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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 sit at a refugee camp north of Sittwe in Myanmar last year. Rohingya girls sit at...

‘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, her first since Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party took office several months ago, ending...

Migrants still in limbo across South-east Asia, one year after crisis

BAYEUN (Indonesia) — When Mr Mohammed Salim washed ashore on the coast of Aceh province in Indonesia during the South-east Asian refugee crisis last year, he was hungry, thirsty, emaciated and exhausted. All he wanted was rice, water and to get to a safe nation. “America, Australia, anywhere,” he said then. A year later, he appeared healthier and cleaner, but...

Mob destroys mosque as religious, ethnic tension rises in Myanmar

  By Antoni Slodkowski June 24, 2016 A muslim man cries after a group of men destroyed a mosque in the first serious outburst of inter-religious violence in months in the village of Thayethamin outside YangonView photos A muslim man cries after a group of men destroyed a mosque in the first serious outburst of inter-religious violence in months in the village...

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 in meetings with Suu Kyi, who came to power in April in the newly created...

‘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 hopes on Suu Kyi following her party's overwhelming victory in the country's historic election, to...

‘We want to go home for Eid, but we don’t want to be killed’

Mohamad Fadli | July 6, 2016 Rohingya community chief Mohamad Sultan says he still remembers what happened to his family members who died from the bloody conflict back home. KUALA LUMPUR: It is an enduring fear that keeps many of the Myanmar Muslim Rohingya refugees living at the Taman Wilayah Selayang flats from going home to Myanmar to celebrate Hari Raya,...

UN human rights envoy: displaced Rohingya still suffering

  Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, gestures during a media conference in Yangon, Myanmar on Friday, July 1, 2016. This is the fourth visit for Lee, who concluded her 12-day visit to Myanmar with a media presentation. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe) View photos YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Conditions in camps for members of Myanmar's...

Myanmar’s Rohingya may be victims of ‘crimes against humanity’: UN

Geneva (AFP) - Widespread and ongoing violations against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority, including denial of citizenship, forced labour and sexual violence, could amount to crimes against humanity, the United Nations warned Monday. In a report on the human rights situation for minorities in Myanmar, the UN human rights office said it had found "a pattern of gross violations against the...

EU parliament urges Myanmar to protect Rohingya minority

The European Parliament on Thursday urged Myanmar to end what it termed "brutal repression" and "systematic persecution" against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi insisted in May her new government was determined to address deep hatreds in western Rakhine State, where tens of thousands of Rohingya are confined to squalid displacement camps after waves of...

Myanmar bars officials from saying ‘Rohingya’ as UN envoy visits

Yangon (AFP) - Myanmar officials must refer to the oppressed Rohingya Muslim minority as "people who believe in Islam" rather than by their name, according to a letter seen by AFP Tuesday, as a UN rights envoy prepares to visit the benighted group. Buddhist nationalists bitterly oppose the use of the term Rohingya to describe the roughly million-strong minority --...

EU parliament condemns Myanmar persecution of Rohingya

Ultra-nationalist Buddhist groups refer to Rohingya as 'Bengalis' and have called for their deportation Ultra-nationalist Buddhist groups refer to Rohingya as 'Bengalis' and have called for their deportation The European Parliament has urged Myanmar to end what it termed as the "brutal repression" and "systematic persecution" against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority. In a resolution on Thursday, European politicians expressed...

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Aung San Suu Kyi party official killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine

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A new campaign seeks to single out local media outlets that refer to the Rohingya ethnic group as “Bengalis.” By Shafiur Rahman December 21, 2019 Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’...