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Burnt houses could be seen in Rakhine when media visited last month (image from 14 October)

Myanmar’s War on the Rohingya

Myanmar has long persecuted the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority, denying it basic rights to citizenship, to marry, to worship and to an education. After...

Rohingya and the forces of Genocide

By Haroon Yousuf, France, The Stateless Rohingya (TSR) Article Rohingya are an indigenous people of Kingdom of Arakan. After the Burmese occupation from 1784 to...
The NLD government’s appointment of the commission is not the first of its kind. In February 2014, President Thein Sein

Can Kofi Annan’s Commission Solve the Rohingya Conundrum?

In an attempt to find a sustainable solution to the complicated issues between Muslims and Buddhists in Rakhine state, former UN Secretary General Kofi...
UN High Commission for Refugees building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Canada must pressure Burma to end abuse of Muslim minority

“They are trying to transform Myanmar into a Muslim state,” says Ashin Wirathu, a Buddhist monk dubbed by Time as the “The Face of...
Thai kingpin jailed for 35 years for Rohingya human-trafficking

Thai kingpin jailed for 35 years for Rohingya human-trafficking

Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak delivers a speech during the Extraordinary Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation...
The report also stated that the government of Burma needed to take urgent action to end the anti-Rohingya policies of past governments

Burma’s Rohingya Need International Help Now More Than Ever

Earlier this year the United Nations published a report ‘Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar’, which concluded that human rights violations against us...
Rights Groups Doubt that Systemic Discrimination against Rohingya Will Be Resolved

No Rohingya On Commission To Address Their Fate

As manifested in the United States, race and religion are extremely delicate topics for politicians to explore. And eradicating widespread endemic prejudices against certain...

US defies Myanmar government request to stop using term Rohingya

Ambassador Scot Marciel says Washington will continue to call persecuted Muslim minority by name objected to by Aung San Suu Kyi’s administration US ambassador Scot...

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...

Asia’s worst refugee crisis in recent years could happen again

(CNN)A year after one of southeast Asia's worst refugee crises, things seem to have improved. But below the surface, the situation remains bleak. In May...
Several international organizations have recently warned of a genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar

Myanmar’s Rohingya Could Be The World’s Next Major Refugee Crisis

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. Did you notice the media forgot all...
Rohingya Crisis and Suu Kyis Chance

Suu Kyi’s hollow words

Mob attacks against Rohingya Muslim communities and the burning of mosques in Myanmar's northern Kachin state and Bago Region in the past weeks remind...

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Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...
India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine

India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Activists say that development projects in Rakhine will have little impact unless human rights issues are addressed India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it...
FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya woman and her baby are seen detained in a police station after a fishing boat carrying more than sixty Rohingya refugees was found beached at Rawi island in the province of Satun, June 12, 2019. (Reuters)

Dozens of Malaysia-bound Rohingyas detained in Myanmar

YANGON: Police in strife-ridden Rakhine State in western Myanmar have detained dozens of Rohingya Muslims who were seeking to get to Malaysia by boat,...