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Be firm on ‘genocidal’ Myanmar regime, Asean told ahead of leaders summit

Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhrom) also asked if it was ethical for countries to do business
Members of the Rohingya community seen in Kuala Lumpur in August. (Bernama pic) PETALING JAYA: A Rohingya rights group today urged Asean leaders to review their relationship with Myanmar over its treatment of the minority group as country leaders meet in Bangkok for the 35th Asean Summit. Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhrom) also asked if it was ethical...

Rohingya crisis: Dhaka accuses Naypyidaw of misleading int’l community with false info

Rohingya crisis: Dhaka accuses Naypyidaw of misleading int’l community with false info
File photo of Rohingya refugees walk towards a refugee camp after crossing the Myanmar-Bnagladesh border Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune Myanmar should concentrate on fulfilling its obligations to take back its forcibly displaced people, says a Foreign Ministry statement Bangladesh has accused Myanmar of misleading the international community with made-up information regarding Rohingya repatriation, asking the latter to stop making false accusations...

Atrocities against Rohingyas: Tula Toli victims ask ICC judges to allow investigation

Atrocities against Rohingyas: Tula Toli victims ask ICC judges to allow investigation Humayun Kabir Bhuiyan
File photo: Rohingya people line up to be interviewed for the repatriation to Myanmar outside the office of the camp-in-charge in Shalbagan refugee camp, Cox's Bazar on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Crimes committed against Rohingyas in Bangladesh should also be taken into cognizance, say lawyers for 86 victims in a 32-page submission to the ICC A total...

FACEBOOK BEING USED AS A HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION TOOL YET AGAIN, THIS TIME IN ASSAM: REPORT

Facebook has become a playground for human rights violations once again as the platform is being used to spread hate speech against minorities in Assam, claims a new report from Avaaz.
A new report examined how Facebook is being used to spread hate speech to fuel ethnic violence. Facebook has become a playground for human rights violations once again as the platform is being used to spread hate speech against minorities in Assam, claims a new report from Avaaz. Avaaz is a non-profit organisation that works for human rights issues across the...

Singapore to take up Rohingya issue at ASEAN Summit

Singapore to take up Rohingya issue at ASEAN Summit
A delegation from Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs called on the foreign minister of Singapore at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore. Photo: CourtesySingapore foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Thursday said his country would raise the Rohingya issue at the 35th ASEAN Summit that will begin in Bangkok on 31 October. The Singaporean minister’s remarks came as Bangladesh seeks...

Malaysia, Asean members will work to resolve Rohingya crisis: Mahathir

Malaysia, Asean members will work to resolve Rohingya crisis: Mahathir
Baku (Azerbaijan), Oct 25 (UNB)- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday assured Dhaka that Kuala Lumpur and other Asean member states will do whatever necessary for resolving the Rohingya crisis which is hurting Bangladesh a lot. “Malaysia and Asean counties will do whatever necessary (to solve Rohingya crisis),” he said. Mahathir said this during a meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart...

‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan
Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present state of the Rohingya crisis and whether a sustainable solution to the problem is possible. After repeated failures in starting the repatriation process, a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis seems like a distant possibility. What’s...

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)
  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh managed to secure additional funds at the UN General Assembly to help pay for the upkeep of almost 1 million Rohingya refugees currently being hosted in...

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly
A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim community. Her earlier appeals have seemingly gone unheard, however. In Bangladesh's annual address to the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday urged the international community to "understand the untenability of the situation" surrounding...

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP
ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a Cabinet minister said Thursday. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said the fences were ordered by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who had earlier told authorities to open the border to allow hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya to...

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).
Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort to project an image of peace and reconciliation to the outside world. Yet as grim as the situation is for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, where they live in what is now the world’s largest refugee...

Let’s end the Rohingya crisis now, says Dr Mahathir

Let's end the Rohingya crisis now, says Dr Mahathir
NEW YORK (Sept 25): Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has sounded the clarion call for the international community to put the Rohingya crisis squarely on its radar with a view to resolving it now. Speaking at his first engagement since arriving in New York for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), he said it...

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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’...