Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis

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.

January 20, 2020
January 20, 2020

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.

January 18, 2020
January 18, 2020

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.

January 15, 2020
January 15, 2020

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.

December 9, 2019
December 9, 2019

'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.

November 23, 2019
November 23, 2019

'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.

October 9, 2019
October 9, 2019

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.

September 29, 2019
September 29, 2019

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)."

September 25, 2019
September 25, 2019

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.

August 5, 2019
August 5, 2019

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.

July 4, 2019
July 4, 2019

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.