Posts Tagged ‘rohingya’

Will the Coup in Burma Be a Turning Point for the Rohingya People

Commentary The coup d’état in Burma (also known as Myanmar), earlier this year, may have dismantled the fragile foundations of the country’s democratic government, but the ensuing rise of a fervent pro-democracy civilian movement could be a turning point for the Rohingya population. Burma was thrown into disarray on Feb. 1, when the Tatmadaw, Burma’s […]

Floods Hit Rohingya Refugee Camps In Southern Bangladesh, Forcing Thousands To Flee

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Days of heavy rainfall have pelted Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, destroying dwellings and sending thousands of people to live with extended family or in communal shelters. Just in the 24 hours to Wednesday alone, more than 30 centimeters (11.8 inches) of rain fell on the camps in Cox’s Bazar […]

Fire At Rohingya Refugee Camp Destroys Hundreds Of Shelters

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A devastating fire raced through a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Monday, destroying hundreds of shelters and leaving thousands homeless, officials and witnesses said. The fire at Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar district broke out in the late afternoon and spread quickly through at least four blocks, […]

Fire destroys homes, displaces thousands in UN Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh (VIDEOS)

A devastating blaze swept through a decades-old UN Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh in the early hours of Thursday, destroying more than 550 homes and displacing about 3,500 people, UN aid workers said. The fire struck a UN camp in southern Bangladesh, with footage circulating on social media of the flames raging and completely burning […]

Move to relocate Rohingya refugees to remote island criticised by human rights groups

More than 1,600 Rohingya refugees are being relocated to a remote island as part of the first phase of a controversial relocation program launched by the Bangladeshi goverment. Some 1,640 men, women, and children are being moved from Bangladesh’s southern port of Chittagong to the remote island of Bhasan Char. Around a million Rohingya refugees […]

The Rohingya, Facing Turmoil in Exile, Welcomed Back to Myanmar With Words but Not Action

The English-language Bangkok Post reported on May 5 that the Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar will be safe, according to the military there, as long as they stay confined to the camps being set up for them. Myanmar’s current commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, told a visiting delegation from the UN Security […]

Rohingya to be safe in areas ‘designated’ for them: Myanmar army chief

“There is no need to be worried about their security if they stay in the areas designated for them,” Senior General Min Aung Hlaing told a United Nations delegation last week, according to a readout of the meeting posted on his official Facebook page on Saturday. The military official, who controls all security matters in […]

UN: Myanmar continuing ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya

More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since its military launched a bloody campaign against them across the western Rakhine State following a number of alleged attacks on security checkpoints on August 25 last year. The refugees have settled at squalid camps in a region in Bangladesh known as Cox’s Bazar. There, they have been […]

UN demands unhindered access to Rohingya camps newly built in Myanmar

The Taung Pyo Letwe refugee camp, built by Myanmar outside the town of Maungdaw in Rakhine State and near the Bangladeshi border, consists of long, plywood structures constructed on a rocky field and surrounded by a wire mesh fence topped with barbed wire. The UN refugee agency, the UNHCR, on Wednesday called on Myanmar “to allow the […]

An Intro To The Rohingya Crisis

By Brandon Turbeville As the Syrian military gains more and more ground by the day, the United States seems ready to at least partially direct its focus in other areas of the world like North Korea. Indeed, the “Pivot to Asia” is now in full swing and all the horrific consequences that may […]

Going Underground – Ep. 560: Forgotten Sides of Rohingya Crisis & George Galloways Revolutionary Socialism

Going Underground – Ep. 560: Forgotten Sides of Rohingya Crisis & George Galloways Revolutionary Socialism Going Underground with Afshin In this episode, we speak to Senior Communications Officer at the UN Refugee Agency Matthew Saltmarsh. George Galloway on socialist movements from the 1970s to today. Plus, we review this weeks headlines! LIKE Going Underground […]

UN Human Rights Commissioner Points to Genocide of Rohingya in Myanmar

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, says “You cannot rule out the possibility that acts of genocide have been committed” against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Around 650,000 have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh since August where most have no other option than to remain in refugee camps at the Bangladesh border, […]

Bangladesh indicates Rohingya repatriation could be delayed

Press TV- A deal signed between Bangladesh and Myanmar for the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees into their homeland in Myanmar’s state of Rakhine may not be implemented soon, authorities in Bangladesh have suggested. A Bangladeshi Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday that the January 21 deadline set as the date for the start of repatriation […]

Genocide: 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar only in one month: MSF

The international medical charity Doctors Without Borders says at least 6,700 members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority group were killed in state-sponsored violence in Myanmar only in a period of one month beginning on August 25. The announcement was made by Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French acronym MSF, on Thursday. “At […]

US May Finally Acknowledge Myanmar’s Ethnic Cleansing Of Rohingya

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are preparing a recommendation for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to declare that “ethnic cleansing” is occurring against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. That assessment would raise pressure on the Trump administration and U.S. lawmakers to consider new sanctions on a country that had been lauded for its democratic transition. Tillerson could […]

Iranian jurists urge UN action on Rohingya Muslim crisis

Tasnim– A number of Iranian jurists and lawyers called on the United Nations secretary general to push for an end to the ongoing military crackdown and ethnic violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, 70 Iranian jurists asked him to take practical action to address the plight of […]

10,000 Rohingya waiting at border to cross into Bangladesh: Report

Press TV- Over 10,000 more Rohingya refugees fleeing a military crackdown at home in Myanmar’s Rakhine State have amassed near a crossing point with Bangladesh awaiting entry into the neighboring country. The refugees “are arriving at the western grove between Letphwekya and Kwunthpin village to emigrate to the neighboring country,” the state-backed Global new Light […]

Israel covers up role in Myanmar crimes against Rohingya

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 27 September 2017 Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and other Myanmar officials visit arms maker Israel Aerospace Industries in September 2015. (via Facebook) Israel is attempting to bury information about its arms sales to the military regime in Myanmar, which the UN accuses of a “brutal” campaign against the country’s […]

israel refuses to stop arms sales to Myanmar despite Rohingya massacre

The Israeli regime will not put an end to its sale of ammunition to Myanmar in light of incontrovertible evidence and United Nations data that the Southeast Asian nation’s military has perpetrated various forms of atrocities, including systematic rape and expulsions, against Rohingya Muslims. English-language Haaretz daily newspaper reported that a group of human rights […]

UK COLUMN: Gearoid Ó Colmain discusses the Crisis in Myanmar and the Rohingya

International media coverage of Myanmar-Burma is steering world public opinion into a familiar cul-de-sac. This and more… UK Column News co-hosts Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson are joined by special guest Gearoid Ó Colmain for a brilliant discussion regarding mainstream media’s misreporting of the current Rohingya crisis in Myanmar’s northern Rakine State, and later with […]

Oil, Gas, Geopolitics Guide US Hand In Playing The Rohingya Crisis

YANGON, MYANMAR – (Analysis) In recent years, Myanmar (formerly Burma) has only rarely been in the news. The quiet treatment owed much to the assumption that the country’s fledgling democracy was in “good hands” once the U.S-backed 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi gained renewed political prominence after the 2015 elections and […]

Nearly 2,000 Dead In Myanmar Amid Military-Led Ethnic Cleansing Of Rohingya

The horrific ethnic cleansing and genocide being perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar by military and paramilitary forces left at least 400 dead following the most recent attacks. The total number killed has been estimated to be nearly 2,000, with some Rohingya activists claiming an even higher death toll. Aung Su Kyi, a Nobel Prize […]

Rohingya Genocide – Links to Corporatism, Geopolitics & Wahhabism

By Chris Kanthan The humanitarian crisis in Myanmar is harrowing, with more than 150,000 Muslims having to flee the country in the recent months. The stories of persecution and ethnic cleansing are very troubling, although sporadic conflicts between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar have existed for many decades. While the mainstream media is […]

The Rohingya Crisis: Perception Management, Rumours, Reality and Ramifications

Right off the bat, killing innocent people is wrong, and everyone is justified for feeling outraged when they believe this is happening, as it plainly is in some cases in Myanmar’s coastal Rakhine State. The question, though, comes down to identifying who’s doing the killing and why, and whether the victims were intentionally targeted or “collateral damage,” be it from a military […]

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis and the Disconnect from Objectivity

Written by Gearoid Ó Colmain The article should be entitled: The Rakine State refugee crisis or the Burmese/Bengali refugee crisis. But readers will be more familiar with headings such as Rohingya refugee crisis or Rohingya genocide. Why is that? On the 25th of August a Saudi-backed terrorist group Arakanese Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA formerly Harakah Al Rakin) […]

UN chief urges Myanmar authorities to stop violence against Rohingya

Press TV- The United Nations chief has called on Myanmar’s authorities to halt the ongoing campaign against the persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday described reports of Myanmar’s security forces attacking civilians as “completely unacceptable.” “I call on the Myanmar authorities to suspend military activities and violence and uphold the rule […]

UK protesters urge end to Myanmar’s ‘genocide’ of Rohingya

Press TV- Hundreds of activists have staged a rally in London to protests Myanmar’s ongoing crackdown of Rohingya Muslims, asking the government of UK Prime Minister Theresa may to take urgent action in order to end the “silent genocide.” Around 200 people gathered outside government offices at 10 Downing Street over the weekend, carrying banners […]

Plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya: Islamist extremists’ next rallying call?

By James Dorsey Protests condemning Myanmar’s (Burma’s) violence against the Rohingya are stirring deep-seated emotions across Muslim countries that could backfire on governments and fuel radicalisation. Thousands marched this week in Muslim cities across the globe, including Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Grozny demanding an end to what they termed genocide. Glaringly absent from the list were […]

US plans to expand military ties with Myanmar amid atrocities against Rohingya: Report

The United States is not likely to step in and stop an ethnic cleansing campaign against Myanmar’s downtrodden Rohingya Muslims because Washington is planning to expand military ties with the Southeast Asian country bordering China – a regional super power the US is trying to contain.  The US Senate will vote on a defense spending […]

Iran Urges Action Against Rohingya Genocide In Myanmar

Iranian Foreign Minister calls for swift action to end the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Mohammad Javad Zarif has chided the international community for remaining silent and allowing the violent repression of minority Rohingya Muslims by Buddhists in Myanmar. On Thursday he tweeted: “The international community has no excuse to allow the genocide of […]

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