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Burma's treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority is appalling. Aung San Suu Kyi herself suffered cruel treatment. Wi…
Nearly 400 die as Myanmar steps up crackdown on Muslim Rohingya; 38,000 of the oppressed minority flee to Bangladesh
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Malaysia: Myanmar's Rohingya crisis a threat to regional stability . Myanmar's treatment of its Muslim Rohingya
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For those unfamiliar: the Rohingya are the Muslim minority, and the aggressors are Buddhist extremists
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Ethnic cleansing: says will take back only 2,415 Rohingya Muslim from Bangladesh
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Myanmar yet to give green light to Malaysian aid flotilla for Rohingya: A Muslim boy stands in front of a…
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Article 370 to stop Hindus from entering Jammu and Kashmir. Burmese Rohingya Muslim and Uyghur Muslims can, however, walk…
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Why Pakistan and Muslim world not raising their voices against persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims?
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Rohingya Muslim refugees in the eye of the storm .
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Refugee ID for 2 Myanmarese girls likely: The two 'persecuted' Rohingya Muslim girls, who wer...
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"..addressing strident anti-Muslim rhetoric among Buddhist nationalists..will be a key test [for ASSK].."
The Rohingya people, a Muslim minority community, suffer widespread persecution in Myanmar
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"Don't abandon our people": This is the message that Japan's community of Rohingya -- stateless minority Muslims...
Japan’s stateless Rohingya Muslim community to call for gov’t support on World Refugee Day
In Burma, violence against Muslim minority stumbles into the spotlight | Azad Essa
Turkish PM & his wife deliver help to Rohingya Muslims in Burma.. Other Muslim States must follow
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In Myanma, a Muslim is oppressed.Myanma performs genocide of Rohingya people.Russia, please protect Rohingya people.
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...Most Muslim Rohingya say they suffer discrimination in Burma, which does not recognize them as one of the...
No one has been prosecuted or even jailed for large-scale killing of Burma's Rohingya in 2012.
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Behind Burma's Rohingya crisis is a sharp rise in anti-Muslim discrimination and legislation.
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Perhaps explaining her pronounced reticence on the Aung San Suu Kyi expresses fear of being seen as "pro-Muslim."
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Rohingya praying for a peaceful Ramadan – Migrants happy to spend month in Muslim country .
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Mass graves of Muslim Rohingya found in Thai south
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White House officials: Obama to raise touchy issue of the Muslim Rohingya people & Myanmar's policy of denying them citizenship
Monday, April 28, 2014 The White House: US President Barack Obama has warned that ethnic and religious conflicts could move Myanmar in a "very bad direction". Mr Obama praised the "courageous process" of political reform taking place in a country formerly led by a military junta, but warned that democratisation after years of repression brought its own perils. "Myanmar won't succeed if the Muslim population is oppressed," Mr Obama said at a "town hall" meeting during a visit to Muslim-majority Malaysia, his third stop of his Asian tour. Mr Obama was referring to Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority which has been subject to persecution at the hands of Buddhist nationalists, particularly in the country's western Rakhine State. Source link:
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Rohingya News Agency –(Bernama): One hundred and one illegal immigrants, who are believed to be Muslim Rohingya...
Friday, April 04, 2014 Press TV: The guests are Head of Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) Mr. Nurul Islam from London and senior adviser refugees international Sarnata Reynolds from Washington debate in Press TV on rejecting Rohingya. Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya population is considered one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. The Myanmarese government refuses to recognize the Rohingyas as part of the country's ethnic make-up and continues to label them 'foreigners'. Concerns are now rising that the launch of the much awaited census is not only going to increase ethnic tensions, but also consolidate the Rohingyas' status as stateless people within their own land. In this edition of the Debate we ask who speaks for the voiceless Rohingyas as much of the West scrambles to forge economic and political ties with the government of Myanmar.
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Budist mobs burned another Muslim village in A form of ''Ethnic Cleansing''.
Anti-Muslim riot on outskirts of main Myanmar city - Rohingya News Agency
The United Nations backing for Myanmar's census in the current climate of fear and intimidation. By backing the biased census of Myanmar's population, the first of its kind since 30 years undertaken by President Thein Sein, the United Nations has allowed itself to be used as a tool in the ongoing genocide against the Muslim Rohingyas. Presidential spokesperson Ye Htut told reporters on the 29th of March that, "If a household wants to identify themselves as 'Rohingya,' we will not register it," and added that such a household may register instead as "Bengali". Myanmar does not recognize Myanmar's estimated 1.3 million Rohingya as an ethnic group, and does not consider them as citizens. Myanmar discriminates actively against the Rohingya, and Buddhist mobs, with government blessing, engage in pogroms of destruction and murder. "How can any census about ethnicity be valid when the very existence of the Muslim Rohingyas is denied by Myanmar's Government?" "This census will make the acts of slaughter and murde ...
We urge to postpone the census in can't self-identify. That's 1.3 million people discounted.
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Rohingya: The anti-Muslim mob of about 100 people threw rocks and sticks at members of the minority
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While Muslim governments like Turkey and Malaysia trumpet about helping refugees by sending aids to oppressed people of Rohingya...
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In first census since 1983, Muslim minority denied option to identify as Rohingya in
Buddhists put the Kung Fu on Muslim Terrrorists, while Leftist CBS Dhimmi Media casts the Muslims as victims.
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Myanmar: Rakhine State: Anticipate increased social unrest during census from 30 March to 10 April Increased protest activity should be expected in Rakhine State during a UN-supported nationwide census that is scheduled to take place from 30 March to 10 April. The state's ethnic majority Buddhist Rakhine community is staging demonstrations to demand that the census label the state's Muslim Rohingya community as Bengali immigrants rather than allow the minority community to register as ethnic Rohingiyas; Rakhine Buddhist groups allege that failure to do so would allow for eventual Rohingya citizenship, a move the majority community strongly opposes. On 16 March, demonstrations were held in the state's Kyaukbyu, Yathaedaung, Maungdaw, Butheedaung, Ponnagyun, Mrauk-U and Minbya townships, with the largest demonstrations in the state capital Sittwe. Travel Briefing: Sittwe will be the focal point for protests and large rallies by Buddhist activists, and demonstrations can be expected to occur regularly along ...
Open-air prison: Rohingya cut off in Myanmar town By Jonah Fisher BBC News, Aung Mingalar, Rakhine State Getting into Aung Mingalar as a journalist is relatively simple. We visited a couple of government offices, had a letter written for us and then after having our documents forensically examined, were allowed in. For the Buddhists who dominate the Rakhine capital, Sittwe, it is even easier. Their buses, rickshaws and motorbikes just get waved through by the police. Many even use the main road as a short cut just to reach another part of town. For the residents of Aung Mingalar, however, things are very different. The 4,000 Muslim Rohingya who live inside are effectively prisoners - restricted first by the police checkpoints and then by the Rakhine Buddhist community that surrounds them on all sides and constantly looks on. "The police will not allow us out, because if they do, they know we will be beaten by the Rakhine [Buddhists]," a young Rohingya man said. Rohingya mother Kurshidaka and her baby girl ...
Myanmar Muslim minority face life behind barbed wire 4 hours ago The BBC's Jonah Fisher reports from an enclave in Myanmar, where the Muslim Rohingya minority live surrounded by Buddhists. The Muslims living in Aung Mingala in Sittwe are enclosed within barbed wire and checkpoints, and have limited freedom of movement- supposedly for their own protection. BBC News Asia Video Report Read more Medecins Sans Frontieres Allowed To Resume Myanmar Work ---
UN envoy remains ‘convinced’ of Maungdaw killings Tomas Ojea Quintana, the outgoing UN special rapporteur on human rights in Burma, pictured at Rangoon airport in 2012..(PHOTO: Reuters) By COLIN HINSHELWOOD 21 February 2014 The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma, Tomás Ojea Quintana, says he remains convinced that serious violent incidents took place last month in the village of Duchira Dan, including lootings, rapes and the loss of Rohingya lives, as well as the disappearance of a local police officer. The UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights had previously issued a statement saying it had “credible evidence” that an Arakanese mob had attacked the Muslim Rohingya community in the village, causing an estimated 48 deaths. Speaking exclusively to DVB on Friday, Quintana said that he has received “extremely serious allegations” about the incidents in Maungdaw Township between 9- 13 January from “reliable sources” built up over his six years as envoy ...
Burma, a predominantly Buddhist nation of 60 million people, has been grappling with sectarian violence since June 2012. The incident in Du Chee Yar Tan, a village in northern Rakhine State, appears to be the deadliest in a year, and would bring the total number killed nationwide to more than 280, most of them Muslims. Another 250,000 people have fled their homes. Rakhine – home to 80% of the country's 1 million Muslim Rohingya population – runs along the Bay of Bengal and is cut off from the rest of the country by a mountain range. It is off-limits to foreign journalists and humanitarian aid workers have limited access, adding to the difficulties of confirming details about the violence, which flared up more than a week ago. Advertisement But evidence of a massacre has been steadily mounting. The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, said on Thursday she had received credible information that eight Rohingya Muslim men were attacked and killed in Du Chee Yar Tan village by local Rakhine ...
Rakhine State in western Myanmar has been the site of repeated outbreaks of violence between the Buddhists majority and its Muslim Rohingya minority, most recently on January 13. The details of what happened remain unclear, but it seems that dozens were killed. This follows widespread violence in 20...
Rohingya News Agency –(IRIN) - More than 170,000 people remain displaced and in need in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State after two rounds of inter-communal violence between Buddhist ethnic Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in 2012. The vast majority - 138,000 - are Rohingya, while close to 5,000 are ethnic Rakhine. Another 36,000 people are living in 113 isolated villages, with minimal access to livelihoods and basic services. According to government figures, a total of 167 people were killed in the violence (78 in June and 89 in October), while 223 were injured (87 in June and 136 in October), and more than 10,000 buildings and homes were damaged or destroyed. IRIN visited two camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) located outside Sittwe, the provincial capital of Rakhine State, where much of the violence took place: Basare, a Muslim Rohingya camp, and Set Yoe Kya, an ethnic Rakhine camp, to see how residents were faring. Many in both camps wonder whether life will ever return to normal. ...
Hundreds of Muslim Rohingya were detained by Thai police following a raid on a suspected people-trafficking camp, CNN news reported. A spokesperson from Royal Thai Police disclosed that the raid was made on Sunday at a camp near the town of Sadao in …
Burmese Muslims given two-child limit * Burma : Muslims in a province of Burma have been ordered not to have more than two children in an attempt by the government to stop Buddhist attacks on Muslims. State officials said the two-child limit in the state of Rakhine would ease tensions between Buddhists and their Muslim Rohingya neighbours. Local officials said the new measure was part of a policy that will also ban polygamyin two Rakhine townships that border Bangladesh and have the highest Muslim populations. The townships, Buthidaung and Maundaw, are about 95% Muslim. The measure was enacted a week ago after a government-appointed commission investigating the violence issued proposals to ease tensions, which included family planning programs to stem population growth among minority Muslims, said Rakhine State spokesman Win Myaing. The commission also recommended doubling the number of security forces in the volatile region. "The population growth of Rohingya Muslims is 10 times higher than that of the R ...
West, Islam can unite over Rohingya cause Thomas Donilon, the US president's national security adviser, said that Barack Obama was to raise concerns over the plight of Muslim Rohingya in Rakhine State during his meetings with Myanmar President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Doing so could be critical not only to resolving the conflict in Rakhine State, but it could also have great implications for relations between Islam and the West. Published: 20/11/2012 at 12:00 AM Writer: Fuadi Pitsuwan In the latest clashes last month, sectarian violence between the Buddhist majority and Muslim minority in Myanmar's westernmost state claimed 89 lives, according to official reports. While much of the world sees the situation as "merely" a clash between Buddhists and Muslims, it is much more complex. At the heart of the conflict is the Rohingya's lack of protection from the state because they are not considered Myanmar citizens, despite having lived in the country for several generations. Buddhist R ...
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After ethnic bloodshed in Myanmar, thousands of stateless Muslim Rohingya have fled by boat to Malaysia where fellow Muslims live, but there, the hardships are far from over
BANGKOK, 16 November 2012 (IRIN) - Five months after communal violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the plight of the 800,000 Muslim Rohingya there has worsened: Renewed violence in late October left more than 100,000 displaced, according to the government. Clashes between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in June 2012 razed homes and places of worship in northern parts of the state, killed an estimated 80 and displaced tens of thousands more. The government imposed a night-time curfew and declared a state of emergency in six townships, including Maungdaw and Buthidaung near the border with Bangladesh. Who are the Rohingya? The Rohingya are a Muslim minority ethnically related to the Bengali people living in neighbouring Bangladesh's Chittagong District. They form 90 percent of the one million people living in the north of Rakhine State in Myanmar, which borders Bangladesh and includes the townships of Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung. While residents in northern Rakhine State are pr ...
Rohingya Population Control: The Onslaught in Burma Continues Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, June 10, 2013 On April 21, the BBC obtained disturbing video footage shot in Burma. It confirmed extreme reports of what has been taking place in that country, even as it is being touted by the US and European governments as a success story pertaining to political reforms and democracy. The BBC footage was difficult to watch even when faces of Muslim Rohingya victims were blurred. To say the least, the level of violence exhibited by their Arakan Buddhist attackers was frightening. “The Burmese police (stood) by as shops, homes and mosques are looted and burnt, and failing to intervene as Buddhist mobs, including monks, kill fleeing Muslims,” the BBC reported. A Rohingya man was set ablaze while still alive. The police watched. To some extent, international media is finally noticing the plight of the Rohingyas who are experiencing what can only be described as genocide. And there are reasons for this. On one hand, the atro ...
Authorities in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State have introduced a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families after a spate of deadly violence between Muslims and Buddhists, an official said on Saturday.
A move to revive a two-child limit on Muslim Rohingya in western Myanmar has provoked widespread outrage including from the country's opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
Suu Kyi and rights activists criticize 2-child limit for Muslim Rohingya in parts of Myanmar: - VW
A little on Burma also known as Myanmar from Wikipedia, just so we can better appreciate what it means to live in a free country... "Many religions are practiced in Burma (Myanmar). The Christian and Muslim populations do, however, face religious persecution and it is hard, if not impossible, for non-Buddhists to join the army or get government jobs, the main route to success in the country. Such persecution and targeting of civilians is particularly notable in Eastern Burma, where over 3000 villages have been destroyed in the past ten years. More than 200,000 Rohingya Muslims have settled in Bangladesh, to escape persecution, over the past 20 years. 89% of the population embraces Buddhism (mostly Theravāda). Other religions are practiced largely without obstruction, with the notable exception of some ethnic minorities such as the Muslim Rohingya people, who have continued to have their citizenship status denied and treated as illegal immigrants instead, and Christians in Chin State. 4% of the population ...
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader and pro-democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Monday a policy by a district government to limit Muslim Rohingya families to two children in an effort
A woman looks for her name in a voters list for the upcoming by-elections in Rangoon on 24 March 2012. (Reuters) Burma’s electoral commission has ordered a newly formed political party to expel six of its senior members for listing their ethnicity as “Rohingya” in their official biographies, according to party members. Earlier this month, the Union Election Commission (UEC) forced the Democracy and Human Rights Party (DHRP), which was formed in March this year, to oust six of its central executive committee members for allegedly being “non-citizens”. UEC director Tin Maung Cho told DVB that the six members had “breached” existing regulations for political parties as the Muslim Rohingya are not recognised as an official ethnic group in Burma. According to Article 10(a) of the Political Parties Registration Law, a person can only become a political party member if they qualify as a Burmese citizen, an associate citizen, a naturalised citizen or a temporary certificate holder. “They were list ...
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New measure, which applies to Muslim Rohingya families in western Rakhine State, does not affect Buddhists in the area.
Lives in limbo: Displaced Muslims in Myanmar Last updated : 11 hours ago Rights groups say the Rohingya in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar face some of the worst discrimination in the world . Sittwe , Myanmar - On a sweltering Sunday afternoon , Roma Hattu was rolling around on the bare concrete floor of the abandoned single- story building her family shares with three others behind Thetkepyin camp, breathing heavily and moaning . The 30 -year old was due to give birth in the next few days and was feeling unwell , but her husband didn’ t have the money to take her to the nearest clinic a kilometre or so away . Hattu , who already has two sons , is a stateless Muslim Rohingya displaced in western Myanmar since last year . Her family has been sharing the building, which has fallen into disrepair , since June 2012 , their only privacy a flimsy, tattered yellow rice sack used as a curtain . Her husband Kalia, 40, doesn’t have a job . His betel nut shop went up in flames during deadly riots between Buddhist ...
Ten Buddhists Jailed Over Rakhine Violence to Lodge Appeal Myanmar# Burmese Buddhists who were ordered jailed for their role in deadly violence against Muslims in Rakhine State will appeal against their conviction, according to their lawyer, who claims the judgment was based on testimony that didn’t fit the charges made against them. “The court record shows that the charges made against my clients do not match witnesses’ testimony, and we are planning to appeal the sentences,” Ay Nu Sein, the men’s lawyer, told RFA’s Burmese Service on Friday. A township court in the Rakhine capital Sittwe on May 7 sentenced the 10 defendants to terms ranging from nine months’ to three years’ imprisonment at hard labor on charges of theft and destruction of property committed during a period of communal violence in the state, the online Irrawaddy journal reported. The June 2012 unrest, together with clashes in October, left at least 192 dead and 140,000 homeless, most of them Muslim Rohingya, who rights g ...
MYANMAR WHITEWASHES ETHNIC CLEANSING Myanmar# Maung Zarni Asia Times: May 1, 2013 An official report into last year's violence in Rakhine State, launched on April 29 at the government's foreign donor financed Myanmar Peace Center, is intellectually, ideologically, empirically and analytically flawed, underscoring President Thein Sein's bid to whitewash the recent ethnic cleansing of Muslim Rohingya in the western state, which borders Bangladesh. Established on presidential order, the Inquiry Commission has been conflicted from the day of its inception on August 17 last year. The five individuals who were hand-picked to launch the report on Monday were a curious mix themselves: the country's most famous political comedian, the former daughter-in-law of the late despot General Ne Win, a well-known former student leader, a well-known former exile, and the president's personal adviser and interpreter. Thein Sein and his allies are increasingly using various crisis inquiry commissions, including the Aung San S ...
Giving the Rohingya citizenship March 09 2013 It was in 1982 that the Muslim Rohingya were stripped of their Burmese citizenship and became the stateless, persecuted minority they are today. Their misery has intensified in recent months as mobs of Buddhists, incited to violence by local politicians and even monks, have attacked Rohingya villages in the western state of Rakhine. In incidents apparently sparked by the rape and murder of a young Buddhist woman in May, at least 170 Rohingya have been killed and 100,000 driven from their homes into camps. The violence comes at a time of unprecedented — and mostly justified — optimism in Myanmar. In the past 18 months, the country has undergone an astounding transformation, from a reviled dictatorship to a fragile democracy worthy of an official visit by Mr Barack Obama, the United States President. The new sense of freedom may have, ironically, allowed previously suppressed communal hatreds to bubble ...Continue Reading Giving the Rohingya citizenship Marc ...
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Shortcomings continue particularly in discrimination against the Muslim Rohingya minority and abuses in northern KaChin State, the investigator said.
JAKARTA — Burma's Rohingyas A Muslim minority, they have been denied Burmese citizenship Not allowed to move freely Most live in Rakhine State near the Bangladesh border Thousands of Rohingyas were displaced in 2012 violence Tens of thousands live in camps in Rakhine In 2012, an estimated 13,000 tried to leave Burma on smugglers' boats in the Bay of Bengal, hundreds drowned A boatload of 121 Muslim Rohingya fleeing Burma arrived off the Indonesian coast of Aceh this week. They are just some of thousands of Rohingya fleeing Burma by sea, in a deadly exodus that the United Nations plans to discuss at a conference in Jakarta next month. Human rights groups worry the situation could lead to more sectarian violence. Tensions between Burma’s Rakhine Buddhists and ethnic Rohingyas have festered for decades. Violence erupted last year when communal attacks in Arakan State left hundreds of Rohingya Muslims dead, and 100,000 displaced. Last week, an angry Buddhist mob targeted a non-Rohingya Muslim community in ...
Since Aung San Suu Kyi won't, 2 other Nobel Laureates speak out against persecution of its Muslim Rohingya.
The minority Muslim Rohingya continue to suffer unspeakable persecution, with more than 1,000 killed and hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes just in recent months, apparently with the complicity and protection of security forces.
Since 1991, Bangladesh has been the main country of refuge for members of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Burma's Arakan State, many thousands of whom have fled gross human rights violations perpetrated by the Burmese government. In 1991-92 alone, discrimination, violence and the imposition of forced labor practices by Burmese authorities triggered an exodus of some 250,000 Rohingya across the border into Bangladesh. Most of these refugees returned between 1993 and 1997 under a repatriation program arranged through the auspices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The future of 22,000 Rohingya who remain in refugee camps in Bangladesh, however, remains unclear. Donor countries, frustrated by the lack of progress in finally resettling these remaining refugees, have reduced the level of support available to them. Meanwhile, continuing discrimination against, attacks upon, and other widespread violations of the rights of Rohingya in Burma have led to new refugee outflows into Banglad ...
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The future of more than 1,500 recent Rohingya boat arrivals in Thailand is unclear, despite a government reprieve allowing them to stay for another six months. "Their long-term fate remains uncertain,” Chris Lewa, director of the Arakan Project, an advocacy group for the Rohingya, told IRIN. “In the short-term, they should not be held in overcrowded IDCs [immigration detention centres] and police cells. Alternatives to detention have to be found such as open facilities under regulated conditions where they could at least move around.” The mainly Muslim Rohingya have long faced persecution in Myanmar, where they are de jure stateless under Burmese law; in Bangladesh most Rohingya refugees are unwelcome and face discrimination. On 25 January, Thai Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul announced that 1,500 Rohingya men, women and children would be allowed to stay in the country for another six months, during which time the authorities would work to find a more viable solution, including the possibi ...
‘Push back’: the desperate search for refuge in Thailand Saturday, February 02, 2013 Last Tuesday afternoon, the Thai Navy stopped a fishing boat off the coast of the holiday island of Phuket. It wasn’t a routine procedure however – naval officers couldn’t board the rickety looking craft because there wasn’t room for them to stand on it. Every single inch of it was packed with desperate human beings from neighbouring Burma. In video filmed by a local newspaper you can see 205 men and boys begging for assistance from naval personnel. Their pleading — and their tears went unanswered though. The Thais tossed them a couple of canisters of drinking water and ordered them to sail south, towards Malaysia. It’s better known in these parts as a ‘push-back’ – a pitiless decision made in face of great human misery. The people on board this luckless vessel were Muslim Rohingya – and there are thousands of them now fleeing persecution and ethnic conflict in Burma’s north-west. The vast majori ...
Enough is enough: Thailand sends back Muslims Thailand have their reasons for saying no to more Muslims… “Thailand will turn away any more Rohingya boat people from neighbouring Myanmar [Burma] who try to land on its shores, a top official said Monday after an influx of refugees fleeing sectarian unrest. “The Thai navy from now on will be stricter with them and will no longer allow them to land,” National Security Council secretary-general Paradorn Pattanathabutr told AFP. “If we find them, we will provide them with food, water and necessities so they can go to their destinations,” he added. An explosion of tensions between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine since June 2012 has triggered a huge exodus of Muslim Rohingya, mostly heading for Malaysia. More than 1,000 have been detained by Thailand after landing on its shores.”" No more Rohingye boatpeople, says Thailand
350 Rohingya found in Ranong, Phuket Bangkok Post January 30, 2013 Nearly 350 illegal Rohingya migrants were found crammed inside two vessels entering Thai waters in southern Ranong and Phuket provinces on Tuesday. In Ranong, a boat carrying about 140 Rohingya migrants was spotted floating about 5.5 kilometres off Phayam island in Muang district about 8.30am by a naval patrol boat. Naval officers provided the illegal migrants with food and water, a source said. Humanitarian assistance was also provided to help them on the way to their destination. The Rohingya had to be sent back out to sea as authorities were already struggling with an influx of illegal Muslim Rohingya migrants, the source said. Several boats carrying Rohingya have illegally entered Thailand via this southern province on a daily basis. In some cases, the Rohingya sunk their own boats to prevent authorities from sending them back out to sea, the source said. In Phuket, about 200 illegal Rohingya migrants were found crammed inside a vessel ...
A Muslim Rohingya woman prepares food inside her tent in the Bawdupha camp clinic at the Bawdupha Internally...
PHUKET: A total of 127 Rohingya have been arrested in southern Thailand and trucked back to the Thailand-Burma border. Those held were in five minivans in a convoy bound for the Malaysian border crossing at Padang Besar in Songkhla province. On December 24 a police-Army checkpoint in Satun province pulled over two of the vans, which each contained 22 men and boys. The drivers of another three minivans fled after dropping off their passengers, who totalled 83. The youngest of those arrested was a boy aged 10. Most of the captured Rohingya were teenagers or young men. Hundreds are fleeing the Burmese state of Rakhine where thousands of homes have been torched since June in a simmering racial conflict between local residents and the Muslim Rohingya. About 170 are reported to have been killed in the conflict, which has left thousands of Rohingya confined in displaced persons camps. Many prefer to take their chances by paying people smugglers and fleeing by sea, with Malaysia as the target for most. How the Ro ...
Buddhist and Muslim Rohingya communities in Myanmar are far from resolving their religious differences. The government was forced to declare a state of emerg...
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International Buddhist leaders urge Burmese to show compassion for Rohingyas 08 December 2012 Seventeen Buddhist leaders from around the world—plus His Excellency the Dalai Lama in absentia—have issued a statement urging Buddhists in Burma to show mutual respect and compassion to Muslims in Rakhine State.The statement comes after many Buddhist monks and abbots led demonstrations and advocated the removal of the Muslim Rohingya community from Burmese soil.
This is the story of a people fleeing the land where they were born - the Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar.
Yangon. The UN's humanitarian chief has described conditions for thousands of displaced Muslim Rohingya in western Myanmar as
The Rohingya suffer Ethiopian-like starvation Burma (MNN) ― It's a situation that is being ignored by the international media and governments around the world. According to a team member with Partners Relief & Development (PRAD), sectarian violence broke out in Arakan State, Western Burma in May 2012 between the Buddhist Rakhine people and the predominately-Muslim Rohingya. Despite recent assertions from the Burma government that the situation was back to normal, violence continues to occur, and thousands of people have been displaced. The UNHCR has said that about 80,000 people have been displaced in and around the Sittwe and Maungdaw by the violence. More recent reports from Partners staff on the ground in Arakan State suggest that the number is actually much higher. Some suggest that it may be as high as 200,000. Why are they attacking each other? That team member, who wishes to remain anonymous for security reasons, says, "The Rakhine people consider the Rohingya illegal immigrants living in their l ...
The Burmese monks who preach intolerance against Muslim Rohingyas Friday, November 23, 2012 BBC World Service, Rohingya News No comments Reforms in Burma have revealed a sectarian divide between Buddhists and ethnic Muslims whose villages are being destroyed in brutal clashes with echoes of similar clashes in the Balkans, parts of Africa and Northern Ireland. The Muslim Rohingya minority are being targeted by Burmese Buddhists and driven from their villages in their thousands. Their plight was highlighted during his recent visit by the US President Barack Obama, but hopes that Burma's most prominent civil rights campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi may support their cause have so far proved fruitless. RB
Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakine state face genocide: OIC A Muslim Rohingya woman cleans her pots by her burnt house at a village in Minpyar in Rakhine State on October 28, 2012. (file photo) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ...
Rohingyas , the most unfortunate stateless, homeless nation. The Rohingyas are a Muslim minority that are deprived of citizenship rights in their native country of Myanmar and are subjected to various forms of repression by the government. Many camp residents fled to Bangladesh years ago. Some were sent back to Myanmar only to flee again. Decades of discrimination have left the Muslim Rohingya stateless. Security forces along with Rakhine Buddhist groups are looting and burning Rohingya properties. Police and groups of Rakhine have started arson attacks, looting properties, destroying houses and killing the innocent Rohingya children, women and men. Some reports indicate that thousands of their houses have burnt down, over 1000 people have been killed, and more than 3000 wounded and thousands more rendered homeless. The western and U.S media have all kept silent about these incidents of genocide, rape, lootings dragging the women, while the Muslims from the world are still discussing. In a statement, t .. ...
Muslim Rohingya people wait for the arrival of British Ambassador for Myanmar Andrew Heyn in Mayebon Internally Displaced Persons camp in Mayebon township in the western Myanmar Rakhine State on… Get premium, high-resolution news photos at Getty Images.
Burma's president has acknowledged major destruction in the west of the country, scene of recent ethnic unrest. "There have been incidents of whole villages and parts of the towns being burnt down in Rakhine State," Thein Sein's spokesman told the BBC. He was speaking after Human Rights Watch released satellite pictures showing hundreds of buildings destroyed in the coastal town of Kyaukpyu alone.It says the victims were mostly Muslim Rohingya, targeted by non-Muslims. From Human Rights Watch: The Rohingya have suffered the brunt of the violence. “Unless the authorities also start addressing the root causes of the violence, it is only likely to get worse.” The Burmese government denies citizenship to most Rohingya and the protections that come with it. Since communal violence between Rohingya and Arakanese erupted in June, many Rohingya have been compelled to live in squalid camps in Arakan State, where they have been denied access to adequate humanitarian aid and vulnerable to attack from Arakan mili ...
Rohingya News, William Hague No comments Foreign Secretary William Hague calls for peace in Burma's Rakhine State, after the destruction of settlements occupied by Muslim Rohingyas following fierce fighting with Buddhists. In a statement, Mr Hague said: "Our ambassador is in constant contact with the Burmese government. "He spoke to the president’s office earlier today to express our grave concerns about recent developments and our readiness to assist at both a humanitarian and diplomatic level in the search for a sustainable solution to this long running issue." It follows claims of intense fighting in the past week and satellite images from Human Rights Watch that show the widespread destruction of a predominantly Rohingya Muslim part of Kyaukpyu, one of several areas in Rakhine State. This is where battles between Rohingyas and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists threaten to derail the country's fragile democratic transition. Members of the Muslim Rohingya community say that more than 100 Rohingya were killed ...
More than 22,000 people have been displaced by violence in Rakhine State, mostly from Muslim Rohingya minority, government says.
Thousands flee after Myanmar unrest (AFP) / 27 October 2012 Thousands of displaced people have surged towards already overcrowded camps in western Myanmar, officials said Saturday, after vicious new communal violence that has left dozens dead. Seething resentment between Buddhists and Muslims erupted this week in new unrest in Rakhine State that has seen whole neighbourhoods razed and caused a fresh exodus of people fleeing for safety from Rohingya minority areas. The latest fighting, which has prompted international warnings that the nation’s reforms could be under threat, has killed at least 67 people. It was unclear how many from each community had died, but a state official has said roughly half the dead were women. Tens of thousands of mainly Muslim Rohingya are already crammed into squalid camps around the state capital Sittwe after deadly violence in June and Rakhine State officials said the latest bloodshed had caused an influx of boats carrying around 6,000 people to the city. “The local gove ...
These days, flights to Burma are filled with wide-eyed tourists and foreign investors keen to profit from a hot new frontier market. But one notable exception to this year's promising Burmese narrative is the ethnic violence that is one of the most intractable problems facing the country's young hybrid civilian-military government. Over the past few days, violence between the Arakanese (or Rakhine) and Rohingya communities erupted again in the country's far west, leaving at least 56 dead, according to an Arakan State official's estimate. (State media on Friday put the death toll at 12.) In June, scores were killed and more than 70,000, mostly Rohingya, were left homeless in another bloody spasm in Arakan State. Many remain without shelter today, living in the most basic of refugee camps. The bloodshed has polarized Burma, which is officially known as Myanmar. Some people from Burma's ethnic Bamar (or Burman) nationality, which shares a Buddhist faith with the Arakanese, accuse the Muslim Rohingya of being ...
Three people killed and houses burned down as Muslim Rohingya and Buddhists clash in Rakhine State, authorities say.
A former pariah state, Burma was ruled by an iron-fisted junta for decades but a reformist government under former general President Thein Sein has freed political prisoners and introduced reforms since taking office last year. The sweeping changes, however, have been overshadowed by recent deadly clashes between Buddhist Arakanese and Muslim Rohingya in western Burma. Washington has called on the country to protect the rights of the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group that has faced wide discrimination. Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent most of the past two decades under house arrest, has been elected to parliament and paid a landmark visit to Washington last month. But she too has faced criticism for failing to speak out more loudly in favor of the rights of the Rohingya.
Aung San Suu Kyi's silence on the plight of the Muslim Rohingya people in the Arakan province in Myanmar is inexplicable in light of her previous moral stands against oppression.
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Globe and Mail: Shedding light on Myanmar’s sectarian strife OMAIR QUADRI, The Globe and Mail | September 16 2012 The Globe and Mail spoke to three experts on the outbreak of communal violence between the Muslim Rohingya minority and the Rakhine Buddhist majority in Myanmar’s Arakan State, and its political consequences. They are Ashin Kovida, a senior monk at the Burma Buddhist Association of Ontario; Paul Copeland, an advisory board member of the Canadian Friends of Burma; and Nur Hasim, chairperson of the Canadian Burmese Rohingya Organization. How did the recent violence in Arakan State start? Ashin Kovida: Three Rohingya men raped and killed a Rakhine [Buddhist] woman. Rohingya Muslims became upset and began attacking Rakhine Buddhists after the men were arrested. The [Arakanese Buddhists] Rakhine were only defending themselves. They couldn’t do anything else. Paul Copeland: All the reports I see say it started from Rohingya men raping a [Buddhist] Rakhine woman, and I think the men were killed ...
An ethnic Rakhine man holds homemade weapons as he walks in front of houses that were burnt during fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in Sittwe June 10, 2012. Northwest Myanmar was tense on Monday after sectarian violence engulfed its largest city at the weekend, with ...
a suicide bomb plot against Buddhists in Jakarta to protest against Myanmar's treatment of Muslim Rohingya,
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A UK-based Burmese scholar has warned Burma's opposition NLD party, including democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, are implicit in the racism that's fuelling ongoing tension between Buddhists and the minority Muslim Rohingya.
Rohingya Muslim Community in Myanmar: 23- The Conference stresses the need to promote cooperation and dialogue with non-OIC Member States hosting Muslim minorities and communities, and also with the true representatives of those communities, in such a way as to safeguard their rights, and likewise emphasizes the need for continued, close monitoring of any new developments. In this regard, the Conference denounces the policy of brutalization and violence exercised by the Government of the Union of Myanmar against the Muslim Rohingya community, which is contrary to all the principles of human rights, values, ethics and international law. In this connection, the Conference adopts the recommendations of the meeting of the Executive Committee, held at the level of Permanent Representatives at the headquarters of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on 5 August 2012, including the dispatch of an OIC fact-finding mission and the constitution of a contact group. 24- The Conference recalls the historical margin ...
Kings to refugees Yet, the long history of the Rohingya and the Rakhine State contradicts the government's claims. The medieval Kingdom of Arakan, encompassing the Muslim Rohingya, was once an enlightened centre of culture, knowledge and trade, displaying a harmonic blend of Buddhism and Islam in its administration and court life. The kingdom's cosmopolitan and international capital city, Mrauk U, was described in the 17th century as "a second Venice" by a Portuguese Jesuit priest and was often compared to Amsterdam and London by travellers and writers of the time. It was the 1784 military conquest by Bodawpaya, the king of Burma (now Myanmar), that transformed this once vibrant kingdom into an oppressed peripheral region. After this, many haunting tales began to circulate of Burmese soldiers rounding up the Rohingya in bamboo enclosures to burn them alive, and marching thousands to the city of Amarapura to work, effectivley as slave labour, on infrastructure projects.
Yangon. Myanmar has invited an influential Islamic body to visit a state rocked by sectarian violence, official media said on Friday, in an effort to diffuse mounting outcry over the treatment of the Muslim Rohingya.
Around 100 men protested outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta on Thursday, demanding the ambassador be expelled for Myanmar’s treatment of Muslim Rohingya.
Three dead as fresh sectarian unrest erupts in Myanmar's Rakhine State Agence France Presse 7 August 2012 Renewed violence between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya has left three people dead in Myanmar, a government official said yesterday, amid growing international concern about the sectarian unrest. The fighting in western Rakhine State has killed 80 people from both sides since June, official figures show, although authorities say the situation has been generally calm in recent weeks. The new casualties, who were not identified, died on Sunday in Kyauktaw about 100 kilometres north of the state capital Sittwe, said the official, who did not want to be named. Five others were reported wounded. "The situation is calm and back to normal already," the official said. "We do not know why it started again." The violence initially broke out in June following the rape and murder of a Rakhine woman and the subsequent lynching of 10 Muslims by a crowd of angry Buddhists. The bloodshed has cast a shadow over widely ...
Bangladesh turns away and bans aid to thousands of displaced Muslim Rohingya people trying to cross river to Teknaf
The story of a conflict (Burma). Burma gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1948. Immediately afterwards, communist rebels began an uprising against the new government. Uprisings and ethnic conflicts began breaking out in various provinces of Burma continuing into 1949. The Karen, led predominantly by the Christian Karen National Union (KNU) began fighting for an autonomous Karen state, Kawthoolei, in the eastern part of the country. The situation worsened when Buddhism was made the official religion, and questions regarding the rights of the Muslim Rohingya , Christian Karen , Chin , Kachin and other peoples under federalism were never really addressed; this was exacerbated by clauses in the constitution that granted nominal rights of secession to some groups. [6] Due to the split of the party in power, the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League (AFPFL) became a transitional military government from 1958 to 1960. The 1962 Burmese coup d'état brought Ne Win to power, and widespread human righ ...
Minhaj-ul-Quran International (Lahore chapter) held a demonstration in front of Lahore Press Club to protest the massacre of Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar (Burma) on August 2, 2012 in which hundreds of people participated. The demonstration was led by G.M. Malik, naib Nazim-e-Ala of MQI...
Tentera Burma yg sengaja mensasarkan serangan kepada kaum Muslim Rohingya! Burma: Government Forces Targeting Rohingya Muslims (Human Rights Watch Report) This report describes how the Burmese authorities failed to take adequate measures to stem rising tensions and the outbreak of sectarian violence in Arakan Sta te. Though the army eventually contained the mob violence in the state capital, Sittwe, both Arakan and Rohingya witnesses told Human Rights Watch that government forces stood by while members from each community attacked the other, razing villages and committing an unknown number of killings. The report is based on 57 interviews conducted in June and July 2012 with affected Arakan, Rohingya, and others in Burma and in Bangladesh, where Rohingya have sought refuge from the violence and abuses.
send a letter to Foreign Secretary William Hague now | Burma Campaign UK Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Burma Campaign UK No comments Crisis in Arakan State Dear friend Communal violence between Arakan Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya in Arakan State in June has now evolved into government organised repression and a major human rights and humanitarian crisis. Burmese police, security forces and soldiers are raping, looting, torturing and arbitrarily killing Rohingya people. There have been mass arrests with Rohingya people kept in detention camps without trial, without food or medical services. Around 100,000 internally displaced people, both Arakan and Rohingya, are in various locations and not getting enough, or even any aid. The government is blocking aid, and where aid is being delivered mostly Rohingya are being excluded. Local authorities are refusing to allow many Rohingya people back to some villages, shops or homes in a policy that appears designed to ‘cleanse’ these areas of Rohingya people. The Pres ...
Human Rights Watch: Myanmar forces failed to halt violence and targeted Muslim Rohingya
The Pakistani Taliban Thursday threatened to attack Myanmar to avenge crimes against the Muslim Rohingya, unless Pakistan halts all relations with the government and shuts its embassy in Islamabad. In a rare statement focused on the plight of Muslims abroad, the umbrella Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) grou...
Which Country is this? If you live in this country through generations and you are a Muslim Rohingya, you might be one of the unlucky persons on earth, because you have your neighbor, a racist named Ko Ko Gyi, who travels to the West but keeps his hoodlums in his neighborhood in Arakan to drive you and your family out of your ancestral home. The hoodlums already destroyed the ancient mosque in your neighborhood built in the 14th century. After living for centuries on this land, they think you are a person who have entered their country illegally. Your neighbor Ko Ko Gyi and his buddy Ko Myo Thein claims they are democrats, but in Ko Ko Gyi’s speech he informs his followers: “…it has been a long-standing problem; this isn’t a problem that exists only recently. For decades, the illegal immigrants have been flowing into Myanmar, …the rate these Bengalis give birth, the rate of giving birth is massive and overtime the local Rakhines feel threaten by the sky-rocketed birthrate of these Bengalis. With ...
More than 80 people have been killed and thousands displaced in a wave of violence between Muslims and Buddhists in west Burma. Among those targeted in the clashes is the Muslim Rohingya minority, called “Asia’s Roma” by researcher David Camroux.
Reports of sectarian violence in western Myanmar have exposed the plight of 800,000 Muslim Rohingya, a persecuted minority that a regional human right
Amnesty decries abuses against Myanmar Muslims July 20, 2012 12:30 PM Agence France Presse BANGKOK: Myanmar security forces have committed serious rights abuses against Muslims in violence-hit western Rakhine State during six weeks of emergency rule, Amnesty International said Friday. Hundreds of people, mostly men and boys, have been detained in sweeps of areas heavily populated by the Muslim Rohingya group, with almost all held incommunicado and some ill-treated, it said. Most arrests appear to have been "arbitrary and discriminatory", it added. "In six weeks, Myanmar has not only added to a long litany of human rights violations against the Rohingya, but has also done an about-turn on the situation of political imprisonment," said Amnesty researcher Benjamin Zawacki. While communal violence appears to have eased since the unrest erupted in early June, violations by the security forces have increased, he said. Amnesty said there were "credible reports" of abuses -- including rape, destruction of propert ...
The Guardian, London Rohingya Muslims Face starvation .. AID groups have warned of an impending humanitarian catastrophe in western Myanmar as authorities attempt to isolate tens of thousands of the displaced ethnic Rohingya minority in camps described by one aid worker as “open air prisons”. Aid has struggled to reach those affected by sectarian unrest in early June. The UN announced on Friday that 10 aid workers in Arakan State had been arrested, five were UN staff. Some have been charged, although the details remain unclear. Rates of malnutrition among the Muslim Rohingya, who have borne the brunt of emergency measures implemented in the wake of fierce rioting in June between the minority group and the majority Arakanese, are said to be “alarming”. Most aid workers have either been evacuated or forced to flee in recent weeks. “We are worried that malnutrition rates already have and will continue to rise dramatically; if free and direct humanitarian access accompanied by guaranteed security is ...
90,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya community in Burma have been forced to flee their homes after violent clashes with the majority Buddhist population. The Bangladeshi high vommissioner tells Channel 4 News why Bangladesh is turning them back.
The 800,000 Muslim Rohingya peoples live in Burma's northern Rakhine State. They are denied citizenship by...
Racial tensions are coming to a head in Myanmar between the Buddhist majority and the Muslim Rohingya minority.
SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar sent troops and naval vessels to the western state of Rakhine on Saturday after seven people died in the worst fighting in years between minority Muslim Rohingya and
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