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Over 10 million people are stateless, leaving them vulnerable to discrimination and exploitation, and legal argument is a critical battleground for finally tackling the problem

Nowhere people have a right to somewhere

By Andrew Trounson, University of Melbourne When Ahmed al-Kateb arrived in Australia in 2000 on an Indonesian fishing boat, little did he know he would...
The Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF), with which I have been associated for the past few years, is a remarkable event, for several reasons.

Time to rescind Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize

Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been silent on the plight of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority that is being systematically oppressed by...
Several mechanisms can be used to achieve smoother and more even-handed management of bilateral relations where a substantial multi-faceted common border exists

Resetting relations: How to restore Myanmar-Bangladesh relations

Government and governance, International relations, National security | Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia 9 June 2017 Putting Myanmar-Bangladesh relations back on calm footing will require a...
UN’s Myanmar Fact-Finding Mission Raises Many Questions

UN’s Myanmar Fact-Finding Mission Raises Many Questions

SOURCE: http://www.indepthnews.net/index.php/opinion/1190-un-s-myanmar-fact-finding-mission-raises-many-questions By Shenali Waduge COLOMBO (IDN) - The appointment of a three-member team by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on May 30 to investigate...
Canada must demand human rights for Rohingya in Myanmar

Canada must demand human rights for Rohingya in Myanmar

It is time Canada spoke some harsh brutal truths to Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar (also known as Burma)...
OPINION: Aung San Suu Kyi, The World is Watching Your Treatment of Religious Freedom

OPINION: Aung San Suu Kyi, The World is Watching Your Treatment of Religious Freedom

The international community won’t accept inaction or excuses from the Aung San Suu Kyi-led government this time. Ward-level officials' threats to charge and prosecute Muslims...
Buddhism Versus Islam: Clash Of Civilisations In South And South-East Asia?

Buddhism Versus Islam: Clash Of Civilisations In South And South-East Asia?

From Myanmar to Thailand and all the way to Sri Lanka, one of the oldest conflicts of Asia seems to be turning more violent...
With a record of almost 1,100 people drowning, suffocating or dying of hypothermia on overcrowded boats so far this year, the North Africa to Italy crossing is considered the deadliest sea passage in the world. Reuters

New axis of terror

IPAC report details how Southeast Asian militant groups cash in on persecuted Rohingyas through Bangladeshi radicals M Abul Kalam Azad Islamic State-inspired terror groups may catch...
The Rohingya crisis is not just an issue for Myanmar; it will impact security and economic trends throughout the region.

Why ASEAN Can’t Ignore the Rohingya Crisis

On April 26, leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) convened for the 30th ASEAN Summit, where they discussed “an integrated, peaceful,...
A boy sits in a burnt area after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe

No rights for the Rohingya: Bangladesh PM words will fall upon deaf ears

IN the famous words of Hannah Arendt: “a man who is nothing but a man has lost the very qualities which make it possible...

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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...