Muslim Rohingya

Tens of thousands turn out for Myanmar interfaith rally

Tens of thousands of people fill a football stadium in Yangon for an interfaith rally, a show of unity in a country seared by ethnically-charged violence against the Muslim Rohingya on its western...

August 30, 2017
August 30, 2017

Apartheid in our neighbourhood!

The expression “apartheid”, according to the Oxford Dictionary, means racial segregation, especially in South Africa. I am not sure if apartheid has, in real terms...

August 30, 2017
August 30, 2017

UN worried

Expressing deep concern at reports of the killing of civilians in security operations in Rakhine State, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has reiterated Myanmar's responsibility to provide...

August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017

Myanmar must change tack on Rohingyas

The very fact that Myanmar has termed the recent militant attack on its security forces as being the work of “extremist Bengali insurgents” underlines the very crux of the problem.

December 1, 2016
December 1, 2016

Malaysia-Myanmar matches cancelled over Rohingya issue

Malaysia's national soccer team has cancelled two friendly under-22 matches with Myanmar, in protest against the Southeast Asian nation's bloody crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims, a...

November 23, 2016
November 23, 2016

Malaysia debates pulling out of ASEAN cup over Rohingya crackdown

Malaysia is considering pulling its side out of a major regional soccer tournament co-hosted by Myanmar in protest over Myanmar's crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims, a senior Malaysian...

May 7, 2016
May 7, 2016

Rohingya crisis: Politics of denial

Myanmar has no reason or justification to deny the history and existence of Rohingyas as an ethnic race of its land. Then why does the hardline nationalist group continue to be so provocative...

December 2, 2015
December 2, 2015

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi in transition talks

Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party won a landslide victory in elections last month, meets President Thein Sein to discuss the handover of power.

October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015

Around four million voters kept out Myanmar election

When Myanmar votes next month in what has been billed as its first free and fair election in 25 years, around 4 million of his fellow citizens, won't be taking part.

September 20, 2015
September 20, 2015

Europe’s dilemma is a stark closer to Asia

Persecuted Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar and thousands of Bangladeshi nationals have undertaken perilous journeys across the Andaman Sea to reach countries in Southeast Asia.

June 25, 2015
June 25, 2015

Regional Governance Matters

The majority of the Asian states rejected the International Law on Refugees, established under the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol, claiming it to be...