Rohingya issues

Call it genocide

The UN calls the Myanmar army's aggression against the Rohingya “ethnic cleansing”. “Ethnic cleansing” is a term invented by Slobodan Milosevic. It's a euphemism for forced displacement and genocide. It's an insidious term because there is no international treaty law against it, whereas there are international laws against forced displacement and genocide.

March 28, 2018
March 28, 2018

Oxford's Neo-Orientalism

Slowly but surely the world is coming to terms with the gruesome reality of Burma's genocide of the Rohingyas. As early as 2015 London Queen Mary College's State Crimes Initiative alerted the international community of the ongoing genocide in Arakan. Hardly anyone paid heed to that ominous warning.

November 20, 2017
November 20, 2017

Call it genocide

The UN calls the Myanmar army's aggression against the Rohingya “ethnic cleansing”. “Ethnic cleansing” is a term invented by Slobodan Milosevic. It's a euphemism for forced displacement and genocide. It's an insidious term because there is no international treaty law against it, whereas there are international laws against forced displacement and genocide.

October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017

Another UN report shelved

Only a few weeks after it was revealed that the UN had suppressed a report highly critical of the conditions in Rakhine State, we find out that a UN World Food Programme report on hunger and starvation of the Rohingyas had also been shelved.

October 18, 2017
October 18, 2017

The realities of Rohingya refugees - What do we do next?

In the last few days I had the opportunity to visit the Rohingya camps in Ukhia near the Myanmar border to observe the conditions of the refugees as well as the environment of the area. I will share some very preliminary observations on the situation.

October 18, 2017
October 18, 2017

Stop the Rohingya influx

Some 30,000 Rohingyas have streamed into Bangladesh in the latest outflow of people from Myanmar into Bangladesh. As the numbers increase exponentially, so do the casualties.

October 16, 2017
October 16, 2017

Food security for Rohingyas is beyond blanket assistance

October 16 marks World Food Day, an annual event which this year focuses on food security, conflict, displacement and migration. To date, about a million Rohingyas have fled Rakhine State of Myanmar, over half of them since August 25 this year.

September 3, 2017
September 3, 2017

Rohingya issue: Indonesian minister arrives Sep 5

Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will arrive in Dhaka on Tuesday to discuss with Bangladesh government officials the current persecution on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine.

August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017

Showing humanitarian attitudes to Rohingyas: BGB DG

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members are showing humanitarian attitudes to the Rohingyas who fled from Myanmar fearing persecution, chief of the paramilitary force said today.

July 4, 2017
July 4, 2017

PM hopes to resolve Rohingya issues bilaterally

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterates her call to Myanmar authorities to take back its nationals from Bangladesh and hopes that the two countries would be able to resolve the problem through bilateral discussions.

April 6, 2017
April 6, 2017

Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says ethnic cleansing is too strong a term to describe what is happening in the Muslim-majority Rakhine region.