Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The government should consider allowing the Rohingya refugees in the country to work in the plantation and services sectors that are currently facing a shortage of workers, an academician said. Dean of Universiti Utara Malaysia's College of Law, Government and International Studies Associate Prof Ahmad Martadha Mohamed said the move would enable the authorities to keep tabs on their movements...
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 19 Nov 2015 One of Aung San Suu Kyi’s key officials has said that helping the...
Several international organizations have recently warned of a genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar
Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. Did you notice the media forgot all about another story’s basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page. After months of monsoon rains, it is sailing season again in the seas south of Myanmar. Six months ago, the plight of...
This composite image shows two satellite photographs of the same predominantly Rohingya village, Myar Zin, taken two months apart. The image on the left shows the village as it was on Dec. 2, and the one on the right shows it on Feb. 5, apparently leveled by Myanmar authorities in the intervening span.
PHOTOS: Myanmar Apparently Razing Remains Of Rohingya Villages For the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar and what authorities describe as a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing, the prospect of returning to their home villages might be more than just daunting. As satellite photographs show, a return home might be simply impossible. The images released by DigitalGlobe...
Myanmar: Bulldozing Rohingya villages was not demolition of evidence This handout aerial photograph taken on February 9, 2018 and recieved by AFP on February 12 allegedly shows bulldozed villages in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state AFP Veteran economist Aung Tun Thet said villages were being bulldozed to make it easier for the government to resettle refugees as near as possible to their former...
(CNN)A year after one of southeast Asia's worst refugee crises, things seem to have improved. But below the surface, the situation remains bleak. In May 2015, the world watched in horror as human traffickers stranded thousands of people in the Bay of Bengal on rickety boats with scant supplies of food and water. For weeks, the boats, packed to the rim...
YANGON: Myanmar’s new civilian government should prioritize ending deep discrimination against the Rohingya and other Muslims in restive Rakhine state, a United Nations envoy said Friday. Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, was speaking after a nearly two-week visit to the Buddhist-majority nation, her first since Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party took office several months ago, ending...
Myanmar's censors have barred a documentary on festering religious tensions between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state
YANGON — Myanmar's censors have barred a documentary on festering religious tensions between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine State, a film festival organiser said Thursday, highlighting deep sensitivity over a conflict that has bedevilled Myanmar's government. The 18-minute documentary, titled "Sittwe", follows Buddhist and Muslim teenagers affected by the unrest that rippled through the region in 2012, displacing more than...
Rohingya refugees in Rakhine State, Burma
The 1988 Rohingya Extermination Plan was first proposed by Col. Thar Kyaw who was an ethnic Rakhine and the first chairman of National Unity Party (NUP), a proxy party of Burmese military and former Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP) formed to compete against National League for Democracy (NLD) during the 1990 general election. The plan was adopted by the Burmese...
No more: Security personnel push a stranded Sri Lankan boat off the shore using a backhoe before towing it out to sea at Lhoknga Beach, Aceh, on Monday. After providing humanitarian aid, local authorities tried to turn away the boat, which was carrying 44 Sri Lankan asylum seekers.(JP/Hotli Simanjuntak)(JP/Hotli Simanjuntak) No more: Security personnel push a stranded Sri Lankan boat...

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