Myanmar's Suu Kyi says U.N. Rohingya probe would increase tensions

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says U.N. Rohingya probe would increase tensions

The 71-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner has said she would only accept recommendations from a separate advisory commission STOCKHOLM, June 12 (Reuters) - A United Nations probe into alleged human rights abuses by Myanmar's military...
Buddhist ultranationalist monk Wirathu, leader of radical Ma Ba Tha group, attends a meeting to celebrate their anniversary with a nationwide conference in Yangon,

Myanmar anti-Islam monk barred from Facebook

Buddhist ultranationalist monk Wirathu, leader of radical Ma Ba Tha group, attends a meeting to celebrate their anniversary with a nationwide conference in Yangon, Myanmar on May 27, 2017REUTERS Last month Myanmar’s top Buddhist authority...
Myanmar solders patrol the streets at Thapyuchai village, outside of Thandwe in the Rakhine State

Shadowy rebels extend Myanmar’s wars

The little-known Arakan Army, one of the country's newest insurgent outfits, is responsible for rising violence in the country's remote western regions The stirring soundtrack of the video ‘Dream in Our Heart’ is accompanied by...
Two months on the 50-year-old widow, who had lived in the rundown camp for displaced people since Rakhine was roiled by communal violence in 2012

Newly rebranded, Ma Ba Tha heads to Rakhine for philanthropic work

The controversial Buddhist organization formerly known as Ma Ba Tha has provided financial and food aid to cyclone victims in northern Rakhine State. Infamous for staging anti-Muslim and pro-nationalists sermons and protests, Ma Ba Tha...
Care packages: A MyCare representative handing over food packs to Rohingya refugees during the Ramadan mission to Rakhine.

Group goes the distance to help Rohingya

PETALING JAYA: Humanitarian Care Malaysia (MyCare) recently organised a mission to Myanmar to distribute RM110,000 worth of Ramadan aid to the country’s Rohingya population. Organised for the third year running, the aid would benefit some...
A sign welcomes visitors to Buthidaung township in western Myanmar's Rakhine state in an undated photo.

Myanmar’s Rakhine Lawmakers Want More ‘Ethnic Villages’ in Muslim-Majority Areas

Lawmakers from western Myanmar’s Rakhine state urged the government on Monday to build more ethnic Rakhine villages in Muslim-majority townships in the northern part of the state where a recent four-month crackdown on Rohingya...
Mya Taung Saung Monastic Education School in the town of Mrauk-U, western Myanmar's Rakhine state, is ordered closed by Myanmar's Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, June 1, 2017.

Three Muslims Charged For Praying in Public in Myanmar’s Yangon

Myanmar authorities on Friday charged three Muslims for conducting Ramadan prayers in front of a shuttered Islamic school in the commercial capital Yangon and warned other Muslims not to hold prayer sessions on public...
Buddhist monk (L) walks by Myanmar Muslims (R) greeting one another outside the Narsapuri mosque to mark Eid al-Fitr in Yangon on Jul 7, 2016 as the country's Muslims celebrate the end of the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Facebook ‘ban’ of anti-Muslim slur sparks Myanmar outcry

YANGON: Myanmar netizens were in an uproar on Monday (May 29) after Facebook seemingly banned people from posting the word "kalar" - often used as a slur against Muslims - at a time of...
Five arrested Thais could be charged with human trafficking in Malaysia

Five arrested Thais could be charged with human trafficking in Malaysia

Five Thais and four Malaysians arrested for allegedly sneaking into Myanmar may be charged with human trafficking, Thairath Online reported. Thairath claimed the nine people, allegedly led by Abdulloh Maseng, were arrested on Thursday after...
Islamophobic monks from Myanmar visit genocidal Buddhist project in Jaffna

Islamophobic monks from Myanmar visit genocidal Buddhist project in Jaffna

A section of Theravada Buddhist monks from Myanmar (Burma), who are opposed to Rohingya people in their country, were seen as part of a delegation comprising South-East Asian and Chinese monks visiting Nayinaa-theevu islet...

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The family have been reduced to begging for money from passers-by at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) six days ago as they are racing against time to raise money for the baby's surgery, slated for July 3

Rohingya family turns to begging in KL to save 10-month-old baby with rare condition

KUALA LUMPUR: A Rohingya family is desperately seeking help from the public to save their 10-month baby, whose suffers from a condition which has...
Men watch a chinlone match inside a Rohingya refugee camp outside Kyaukpyu in Rakhine state, Myanmar May 17, 2017.

Myanmar Muslims continue to face restrictions on religion

Human rights activists had a lot of hope when Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League For Democracy came into power last year....
Men work on repairing the roof of a mosque in Yangon on May 30, 2017, during Ramadan. Though they are only a small minority, Muslims have been present in Myanmar for centuries. But now many feel unwelcome in their homeland.

Ramadan in Myanmar leaves Muslims out in the cold

YANGON // Huddled under umbrellas to escape a thundering monsoon downpour, dozens of Muslims stood in line at a Yangon mosque for a small...
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi at Parliament where an all party meeting on Kashmir was held. (PTI File Photo)

Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to visit Myanmar in July

New Delhi is likely to seek Myanmar’s cooperation in checking arms smuggling, exchange of intelligence information, cooperation in prevention of drug trafficking, controlling smuggling...
NPP protests BJP-PDP failure to evict Rohingyas

NPP protests BJP-PDP failure to evict Rohingyas, Bangladeshis

Expressing serious concern over the issue of purchase of immovable properties by Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in and around Jammu and Samba districts besides encroachment...