UN’s top court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from genocide

Momentous pronouncement at Hague rejects Aung San Suu Kyi’s defence of her country’s military

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh take part in prayers to mark the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar
 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh take part in prayers to mark the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar. Photograph: Rafiquar Rahman/Reuters

Myanmar has been ordered by the United Nations’ highest court to prevent genocidal violence against its Rohingya Muslim minority and preserve any evidence of past crimes.

In a momentous and unanimous decision, the international court of justice (ICJ) in The Hague imposed emergency “provisional measures” on the country – intervening in its domestic affairs by instructing the government of Aung San Suu Kyi to respect the requirements of the 1948 genocide convention.

Declaring that there was prima facie evidence of breaches of the convention, the court warned that the estimated 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Myanmar were “extremely vulnerable” to attacks by the military. Tiếp tục đọc “UN’s top court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from genocide”

How will China’s New Silk Road shape Myanmar’s economy?

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Series:
– What are China’s plans for the Belt and Road initiative in ASEAN?
– How will China’s New Silk Road shape Myanmar’s economy?
– How will China’s New Silk Road change Thailand and Cambodia?
– How is China’s New Silk Road transforming Vietnam and Laos?

The New Silk Road is China’s grand trillion-dollar strategy to link up 65 countries and 4.4 billion people.

In this episode, we look at a massive Chinese petrochemical hub which has been built in Kyaukphyu, Myanmar, close to where the Rohingya crisis is still unfolding. How will this project shape Myanmar’s economy?

U.N. calls for Myanmar generals to be tried for genocide, blames Facebook for incitement

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AUGUST 27, 2018 / 2:39 PM / Stephanie Nebehay / 9 MIN READ

GENEVA (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent”, and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted for the gravest crimes under international law, United Nations investigators said.

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A report by investigators was the first time the United Nations has explicitly called for Myanmar officials to face genocide charges over their campaign against the Rohingya, and is likely to deepen the country’s isolation. Tiếp tục đọc “U.N. calls for Myanmar generals to be tried for genocide, blames Facebook for incitement”

2018 brings no end to violence against Rohingyas: UN

Dailystar 12:44 PM, January 08, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:12 PM, January 08, 2018

2,400 Rohingyas enter Bangladesh in Dec last

UNB, Cox’s Bazar

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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Religious extremism poses threat to ASEAN’s growth

Asia – December 13, 2017 3:14 pm JST Cover story

Aided by social media, hardliners gain mainstream support

GWEN ROBINSON, Chief editor, and SIMON ROUGHNEEN, Asia regional correspondent

Buddhist monks protest the visit of a U.N. official in Yangon on Jan. 16, 2015. According to local media reports, they were angry that the international organization had urged the government to give members of the Rohingya minority citizenship. © Reuters

YANGON/JAKARTA — With Mt. Agung billowing volcanic ash into the sky above his home in Bali, Khairy Susanto was unsure if he could fly back after joining tens of thousands of fellow Indonesian Islamists at a rally near the presidential palace in Jakarta.

“Inshallah, we can fly, but it doesn’t matter, we will be OK,” Susanto said. “We are happy to be here today to celebrate our victory.” Tiếp tục đọc “Religious extremism poses threat to ASEAN’s growth”

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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China lays out three-point plan to ease Rohingya crisis

South China Morning Post

Beijing on more proactive tack in the region with offer to Bangladesh and Myanmar, observers say

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 November, 2017, 10:50pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 19 November, 2017, 11:26pm

China has offered to help Bangladesh and Myanmar resolve the Rohingya crisis, a move Chinese analysts said reflected Beijing’s more proactive and conciliatory tack on regional affairs.

Arriving in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw on Sunday after a stop in Bangladesh, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also said the international community must help fight poverty and promote development in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

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UN chief raises alarm over Rohingya in speech before Suu Kyi

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United Nations chief expressed alarm over the plight of Rohingya Muslims in remarks before Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders from a Southeast Asian bloc that has refused to criticize her government over the crisis.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said late Monday that the unfolding humanitarian crisis can cause regional instability and radicalization. He met with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on the sidelines of its summit in Manila.

“I cannot hide my deep concern with the dramatic movement of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh,” Guterres told the ASEAN leaders. Suu Kyi sat close to him but looked mostly at a wall screen showing the U.N. leader. Tiếp tục đọc “UN chief raises alarm over Rohingya in speech before Suu Kyi”

UN Security Council increases pressure on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya

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Council expresses ‘grave concern’ over human rights violations in a statement that was watered down by China

Rohingya refugees walk to take shelter in the southern part of Bangladesh at Palongkhali in Coxs Bazar.
Rohingya refugees walk to take shelter in the southern part of Bangladesh at Palongkhali in Coxs Bazar. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The UN Security Council has called on Myanmar to rein in its military campaign in Rakhine state and allow hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya driven from their homes to return. Tiếp tục đọc “UN Security Council increases pressure on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya”

U.N. Chief Urges Myanmar to End ‘Nightmare’

 Sep 29 2017   By AFP

Newly appointed United Nations general secretary Antonio Guterres speaks to the press in Lisbon, on October 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JOSE MANUEL RIBEIRO

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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. Tiếp tục đọc “U.N. Chief Urges Myanmar to End ‘Nightmare’”

Despite global criticism, Myanmar’s Rakhine strategy retains strong domestic support

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As the global community continues to put pressure on Myanmar to stop the violence in Rakhine State, Channel NewsAsia speaks to ordinary Myanmar citizens about their take on the situation.

 

 
A file photo of Aung Sann Suu Kyi as she arrived at the National League for Democracy Party’s headquarters after the 2015 general election in Myanmar. (Photo: Pichayada Promchertchoo)

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. Tiếp tục đọc “Despite global criticism, Myanmar’s Rakhine strategy retains strong domestic support”

Giọt nước từ bi: Thư của Sư Cô Chân Không gửi Chính phủ Myanmar và Aung San Suu Kyi

English: Drops of Compassion: a letter from Sister Chan Khong to the Myanmar government and Aung San Suu Kyi

Làng Mai

Trước thảm cảnh của người Rohingya theo đạo Hồi bị đàn áp bởi quân đội Myanmar, Sư Cô Chân Không – người chị cả của Dòng tu Tiếp Hiện – đã viết lá thư dưới đây gửi những người đứng đầu Nhà nước Myanmar, kêu gọi chấm dứt bạo lực đối với người Rohingya theo đạo Hồi tại đất nước này.

Đạo tràng Mai thôn, ngày 16 tháng 2 năm 2017

Kính gửi:      Ngài Tổng thống U Htin Kyaw
Nước Cộng hòa Liên bang Myanmar
Văn phòng phủ Tổng thống
Văn phòng số 18, Nay Pyi Taw
Myanmar

Đồng kính gửi:        Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Cố vấn Nhà nước của Cộng hòa Liên bang Myanmar
Văn phòng Cố vấn Nhà nước
Văn phòng số 20, Nay Pyi Taw
Myanmar

Kính thưa Ngài Tổng thống U Htin Kyaw,

Kính thưa Bà Cố vấn Nhà nước Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,

Chúng tôi xin gửi đến Ngài Tổng thống và Bà Cố vấn lời chào trân kính nhất.

Trong nhiều năm qua chúng tôi luôn khâm phục những cố gắng hết lòng của quý vị trong việc sử dụng những biện pháp hòa bình để đem lại dân chủ, nhân quyền và tái hòa giải cho đất nước Myanmar. Con đường tranh đấu bất bạo động của quý vị đã truyền cảm hứng cho rất nhiều người ở mọi lứa tuổi, quốc tịch, tôn giáo và sắc tộc trên toàn thế giới.

Trong giờ phút này đây, người dân Rohingya tại đất nước quý vị đang phải chịu những đau khổ lớn lao và sự áp bức nặng nề. Chúng tôi biết quý vị chắc hẳn cũng đang bức xúc trước cách cư xử  tàn nhẫn đang giáng xuống những người dân vô tội này, bởi quý vị cũng như là cha mẹ, như là người anh, người chị của họ.
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