Friday, January 24, 2020
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tatelessness is a specific defect of our modern world. Speaking at the World Conference on Statelessness held at The Hague last month

Statelessness: A Tragic Side Effect Of Our Modern World

Consider for a moment, your citizenship. For most people our nationality, and therefore our citizenship, is something we were born with, something we inherited...
Can the displaced Rohingyas return to their homeland anytime soon? Photo: REUTERS/DANISH SIDDIQUI

Rohingya crisis: The long view

Mohammad Zaman There is no dearth of opinion on the Rohingya repatriation issue with political leaders, scholars, and even ordinary people all weighing in with...
Say experts about Rohingya crisis as PM heads for China

Beijing must play due role: Say experts about Rohingya crisis as PM heads for...

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for China on a five-day visit today and she will discuss various issues with Chinese leaders, including Rohingya repatriation. The...
Myanmar must give Rohingya 'pathway to citizenship': UN investigator

Myanmar must give Rohingya ‘pathway to citizenship’: UN investigator

Myanmar must grant citizenship to stateless Rohingya with roots in the country, a senior UN investigator said yesterday, as she urged the country's leader...
This combination of photos taken on Sept. 3, 2018 shows journalists Kyaw Soe Oo (left) and Wa Lone being escorted by police after their sentencing by a court to jail in Yangon. Myanmar's Supreme Court on April 23, 2019 rejected an appeal against their seven-year sentences on charges linked to their reporting of the Rohingya crisis. (Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP)

No escape for political prisoners in Myanmar

Macabre irony prevails as both President Win Myint and State Chancellor Suu Kyi were political detainees before taking power No escape for political prisoners...
Rohingya refugees in a temporary settlement in 'no man's land' between Myanmar and Bangladesh [Getty]

Renewed campaign to wipe out surviving Rohingya will be the most savage yet

Comment: There's growing evidence the military junta in Myanmar is using its ground offensive against separatists as a pretext to 'clean out,' the remaining...
Rohingya Genocide Survivor Censored by American Patrons in His Testimony before the US Senate

Rohingya Genocide Survivor Censored by American Patrons in His Testimony before the US Senate

ASIA-UPDATES ON MYANMAR ROHINGYA GENOCIDE, 15 Apr 2019 Maung Zarni – TRANSCEND Media Service 9 Apr 2019 – I am mindful of the fact that there...
Fading icon? Clash of views over Aung San Suu Kyi’s record — and future

Fading icon? Clash of views over Aung San Suu Kyi’s record — and future

Her fall from grace has been dramatic, but can she undo the damage? The programme Insight finds out from critics and supporters of Asia’s...
Residents hold bullet shells in a village in Rathedaung township, Rakhine State, after fighting between the Tatmadaw and Arakan Army in late January. (AFP)

Rakhine, the parlous state

Escalating fighting, bitter and growing ethnic tensions and mysterious killings are blighting Rakhine State, and the situation is unlikely to improve any time soon. By...
This picture taken on Jan 4, 2019 shows people displaced by violence between ethnic Rakhine rebels and Myanmar's army, arriving at a camp in Kyauktaw, Rakhine state. (Photo: AFP)

Commentary: Myanmar on the cusp of opening up to mediation on Rakhine crisis

ASEAN can play a constructive role as the country awakens to the reality that doing nothing can no longer be an option, says ISEAS-Yusof...
No land’s people

No land’s people

  Cooperation among governments and tolerance among citizens will help us find a solution to the refugee crisis A large number of people in the world...
Ethical cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

Ethical cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

  Ethnic cleansing of Rohingya people has continued for last few years in northern Rakhine State of Myanmar. Atrocities including severe beating, burning alive, water...

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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing of the genocide case against the Rohingya minority at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on December 11, 2019 [Reuters/Yves Herman]

Myanmar: Defending genocide at the ICJ

On December 9, the world marked the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention: a covenant signed in the wake of...
Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

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Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ vs ‘Bengali’ Hate Speech Debate

A new campaign seeks to single out local media outlets that refer to the Rohingya ethnic group as “Bengalis.” By Shafiur Rahman December 21, 2019 Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’...