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 border.

December 4, 2018
December 4, 2018

Officials say boat carrying Rohingya Muslims lands in Indonesia

Indonesian authorities said a boat carrying 20 men believed to be Rohingya Muslims landed on the Northeastern shore of Indonesia’s Sumatra island today.

October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017

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 border.

September 30, 2017
September 30, 2017

Is South Asia the new Middle East?

The Middle East is often viewed as a region waylaid by feelings of collective humiliation and violent rivalries, both between and within countries.

September 6, 2017
September 6, 2017

Where is our Rohingya Policy?

What we have today in the Rakhine State of Myanmar is a regime of ethnic cleansing. This latest round of pogrom of the Rohingyas is the result of the international community's abject lack of action.

September 4, 2017
September 4, 2017

‘Rohingya children beheaded, men burnt alive by Myanmar troops’

Rohingya children and women are being massacred, burnt alive and are fleeing their homes as reports of renewed persecution against Rohingya Muslims living in the Rakhine State of Myanmar dominates international and local media.

September 2, 2017
September 2, 2017

3 Rohingyas drown, 3 missing in Naf river

Two women and a minor boy of Rohingya community drown and three others remain missing as a boat carrying the fleeing Rohingyas capsizes in Naf River in Hwaikong Bazar area of Teknaf.

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 security and assistance to those in need.

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 team spokesman said on Thursday.