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  • Rohingya return: China struggles in new diplomatic role

    China, which has positioned itself as the key mediator in resolving the Rohingya crisis, is finding the business of diplomacy tough going, with little signs that the crisis will soon be resolved.

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    China, Myanmar ‘stand together’ despite Rohingya backlash

    China and Myanmar ink dozens of mammoth infrastructure and trade deals after a meeting between President Xi Jinping and fallen rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi, as Beijing doubles down on its support for a government under fire for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims.

  • China's Xi visits Myanmar to drive home Belt and Road plan

    China's President Xi Jinping arrives in Myanmar this week to nail down multi-billion-dollar infrastructure deals in a country abandoned by many in the West appalled at the "genocide" of Rohingya Muslims on leader Aung San Suu Kyi's watch.

  • 'Boycott Myanmar Campaign' launched

    In a bid to force Myanmar to bear economic, cultural, diplomatic and political pressure globally, 30 human rights, academic and professional organizations of 10 countries jointly launch a campaign to boycott the south Asian country.

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    'ICC fears of ‘state policy’ to attack Rohingyas'

    International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has said the ICC judges feared that Myanmar may have ‘state policy’ to attack its minority Rohingya population in Rakhine.

  • HRW demands release of 30 Rohingyas held in Myanmar

    Human Rights Watch has demanded that Myanmar authorities should immediately release 30 Rohingya Muslims detained for attempting to travel from Rakhine State to the city of Yangon.

  • Destructive movements in Rohingya camps preventing repatriation: Myanmar

    A senior official of Myanmar alleges at the United Nations that "destructive movements in the camps (in Bangladesh) aimed at preventing repatriation and exploiting the plight of dispersed person (Rohingyas)."

  • End Rohingya crisis now, says Dr Mahathir at UNGA

    Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has sounded the clarion call for the international community to put the Rohingya crisis squarely on its radar with a view to resolving it quickly.

  • UN urges sanctions on Myanmar army businesses

    United Nations investigators urge world leaders to impose targeted financial sanctions on companies linked to the military in Myanmar, and said foreign firms doing business with them could be complicit in international crimes.

  • Man dies after 'custody abuse' in Myanmar's Rakhine

    A detainee in Myanmar's Rakhine state dies from injuries allegedly sustained in custody, his family said, as the army wages war against rebels in the same area which saw the 2017 mass expulsion of Rohingya Muslims.

  • Myanmar to send envoys to Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

    Myanmar is sending a high-level delegation soon to camps in Bangladesh to explain to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims how they can return home, Myanmar's UN ambassador says.

  • US calls for end to mobile data blackout in 2 Myanmar states

    The United States urges an immediate end to a mobile data blackout in parts of two Myanmar states, saying a service restoration would help provide transparency to what the government says are law enforcement actions to avert unrest.

  • Include Rohingyas in talks on repatriation: Rights groups

    International human rights organisations have called on Asean to pressure Myanmar into allowing the ethnic group to participate in the process of their safe return.

  • OIC for filing case against Rakhine’s human rights violation

    The OIC Islamic Summit Conference has called for launching the case of Myanmar’s human rights violations against Rohingya at the International Court of Justice on behalf of the organisation.

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    Nepal should raise Rohingya issue with Suu Kyi: Rights groups

    As Myanmar State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi commences her two-day Nepal visit, the Nepalese government should draw her attention to ensure safe return of the Rohingya Muslim minorities and have a fair investigation into the alleged abuses, said human rights agencies.

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    Rohingya Refugees: UN expert warns of rushed plans for Rohingyas

    The United Nations' human rights investigator on Myanmar urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to drop plans to start repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Rakhine state this month, warning they would face a "high risk of persecution".

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    Should do more to fight Myanmar violence: Facebook

    Facebook Inc says a human rights report it commissioned on its presence in Myanmar showed it has not done enough to prevent its social network from being used to incite violence.

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    Myanmar officials try to convince Rohingya to return, accept ID cards

    Myanmar officials visit camps for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh, in an effort to kickstart a process to repatriate hundreds of thousands who fled an army crackdown last year.

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    If human rights shelved in NKorea talks, look at Myanmar: UN

    A United Nations investigator voices concern about human rights being sidelined during US and South Korean talks with North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, warning on Tuesday: look at what happened in Myanmar.

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    Rohingya Violence: Australia slaps sanctions on 5 top Myanmar army officers

    Australia yesterday slapped travel and financial sanctions on five top Myanmar military officers, accused of overseeing brutal violence against Rohingya Muslims by units under their command, following similar moves by the European Union and United States.

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    Rohingya crisis: Myanmar monk hits back at international community

    An ultra-nationalist monk -- dubbed the "Buddhist Bin Laden" -- condemns the international community for their calls to bring Myanmar's generals to justice over the Rohingya crisis.

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    Atrocities on Rohingyas genocide

    US Congressman Steve Chabot, Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel introduce a bipartisan measure to declare “the Burmese military’s atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim minority genocide.”

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    Anti-rumour campaign for Rohingyas

    As aid workers rushed to vaccinate Rohingya refugees against measles earlier this year, rumours swirled through the overcrowded camps in Bangladesh - the injections would make women sterile and convert children into Christians.

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    Suu Kyi's sculpture to be sold for underprivileged in Myanmar

    A figurative bronze sculpture of Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will be put up for sale by auction in order to raise money for charity, said Dr Thant Thaw Kaung, executive committee member of the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation.

  • No excuse for delaying solution

    Making a call for accountability as an essential prerequisite to regional security and stability, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges the Security Council to work with Myanmar to end "horrendous sufferings" of Rohingyas.

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    Facebook move on Myanmar raises thorny political questions

    Facebook's ban of Myanmar's military leaders marks a new step for the leading social network against state "actors" -- and raises thorny questions on how the company deals with repressive regimes using the platform.

  • They must face genocide trial

    The Myanmar military leadership, including its commander-in-chief and five top generals, must be investigated and prosecuted for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes over its actions against the Rohingyas, a UN fact-finding mission said.

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    UK calls on int’l community to prioritise long-term support for Rohingyas

    The UK calls on the international community to prioritise long-term support for the Rohingya people on the anniversary of the crisis, according to a press release of UK Department for International Development.

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    A year on, Rohingyas still fleeing Myanmar for crowded camps

    Though Myanmar says it is ready to take back the Rohingya, the continued outflow of refugees underlines the lack of progress in addressing the crisis, a year on from the start of the offensive on August 25, 2017. The Rohingya exodus has threatened Myanmar's tense transition to democracy and shattered the image of its leader, Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, outside the country.

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    Speed of Rohingya return is up to Bangladesh: Suu Kyi

    Aung San Suu Kyi says it is up to Bangladesh to decide how quickly Rohingya refugees would return to Myanmar, appearing to blame Dhaka for the delay.