Thursday, September 20, 2018

UN granted access to Myanmar villages to investigate Rohingya abuse

(CNN)United Nations inspection teams have been granted access to Myanmar's Rakhine State to assess dozens of villages and townships that housed Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution last year. The four teams -- from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and UN Development Program (UNDP) -- will spend two weeks in the northern state where thousands of Rohingyas were allegedly murdered and subjected...

Anwar ‘appalled’ by Suu Kyi over Rohingya issue, criticises China’s Muslim camps

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Anwar Ibrahim, who's in line to become Malaysia's next premier, blasted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's treatment of the Rohingya and called for formal talks on China's crackdown against its Muslim minority. "I was appalled by the attitude of Suu Kyi these days," Anwar said in an interview with Bloomberg Television's Sophie Kamaruddin in Hong...

Australia urged to end military ties with Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

The four organisations urged Australia, a member of the UN Human Rights Council, to support the international call to refer the Rohingya case to the International Criminal Court as well as promote mechanisms to preserve evidence and assist in investigations for future prosecution. International human rights bodies urged Australia on Wednesday to end its military ties with Myanmar and impose...

Persecuted Muslims: Atrocities in Myanmar, abuses in China

Rohingya Refugees Mark One Year Since The Crisis Rohingya women and children wait in line for food in Bangladesh on Aug. 26, 2018. A year ago, Myanmar's military crackdown on the ethnic Muslim minority forced more than 700,000 to flee to Bangladesh from violence and torture, according to the U.N. Human Rights Council. (Paula Bronstein/Getty) Editorial Board Editorials reflect the opinion of...

International community not sending sufficient funds for Rohingyas

A lack of support from the international community had caused shortages of funds for various projects and was causing delays, Musa said in his speech to an event on Sunday, commemorating the first anniversary of the Rohingya crisis, at the BRAC Centre. “A budget of $435 million had been estimated since September 2017. At the start we were able to...

Dhaka urges global action for Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh’s prime minister urged the global community, including the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), yesterday to increase pressure on Myanmar to ensure the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown. “Despite the negative impact on own resources, ecology and local population, we have opened our border to give shelter to a huge number of...

EU weighs new sanctions against Myanmar over Rohingya

EU weighs new sanctions against Myanmar over Rohingya
  Sanctions could target top officials or businesses linked to country’s military.   Several EU countries are considering expanding sanctions against Myanmar in the wake of calls from the United Nations for senior military officials from the country to be investigated for genocide against the Rohingya population. The EU has already placed sanctions — including a travel ban and asset freezes — on...

Atrocities against Rohingyas: UN urges ICC to urgently open probe

Int'l community urged to ensure justice for Rohingyas
Rohingya crisis issue Rohingyas from Myanmar wait to be let through by Bangladeshi border guards after crossing the border at Palongkhali of Cox's Bazar on Monday, on October 16, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng has urged ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to consider the recommendation of its Chamber to decide on the opening of an...

‘Slightly Friendly’ West Bengal Set Up Camp For 70 Rohingya Families, Says BSF DG

BSF Director General KK Sharma during a press conference in New Delhi.
"We are aware that a large number of Rohingyas are assembled there in Bangladesh and from time-to-time some small groups did try to enter India, but I am very happy to say that we did not let them succeed," the DG said. BSF Director General (DG) K K Sharma on Friday said that West bengal is "slightly friendly" to the...

Bangladesh, Myanmar show maturity by not raising Rohingya issue at BIMSTEC summit: Official

Bangladesh, Myanmar show maturity by not raising Rohingya issue at BIMSTEC summit: Official
  The secretary general of the BIMSTEC has said member states, including Bangladesh and Myanmar, have shown their “diplomatic maturity” by not raising the Rohingya issue at the just-concluded Summit in Kathmandu. Nobody denies the crisis and Bangladesh and Myanmar should remain engaged to resolve the issue, Ambassador Shahidul Islam said at a press briefing on Monday. But cooperation in trade, investment...

What Will the UN Fact-Finding Mission’s Report Mean for Rohingya?

Will the damning indictment of Myanmar’s military be enough to force the international community to act?
Will the damning indictment of Myanmar’s military be enough to force the international community to act? For four decades, Rohingya refugees and exiles have been imploring the world to recognize that what is happening in Myanmar is nothing short of genocide. Aside from a few exceptions, their calls have been thwarted by the preference of world leaders, states, and multilateral...

Anguish at U.N., but No Action Plan, for Rohingya Atrocities

The actress Cate Blanchett, a good-will ambassador for the United Nations’ refugee agency, spoke to the Security Council on Tuesday and offered a grim assessment of efforts to help Rohingya refugees who were driven from Myanmar.CreditCreditDominick Reuter/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
UNITED NATIONS — The leader of the United Nations, backed by ambassadors from major Western countries as well as the actress Cate Blanchett, called for action on Tuesday after an investigative report said Myanmar’s generals should face genocide charges for the systematic slaughter of Rohingya Muslims. But after presenting a familiar catalog of atrocities committed against the Rohingya — mass...

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Myanmar’s ‘Gravest Crimes’ Against Rohingya Demand Action, U.N. Says

GENEVA — Catching up with villagers from Min Gyi who had escaped the Myanmar Army’s assault on their homes, the soldiers first killed all...

UN inquiry: Atrocities against Rohingya ‘hard to fathom’

Rohingya refugees scuffle for relief supplies after crossing the Naf River as they flee violence in Myanmar to reach Bangladesh in Palongkhali near Ukhia...

Restore Rohingya rights to citizenship

UN fact-finding mission also calls on Myanmar to suspend verification based on 1982 law A group of UN investigators yesterday called on the Myanmar...

‘Tied to trees and raped’: UN report details Rohingya horrors

UN investigators publish report detailing evidence for accusation of genocide against Burmese military Horrific accounts of murders, rapes, torture and indiscriminate shelling allegedly committed by...

ICC opens Myanmar Rohingya crimes probe

The move could pave the way to a full investigation into Myanmar's military crackdown that has seen thousands killed and over 700,000 displaced. Last month...