Suu Kyi to UN: Stay Out of Myanmar

The United Nations says its top official in Myanmar is being changed, with sources citing her failure to protect the rights of the oppressed Rohingya Muslims as the reason behind the decision.
Aung San Suu Kyi, once the darling of the human rights world, is rejecting calls for a UN probe into the persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar, reports Reuters: Last month, the U.N. appointed experts to lead a fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against the Rohingya, a Muslim minority who have faced...

Trudeau presses Aung San Suu Kyi on human rights and Rohingya minority

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed Myanmar’s transition to democracy and its human rights record with the country’s first democratically elected leader and honorary Canadian, Aung San Suu Kyi, during a meeting in Ottawa yesterday. Suu Kyi, who came to power following historic elections in November 2015 that ended decades of military rule in Myanmar, is in Canada for a five-day...

Trudeau urged to press for Muslim minority rights in Myanmar during Suu Kyi visit

Trudeau giving Mynamar almost $9M to promote 'peace and stability' programs, human rights
Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of government in Myanmar and an honourary Canadian citizen, shares a laugh with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday. Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of government in Myanmar and an honourary Canadian citizen, shares a laugh with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his office on Parliament...

JKNPP protests against govt’s ‘failure’ to deport Rohingyas

JKNPP protests against govt's 'failure' to deport Rohingyas
Addressing the media, Singh later claimed that the government acknowledged that Rohingyas and Bangladeshi immigrants had unlawfully settled in clusters on the outskirts of Jammu city and Samba with the help of NGOs and madrassas jammu, Jun 5 The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) staged a protest here today against the state government's "failure" to deport the Rohingyas...

Denmark, Canada announce Tk 4.8 million in aid for cyclone victims

in aid for cyclone victims
Denmark and Canada are providing Tk 4.8 million in aid to the victims of Cyclone Mora in Bangladesh. The Danish government gave Tk 3.6 million to the International Organisation for Migration as disaster relief to Rohingya refugees near Cox’s Bazar in the wake of the cyclone, the Danish Embassy in Dhaka said. The Canadian High Commission said they would provide CAD20,000...

Myanmar citizens caught selling Rohingya children for $300

Myanmar citizens caught selling Rohingya children
Malaysian police rescued 11 Rohingya human trafficking victims in a Kuala Lumpur raid on Saturday morning. The victims – nine of them children – were being held in a “confined space” by six other Myanmar nationals. The six traffickers are between the ages of 25 and 30. They are believed to be members of a syndicate that traffics in Rohingyas,...

Govt issuing deceptive remarks over Rohingyas, B’deshis: Harsh

Govt issuing deceptive remarks over Rohingyas, B’deshis: Harsh
JAMMU, June 3: Dubbing the constitution of Group of Ministers (GoM) by the State Government to check the illegal settlement of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in Jammu as a mere ‘eye wash’, senior NPP leader Harsh Dev Singh lambasted the `Coalition’ and BJP in particular, for grossly failing to take the cognizance of serious issue which could have alarming consequences. Talking...

Trudeau needs to press Aung Sun Suu Kyi on Rohingya ‘genocide’: expert

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (R) accepts the award of Honorary Canadian citizenship from Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird, after their meeting at Suu Kyi’s home in Yangon March 8, 2012
When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets Myanmar’s de facto leader and honorary Canadian Aung Sun Suu Kyi next week, he needs to pressure her to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority, which is facing genocide and crimes against humanity in the northwest of the country, says a Canadian genocide expert. Kyle Matthews, executive director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and...

1.3 million children urgently need humanitarian assistance after storms batter Bay of Bengal

The sad reality is these children have now been hit by double humanitarian crises
NEW YORK/BANGKOK/KATHMANDU, 1 June 2017 – At least 1.3 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance across the Bay of Bengal region following severe weather over the past six days, UNICEF has warned. Devastation wrought by Cyclone Mora in Myanmar and Bangladesh, and torrential monsoon rains across Sri Lanka have left children homeless and in need of...

Cyclone Hits Bangladesh, Destroying Huts Sheltering Rohingya Refugees

Cyclone Hits Bangladesh, Destroying Huts Sheltering Rohingya Refugees
Bangladeshi villagers evacuate to cyclone shelters in Cox's Bazar district on Tuesday, as more than 350,000 people fled coastal villages to avoid Cyclone Mora. Cyclone Mora has made landfall in Bangladesh, causing devastating damage at camps housing thousands of Rohingya refugees. The storm was expected to create storm surges of 4 feet to 5 feet, NPR's Julie McCarthy reports from New...

Latest News

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...