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Myanmar ramps up troops, curfews in violence-wracked Rakhine


16 August 2017 Myanmar has moved hundreds of troops into northern Rakhine state as it ramps up counterinsurgency efforts there, officers told AFP Saturday (Aug 11), after the UN voiced alarm over reports of a military build up in the region. Rakhine has been gripped by violence since October last year when militants attacked police posts, sparking a bloody military ...

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Hundreds of Buddhists protest against aid agencies in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Buddhist monks and members of the Rakhine

By Wa Lone Reuters August 13, 2017 YANGON — Hundreds of Buddhists took to the streets in western Myanmar on Sunday to protest against aid organizations they accuse of giving support to Muslim Rohingya militants, police and a protest leader said. Buddhist monks and members of the Rakhine ethnic group held demonstrations in 15 towns, including the Rakhine state capital of Sittwe, ...

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It’s high time for stopping the slow-burning genocide in Myanmar

It’s high time for stopping the slow-burning genocide in Myanmar

By Dr.Habib Siddiqui Every day I receive dozens of emails. Most of these emails (at least 30) are about Myanmar’s inhuman treatment of the minorities. It is simply depressing to read the sad stories of their extermination, aptly termed the slow-burning genocide by Dr. Maung Zarni, a fellow human rights activist. Who would have thought that in a Buddhist country, ...

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Rohingya villagers tell media of abuses during army crackdown

FILE PHOTO: Children recycle goods from the ruins of a market which was set on fire at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar, October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo

By Reuters KYAR GAUNG TAUNG, Myanmar, 2017 – Rohingya Muslim women lined up to tell reporters of missing husbands, mothers and sons on Saturday as international media were escorted for the first time to a village in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state affected by violence since October. “My son is not a terrorist. He was arrested while doing farm work,” said one ...

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Where can the Rohingya go?

Where can the Rohingya go

Resettlement is the only way to solve the Rohingya crisis By Md Shidur Rahman Bangladesh, being a country of a large population, a higher unemployment rate, small land area, and emerging economy, is struggling to accommodate the continuous Rohingya refugee influx. The UN estimates that, since October last year, around 74,000 new Rohingya escaped to Bangladesh due to the murder ...

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Myanmar refuses visas to UN team investigating abuse of Rohingya Muslims


Reuters Friday 30 June 2017 Myanmar will refuse entry to members of a United Nations investigation focusing on allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims, an official has said. The government, led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, had already said it would not cooperate with a mission set up after a human rights council resolution wasadopted in ...

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Myanmar: Top UN official in Myanmar to be changed

MyanmarTop UN official

By Jonah Fisher BBC News, Myanmar The United Nations has confirmed that its top official in Myanmar is being moved from her position. Diplomatic and aid community sources in Yangon told the BBC the decision was linked to Renata Lok-Dessallien’s failure to prioritise human rights. In particular, this referred to the oppressed Rohingya Muslim minority. Internal UN documents – shown ...

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Myanmar Army Rejects U.N. Findings of Abuses in Rohingya Crackdown


YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s army on Tuesday rejected allegations of human rights abuses during its crackdown on Rohingya Muslim last year, made by the United Nations in a report on the offensive that forced some 75,000 Rohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. The crackdown, in response to attacks by Rohingya insurgents on border guard posts on Oct. 9, poses the ...

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Burma: Red Cross calls on govt to allow aid workers to access Rohingya


THE International Committee of the Red Cross has asked Myanmar to let aid workers get access to people caught up in conflicts that have displaced tens of thousands despite a transition that brought Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to power. Authorities have blocked the ICRC from areas under the control of ethnic minority forces and from visiting some prisoners, ...

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BD urges Myanmar to solve Rohingya crisis


AT Online Report Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh has called upon the Myanmar government to find out a solution to the long-standing crisis of Myanmar Rohingya refugees and discussed the problems faced by Bangladesh because of their presence. Hasina raised these issues with outgoing Myanmar Ambassador to Bangladesh Myo Myint Than at the Prime Minister’s Office in Dhaka ...

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