The Burmese Muslims of central Myanmar: No beards, no kurtas

Men pray at Taung Balu Mosque in Mandalay (Teza Hlaing | Frontier)
In the first in a two-part series, Frontier’s senior correspondent Mratt Kyaw Thu journeys across central Myanmar to study the history and legacy of the country’s long and complex relationship with Islam – and meet the many Muslims who are eschewing conservative strains of...

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...

Burma: National Commission Denies Atrocities

Human Rights Watch (press release)
(New York) – A Burmese government commission has dismissed allegations of serious human rights violations by security forces in Rakhine State without a credible basis, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 6, 2017, the National Investigation Commission on Rakhine State, headed by Vice...

APRRN Statement: Stop the Eviction of Rohingyas in Jammu

Central delegation to review threat perception
Report from Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network Published on 17 Mar 2017 — View Original The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) urges the Government of India to act immediately to provide protection to Rohingya refugees living in Jammu. Since November 2016, Rohingya living in Jammu...

World failing Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, top Red Cross official says

IFRC chief Elhadj As Sy says humanitarian crisis is unprecedented and calls on all leaders to take situation seriously
A top Red Cross official has described the humanitarian crisis affecting Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims as unprecedented and said the world was failing in its response. Speaking to the Guardian on a visit to the rapidly expanding refugee camps in the Bangladeshi port town of Cox’s...

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: Bad News And Worse Publicity

Myanmar: Bad News And Worse Publicity
May 18, 2017: Peace efforts in the north are not making a lot of progress and the corrupt generals who surrendered power in 2011 are not only still in business but increasingly fighting back against their critics. The violence against Moslems by Buddhist nationalists...

45th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers: Full text of Dhaka declaration

45th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers: Full text of Dhaka declaration
45th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers The Dhaka Declaration 45th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (Session of Islamic Values for Sustainable Peace, Solidarity and Development) Dhaka, People’s Republic of Bangladesh 5-6 May, 2018 (20-21 Sha’aban1439 AH) 1. We, the Foreign Ministers and Heads...

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...

Myanmar says no crimes against humanity in Rakhine violence

Myanmar says no crimes against humanity in Rakhine violence
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) " The Myanmar government's inquiry into violence in northern Rakhine state last year that forced tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh and led to U.N. accusations of crimes against humanity by the army has concluded that no...

Annan Commission’s recommendations to resolve Rohingya crisis

The international advisory commission on Myanmar’s Rakhine state has put forward recommendations aiming at a resolution to the Rohingya crisis. These can be effective in resolving not only the Rohingya crisis but also the various problems which have cropped up between Bangladesh and Myanmar....

Security Council Presidential Statement Calls on Myanmar to End Excessive Military Force, Intercommunal Violence in Rakhine State

Security Council
Permanent Representative Says Text Places Undue Political Pressure on Government Calling on the Myanmar Government to end the excessive military force and intercommunal violence that had devastated the Rohingya community in Rakhine State, the Security Council this afternoon urged the implementation of agreed‑upon mechanisms to...

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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...