Hardline Buddhist nationalists stopped a Muslim religious ceremony in Yangon on Sunday, witnesses and organisers said, as Islamophobic tensions boil over amid a bloody military campaign against Rohingya in northern Rakhine state
YANGON: Hardline Buddhist nationalists stopped a Muslim religious ceremony in Yangon on Sunday, witnesses and organisers said, as Islamophobic tensions boil over amid a bloody military campaign against Rohingya in northern Rakhine state. Dozens of people, led by a handful of maroon-robed monks, marched to the YMCA in Myanmar's commercial capital to shut down a service marking the Prophet Mohammed's...
The world is reacting with horror to the massacre of Rohingyas in Rakhine State, but Suu Kyi and her government continue to turn a blind eye to what increasingly appears like a genocide. Protesters hold signs during a demonstration against what organisers say is the crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, November...
Ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees shout slogans during a gathering in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 4, 2016, protesting the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. - AFP
YANGON: Myanmar has banned workers from going to Muslim-majority Malaysia as relations sour between the neighbours over a military crackdown on the Buddhist country's Rohingya minority. The move came after Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak lashed out at Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi for allowing "genocide" on her watch, during a rally on Sunday in...
A protester holds a poster with a defaced image of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration
United Nations: The reputation of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government in Myanmar is at stake amid international concerns over how it is dealing with violence in the country’s divided north-west, a senior UN official warned on Tuesday. The conflict in Myanmar‘s Rakhine state has sent hundreds of Rohingya Muslims fleeing across the border to Bangladesh amid allegations of abuses by...
Bangladeshi activists protest
The Bangladeshi government, anticipating further influx of Rohingya Muslims, has ordered its border and coast guards and local administration to heighten their vigilance along its border with Myanmar. After a high-level meeting, Bangladeshi Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told journalists Sunday that "We've asked to step up patrols along our border with Myanmar." He said the paramilitary force Border Guard of Bangladesh...
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 Marciel in Yangon says he will continue to use the term Rohingya, despite objections from the Myanmar government. US ambassador Scot Marciel in Yangon says he will continue to use the term Rohingya, despite objections from...
No hope of the persecuted Muslim minority as National League for Democracy party spokesman says they are Bangladesh's problem Yasmin, a Rohingya Muslim, pictured with two of her children Yasmin, a Rohingya Muslim, pictured with two of her children Photo: Philip Sherwell By Jennifer Rigby, Rangoon6:02PM GMT 19 Nov 2015 One of Aung San Suu Kyi’s key officials has said that helping the...
No more: Security personnel push a stranded Sri Lankan boat off the shore using a backhoe before towing it out to sea at Lhoknga Beach, Aceh, on Monday. After providing humanitarian aid, local authorities tried to turn away the boat, which was carrying 44 Sri Lankan asylum seekers.(JP/Hotli Simanjuntak)(JP/Hotli Simanjuntak) No more: Security personnel push a stranded Sri Lankan boat...
Several international organizations have recently warned of a genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar
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The government should consider allowing the Rohingya refugees in the country to work in the plantation and services sectors that are currently facing a shortage of workers, an academician said. Dean of Universiti Utara Malaysia's College of Law, Government and International Studies Associate Prof Ahmad Martadha Mohamed said the move would enable the authorities to keep tabs on their movements...

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Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi at Parliament where an all party meeting on Kashmir was held. (PTI File Photo)

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