Opinions

Opinions

ASEAN must rise to meet current challenges

ASEAN must rise to meet current challenges and bring benefit to the people: Diplomats

Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must rise to current challenges face by Southeast Asia to ensure that the regional bloc...
It’s high time for stopping the slow-burning genocide in Myanmar

It’s high time for stopping the slow-burning genocide in Myanmar

Every day I receive dozens of emails. Most of these emails (at least 30) are about Myanmar’s inhuman treatment of the minorities. It is...
Stop the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

Stop the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar (Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi)

There is a verse of a poem written by the great Arab poet Abu Al-Tayyib Al-Mutanabbi more than a thousand years ago that states...
Mrs Suu Kyi is no saviour of the far East but rather a normal unprincipled politician

Aung San Suu Kyi: The Failure (By Jatin Mapara)

In late 2015, the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, was invited on a state visit to the UK in an attempt by the UK government...
Ample cause for concern over int’l terrorism in Bangladesh

Ample cause for concern over int’l terrorism in Bangladesh

Towards the end of June, the Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) declared its ‘Code of Conduct’ for Mujahideen in the subcontinent which...
A menace to Myanmar’s democracy

Article 66(d): A menace to Myanmar’s democracy

The fetters on Myanmar's democracy are many. The 2008 constitution gives the military 25% of seats in parliament; it gives the military control over...
Rohingya refugees gather to collect relief supplies at the Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Bangladesh May 31, 2017

Myanmar needs to get serious about peace

David Baulk is a Myanmar Human Rights Specialist with Fortify Rights. Last month, Myanmar's de-facto leader and former human-rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi convened...
Burned buildings in central Lashio following communal conflict in May 2013. The violence was sparked by a violent attack on a Buddhist woman by a Muslim man.

Buddhist suffering and the Muslim scapegoat

IN MYANMAR, rumours abound about the assault and coercion of Buddhist women. What makes this trope of everyday storytelling – often factually inaccurate –...
UNHCR’s questionable strategies — Savita Saravanan

UNHCR’s questionable strategies — Savita Saravanan

He waited outside the United Nations agency, yet again, with unwavering hope. His medical card clutched tightly in his palms, the wait continued and...
Resettlement is the only way to solve the Rohingya crisis

Where can the Rohingya go?: Md Shidur Rahman

Bangladesh, being a country of a large population, a higher unemployment rate, small land area, and emerging economy, is struggling to accommodate the continuous...
The Slow-Burning Genocide of Myanmar’s Rohingya

A Nonviolent Strategy to Stop Genocide: Robert J. Burrowes

  It is a tragic measure of the depravity of human existence that genocide is a continuing and prevalent manifestation of violence in the international...
A UN report this year said that mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya amounted to crimes against humanity and possible ethnic cleansing.

UN in Myanmar reaps what it has sown in genocidal Sri Lanka

Myanmar on Friday surpassed ‘Sri Lanka’ in challenging UN scrutiny of its crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing. Myanmar will refuse entry to members...

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Rohingyas say compulsions drove them to take shelter in J&K

Rohingyas say compulsions drove them to take shelter in J&K

Children of Rohingya refugees attend a temporary school run by a non-governmental organisation at a camp for Rohingyas in New Delhi. (File Photo)Children of...
Aung San Suu Kyi’s free press dilemma

Aung San Suu Kyi’s free press dilemma

Aung San Suu Kyi is treating the press in Myanmar poorly, and that may impede her efforts to democratize the conflict-wrought country. But is...
Influx of Rohingya refugees continues

Influx of Rohingya refugees continues

Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar continue to enter Bangladesh amid increased surveillance. At least 100 Rohingyas have taken refuge at Kutupalong and Balokhali settlement camps...
NC supports deportation of Rohingya Muslims

NC supports deportation of Rohingya Muslims

"The BJP is in government at the Centre and in the state and it is intriguing that the party is not taking a call...
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Myanmar offensive: Rohingya Muslims caught in the crossfire

The recent security operation launched by Myanmar's security forces is raising new concerns for the safety of Rohingya Muslims. Rakhine state is home to...