A Joint India-Indonesia Intervention on the Rohingya Issue

The European Parliament condemned Thursday the persecution of Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar and voiced extreme
The problem of Myanmar’s displaced Rohingyas has of late assumed a special dimension in both South-East Asia and in India’s immediate periphery. Festering since 2011, the problem erupted once again in November 2016. After inter-community riots in Myanmar’s western Rakhine province in 2012, a large-scale displacement of approximately one million Rohingyas occurred. The problem has surfaced again after violence...

Burma: 21,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh amid ‘attempted genocide’

New figures show around 21,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Burma in recent weeks amid accusations of potential genocide
New figures show around 21,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Burma in recent weeks amid accusations of potential “genocide”. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said: “An estimated 21,000 Rohingya have arrived in Cox's Bazar between 9 October and 2 December.” The government of Burma has criticised media reports of violence against the Rohingya, and lodged a formal protest against a UN...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says international attention fuelling divisions in north

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrives at Sittwe airport, Rakhine state, Myanmar, as he visits in his capacity as the Myanmar government-appointed Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
Suu Kyi appealed for understanding of her nation's ethnic complexities, and said the world should not forget the military operation was launched in response to attacks on security forces that the government has blamed on Muslim insurgents. "I would appreciate it so much if the international community would help us to maintain peace and stability, and to make progress in...

The Asean Ulama & NGOs Declaration on The Myanmar Genocide of Rohingya

The Asean Ulama & NGOs Declaration on The Myanmar Geniocide of Rohingya
We the delegates in the emergency meeting of Muslims scholars and NGO activists in the Asean region and beyond, on the 29th November 2016, after deliberating the issues and plight of the oppressed Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar conclude the following decisions : 1. In light of the past and current and continuation of oppression against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar...

Myanmar wants ethnic cleansing of Rohingya – UN official

Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority from its territory, a senior UN official has told the BBC.
Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority from its territory, a senior UN official has told the BBC. Armed forces have been killing Rohingya in Rakhine state, forcing many to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh, says John McKissick of the UN refugee agency. The government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been conducting counter-insurgency operations since...

U.S. moves to lift sanctions on Myanmar, despite ongoing genocide of Rohingya

United States President Barack Obama shakes hands with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar
The United States is set to lift economic sanctions on Myanmar after a meeting Wednesday between President Barack Obama and the country’s de facto leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. The proposed move on sanctions comes in addition to the reinstatement of trade benefits — all signs of a thaw in U.S.-Myanmar relations. But the news is cold comfort to...

Rights group calls on Myanmar to investigate Rohingya woman’s death

Rights group calls on Myanmar to investigate Rohingya woman's death
Human rights advocates have called on Myanmar to investigate the death of a young woman from the country's persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, who died this month after being found naked and unconscious near a military base. The woman, identified as Raysuana, 25, was found by a road next to an army compound in Sittwe, the capital of the conflict-torn Rakhine...

Trapped Illegally in Malaysia, Rohingya Migrants in Limbo

UN High Commission for Refugees building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur: The first time he tried to escape a tough existence in his village in western Myanmar in 2004, Junaid Zafar was thrown in jail for five years. Like many other Rohingya Muslims, Zafar was seeking to flee poverty and persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar and he did not wait long after being released from jail to try again. This time,...

Nowhere People: dramatic and traumatic

By Monique Ross "Even a bird has rights. A bird can build a nest, give birth, bring food to their children and raise them until they are ready to fly. We don't have basic rights like this." They are the words of Monir, one of the 1 million Rohingya in Myanmar who has been denied nationality in the land his family...

Rohingya’s in Delhi: “Had I Not Escaped I Would Have Been Killed”

NEW DELHI: In a rubbish dump on the outskirts of Delhi a crack of lightning illuminates an ominous sky. Rains begin to lash down and people run for cover. Squeezed between piles of sorted trash, makeshift huts of tarpaulin and bamboo begin to shake in the wind. A group of men quickly repair a roof in a hopeless attempt...

Genocide in Burma

by Joshua Kurlantzick MAGAZINE Of all the ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in the world, wrote the Economist last year, the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group, may well be the most persecuted people on the planet. Today nearly two million Rohingya live in western Myanmar and in Bangladesh. Inside Myanmar they have no formal status, and they face the constant...

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Fire at Rohingya camp

Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhia

24 April, 2019 Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong Rohingya camp was hit by a fire. This happened on (today) Wednesday afternoon. Three units of fire service are...
ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

NAYPYITAW—The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Monday proposed abolishing the National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) at a meeting of the joint committee to draft...
FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On...
Malaysia's government has set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to probe the Wang Kelian deaths [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group won't impact them much Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks...
Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites...