US official: In Myanmar crackdown, abuses appear ‘normal’

The rules laid out for ‘associate’ citizens deprived the Rohingyas of holding any government office and several other citizenship rights.
WASHINGTON: Abuses appear “normal and allowed” in Myanmar’s response to an armed uprising by Rohingya Muslims, a senior US official said in an interview, casting a pall over one of President Barack Obama’s legacy foreign policy achievements. Obama and his advisers have long held up...

Khaleda Zia calls for sheltering Rohingyas

The former prime minister of Bangladesh Khaleda Zia calls for sheltering Rohingyas.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called upon the government to provide shelter to the repressed and oppressed Rohingya people of Myanmar on humanitarian ground. The former prime minister, in a statement issued this afternoon, also urged the other countries and Muslim world to stand beside...

Bangladesh pushes back at least 95 Rohingya Muslims

BGB sends back six boats carrying Rohingyas on the Naf River
Teknaf 2 BGB Commander Abuzar Al-Zahid was quoted as saying that around 90 Rohingyas had boarded in six boats and were prevented from trespassing in the Naf River at midnight by the BGB. At least 95 Rohingya Muslims including women and children have been pushed...

Myanmar pursuing ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims

Rohingya refugee and Muslim Mohammad Ayaz stands with his son. Myanmar has reportedly started 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya Muslims. (AFP) Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/world/2016/11/25/14/57/myanmar-pursuing-ethnic-cleansing-of-rohingya-muslims#I8SXg4M6YPFfdpse.99
Myanmar is carrying out "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims, as horrifying stories of gang rape, torture and murder emerge from among the thousands who have fled to Bangladesh, a UN official has reported. Up to 30,000 of the impoverished ethnic group have abandoned their homes...

‘They will kill us’: The Rohingya refugees fleeing torture and rape in Myanmar

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'They will kill us': The Rohingya refugees fleeing torture and rape in Myanmar By Rebecca Wright, CNN - Updated 0933 GMT (1733 HKT) November 25, 2016 (CNN)They come by the thousands. Rohingya refugees from Myanmar's northwestern Rakhine state are flooding across the border into Bangladesh. They're fleeing violence...

Myanmar wants ethnic cleansing of Rohingya – UN official

Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority from its territory, a senior UN official has told the BBC.
Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority from its territory, a senior UN official has told the BBC. Armed forces have been killing Rohingya in Rakhine state, forcing many to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh, says John McKissick of the UN...

More Rohingya villages razed

More Rohingya villages and Homes were burnt down last month
More than 1,000 houses in Rohingya villages have been razed in northwestern Myanmar, according to analysis of satellite images from Human Rights Watch released Monday that fly in the face of government denials. Troops have poured into a strip of land along the Bangladesh border,...

Myanmar’s War on the Rohingya

Burnt houses could be seen in Rakhine when media visited last month (image from 14 October)
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 violence unleashed in 2012 by Buddhist extremists drove tens of thousands of Rohingya out of their homes, many risked their...

Suu Kyi calls for ‘space’ to address Myanmar’s Rohingya issue as Kerry visits

Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attend a joint news conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 22 May 2016. Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi asked to be given "enough space" to address the plight of her country's Rohingya Muslim...

The Truth About Myanmar’s Rohingya Issue

This article is part of “Southeast Asia: Refugees in Crisis,” an ongoing series by The Diplomat featuring exclusive articles from scholars and practitioners tackling Southeast Asia’s ongoing refugee crisis. All articles in the series can be found here. After over 50 years of military rule,...

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 2015, the world watched in horror as human traffickers stranded thousands of people in the Bay of Bengal on rickety...

Rights groups call on ASEAN to address “Rohingya situation”

The Rohingya people – whom the majority Buddhist Burmese population of Myanmar refuses to recognise as an official ethnic group in the country – endure severe conditions in the camps without water and access to electricity. Escaping from denigration in Myanmar, they have used the...

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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,...