Rohingya children left stranded amid garbage and muck in Myanmar

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UN warns of ‘toxic fear’ among tens of thousands of children trapped in Rakhine state, some of whom have become separated from their parents

Rohingya children who fled Myanmar into Bangladesh at Balukhali refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar
 Rohingya children who fled Myanmar into Bangladesh are seen in Balukhali refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar. Many remain trapped in dire conditions in Rakhine state, according to the UN. Photograph: Dar Yasin/AP

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. Tiếp tục đọc “Rohingya children left stranded amid garbage and muck in Myanmar”

2018 brings no end to violence against Rohingyas: UN

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2,400 Rohingyas enter Bangladesh in Dec last

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Rohingya people were still arriving here – the New Year bringing no end to the reports of violence and fears, which forced them to flee their homes in Myanmar, says the IOM on Monday.

Over 2,400 Rohingyas are estimated to have arrived in Bangladesh during December 2017, with more people continuing to arrive each day as 2018 begins, according to the UN Migration Agency.
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A War of Words Puts Facebook at the Center of Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

 Ashin Wirathu in 2013. He has been barred from public preaching in Myanmar since March.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times

Myanmar’s government has barred Ashin Wirathu, an ultranationalist Buddhist monk, from public preaching for the past year, saying his speeches helped fuel the violence against the country’s Rohingya ethnic group that the United Nations calls ethnic cleansing.

So he has turned to an even more powerful and ubiquitous platform to get his message out — Facebook.

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ASEAN Chairman’s Statement on The Humanitarian Situation in Rakhine State

ASEAN Chairman’s Statement on The Humanitarian Situation in Rakhine State

The Foreign Ministers of ASEAN expressed concern over the recent developments in Northern Rakhine State of Myanmar and extended their deepest condolences to all the victims and affected communities of the conflict.  They condemned the attacks against Myanmar security forces on 25 August 2017 and all acts of violence which resulted in loss of civilian lives, destruction of homes and displacement of large numbers of people. Tiếp tục đọc “ASEAN Chairman’s Statement on The Humanitarian Situation in Rakhine State”

Who are the Rohingya Muslims?

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Why are the more than one million Rohingya in Myanmar considered the ‘world’s most persecuted minority’?

Newly arrived Rohingya refugees sit inside a shelter at the Kutupalang refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh [Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters]

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Who are the Rohingya?

The Rohingya are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”.

They are an ethnic Muslim group who have lived for centuries in the majority Buddhist Myanmar. Currently, there are about 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims who live in the Southeast Asian country.

The Rohingya speak Rohingya or Ruaingga, a dialect that is distinct to others spoken in Rakhine State and throughout Myanmar. They are not considered one of the country’s 135 official ethnic groups and have been denied citizenship in Myanmar since 1982, which has effectively rendered them stateless. Tiếp tục đọc “Who are the Rohingya Muslims?”

Myanmar: Government dismisses claims of abuse against Rohingya

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State-backed commission rejects UN report of mass killings and systematic rape of Muslim minority by security forces.

Hundreds have been killed in violence across the Muslim-minority Rakhine state since October [File: Simon Lewis/Reuters]

A government-appointed commission has cleared Myanmar security forces of systematic rape, murder and arson against Rohingya Muslims, dismissing UN allegations of widespread abuses during a recent crackdown. Tiếp tục đọc “Myanmar: Government dismisses claims of abuse against Rohingya”

Chủ nghĩa dân tộc Phật giáo ở Miến Điện

07/04/201312:00 Nguyễn Văn Hóa

Nguyên tác: Buddhist Nationalism in Burma by Maung Zarni (*)

dr_zarniHệ thống hóa sự kỳ thị chủng tộc chống người Hồi giáo Rohingya đã dẫn Miến Điện tới con đường diệt chủng. (Institutionalized racism against the Rohingya Muslims led Burma to genocide) (Hình bên; tác giả)

Ở bên ngoài Miến Điện, hình ảnh những nhà sư Theravada Miến qua cuộc “Cách Mạng Áo Vàng” (Saffron Revolution) năm 2007, vẫn còn tươi màu. Với sự hỗ trợ của nhân dân Phật tử sùng tín, từng đoàn sư áo vàng miệng râm rang tụng niệm những lời từ bi xen lẫn thính âm của tình yêu thương trên khắp đường phố Rangoon, Mandalay, và Pakhokeku, kêu gọi sự cải thiện đời sống cho công chúng trước tình cảnh kinh tế khốn đốn gây khổ cho người dân Phật tử. Những vị sư chân trần can trường chống đối sự cai trị quân phiệt, là hình ảnh tuyệt vời của Phật Giáo dấn thân, âm vang một phó bản Tinh thần phương Đông cổ đại của Phật Giáohành động, làm biến dạng hình ảnh của những người Phật tử thường có là sự khả ái, nụ cười, lòng mến khách đang dẫn đạo một cuộc sống đầy ý nghĩa, cho một phần thế giới không-Phật-Giáo thấy con đường Phật Giáo ấp ủ cho hòa bình. Tiếp tục đọc “Chủ nghĩa dân tộc Phật giáo ở Miến Điện”

Rohingya man killed in Myanmar Buddhist mob attack

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Unrest in Myanmar has forced thousands of Rohingya into squalid displacement camps where they have languished for years, many facing severe restrictions on their movements. (Photo: AFP/ROMEO GACAD)

YANGON: A Rohingya Muslim was stoned to death and six others wounded by a mob of Buddhists in the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, authorities said Wednesday (Jul 5), the latest flare-up in a region seething with religious tension.

The western state is a hotbed of sectarian unrest, with frequent bouts of communal violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims, a persecuted minority. Tiếp tục đọc “Rohingya man killed in Myanmar Buddhist mob attack”

UN will investigate crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar

But Myanmar ambassador Htin Lynn, speaking before the decision was taken by consensus, rejected the move as “not acceptable”. Myanmar’s national commission had just interviewed alleged victims who fled to Bangladesh and would issue its findings by August, he said.

The U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a resolution without a vote, brought by the European Union and supported by countries including the United States, that called for “ensuring full accountability for perpetrators and justice for victims”. Tiếp tục đọc “UN will investigate crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar”