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...

Myanmar: Rohingya will not be called Rohingya by the EU

Yangon: The European Union said on Wednesday Myanmar needed "space" to deal with human rights abuses in its restive northwest, adding it would respect the call by country leader Aung San Suu Kyi to avoid the term "Rohingya" to describe persecuted Muslims there. Rohingya girls...

‘Myanmar must end abuses vs Muslims’

YANGON: Myanmar’s new civilian government should prioritize ending deep discrimination against the Rohingya and other Muslims in restive Rakhine state, a United Nations envoy said Friday. Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, was speaking after a nearly two-week visit to the Buddhist-majority nation,...

Dalai Lama urges Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to ease Rohingya tension

  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has a moral responsibility to try to ease tension between majority Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims, her fellow Nobel laureate, the Dalai Lama, said on Monday. The Tibetan spiritual leader said he had stressed the issue...

‘Please Call Us Rohingya’, Plea To Myanmar Democracy Icon Suu Kyi

  By Mohd Haikal Mohd Isa BANGKOK, July 3 (Bernama) -- "We are Rohingya, please call us Rohingya," pleaded Hajee Ismail, a Rohingya activist as Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi toured Thailand during her first official visit to the Kingdom recently. He has pinned high...

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Fire at Rohingya camp

Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhia

24 April, 2019 Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong Rohingya camp was hit by a fire. This happened on (today) Wednesday afternoon. Three units of fire service are...
ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

NAYPYITAW—The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Monday proposed abolishing the National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) at a meeting of the joint committee to draft...
FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On...
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Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group won't impact them much Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks...
Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites...