Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced rising global pressure Tuesday to solve the crisis for her nation’s displaced Rohingya Muslim minority

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi meets Tillerson and UN chief on Rohingya crisis

MANILA: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced rising global pressure Tuesday to solve the crisis for her nation’s displaced Rohingya Muslim minority, meeting the UN chief and America’s top diplomat in the Philippines. UN...
Malaysian journalist Mok Choy Lin (right) and Singapore journalist Lau Hon Meng (left) leave Zabu Thiri court during their first trial in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Nov 10, 2017.

Singaporean, Malaysian journalists get 2 months’ jail in Myanmar over drone use

NAYPYITAW - Four people, including a Singaporean cameraman and a Malaysian producer, were sentenced to two months' jail each in Myanmar on Friday (Nov 10), after they pleaded guilty under the country's Aircraft Act. Singaporean...
A file photo of an Arakan Army unit from the group's Facebook page.

Arakan Army mistakenly shoots boat passengers

One civilian was shot dead and three injured yesterday when troops from the Arakan Army (AA) mistook boat passengers on the Kaladan River for Burmese soldiers. Kyaw Khin, an aid worker in the Paletwa area,...
Myanmar cardinal urges Pope Francis to avoid use of the term 'Rohingya'

Myanmar cardinal urges Pope Francis to avoid use of the term ‘Rohingya’

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar’s most senior Catholic prelate has urged Pope Francis to avoid using the term ‘Rohingya’ during a visit this month, when he is expected to raise the humanitarian crisis faced by...
Rohingya Muslim refugees who were entered Bangladesh by boat walk towards refugee camps after landing in the Bangladeshi district of Teknaf.PHOTO: AFP

Myanmar says UN statement on Rohingya crisis could harm talks with Bangladesh

YANGON (REUTERS) - Myanmar said on Wednesday (Nov 8) that the United Nations Security Council's statement on the Rohingya refugee crisis could "seriously harm" its talks with Bangladesh over repatriating more than 600,000 people...
Key countries in the region must help to find a way forward based on upgraded ties between Myanmar and Bangladesh

Myanmar’s moves against Rohingya a get-out campaign, not genocide

Key countries in the region must help to find a way forward based on upgraded ties between Myanmar and Bangladesh When it comes to the Rohingya crisis in the northern-most region of Myanmar's western-most Rakhine...
Buddhist monks protest alongside activists (not pictured) against United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for using the term Rohingya during the ASEAN summit, in Yangon November 29, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR4G1C4

Top Myanmar Monk: Non-Buddhists Are ‘One And A Half Real Human Beings’

https://twitter.com/cjwerleman/status/926093740388708353 In light of the genocide going on in Myanmar against Rohingya Muslims, a revered Buddhist monk suggested it's OK to take a human life if it's non-Buddhist. As Myanmar's military continues indiscriminately killing, raping and...
Aung San Suu Kyi calls Rohingya conflict a ‘quarrel’ in surprise visit to affected areas

Aung San Suu Kyi calls Rohingya conflict a ‘quarrel’ in surprise visit to affected...

Burma's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, visited the troubled Rakhine state for the first time since the violent military crackdown on the Rohingya ethnic minority two months ago. More than 600,000 Rohingya...
Rohingyas in danger, aid groups forced out

Under intense pressure, Suu Kyi visits scorched Rakhine state

YANGON, Myanmar -- Aung San Suu Kyi made her first visit as Myanmar's leader Thursday to the conflict-torn region where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled state-led violence that has spiraled...
Ms Aung San Suu Kyi receiving flowers from a girl at Sittwe Airport in Rakhine state yesterday. Ms Suu Kyi visited violence-hit Maungdaw and Buthidaung during her one-day trip.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Suu Kyi urges Rakhine people ‘not to quarrel’

SITTWE (Myanmar) • Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi urged people "not to quarrel" as she made an unannounced trip to conflict-battered northern Rakhine state, her first visit to the region that has seen...
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi during her visit to the Rakhine State in western Myanmar on Thursday. Credit Reuters

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Moral Failure for Myanmar’s Rohingya

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi during her visit to the Rakhine State in western Myanmar on Thursday. Credit Reuters “We all have to try our best to live peacefully,” Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who...
Suu Kyi made her first visit as Myanmar's leader to the conflict-torn region where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled state-led violence [AP Photo]

Suu Kyi visits Rakhine as Rohingya exodus continues

  Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has visited Rakhine state for the first time since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims began fleeing the country to escape a brutal military operation launched...

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Activists are angry at Aung San Suu Kyi's inaction over alleged atrocities against Rohingya in Rakhine [Dondi Tawatao/Reuters]

Concerns, Causes and Countermeasures to the Rohingya Problem

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui In the last four months, since August 2017, more than 615,000 natives of Arakan – the Rohingya Muslims and Hindus –...
US Ambassador to Myanmar Meets With Rakhine Political Party, NGOs to Discuss Rohingya Crisis

US Ambassador to Myanmar Meets With Rakhine Political Party, NGOs to Discuss Rohingya Crisis

The U.S. ambassador to Myanmar met with NGOs and Rakhine state’s dominant ethnic political party to discuss recent violence that has wracked the region,...
Resolving Rohingya Crisis: Europe stands by Bangladesh

Resolving Rohingya Crisis: Europe stands by Bangladesh

  EU, German, Swedish FMs assure Dhaka; Japan pledges help in repatriation process Germany, Sweden and the European Union yesterday extended their strong support to Bangladesh...
But these are the worst conditions I have encountered. This is a sentence I hear time and again from the most experienced aid workers here.

Rohingya crisis: Nothing prepared me for Bangladesh’s refugee camps

Eight-year-old May has a necklace with several keys around her neck. We ask her what they are for. Her eyes cloud over: "It is the...
China’s proposal for bilateral talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar without getting the international community involved makes no sense

Why a bilateral solution won’t work

  China’s proposal for bilateral talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar without getting the international community involved makes no sense When dealing with a humanitarian crisis, the...