Canadian lawmakers vote unanimously to revoke symbolic honour from Myanmar leader over her handling of Rohingya crisis.
First group of refugees to be sent back to Myanmar next week but critics say details are unclear
Concerns are growing among United Nations agencies and humanitarian groups over an agreement between the Bangladesh and Myanmar governments to repatriate several hundred thousand Rohingya refugees within two years.
Bangladesh state media reported on Wednesday that the first batch of Rohingya would be sent back to Myanmar next week. Rights groups said it remained unclear whether refugees would be forced to return against their will. Continue reading “UN chief and rights groups raise concerns over Rohingya deal”
Tens of thousands of Rohingya children have been left “trapped and almost forgotten” in remote, squalid camps and isolated villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the UN has said. Continue reading “Rohingya children left stranded amid garbage and muck in Myanmar”
Antonio Guterres’ plea comes as 19 drown in Rohingya boat capsize
U.N. chief Antonio Guterres exhorted Myanmar’s leaders to end the “nightmare” faced by Rohingya refugees fleeing an army campaign, after at least 19 people drowned with scores more feared dead when a boat carrying Rohingya families capsized off Bangladesh. Continue reading “U.N. Chief Urges Myanmar to End ‘Nightmare’”
YANGON: While there has been widespread global condemnation of the violence taking place in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, many ordinary people in the country are standing solidly behind the government and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. Continue reading “Despite global criticism, Myanmar’s Rakhine strategy retains strong domestic support”
Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
“There are no more villages left, none at all.” The accounts of the systematic ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Myanmar, now effectively ruled by the world renowned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, are finally making it to the mainline news these days. “There are no more people left, either. It is all gone.” Continue reading “Aung San Suu Kyi does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize”