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Burma covers up its systematic abuse of a minority group

Burma covers up its systematic abuse of a minority group

IN FEBRUARY, the United Nations released a report detailing the Burmese government’s human rights abuses against the long-suffering Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state...
Recently arrived Rohingya refugees wait to receive aid donations on September 13, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Why Myanmar Hates the Rohingya?

A column of smoke rising from a burning village forms the backdrop to one of the worst humanitarian crises the world is facing—and a...
Here’s How the International Community Should Support Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities

Here’s How the International Community Should Support Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities

This week, at the World Bank Annual Meetings and G-20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors, global leaders must address the Rohingya...
U.S. Senator from Illinois Dick Durbin of Illinois is the Senate Democratic Whip

The Most Hated People on Earth

Chris Carter is a New Zealander. In his sixties, he still looks like the person you would call on to lead a hike or...
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...
From left; Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Hong Lian, Chinese Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw and Lt. General Kyaw Swe, Minister of Home Affairs, pose during their meeting at the President House, Tuesday, Sept 27, 2016, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo

Exclusive: Asian Diplomat On Chinese Role In Myanmar’s Rohingya Tragedy

Over the past few months, evidence has mounted of Myanmar military attacks against the Muslim minority Rohingya community, to include rapes and murders. This...
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Honeymoon over, Suu Kyi faces fresh challenges

Last Thursday marked the first anniversary of a historic event in Myanmar’s oft-troubled contemporary history: A peaceful handover of power from the ‘‘civilianised’’ administration...
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...
A Rohingya protester reacting as others lined up after being arrested by Malaysian police in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. They were among more than 1,000 Rohingya protesting against the Myanmar government. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Rohingya refugees in Malaysia: Time for policy rethink

Chan Xin Ying United States President Donald Trump's refugee ban had crushed the resettlement dreams of countless Rohingya refugees in Malaysia as the US is...
I met with many refugees who have fled over the Bangladeshi border (Imran Madden)

What one volunteer witnessed from the frontine of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh

At least 1,267 children have been separated from their families and are at particular risk of human trafficking, sexual abuse, child labour and child...
Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, rest inside a school compound at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Nearly 600 000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state and arrived in Bangladesh since August 25 to avoid persecution that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing. Picture: Dar Yasin/AP

Rohingya refugees need world’s help to survive

  Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) President Dr Joanne Liu describes her recent visit to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where a refugee crisis is unfolding after renewed...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...

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The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

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Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...