Tag: Rohingyas

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  • Vatican and Myanmar

    Vatican and Myanmar

    Three months after Pope Francis condemned the almost relentless persecution of Rohingyas, the Vatican has established “full diplomatic” relations with Myanmar. This is the critical upshot of the Pope’s meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi ~ at the helm of the country though not as President ~ in Vatican City on Thursday. It is yet …

    May 8, 2017
  • Myanmar urged to ensure religious freedom for minorities

    Myanmar urged to ensure religious freedom for minorities

    The Human Rights Watch has urged Myanmar to guarantee religious freedom for all minorities, amid growing tensions between different belief systems in the country, according to a report released on Monday. In April, Myanmar authorities had closed down two Islamic religious schools in Yangon, erstwhile capital and the country's most populated city, Efe news reported. "Local …

    May 8, 2017
  • UN questions Myanmar probe into abuses against Rohingyas

    UN questions Myanmar probe into abuses against Rohingyas

    The UN on Tuesday questioned the credibility of a government-led investigation into allegations of abuses against the Muslim minority Rohingya community in Myanmar. "The existing Commission is not a credible option to undertake the new investigation," UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng said. His comments follow an announcement by the Myanmar …

    February 7, 2017
  • NLD leader’s death

    NLD leader’s death

    Sunday’s killing of a Muslim lawyer and member of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy outside Yangon’s international airport is emblematic of the deepening crisis within. It testifies to the surge in anti-Muslim sentiment that has been sweeping the country, and not merely in Rakhine province, dominated by the persecuted Rohingyas. Ever since …

    January 30, 2017
  • Prayers held in Tripura for Rohingyas in Myanmar

    Prayers held in Tripura for Rohingyas in Myanmar

    Thousands of Muslims in Tripura on Friday held special prayers for Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya community. “Thousands of Muslims held special prayers for the welfare of the oppressed Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar,” Tripura State Jamiat Ulama (Hind) (TSJU-H) president Mufti Tayebur Rahman said. Rahman said the prayers were held in over 700 mosques. He said the …

    December 16, 2016
  • Unspecified anguish

    Unspecified anguish

    Suu Kyi’s visit to Singapore, the largest investor in Myanmar, coincides with the renewal of brutal repression on the Rohingyas, a stateless minority segment that has been buffeted from shore to shore… relentlessly wandering in search of a home in bordering Bangladesh. The leader, though not the President, of the present dispensation was anxious to …

    December 6, 2016
  • Asia’s ‘boat people’

    Asia’s ‘boat people’

    Away from the mainstream media, the tragic persecution of the forgotten Rohingyas  is unfolding in neighbouring Myanmar. The recent flare-up was of a scale that prompted the UNHCR (the UN’s refugee agency) to intervene and censure the Myanmar Government, “to ensure the protection and dignity of all civilians on its territory in accordance with the …

    December 4, 2016
  • Relentless persecution

    Relentless persecution

    The irony is cruel. The persecution of the Rohingyas has intensified in Myanmar with the change of guard — from the junta to a democratic dispensation under Aung San Suu Kyi. The democratic world had expected quite the contrary, if not a distinct measure of improvement in the condition of the stateless minorities of Rakhine …

    November 23, 2016
  • Relentless persecution

    Relentless persecution

    The irony is cruel. The persecution of the Rohingyas has intensified in Myanmar with the change of guard — from the junta to a democratic dispensation under Aung San Suu Kyi. The democratic world had expected quite the contrary, if not a distinct measure of improvement in the condition of the stateless minorities of Rakhine …

    November 23, 2016
  • Choosing the side of oppressors

    Choosing the side of oppressors

    In its 14 November issue the Bangkok Post reports, “Myanmar’s Rakhine state was hit by fresh waves of violence over the weekend with more than 30 ‘insurgents’ killed during two days of fighting, the military said, as proof emerged of atrocities against villagers.” Another news outlet, Myanmar Observer has reported that Myanmar Army has rained …

    November 21, 2016