ASSESSING FACEBOOK’S ROLE IN THE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE ROHINGYA

ASSESSING FACEBOOK'S ROLE IN THE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE ROHINGYA
While Facebook must improve its policies in curtailing the spread of hate speech against Muslims in Myanmar, those steps won't address the fundamental drivers of persecution and violence in the region. Rohingya refugees walk after crossing the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh.(Photo: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images) "Facebook has a genocide problem," The New Republic proclaimed in March. Months after nearly 700,000...

German parliament condemns violence against Rohingya

German parliament condemns violence against Rohingya
Resolution calls on Myanmar authorities to stop human rights violations in restive Rakhine State German parliament on Friday condemned the violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. In a voting held in the parliament, a joint draft resolution prepared by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), Christian Social Union (CSU), Social Democrat Party (SPD), Free Democratic Party (FDP) and...

Dhaka, Ottawa and The Hague: Rohingya Convergence

Dhaka, Ottawa and The Hague: Rohingya Convergence
On April 4, 2018, the Canadian prime minister's special envoy to Myanmar, Bob Rae, released a report entitled “Tell them we're human: What Canada and the world can do about the Rohingya crisis.” The report investigates the humanitarian crisis as a result of the recent exodus of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar into Bangladesh. It focuses on four themes: the...

UK, Canada call for strong response to Rohingya crisis

UK, Canada call for strong response to Rohingya crisis
Myanmar needs to demonstrate it is serious about the safety and security of the Rohingya, says UK foreign secretary The foreign ministers of the UK and Canada on Tuesday called for greater support from the international community to address the Rohingya refugee crisis. Speaking on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson...

Philippine President Duterte apologises to Myanmar’s Suu Kyi over Rohingya ‘genocide’ remark

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi before the opening ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Manila, Philippines on Nov 13, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi before the opening ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Manila, Philippines on Nov 13, 2017. MANILA (REUTERS) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday (April 13) for saying genocide was taking place in her...

Malaysia set to intercept boat said to be carrying Rohingya

In this March 31, 2018, photo, a view of a boat a day prior to it being found underneath a bridge by a Thai island, damaged in a storm. Malaysian authorities said Monday, April 2, 2018 that they have stepped up patrols to intercept a boat thought to be carrying dozens of people from Myanmar's beleaguered Rohingya Muslim minority seeking refuge in the country. (AP Photo/Assadawuth Suden)
  BANGKOK — Malaysian authorities said Monday that they have stepped up patrols to intercept a boat thought to be carrying dozens of people from Myanmar's beleaguered Rohingya Muslim minority seeking refuge in the country. Meanwhile, an expert on the plight of the Rohingya said the sighting of the boat people does not portend a new exodus by sea. The Malaysian Maritime...

Dhaka to seek Moscow’s support over Rohingya issue

File photo: Rohingya refugees, seen here waiting to receive rice, water and oil at a refugee camp at Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh November 28, 2017, are now seen as threatened by the approach of the monsoon season AFP
Some 700,000 Rohingyas have taken shelter in Bangladesh since August, 2017 Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali leaves Dhaka for Moscow on Sunday on a two-day visit. Mahmood Ali will hold official talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Monday and discuss on the key issues of bilateral and global agenda, an official told UNB. During the meeting, the Rohingya crisis will...

2 years jail for Rohingya in aadhaar case

In the first conviction of a Rohingya in the state, a city court has awarded two years in prison to a Myanmar ‘national’ (Rohingya) for obtaining an Aadhaar card fraudulently.
Another person who helped him obtain the Aadhaar card was sentenced to one year of imprisonment. In the first conviction of a Rohingya in the state, a city court has awarded two years in prison to a Myanmar ‘national’ (Rohingya) for obtaining an Aadhaar card fraudulently. Hyderabad: In the first conviction of a Rohingya in the state, a city court has...

‘Biggest ever seizure’: Bangladesh reports meth boom during Rohingya crisis

The impact of hundreds and thousands of Rohingya refugees have been devastating to the forest cover and water availability in Cox’s Bazar, fuelling resentments with the local population
Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh since August 25, joining another 300,000 already living in camps along the border for many years Rena, 18, sits in a mud hut with doors and windows closed as she tells her story of working as a prostitute in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. Photo: Thomson Reuters Foundation The Darkest Web by Eileen Ormsby explores the worst parts...

Addressing Rohingyas’ statelessness is the key

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett talks to Rohingya refugees at a camp in Cox's Bazar last week. Photo: Collected Unb, Dhaka
Says UNHCR envoy Cate Blanchett; urges Myanmar to create decent conditions for their return The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador and actor Cate Blanchett has urged Myanmar to create decent conditions in Rakhine sate for the safe return of Rohingyas saying the solution to Rohingya crisis lies with Myanmar. "Ultimately, I think, the key here is to...

UN chief hits out at Myanmar army chief over Rohingya comments

UN chief hits out at Myanmar army chief over Rohingya comments
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticized Myanmar's army chief for comments about the country's Muslim Rohingya minority UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticized Myanmar's army chief for comments about the country's Muslim Rohingya minority UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday criticized Myanmar's army chief after he declared that the Muslim Rohingya had nothing in common with the country's other ethnic groups. Guterres...

Parliamentary Vice Foreign Minister visits Myanmar

Parliamentary Vice Foreign Minister visits Myanmar
A senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official has visited Myanmar to see how the country is preparing for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees. Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Iwao Horii on Saturday visited a site in the western state of Rakhine where construction is underway for a facility to accept refugees returning from neighboring Bangladesh. He was briefed on a plan to...

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Rohingya refugees last month in Maungdaw district of Myanmar’s Rakhine state . PHOTO: YE AUNG THU/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

Rohingya Militants Deny Slaughtering Hindus in Myanmar

Group dismisses Amnesty International finding that it killed dozens of Hindus in course of its violent expulsion last year A Rohingya Muslim militant group denied...
Sheikh Hasina’s support for Rohingyas has won her the admiration of the Muslim world. (Supplied)

Why Sheikh Hasina’s Rohingya advocacy is her insurance policy for India visit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s unflinching support for Calcuttas will pay her rich dividends in West Bengal - the adjoining Indian state with a Muslim...
Amnesty Report on Massacre of Hindus by Rohingyas Triggers Outrage in India

Amnesty Report on Massacre of Hindus by Rohingyas Triggers Outrage in India

The revelations by Amnesty International were made on the basis of testimonies by dozens of witnesses and survivors of the communal violence in Rakhine...
It is time to get tough on Aung San Suu Kyi and refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court

The Rohingya crisis bears all the hallmarks of a genocide

It is time to get tough on Aung San Suu Kyi and refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court REPORTS from parliamentary select committees are...

Bangladesh: Landslides Threaten Rohingya Shelters

Disaster Looms in Refugee Camps; Safer Ground Needed Print <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IppvFtczKhE" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees in camps in...