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Myanmar’s Rohingya left behind by election gains: UN

March 3, 2016

By AFP   Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya continue to languish in “dreadful conditions” with children dying because they are refused healthcare, the UN has warned, adding that the Muslim minority risked being forgotten in the afterglow of recent elections.   [caption…
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Correcting the false narrative of the Ma Ba Tha

February 17, 2016

By Habib Siddiqui   Wirathu and his band of criminal Buddhist monks have hijacked Buddhism and poisoned the political discourse inside Myanmar. Ma Ba Tha uses the news of the rape and murder of a Rakhine woman allegedly by Rohingya…
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Persecution of Muslims in Myanmar is misunderstood by the West

December 5, 2015

By Melissa Crouch | WAToday   Western perceptions of Buddhism in Myanmar are still largely blinded by the shiny golden mirage of the pagodas, and the assumption that Buddhists must be peaceful, loving and good.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"]…
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Myanmar leaders Aung San Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein must come clean on the Rohingya

December 5, 2015

By Maung Zarni   Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, NLD U Win Htein, President Thein Sein, Ma Aa La General Min Aung Hlaing, stop telling the world your racist lies!   Rohingyas are an official ethnic group of Myanmar.  …
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Rohingya — the Palestinians of Asia

December 5, 2015

By Ramzy Baroud | Gulf News   Those familiar with Israel’s atrocities against Palestinians, are aware of the Myanmarese authorities’ despicable attempts at copying Tel Aviv’s policies   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="460"] Image Credit: AFP[/caption]   Are the Myanmarese generals…
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Ethnic minorities in Myanmar denied vote as Aung San Suu Kyi claims power

November 30, 2015

By David Baulk and Matthew Smith | TheGuardian   After the Myanmar election, Aung San Suu Kyi must turn her attention to the rampant human rights abuses in her country, not least toward Rohingya Muslims   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="688"] A…
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Myanmar Muslims jailed over printing ‘Rohingya’ calendar

November 28, 2015

Coconuts YGN     The Muslim publisher of a calendar that used the word ‘Rohingya’ to refer to the persecuted Islamic ethnic group has been thrown in Yangon’s Insein Prison, alongside four of his associates.   All five face criminal…
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OIC Supports Democratic Transition in Myanmar, Urges Rights of the Rohingya to be Restored

November 28, 2015

OIC News   The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has noted the completion of voting in the general elections in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the landslide majority achieved by the National League for Democracy under the leadership…
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‘Genocide’ in Myanmar

November 25, 2015

ABC News     The systematic violation of human rights against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, falls within the framework of genocide, according to a new report by the International State Crime Initiative.   Thomas MacManus, who…
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President Obama Met With Young Muslim Refugees And It Was Absolutely Heartwarming

November 22, 2015

By Associated Press    They represent "the opposite of terror," he said.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="630"] SAUL LOEB VIA GETTY IMAGES[/caption]   KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Pushing back against efforts to bar Syrian refugees from resettling in the U.S., President Barack…
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Of elections and Rohingyas

November 16, 2015

By Syerleena Abdul Rashid | The Malaysian Insider   It is a widespread knowledge that Rohingyas are the most persecuted minorities to ever walk this planet. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="701"] FILE - In this Monday, May 11, 2015, file photo,…
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Conditions in Myanmar’s segregated Rohingya camps are deteriorating

November 15, 2015

UCANEWS.COM Reporter   Aung San Suu Kyi downplays human tragedy that she has not ventured to experience   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="465"] An ethnic Rohingya Muslim child looks outside his home in a camp set up outside Sittwe in Myanmar's Rakhine…
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We Need to Prevent Genocide of Rohingya Muslims — Before It’s Too Late

November 7, 2015

By Emanuel Stoakes | HuffingtonPost Journalist; producer of the documentary “The Genocide Agenda"   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="570"] Anadolu Agency via Getty Images[/caption]   YANGON, Myanmar -- This coming Sunday, Myanmar will hold its first "free" elections for 25 years,…
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No vote, no candidates: Myanmar’s Muslims barred from their own election

November 5, 2015

By Poppy McPherson | theguardian     As the country prepares for crucial polls, millions of Muslims are being denied the chance to vote for the candidates of their choice   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="619"] A young Muslim girl from Myanmar…
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Exclusive: ‘Strong evidence’ of genocide in Myanmar

October 28, 2015

By Al Jazeera Investigative Unit     Al Jazeera investigation reveals government triggered deadly communal violence for political gain.   Al Jazeera Investigates - Genocide Agenda   Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has uncovered what amounts to "strong evidence" of a genocide…
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Who are the Rohingya?

October 28, 2015

By Anealla Safdar | Al Jazeera   The Muslim minority is the target of a national hate campaign with politicians failing to address human rights abuses.       Who are the Rohingya?   The Rohingya are often said to…
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Rohingya people: the most persecuted refugees in the world

October 12, 2015

By Amie Hamling, Online Intern for Amnesty International Australia   Imagine you were denied an identity or a place to call home. Your rights to study, work, travel, marry and practice your religion didn’t exist – because you belong nowhere.…
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A Muslim-Free Parliament in Myanmar

October 12, 2015

BY OREN SAMET | FP   Myanmar's upcoming elections risk further the country's slide away from the much-touted democratic success story.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="672"] Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images[/caption]   Election season has officially kicked off in Myanmar. Candidates from…
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A painful journey from Rohingya to Kashmir

October 7, 2015

By Aabid Saki | RisingKashmir   Sanoora, a 24-year-old woman, she is jovial and blissful, easy to mix with others. Although, she sometimes finds it hard to understand the things in the way we understand them. She is clever and…
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The Next Genocide

October 3, 2015

Editorials | The Emory WHEEL   By Safiyah Bharwani   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="707"] Image by Erik Alexander[/caption]     In 2014, Myanmar tied with the United States for the title of most generous country in the world. This is a curious honor…
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Burma launches electoral adventure with Muslim politicians excluded

September 9, 2015

A landmark election campaign has begun in Burma, but there are no Muslim candidates on the ballot paper and Rohingya Muslims have been struck from voting lists     [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] Candidates and supporters of Myanmar opposition leader…
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Muslim candidates fear no shot at the polls

September 8, 2015

With the finalised candidate list expected to be released today, barred Muslim election hopefuls fear not a single one of them will be left to contend the looming polls, leaving no one to represent what many estimate is Myanmar’s largest…
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Stateless: Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

September 7, 2015

By Umer Beigh / Creative: Maryam Rashid | The Express Tribune   The sound of the killings dogged 44-year-old Khadijah Banoo as she fled from her village of Taammi Cheung in Myanmar on that night in September 2012. She held the hands of…
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Hardline monks claim victory as Myanmar Muslims face poll exclusion

September 7, 2015

By AFP   Thousands of Rohingya in Myanmar are unlikely to be voting in the Nov 8 election after the government revoked their temporary identification documents, seemingly after being pressurised by the country's most notorious Buddhist monk.     [caption…
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Aung San Suu Kyi’s commitment towards the Rohingyas

September 7, 2015

By Ferooze Ali | The Malaysian INSIDER   In the second quarter of 2015, the Rohingyas' irregular sea migration made the headlines in international media. The months of May and June 2015 witnessed thousands of malnourished Rohingyas refugees arriving into…
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Are these people really citizens of Burma?

September 6, 2015

By Aman Ullah   “Every national and every person born of parents, both of whom are indigenous nationals are citizens by birth. Even though they are Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Burma, Mon, Rakhine and Shan, they are not national races…
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Election commission rejects Rohingya Muslim candidates en masse

September 3, 2015

By Ei Ei Toe Lwin | Myanmar Times   Nineteen election candidates in northern Rakhine State have been barred from running by the district sub-election commission, which called into question their residency status and the citizenship of their parents.   [caption…
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When Myanmar votes, Rohingya must stay home

September 3, 2015

By Kayleigh Long | IRIN News   BUTHIDAUNG, Myanmar, 1 September 2015 (IRIN) - In the 2010 general elections, about 150,000 Muslims in this isolated township in western Myanmar were able to cast ballots. When the country returns to the…
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Fate Of Rohingyas In Bengal Prisons Hangs In Balance

August 24, 2015

By Pradipta Tapadar | PTI    KOLKATA -- Over 80 Rohingya Muslims lodged in various prisons across Bengal are staring at an uncertain future as their plea to get refugee status is yet to be heard by Indian authorities.  …
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A Rohingya Lawmaker barred from re-election on citizenship grounds

August 24, 2015

By THOMAS FULLER | The New York Times   YANGON, Myanmar — As an elected lawmaker and member of Myanmar’s governing party, U Shwe Maung attended dinners with the president and made speeches from the floor of Parliament. But this weekend, the…
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Myanmar has to solve its Rohingya crisis: Watkins

August 19, 2015

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="250"] Robert D Watkins[/caption]   Bangladesh would be free from the refugee problem if its neighbour Myanmar addresses the Rohingya crisis at home, the United Nations thinks.   Appreciating the role of Bangladesh in helping the refugees,…
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Myanmar Buddhists and Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

August 19, 2015

By Abdellatif Zaki | MOROCCO WORLD NEWS   Rabat – A few months ago, I wrote a note on the savagery with which minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are treated at the hands of their countrymen and countrywomen. What I…
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US CRITICIZES USE OF POLICE IN OUSTER OF MYANMAR PARTY CHIEF

August 15, 2015

BY MATTHEW PENNINGTON | ASSOCIATED PRESS   WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. policymakers are criticizing the role of Myanmar security forces in the nighttime ouster of the ruling party chief this week, which shows the fragility of political reforms as the Southeast…
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When freedom comes at a cost: Rohingya abused in Myanmar

August 15, 2015

By Yuanyuan Kelly  | GLOBAL CITIZEN   "We don’t have any relatives here, and I don’t have any legal documentation, so there was no option for me except marriage." 21 year old Ambiya Khatu told New York Times reporters about her experience being…
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Dhaka plans census for undocumented Rohingya

August 13, 2015

DHAKA: Bangladesh is to hold a census of hundreds of thousands of undocumented Rohingya who have crossed into the country seeking refuge from persecution in neighboring Myanmar.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="580"] DESPAIR: An ethnic Rohingya refugee boy residing in…
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Prime Minister to raise Rohingyas’ issue at UN: NA informed

August 13, 2015

By Aamir Saeed   ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would raise the issue of Rohingya Muslims’ genocide in Myanmar at the United Nations during its upcoming General Assembly session.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="220"] Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif[/caption]  …
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UNHRC adopts resolution on rights of Rohinga Muslims

August 13, 2015

A resolution proposed by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Myanmar with regards to the human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar was adopted by consensus at the UN Human Right Council in Geneva on 3rd…
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Francis: Burmese treatment of Rohingya minority a form of ‘war’

August 9, 2015

By Joshua J. McElwee  |  National Catholic REPORTER   VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has again entered into controversial geopolitical territory, saying sharply Friday that Burmese treatment of its populous and persecuted Rohingya minority constitutes war against them.   In remarks to a…
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Should we call the Rohingya crisis a ‘genocide’?

July 8, 2015

Patrick Winn | GlobalPost   BANGKOK, Thailand — They have been compared to human viruses. They have been violently purged from their homes into ghettoized camps. Officials have called them ogres and designed laws to lower their birthrate.   [caption…
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Special Address on Rohingya issue for Oslo Conferene by OIC Special Envoy to Myanmar, Dr. Syed Hamid Albar

May 26, 2015

OIC Special Envoy for Myanmar Dr. Albar  Oslo, Norway   Ladies and Gentlemen,   First and foremost, I would like to express my gratitude to the organizer of the conference for giving me an opportunity to represent OIC and talk…
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BOATS WITH 600 ROHINGYA AND BANGLADESHIS LAND IN INDONESIA

May 11, 2015

BY MARGIE MASON AND ROBIN MCDOWELL | ASSOCIATED PRESS   JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Boats carrying nearly 600 Bangladeshis and long-persecuted Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar washed to shore in western Indonesia, some after captains and smugglers abandoned the ships, leaving passengers…
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The call for a summit on the problem of Rohingya migration and deaths is an excellent step

May 11, 2015

Bangkok Post Editorial   The call for a summit on the problem of Rohingya migration and deaths is an excellent step by the government. It deserves support, particularly from Myanmar and Malaysia. These two countries are directly involved in pushing…
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Trafficking camps go beyond Songkhla

May 11, 2015

By Paritta Wangkiat |Bangkok Post   Networks are detaining Rohingya in other provinces, in Myanmar and in Malaysia   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] Songkhla villagers provide a Muslim funeral and burial for unknown Rohingya found in mass graves left behind by…
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U.S. Holocaust museum says this Muslim minority could face genocide

May 7, 2015

By Ishaan Tharoor | The Washington Post   The official American institution memorializing the Holocaust sounded the alarm this week of the threat of a new genocide facing the beleaguered Rohingya of Burma, one of the world's most neglected communities. A report published by the Simon-Skjodt…
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Early Warning Signs of Genocide in Burma

May 4, 2015

By USHMM   “THEY WANT US ALL TO GO AWAY”   Early Warning Signs of Genocide in Burma   In March 2015, staff from the Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide traveled to Burma to investigate threats facing…
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THE PLIGHT OF THE ROHINGYA

May 4, 2015

By USHMM   Long considered one of the world’s most persecuted peoples, the Muslim Rohingya have no legal status in Burma and face severe discrimination, abuse, and escalating violence. In 2012, violent attacks, fanned by a campaign of virulent anti-Muslim hate…
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Mass Gravesite Highlights Thailand’s People-Trafficking Struggle

May 3, 2015

By James Hookway | WSJ World   Thai gravesite found after tip-off that human-traffickers were holding people there   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="767"] Rescue workers rest behind body bags with human remains retrieved from a mass grave at an abandoned camp…
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Parliamentarians welcome Malaysian FM’s comments on Rohingya crisis, but urge concrete action

May 3, 2015

By Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights     JAKARTA — Recent statements by Malaysia’s Foreign Minister recognizing the regional significance of the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are a step in the right direction, but ASEAN leaders must take…
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Thailand: Mass Graves of Rohingya Found in Trafficking Camp

May 2, 2015

By TERRY FREDRICKSON | Bangkok Post At least 32 graves were discovered yesterday at what is thought to be a human-trafficking camp for Rohingya migrants near the Malaysian border.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] At least 32 graves have been found…
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THE SYSTEMATIC REPRESSION OF THE ROHINGYA MINORITY CONTINUES

April 29, 2015

Maung Zarni is a Burmese scholar in exile. He is an expert on the political affairs of Myanmar, and currently Visiting Fellow at London School of Economics. In this article he writes about the oppression of the minority people Rohingya,…
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No reason to discuss Rohingya/ Bengalis, says Myanmar Foreign Minister

April 29, 2015

Ahead of the Asean Foreign Ministers Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Foreign Minister of Myanmar Wunna Maung Lwin said there was no reason to discuss the issue of Rohingya/ Bengali Muslim population at the Asean Summit, despite pressure over the issue.…
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UN: Myanmar Stability at Risk if Rohingya Issue Not Solved

April 25, 2015

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   UNITED NATIONS — Stability in Myanmar's most sensitive region can't be achieved unless it addresses the issue of citizenship for minority Rohingya Muslims, the United Nations secretary-general warned its authorities Friday.   [caption id="" align="alignnone"…
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Rohingya Issue Is Of Concern To ASEAN – Anifah

April 25, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 (Bernama) -- The Rohingya issue is not just Myanmar's problem, but of concern to ASEAN too, says Malaysia's Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.   [caption id="attachment_566" align="alignnone" width="632"] Ethnic Rohingya refugees from Myanmar wave as…
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Seeds of Hatred, the story of the Rohingyas

April 23, 2015

By Mahi RamaKrishnan | theSunDaily   THE people of Myanmar suffered tremendously under a harsh military regime, but to this day the Rohingya minority in the northern Rakhine state remain the most persecuted - stateless in their own homeland, said independent…
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Is The Word ‘Rohingya’ Nonexistent!

April 12, 2015

By Nurul Islam     The word “Rohingya” is blacklisted in Burma. The hostile Buddhist Rakhines of Arakan pretend to feel it as a piercing knifelike pain. Their antipathy to this ‘ethnic identity’ of the Muslim Arakanese is for no…
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Is Myanmar playing politics with the White Cards?

April 10, 2015

By Habib Siddiqui   In early February this year, the Myanmar parliament approved a proposal by President Thein Sein to allow people with temporary identification “white cards,” most of whom were Rohingya, to vote on a referendum on constitutional amendments to the…
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For Rohingya students, university remains an elusive dream

April 7, 2015

John Zaw and Simon Lewis, Sittwe - Myanmar | UCANEWS   Muslim students look to Yangon after local schools shut out the oppressed minority     [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="465"] Sixteen-year-old Zaw Myint Tun, who sat Myanmar’s national matriculation exams…
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Myanmar collects temporary ID cards from Rohingya

April 3, 2015

[caption id="attachment_703" align="alignnone" width="675"] The Myanmar government holds Rohingya, a Muslim minority, in camps in western Rakhine State. Credit: Tomas Munita for The New York Times[/caption]   Yangon--Myanmar authorities have begun collecting temporary identification cards from displaced Rohingya Muslims in…
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Rohingya Muslims defiant as ‘white card’ deadline arrives

April 1, 2015

By Simon Lewis and John Zaw | UCANEWS Sittwe - Myanmar   Many fear that handing cards back to the government will leave them in an even more precarious state   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="465"] Sultan Ahmed, 16, shows reporters…
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Letter From America: ‘Hidden Hands’ Behind Communal Violence in Myanmar – I told you so

April 1, 2015

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui   In a country that has been infested with the blight of unfathomable racism and bigotry for decades, rumors are enough to trigger communal riots. And if the press, priests, public servants and people’s representatives are…
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Myanmar: White card, bleak future

March 30, 2015

By Saudi Gazette Editorial   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="610"] (Photo: Irrawaddy)[/caption]   Some recent announcements by the Myanmar government should reassure all those who want to see democracy restored in this Southeast Asian country. Parliamentary elections planned for November this…
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Myanmar’s Stateless Muslims Struggle to Find a Home — Photos

March 23, 2015

By CHELSEA MATIASH | WSJ Photojournalist Rubén Salgado Escudero documents daily life in a displacement camp for Rohingya Muslims   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="671"] A woman holds her grandson outside their home in Say Thar Mar Gyi camp of displaced…
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An Unlikely Bureaucratic Tool for Ethnic Cleansing

March 22, 2015

by Mark Hay | GOOD   Ever since Burma’s military elite began a slow and piecemeal, but highly publicized, march back towards civilian rule in 2010, the former pariah state has received a fair amount of praise from around the world. Diplomats,…
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Does Rohingya Have A Right To Have Rights?

March 16, 2015

By U Kyaw Min   Throughout history Muslim population in Arakan was either majority or proportionally even with Rakhine people. Except a small portion of Muslim who is called Kaman or Kamanthei, the rest identify themselves as Rohingya. Myanmar had…
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OIC envoy for Myanmar in US to mobilize support for Rohingya issue

March 13, 2015

By IINA News   New York – The Special Envoy of Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for Myanmar Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar is currently visiting the United States for extensive meetings with officials to mobilize support for…
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Homeless Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh face hard times

March 7, 2015

A month after eviction, thousands who were uprooted to make way for tourism are yet to receive aid   Stephan Uttom, Dhaka | UCANews   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="465"] Rohingya refugees at the Shamlapur informal camp in June last year…
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The Explosive Politics of Voting Rights in Myanmar

March 6, 2015

By Oren Samet | THE DIPLOMAT   The prospects for the country’s beleaguered Rohingya appear bleak.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="386"] Image Credit: European Commission DG ECHO[/caption]   When Myanmar’s Parliament voted on February 2 to approve a bill governing regulations for a…
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White card holders say they want alternative ID cards

March 1, 2015

Written by Kay Zue | Mizzima   Temporary ID card or white card holders in Rakhine State say they will hand over their white cards to the relevant authorities only if they get a similar ID card to take the…
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Rohingya Screen Light Portraits

February 28, 2015

Author: REUTERS/Minzayar   In a camp for displaced Rohingya Muslims residents frequent bamboo “internet huts” where they can communicate with relatives who left the country, escaping the violence that led to 200 deaths and left over 140,000 homeless in 2012.…
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Reunions and ransoms – a day online in Myanmar’s Rohingya camps

February 26, 2015

By Andrew R.C. Marshall |Reuters THAE CHAUNG, Myanmar -- In this teeming camp for displaced Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar, it's easy to overlook the internet huts. The raw emotion they generate is much harder to ignore.     Norbanu, a 60-year-old…
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Amnesty issues stark human rights warning on Myanmar to UN

February 21, 2015

Written by Mizzima     Myanmar’s backsliding on human rights reforms – only a few months before the general elections – underscores the necessity of the UN Human Tights Council to adopt a strong resolution on the situation of human…
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Myanmar’s Buddhist terrorism problem

February 21, 2015

The country’s Rohingya minority is one of the most persecuted groups in the world     by Usaid Siddiqui   @UsaidMuneeb16 | ALJAZEERA America   Muslim Rohingya people pictured at a makeshift camp in May 2013 near Sittwe    On Feb. 11, Myanmar’s…
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Rights that should be upheld

February 21, 2015

Written By So Myint | mizzima   Last week two seemingly unrelated events attracted the attention of this writer. The first was the announcement in the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar that the temporary ID documents known as white cards will…
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The Rohingya crisis in Burma has become “a protracted, squalid, stateless status-quo”

February 8, 2015

The status of Burma’s Rohingya people has devolved to the point where even naming them has become controversial. We need to do more. BY OLIVER GRIFFIN | NewStatesman   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="510"] Rohingya children play by a relief tent at…
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Thousands of Rohingya refugees evicted in Bangladesh

February 7, 2015

Groups cleared from informal settlements without warning or assistance in order to make way for tourism Rock Ronald Rozario and Stephan Uttom, Dhaka | UCAnews   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="465"] Unregistered Rohingya refugees in the Shamlapur informal settlement in Cox’s…
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In Jammu Winter, Rohingya Refugees Left Out In The Cold

February 7, 2015

By Aarabu Ahmad Sultan,Freelance journalist, Blogger Haffingtonpost   This winter, as a bitter cold wave swept across north India, the daily life of Rohingya refugees housed in different slums across Jammu was rough.   After facing persecution in the Buddhist-majority…
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What It’s Like to be a Rohingya Refugee for 23 Years

February 1, 2015

By Mojib as told to Lauren Gillin |  VICE   The Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are one of the most persecuted ethnic groups in the world. Mojib is a 29-year-old Rohingya refugee who lived in camps in Bangladesh for 22 years and…
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Rohingyas deserve Myanmar citizenship, says Anne

January 25, 2015

METRO/NEWS|FE   A visiting US Assistant Secretary of State has said Rohingyas deserve citizens of Myanmar to end their "statelessness", which she identified as "a root cause" of their plight and displacement, report agencies.   Anne Richard of the Department…
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Rohingya refugees seek new life in J&K

January 25, 2015

By Adeel Shah for Khabar South Asia in Jammu Jammu and Kashmir is among the Indian states that have taken in Burmese Muslims fleeing violence in their homeland. Some Rohingya refugees who fled communal violence in Burma live in temporary…
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Why Myanmar is committing a slow genocide against nearly 2 million Rohingya Muslims

January 18, 2015

By Maung Zarni January 18, 2015   Myanmar's slow Rohingya genocide is a brilliant strategy that kills several birds with a single stone - as far as the country's ruling military Bama regimes.   Myanmar's great commercial opening, talked up as…
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Rakhine still in crisis state: UN envoy

January 17, 2015

By May Wong,  Channel News Asia     Tensions between Muslims and Buddhists in Rakhine state could have far-reaching implications beyond the state, warned UN Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee.       YANGON: The UN Special Rapporteur to Myanmar has…
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“In some areas I have not observed progress since my last visit”: Yanghee Lee

January 17, 2015

By ALEX BOOKBINDER | DVB   Concluding her second official visit to Burma on Friday evening, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma, Yanghee Lee, urged the government to redouble efforts to improve the country’s still-worrisome…
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IDPs petition UN rep for right to leave camps

January 17, 2015

By Wa Lone   |   Myanmar Times   Displaced persons living in camps in Rakhine State told the visiting UN special rapporteur for human rights last week that they want documents to allow them to leave the camps.   During her January…
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The Rohingya: Who are they? Why are they in Malaysia?

January 11, 2015

BY FRANCIS LOH   The solution to the plight of the long-suffering stateless Rohingya is plain and simple, writes Francis Loh.   There have been several newspaper reports about the Rohingya over the past months.   The Star caried three news items…
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Repressed and Stateless: The Rohingya in Myanmar

December 17, 2014

By Nicki Siamaki    | Mc Gill International Review   Currently, there are over 800,000 people who are stateless in Myanmar. These people are known as the Rohingya – a Muslim minority in the mainly Buddhist state.[1] Since the passing of the…
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Rohingya’s two years of despair in Myanmar camps

December 17, 2014

By Brent Crane / ANADOLU AGENCY   Anadolu Agency finds poverty and little hope during visit to camp for displaced in Rakhine state     SITTWE,  Myanmar   Scrawny chickens and mangy dogs mingle with raggedly clothed children and exhausted…
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Letter from America: The Rohingyas of Myanmar – When will their tragedy end?

December 15, 2014

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui / Asian Tribune   [caption id="attachment_360" align="alignleft" width="150"] Dr. Habib Siddiqui[/caption] The Rohingya people of Myanmar (formerly Burma) are the most oppressed people in our planet. They face elimination in the Buddhist majority country, which is…
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Aung San Suu Kyi — Silence to Genocide?

December 11, 2014

CONTRIBUTOR: MUHAMED SACIRBEY - DIPLOMAT ARTIST   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="405"] Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo Credit: UN Photo/ Rick Bajornas[/caption]   Burma monk Saydaw Wirathu says to BBC that the “kalar" (a derogatory term for Muslims) must be plucked out of…
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Eight Muslims jailed for refusing to register as ‘Bengali’: NGO

December 10, 2014

Written by Phyu Phyu Zin / Mizzima   Eight people arrested in Rakhine State for their refusal to be registered as “Bengali” during Myanmar’s nationwide population census were sentenced December 2 to two years in prison, according to Daw Wai…
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More people risk Indian Ocean voyages despite abuse, deterrence

December 7, 2014

UNHCR/S.Alam   GENEVA, December 5 (UNHCR) – A new UNHCR report released on Friday has found that more people are risking their lives on smugglers' boats in South-East Asia despite the prospect of violence en route.   People risking sea journeys across the Bay…
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‘I have not been able to leave the camp since the ceremony’

December 3, 2014

By Tim McLaughlin / Mizzima   New cards, old restrictions, fading hopes   On the morning of September 18, just over 200 residents of the Taung Paw IDP camp in Rakhine State’s Myebon Township made their way down a dusty,…
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Myanmar’s Rohingya face hunger and death on brutal sea exodus

December 1, 2014

By Julia Zappei / AFP Bibijan Rahimullah stepped aboard a small boat in Myanmar in October for what she was told would be a week-long journey to Malaysia to escape violence and discrimination afflicting her Rohingya ethnic group.   [caption id=""…
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Menace or myth, Myanmar frets over Rohingya militant group

November 30, 2014

By REUTERS By Andrew R.C. Marshall   MAUNGDAW, Myanmar, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The fence stretches as far as the eye can see, its concrete pillars carrying coils of barbed wire across the mountains and marshes of western Myanmar.   Beyond…
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Bangladesh proposes interning, repatriating up to 270K Rohingya to Myanmar

November 27, 2014

Official government document reveals many Rohingya could be put in temporary camps, sent back to country they fled by Nigel O'Connor   @nigel_oconnor  | Aljazeera America TEKNAF, Bangladesh — Bangladesh has outlined proposals to intern thousands of undocumented Rohingya before repatriation to Myanmar, which…
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UN special envoy exposes human rights issues in Myanmar

November 25, 2014

BY SARAH KIM [sarahkim@joongang.co.kr] | KOREA JOONGANG DAILY   [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200"] Lee Yang-hee[/caption] “I thought there could be no other hell,” said Lee Yang-hee, a UN special envoy on the human rights situation in Myanmar. Lee was describing…
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White card-holders cut from voting in referendum

November 25, 2014

By Ei Ei Toe Lwin | MYANMAR TIMES  Holders of temporary identification documents – better known as white cards – are likely to be barred from voting in a national referendum on constitutional change proposed for May 2015.   [caption id=""…
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Why is Suu Kyi silent on Rohingyas?

November 23, 2014

Harun ur Rashid The Daily Star   RAKHINE state (formerly Arakan) in Myanmar has a diverse ethnic population. Official figures give the state's population as 40 lakhs (4 million) as of 2010. Rakhine state has a large Muslim minority, known…
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UN Committee Urges Myanmar Action on Rohingya

November 23, 2014

UNITED NATIONS By CARA ANNA Associated Press   The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Friday approved a resolution urging Myanmar to allow its persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."   The Myanmar government holds…
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Menendez, Kirk Introduce Resolution Expressing U.S. Concern for Rights of Muslim Rohingya in Burma And Southeast Asia

November 22, 2014

United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relation   Press Contact : adam_sharon@foreign.senate.gov Thursday, November 20, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was joined by Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) today in introducing a resolution condemning all forms of…
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Even With Social Media Boost, Big Challenges Ahead For Rohingya Advocates

November 20, 2014

Other pressing issues threaten to overtake the fight to return citizenship to the beleaguered Muslim minority. By Mint Press News Desk   A social media campaign to bring awareness to a heavily persecuted Muslim minority in Myanmar, also known as Burma,…
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Navy sues Myanmar nationals, traffickers

November 20, 2014

Staff Correspondent, Ctg / The Daily Star Two separate cases have been filed against 85 Myanmar and Bangladeshi nationals two days after nearly 600 people were rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="670"] Myanmar nationals, rescued…
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David Burrowes MP: Burma’s reforms– genuine freedom or a false dawn?

November 19, 2014

With reforms ground to a halt and the continuation of appalling human rights abuses, David Burrowes MP calls for the UK to join in the chorus of disapproval.   Ten years ago a few months before the general election a…
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‘Campaign to create fear’ sends Rohingya fleeing Myanmar in larger numbers

November 18, 2014

Associated Press SITTWE, Myanmar –  The captain of the small fishing vessel has spent most of his life helping fellow Rohingya Muslims escape persecution and hatred in Myanmar, but now even he is worried about the panicked pace the exodus…
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ETHNIC CLEANSING: Persecution of Rohingya is Asean’s disgrace

November 17, 2014

Bangkok Post Writer: Charles Santiago   With Barack Obama gracing the halls of Nay Pyi Taw this week, the world has quite rightly been calling loudly for the President of the United States of America to raise concerns regarding the…
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‘Ethnic Cleansing at Work’

November 17, 2014

Harassment. Arbitrary arrest. Torture. Over the course of the last two months, Myanmar's Rohingya minority has faced a brutal campaign of subjugation by the state.   BY EMANUEL STOAKES / Foreign Policy   On Oct. 3, while sitting at home in…
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Obama’s Second Burma Visit Falls Flat

November 16, 2014

By KYAW ZWA MOE / THE IRRAWADDY   RANGOON — US President Barack Obama’s reading of Burma’s current political situation is markedly different from what many Burmese people have perceived over the last two years.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="610"] Young…
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Obama calls on Myanmar to protect Rohingya; supports Suu Kyi

November 16, 2014

By Jared Ferrie, Reuters   President Barack Obama called on Friday for Myanmar to end discrimination against Rohingya people, urging in his strongest comments on the persecuted Muslim minority that the government grant them equal rights.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="725"]…
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Ban Ki Moon: UN stands ready to help implement Rakhine Action Plan

November 15, 2014

Written By Mizzima   At a media round table with selected local media in Naypyidaw on November 13, UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon said in his opening remarks that the UN stands ready to support the Myanmar Government in…
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Obama Prods Myanmar Back Toward Democracy

November 15, 2014

By MARK LANDLER and THOMAS FULLER New York Times   NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — Faced with signs of regression in a country whose opening he has claimed as a diplomatic coup, President Obama on Thursday prodded Myanmar’s president to keep its transformation from a reclusive military…
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Arakan leader criticises Ban’s ‘Rohingya’ comments

November 15, 2014

By ALEX BOOKBINDER / DVB   In a statement issued on Thursday, the Chief Minister of Arakan State, Maung Maung Ohn, criticised UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for his use of the term Rohingya at a press conference the day before at the 25th ASEAN…
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Obama says ‘Rohingya,’ displeasing Myanmar hosts

November 15, 2014

By Associated Press November 14 YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims are among the most persecuted people on earth, and advocates of their cause were hoping President Barack Obama would not only press the issue during his visit this week…
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Boatpeople Emerge from Jungle

November 14, 2014

By Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian Phuketwan     PHUKET: Scores of boat people staggered from the jungle north of Phuket last night to reveal shocking treatment on their trip south from Burma in the hands of human traffickers.  …
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Obama Meets Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi

November 14, 2014

VOA News   President Barack Obama holds talks Friday with Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as questions in the Southeast Asian nation mount over the direction and pace of democratic reforms ahead of 2015 elections.     Details…
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Obama in bind over Myanmar’s Rohingya

November 13, 2014

National Multimedia YANGON (DPA) - As Barack Obama arrives in Myanmar on Wednesday, thousands of the country's Rohingya Muslim minority are fleeing every week from the country's western shore.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="630"] US President Barack Obama[/caption]   They…
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UN urges Thailand against deporting Rohingya boatpeople

November 13, 2014

AFP Bangkok (AFP) - The United Nations has urged Thai authorities against deporting more than 200 Muslim boatpeople from Myanmar being held in southern Thailand after they were intercepted en route to Malaysia, the international organisation said on November 11.…
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Rohingya refugees seek hope in Obama’s visit to Myanmar

November 13, 2014

By Jessica Meyers | GLOBE STAFF   NASHUA — Khatijah Abdul Shukur barely sleeps now, unable to shake calls from her family in Myanmar whose lives don’t match the country’s heralded reforms.   Noorboshar Bin Lukman Hakim (right) and Muzafar Jalil…
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Exclusive: The Irrawaddy Interviews US President Barack Obama

November 13, 2014

By THE IRRAWADDY   On Wednesday, US President Barack Obama arrives in Burma for his second diplomatic visit in as many years. In advance of the Asean and East Asia summits in Naypyidaw, Obama answered questions from The Irrawaddy correspondent Lalit…
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If Obama Only Talks About One Thing in Burma It Must Be the Rohingya

November 13, 2014

Charlie Campbell / TIME   The country's future may depend on it   When U.S. President Barack Obama visited Burma, officially known as Myanmar, in November 2012, he found it abuzz with promise. Sanctions had been eased, political prisoners released and…
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U.S. says Myanmar should draft new plan to give Rohingya citizenship

November 13, 2014

By Jared Ferrie / Reuters   NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday urged Myanmar to draft a new plan to allow the ethnic Rohingya minority to become citizens and to scrap a proposed plan to send them to…
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UN sec-gen urges Rohingya rights

November 13, 2014

By ALEX BOOKBINDER / DVB   UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke out in support of Rohingya rights to self-identification and dignified treatment on Wednesday, advising “the leaders of Myanmar [Burma] to uphold human rights, take a strong stance against incitement, and…
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Myanmar: Rohingya not welcome

November 12, 2014

By Ivan Watson and Tim Schwarz, CNN   The apartheid you've never heard of   Sittwe, Myanmar (CNN) -- Everyone you talk to from this country's Rohingya minority knows someone who attempted the dangerous and illegal journey by sea: a relative, neighbor or friend.   [caption id=""…
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UN Secretary-General Calls for Greater Rohingya Rights Protections

November 12, 2014

By SEAN GLEESON & KYAW HSU MON / THE IRRAWADDY ANGOON/NAYPYIDAW — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has used a press conference in Naypyidaw on Wednesday to call for greater protections for ethnic minorities in Burma.   [caption id="" align="alignnone"…
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President Obama and the Rohingya Genocide Threat in Burma

November 12, 2014

Tom Andrews , President, United to End Genocide Huffingtonpost When President Obama steps off Air Force One in Burma today, he will have an opportunity to do something effective about the escalation of human suffering since his visit two years…
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Mr. Obama’s Message to Myanmar

November 11, 2014

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD / The New York Times   President Obama was ebullient during his historic visit to Myanmar in November 2012, the first by an American president to a nation that appeared on the cusp of a democratic transformation after…
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Myanmar’s new policy pushes Rohingya out

November 9, 2014

Plan requiring Muslims to qualify for citizenship or get deported described by rights groups as ethnic cleansing   SITTWE (Myanmar) — The Myanmar government has given the estimated one million Rohingya people in the western coastal region of the country…
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Burma genocide: Case of Burmese Rohingyas presented at Harvard

November 8, 2014

By Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer HAVARD Gazette Burma’s Rohingya people are being slowly squeezed from their homeland by decades-long government policies that critics say deny them citizenship, health care, work, and schooling, with such tactics punctuated by killings, destroyed…
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Helping Rohingyas

November 8, 2014

The Peninsula Editorial President Obama must use his Myanmar visit to end persecution of Rohingyas.   When US President Barack Obama visits Myanmar this month, he must use his good offices for a humanitarian cause – to warn the regime…
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As Myanmar Advances Resettlement Plan, Rohingya Flee

November 6, 2014

By JANE PERLEZ The New York Times   SITTWE, Myanmar — The Myanmar government has given the estimated one million Rohingya people in this coastal region of the country a dispiriting choice: Prove your family has lived here for more than 60 years…
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Human Rights in Myanmar Under Scrutiny Ahead of ASEAN Summit

November 6, 2014

Steve Herman  VOA BANGKOK—Just days before Myanmar will host major regional summits, the country - where the military still holds considerable sway -- is facing renewed scrutiny about its human rights record.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] FILE - A…
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Outcast: Adrift with Burma’s Rohingya

November 6, 2014

Persecuted Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar face a dangerous journey on their way to freedom in Thailand and Malaysia.   By Jason Motlagh / Aljazeera English   Two years ago Buddhist monks tore through Rohingya Muslim communities in western Burma, attacking…
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Report Cites Evidence of War Crimes in Myanmar

November 6, 2014

By THOMAS FULLER The New York Times   BANGKOK — A report by Harvard researchers due to be released on Friday says there is sufficient evidence to prosecute high-ranking officers in Myanmar’s military for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed…
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UN aims to eliminate statelessness within 10 years

November 5, 2014

AFP Ten million people worldwide have no nationality, leaving them in a devastating legal limbo, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, launching a campaign to eradicate statelessness within a decade.   [caption id="attachment_625" align="alignnone" width="600"] An internally displaced Rohingya woman…
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When will the Rohingya get to say ‘I Belong’?

November 5, 2014

By BINNY MARY PAUL Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB)   It’s now 60 years since the United Nations pledged to protect displaced persons in a 1954 convention, however the number of individuals around the world who are without a nationality has surpassed…
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900 Rohingyas per day fleeing Arakan

November 5, 2014

An average of 900 Rohingyas per day  fleeing Arakan  as Myanmar executes  detention against those not accept  the term"Bengali" By Nurul Islam   Despite the atrocities being committed against the Muslims of Arakan, better known as Rohingyas, the international community…
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Myanmar’s Muslim mosaic and the politics of belonging

November 5, 2014

BY  MELISSA CROUCH, GUEST CONTRIBUTOR New Mandala   Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to be here. The Southeast Asian Human Rights Network is an incredibly important initiative that brings together both advocates and scholars to discuss pressing…
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No easy solution for Myanmar’s Rakhine crisis

November 4, 2014

IRIN humanitarian news and analysis As the number of ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar hits record levels, the prospects for a lasting settlement of the crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine State look bleak.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="490"] The crisis in…
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How the USDP went from courting to spurning Rakhine State’s Muslims

November 3, 2014

By Bill O’Toole Myanmar Times In the lead-up to the 2010 general election, the Union Solidarity and Development Party faced a problem in Rakhine State.   Replicating their strategy elsewhere in the country, they sought to recruit influential locals to stand…
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U.N. draft resolution urges Myanmar to drop Rohingya identity plan

October 31, 2014

By AP   UNITED NATIONS – A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar’s aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging “access to full citizenship on an equal basis.”   [caption id="" align="alignnone"…
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Obama urges Myanmar leader to address ethnic tensions

October 30, 2014

By Reuters   (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged Myanmar leader Thein Sein in a telephone call on Thursday to take additional steps to address ethnic tensions in the country and support the civil and political rights of the stateless…
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MYANMAR: UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT COMMENDS REFORMS TO DATE, BUT WARNS OF RISKS OF BACKTRACKING

October 30, 2014

MYANMAR: UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT COMMENDS REFORMS TO DATE, BUT WARNS OF RISKS OF BACKTRACKING   The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, commended the process of reform that has improved the…
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The Persecution of the Rohingya

October 30, 2014

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE NEW YORK TIMES   The government of Myanmar has created a plan to expel the country’s persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority. Under the proposal, all Rohingya who refuse to identify themselves as “Bengalis” (a term used…
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Camps Bring Further Danger to Rohingya Muslims Fleeing Potential Genocide in Burma

October 28, 2014

By Nic Dunlop Thin Taw Li refugee camp filled me with foreboding. Although I had visited camps where people had fled civil war, this was the first time I had been among a people who face ethnic cleansing. The camp is…
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Rohingya flee Myanmar en masse

October 28, 2014

YANGON - A climate of fear in Myanmar's Rakhine state is pushing stateless Rohingya Muslims to flee in "unprecedented" numbers, with almost 10,000 people taking to boats in the region in just two weeks, activists said Monday.   A surge…
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Number of Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Tops 100,000

October 26, 2014

YANGON, Myanmar By ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now…
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Dispatches: Decisive Action on Burma’s Rohingya Crisis

October 23, 2014

By John Sifton [caption id="attachment_468" align="alignleft" width="142"] Human Rights Watch[/caption] A lot has changed here in Burma in the last three years. Large-scale political prisoner releases have occurred. There has been a lessening of censorship and surveillance. The government has…
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Push for positive change in Myanmar

October 20, 2014

BY NEVILLE SPYKERMAN KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia should use its regional and international influence to promote positive changes in Myanmar to stem the tide of people fleeing that country, a Bar Council official said.   Datuk M. Ramachelvam (pic), who co-chairs the…
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Torment of Rohingya in Thailand: New Report Documents Their Agony

October 19, 2014

By Equal Rights Trust report excerpts   PHUKET: Perhaps the clearest and most thorough description of the trafficking of Rohingya and others through Thailand was released yesterday at a conference in Kuala Lumpur run by the London-based Equal Rights Trust…
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Study: Rohingya Among World’s Most Persecuted

October 18, 2014

Steve Herman   BANGKOK—The Rohingya minority community in Myanmar should rank as one of the most excluded, persecuted and vulnerable communities in the world. That is the conclusion of a pair of studies, prepared over a three-year-period, looking at the…
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Why does Myanmar keep persecuting the Rohingya Muslims?

October 16, 2014

THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD The United Nations considers the Rohingya one of the most persecuted groups in the world   [caption id="attachment_625" align="alignnone" width="600"] An internally displaced Rohingya woman holds her newborn baby surrounded by children at a camp for…
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Myanmar’s Rohingya: Things Get Worse

October 16, 2014

By Sarnata Reynolds   When I met Amir two years ago in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, he had just graduated with a degree in Physics from Sittwe University. He was a fluent English speaker and planned to pursue a career as…
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Myanmar’s Rohingya Apartheid

October 15, 2014

A new government strategy looks like a blueprint for additional ethnic cleansing.   By Emanuel Stoakes   Late last month, Myanmar Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin announced to delegates at the UN General Assembly that a long-expected “action plan” for Rakhine state, the…
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Some 10,000 Rohingya ‘will arrive soon’

October 15, 2014

Boonleun Promprathankul The Nation Ranong 200 nabbed ahead of 'migrating season'   THE authorities are stepping up measures to prevent the illegal inflow of Rohingya from neighbouring Myanmar.   Illegal entries by members of this ethnic group usually soar between November and…
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The Muslims of Myanmar

October 15, 2014

By BERTIL LINTNER / THE IRRAWADDY   Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri could not have done a greater disservice to the Muslims of Myanmar when, in early September, he claimed that he was going to “raise the flag of jihad,” or holy…
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Flickers of Hope, Shadow of Uncertainty for Muslims in Arakan Citizenship Pilot

October 13, 2014

By LAWI WENG / THE IRRAWADDY   MYEBON TOWNSHIP, Arakan State — Similar to other camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Arakan State, tales of suffering are in no short supply here in Myebon, where the displaced have languished in…
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Myanmar should change citizenship law

October 11, 2014

By Dr Habib Siddiqui This year, the Myanmar authorities have cracked down even harder, making the situation worse. First, the government expelled Doctors Without Borders, which had been providing health care for the Rohingya. Then orchestrated mobs attacked the offices…
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Rohingya People Need Our Help

October 10, 2014

Dr. Habib Siddiqui   The Rohingya people of Myanmar (formerly Burma) who mostly live in the western part - the Rakhine (formerly Arakan) state, bordering Bangladesh, are undoubtedly the most persecuted people on earth. Denied citizenship in the Buddhist majority…
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In Rohingya Camp, a Subdued Celebration of Muslim Holiday

October 8, 2014

By LAWI WENG / THE IRRAWADDY   MYEBON TOWNSHIP, Arakan State — In Myebon camp, there were few signs on Monday that the roughly 3,000 Rohingya Muslim residents were celebrating Eid al-Adha, one of Islam’s most important religious holidays.   [caption…
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Ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas

October 8, 2014

By C.R. Abrar Thursday, October 02, 2014 QUITE predictably, the 2014 national census of Myanmar has come back to haunt the ethnic Rohingyas.  Media reports inform that the Myanmarese government has devised a new plan under which members of the…
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Burmese concentration camps for the Rohingya

October 8, 2014

By Saudi Gazette Editorial October 06, 2014 5:45 PM   The latest insidious move by the Burmese government against its 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims is arguably the most sinister yet. Having ignored this not insignificant part of its population in…
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U.N. concerned about Myanmar’s ethnic, religious tensions

October 7, 2014

BY LOUIS CHARBONNEAU UNITED NATIONS Thu Oct 2, 2014 1:37pm EDT   (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's latest report on Myanmar raises serious concerns about ethnic and religious tensions that have led to violence against Rohingya Muslims, though he praises the government's attempts…
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Rights groups condemn Myanmar’s Rohingya plan

October 7, 2014

BY JARED FERRIE YANGON Fri Oct 3, 2014 7:16am EDT   (Reuters) - Human rights groups condemned on Friday a Myanmar government plan that could force thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims into detention camps indefinitely if they do not qualify for citizenship.…
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Burma: Government Plan Would Segregate Rohingya

October 7, 2014

Forced Resettlement, Discriminatory Citizenship Creates Dangers   OCTOBER 3, 2014 (New York) – A draft government plan would entrench discriminatory policies that deprive Rohingya Muslims in Burma of citizenship and lead to the forced resettlement of over 130,000 displaced Rohingya into closed…
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Register as Bengalis or…. A ploy to deprive Rohingyas of citizenship

October 1, 2014

The Daily Star Editorial Monday, September 29, 2014   ACCORDING to a news report carried in this paper on Sunday the Myanmar government has drafted a plan to offer the Rohingyas an option to register as 'Bengalis' or face detention…
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Exclusive – Rohingya could face detention under Myanmar draft plan

September 27, 2014

BY JARED FERRIE AND THIN LEI WIN YANGON/BANGKOK Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:30pm IST   (Reuters) - Myanmar's national government has drafted a plan that will give around a million members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority a bleak choice:…
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Secretary General, at Partnership Group on Myanmar Meeting, says Parliament’s Role Crucial As Country Takes Measures on National Reconciliation

September 27, 2014

Secretary-General SG/SM/16218 26 September 2014 Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the meeting of the Partnership Group on Myanmar, in New York today:   Thank you for taking part in this ministerial meeting of the Partnership Group on…
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UN chief to Myanmar: Address Rohingya census exclusion

September 27, 2014

By Ayee Macaraig Published 12:14 PM, Sep 27, 2014 Ban Ki-Moon says Myanmar must address the underlying causes of conflict between Buddhists and Muslims or its reform process will suffer   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] 'DEEPLY TROUBLED.' UN Secretary-General Ban…
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Rohingya and national identities in Burma

September 27, 2014

By CARLOS SARDIÑA GALACHE, GUEST CONTRIBUTOR 22 SEPTEMBER 2014 The most controversial aspect of the census recently held in Burma has been the denial of the large Muslim population in Arakan to identify themselves as Rohingya, the term of their…
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The Present Government and 1982 Citizenship Law

September 25, 2014

Aman Ullah September 24, 2014   The draft of the 1982 Myanmar Citizenship law was approved and passed by the third session of the Third Pyithu Hluttaw and promulgated by the Chairman of the Council of State, on 15 October…
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Myanmar gives citizenship to 209 displaced Muslims, including Rohingya

September 23, 2014

BY JARED FERRIE YANGON Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:10am EDT (Reuters) - Myanmar gave citizenship on Monday to 209 Muslims displaced by sectarian violence, after the first phase of a project aimed at determining the status of about a million Rohingya whose claims…
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Myanmar’s Rohingya stuck in refugee limbo in India

September 17, 2014

BY NITA BHALLA Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:24am IST   NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Kohinoor, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, fled her home in Myanmar after a wave of attacks by majority Buddhists, she hoped for a chance…
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Briefing: Myanmar’s “Rohingya” – what’s in a name?

September 17, 2014

BANGKOK, 15 September 2014 (IRIN) - Already widely reduced to statelessness and in many cases forced into camps for displaced people, an 800,000-strong population of Muslims in western Myanmar now faces increasing efforts to eradicate the very word they use…
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Rohingyas And Their Citizenship Rights

September 15, 2014

By Aman Ullah   In January 1947, Aung San led a small delegation to Landon to discuss Burma’s political future. The outcome of this visit was ‘Aung San-Atlee Agreement’, which was signed on 27th January 1947. According to that agreement,…
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The key issue for us is citizenship, says UN deputy chief

September 15, 2014

By ALEX BOOKBINDER 12 September 2014 DVB’s Alex Bookbinder talks to UN Assistant Secretary-General Haoliang Xu   Restoring citizenship rights for more than 800,000 stateless people in Arakan State is the “key issue” the United Nations wants resolved, the UN’s Assistant…
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Food cards for 32,000 Rohingya refugees

September 15, 2014

Pankaj Karmakar, back from Cox's Bazar   With a smile on his face, sexagenarian Abu Sayeed was walking to his home at the Rohingya refugee camp at Kutupalong of Ukhia on Thursday. He was carrying a shopping bag packed with…
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UN Calls for More Aid to Rohingya Camps

September 15, 2014

Ron Corben September 12, 2014 10:49 AM BANGKOK—This week U.N. officials visited Myanmar, also known as Burma, where they met with displaced Muslim Rohingya living in camps in western Rakine state, where the world deliberative body has raised concerns over poor…
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Rohingyas living in 21st century Concentration Camps

September 8, 2014

Atrocities continue to be committed against Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya who appear to be doomed for destruction if the international community persists in overlooking their plight.   Through decades of systematic discrimination worse than even the apartheid system, hundreds of thousands…
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BURMA / MYANMAR: Features of the practice of torture by law enforcement agencies

September 8, 2014

ALRC-CWS-27-09-2014 September 4, 2014   HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twenty seventh session, Agenda Item 3, General Debate   A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre   1. The practice of police torture in…
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Myanmar officially considered Rohingya a constitutive ethnic group indigenous to the north western borderlands of Burma & East Pakistan

September 7, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Myanmar officially considered Rohingya a constitutive ethnic group indigenous to the north western borderlands of Burma & East Pakistan                                  …
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Myanmar Denies Agreeing to Resettle Rohingyas

September 7, 2014

By UCAN By John Zaw SEPTEMBER 5, 2014   Myanmar officials have refuted media reports that Myanmar would resettle thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh, insisting that the Rohingya were not ethnic nationals of the country.   This comes just days…
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Thousands starved, beaten in risky boat escape to Malaysia, U.N. report says

September 2, 2014

By Hilary Whiteman, CNN August 26, 2014 Hong Kong (CNN) -- Tens of thousands of people are fleeing violence in Myanmar only to be robbed, beaten and starved on boats helmed by human traffickers, according to a new report from the United Nations…
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Rohingyas are full citizens of Myanmar

September 1, 2014

Fakhruddin Ahmed Monday, August 25, 2014   ROHINGYA crisis has been weighing on the world's conscience for decades.  The UN Human Rights Council lists Myanmar's 800, 000 Rohingya Muslims among the world's most persecuted minorities.  Residents of Myanmar for over…
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SURVIVING A GENOCIDE

August 31, 2014

This week the Star interviews a Rohingya refugee who shares his experience of surviving the atrocities perpetrated by the Myanmarese (Burmese) junta   By Ananta Yusuf | Published: Friday, August 29, 2014   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="659"] Photo: Anurup Kanti…
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Muslims of Arakan and Baxter Report

August 31, 2014

By Aman Ullah   Following the 1935 Government of India Act’s reforms, the British granted Burma a larger autonomous status with the Government of Burma Act. However, with very few educated Burmese available to do the necessary tasks, most of the…
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Burma Reveals Initial Census Data

August 31, 2014

August 30, 2014 Burma’s Ministry of Immigration and Population released provisional census data on Saturday, showing that the country has a population of 51.4 million people, almost ten million fewer than previous estimates. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480"] A census enumerator…
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MYANMAR: THE LAND OF LOST HOPE

August 30, 2014

By Mahmut Aytekin   Wirathu, a 45-year-old extremist Buddhist monk who labels himself as the "Buddhist Bin-Ladin" stated recenty that "In every town there is a crude and savage Muslim majority." A new form of "militant Islamophobia" is being born…
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Will the Rohingya, driven from their homes, spend the rest of their lives segregated in ghettoes?

August 30, 2014

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:21 GMT Author: Thin Lei Win There was a time when ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and stateless Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar lived and worked together. They were once neighbours, albeit uneasy ones,…
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Hugo Swire, Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Isn’t a ‘Bump in the Road’

August 18, 2014

By Mark Farmaner August 15, 2014 [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="311"] Mark Farmaner[/caption]   Four years after its reform process began, Burma still has one of the worst human rights records in the world. In fact, human rights violations which break international law have…
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Rohingya Children in Burma Camps Going Hungry

August 11, 2014

By ESTHER HTUSAN / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS| Saturday, August 9, 2014   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="610"] Twin Rohingya babies sleep inside a hut at a refugee camp outside Sittwe, the capital city of Arakan State, on June 9, 2014. (Photo: Reuters /…
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TWO KILLED IN SECTARIAN VIOLENCE IN MYANMAR’S SECOND CITY

July 3, 2014

By Paul Mooney July 3, 2014   MANDALAY, Myanmar -- Two men were killed in a second night of rioting in Mandalay, Myanmar's second largest city, a security official said on Thursday, the latest flare-up in two years of sectarian unrest that…
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GOVERNMENT STRATEGY PAPER ON ROHINGYAS

June 22, 2014

By C.R. Abrar June 21, 2014   Let humanitarianism prevail   JUNE 20 marked the World Refugee Day. The day beckoned the fortunate ones who have a place to call home to reflect and ponder on those who cannot go back…
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UNRESOLVED CONFLICTS LEADING TO PROLONGED DISPLACEMENT

June 22, 2014

By Stina Ljungdell June 21, 2014 Addressing the origins of persecution and statelessness   AROUND the world, conflicts force large numbers of people to flee within or across national borders. In 1971, the Bangladeshi Liberation War created the largest refugee flow…
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THESE ARE’T REFUGEE CAMPS, THEY’RE CONCENTRATION CAMPS, AND PEOPLE ARE DYING IN THEM

June 19, 2014

By Jason Motlagh June 17, 2014   Confined to squalid camps, supposedly for their own "protection," Burma's persecuted Rohingya are slowly succumbing to starvation, despair and disease. Some are calling it a crime against humanity   [caption id="attachment_401" align="alignnone" width="686"]…
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UN APPALLED AT SUFFERING IN MYANMAR’S MUSLIM CAMPS

June 19, 2014

By Edith M. Lederer June 18, 2014   A top U.N. humanitarian official said Tuesday she witnessed "appalling conditions" and the worst human suffering she has ever seen in camps for stateless Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's violence-torn Rakhine State.  …
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ROHINGYA: DENIED THE RIGHT TO BE HUMAN

June 16, 2014

By Nancy Hudson-Rodd June 15, 2014   I struggle to comprehend the lack of international response to the sheer hell for Rohingya people whether in squalid Bangladesh camps or in Burma. President Thein Sein and other Burmese Government members, welcomed around…
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THE ROHINGYA: A HISTORY OF PERSECUTION

June 10, 2014

By Ahmad Ibrahim June 8, 2014     The UNHCR estimates that at the moment there could be as many as 500,000 unregistered Rohingya refugees inside Bangladesh. This number is in excess to the 25,000 that are registered refugees and…
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MEDICAL CRISIS UNFOLDS FOR DISPLACED ROHINGYA -BBC News

June 2, 2014

Clashes between Muslims and Buddhists in Myanmar may have subsided, but there is a new crisis brewing in the camps housing Muslim Rohingya. Some readers may find details of this report by the BBC's Jonah Fisher disturbing. Jonah Fisher goes…
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WORLD’S MOST NEGLECTED GENOCIDE FINALLY GETS WASHINTON’S ATTENTION

May 28, 2014

May 27, 2014: It looks like the United States has finally woken up and started paying attention towards what is perhaps the most neglected ongoing genocide in the world. But will the supposed world champion of human rights do more…
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ECHO FACTSHEET THE ROHINGYA CRISIS – MAY 2014

May 25, 2014

The Rohingya crisis is fundamentally a human rights crisis with serious humanitarian consequences.   In Myanmar/Burma, the Rohingya have very limited access to basic services and viable livelihood opportunities. Their legal status and the discrimination that this stateless people faces…
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Root causes of Rohingya crisis lie in Myanmar

May 22, 2014

The Daily Star (TDS): While the Rohingya plight came to the spotlight in 2012, UNHCR has been involved in this for a very long time. What is the UNHCR's role in dealing with the Rohingyas residing in Bangladesh?   Monday,…
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IS ROHINGYA GENOCIDE IN BURMA BEING IGNORED?

May 6, 2014

Last week the London School of Economics hosted a conference on the Rohingya, with academics, legal experts and human rights advocates from all over the world attending. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma also addressed the conference.  …
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