Iranians Stage Rally in Tehran in Support of Palestinians, Rohingya Muslims
Participants in the demonstration, held in Tehran after Friday prayers, decried recent Israeli attacks against Palestinians and the regime’s moves to desecrate al-Aqsa Mosque. In a statement issued at the end of the rally, the protestors said international organizations’ silence on the oppression of Palestinians and Rohingya Muslims demonstrates their dependency upon the hegemonic powers. The demonstrators also called on the...
On another matter, Ahmad Zahid viewed Malaysia’s better ranking in the Human Trafficking Report 2017
PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he was still waiting for the report from Wisma Putra on the latest developments with regard to the persecution of ethnic Rohingya in Myanmar. Ahmad Zahid who is also Home Minister, said he would be discussing the Rohingya issue with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for further...
Rohingya groups protest at Swedish parliament during Suu Kyi visitvideo
Rohingya advocacy groups protested in front of the Swedish Parliament House in Stockholm yesterday as Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi addressed its members inside. The protesters called on the Swedish government to pressure Suu Kyi to guarantee the protection of Myanmar’s Rohingya community. “The Swedish government has donated $30 million to the Myanmar government to ensure the ...
Reiterate that inquiries by gov’t into security forces’ conduct toward Rohingya failed to demonstrate genuine independence
Several international organizations have called for the United Nations Human Rights Council to launch an inquiry to investigate alleged abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State. During recent military operations in Rakhine’s Maungdaw area, the UN and rights groups documented evidence of widespread abuses by security forces such as killings -- including of children and babies -- gang...
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...

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