bangkok

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi plans to travel to Bangkok to attend this weekend's summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at...
Buddhists in Myanmar's Rakhine state hit back at Rohingya help. Photo: AFP

Myanmar’s Hardline Monks Rail Against Rohingya and Suu Kyi

Ultra-nationalist monks in Myanmar accepted a cash donation from the military on Monday while condemning Aung San Suu Kyi and her government for allowing...
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Rohingya relocation: What’s the future of costly Bhashan Char project?

The photo, collected from project official Atikul Islam’s Facebook page, shows houses built under a project to accommodate Rohingya refugees in Bhashan Char, Noakhali,...