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”

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”

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”

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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Aung San Suu Kyi does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize

Al Jazeera

A person so blatantly affiliated with genocide should not carry the title “Nobel Peace Prize laureate”.

Police officers watch as protesters hold signs against Aung San Suu Kyi, during a rally in support of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority, outside of the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta [Reuters]
Police officers watch as protesters hold signs against Aung San Suu Kyi, during a rally in support of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority, outside of the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta [Reuters]

By  @HamidDabashi

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.” Tiếp tục đọc “Aung San Suu Kyi does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize”

Myanmar: The perilous journey of Rohingya refugees [in pictures]

Al Jazeera

Recent upsurge in violence has forced about 146,000 Rohingya to cross into Bangladesh, according to UN estimates.

06 Sep 2017 10:23 GMT | Rohingya, Myanmar, Humanitarian crises, Human Rights, Myanmar-Bangladesh

About 146,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from violence in Myanmar since August 25, according to United Nations estimates.

The latest surge brings the total number to 233,000 Rohingya who have sought refuge in Bangladesh since October last year.

The mass exodus came after suspected Rohingya fighters attacked police posts and an army base in the western Rakhine State.

The Myanmar government has blamed the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) for the violence, but fleeing Rohingya civilians accused the Myanmar army of carrying out a campaign of arson and killings – aimed at forcing them out of the country.

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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”

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”

Violence against Rohingya may amount to ‘crimes against humanity’: UN rights chief

Mr Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said the violations, “against a backdrop of severe and longstanding persecution”, amount to the “possible commission of crimes against humanity”.

He was addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, where he highlighted the current major human rights issues in more than 40 countries. Tiếp tục đọc “Violence against Rohingya may amount to ‘crimes against humanity’: UN rights chief”

UN envoy calls for highest level Myanmar probe

Rights envoy Yanghee Lee made the appeal in a report submitted to the UN rights council, currently holding its main annual session in Geneva. Tiếp tục đọc “UN envoy calls for highest level Myanmar probe”

Pope Francis Rebukes Myanmar Over Treatment of Rohingya

A Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The United Nations estimates that about 69,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since October. Credit Allison Joyce/Getty Images

Pope Francis on Wednesday issued a fresh rebuke against Myanmar over its repression of the Rohingya minority group, just days after a United Nations report concluded that security forces had slaughtered and raped hundreds of men, women and children in a “campaign of terror.”

“They have been suffering, they are being tortured and killed, simply because they uphold their Muslim faith,” Francis said of the Rohingya in his weekly audience at the Vatican.

He asked those present to pray with him “for our Rohingya brothers and sisters who are being chased from Myanmar and are fleeing from one place to another because no one wants them.”

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Rohingya Face ‘Campaign of Terror’ in Myanmar, U.N. Finds

A refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, near the Burmese border. Over 200 Rohingya villagers who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh gave harrowing testimony to United Nations investigators about the treatment they received. Credit Allison Joyce/Getty Images

GENEVA — Members of Myanmar’s Army and the police have slaughtered hundreds of men, women and children, gang-raped women and girls, and forced as many as 90,000 Rohingya Muslims from their homes, according to a United Nations report released on Friday.

The report, the world body’s first official account of a four-month government crackdown on ethnic Rohingya in Myanmar, said the actions of members of the army and the police “very likely” were crimes against humanity.

“The gravity and scale of these allegations begs the robust reaction of the international community,” said Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, whose office released the 50-page report.

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Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh to Be Relocated to Remote Island

The Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, this month. The United Nations has called the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Myanmar, the most persecuted minority in the world. Credit Allison Joyce/Getty Images

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh’s government is moving forward with a plan to relocate Rohingya refugees staying in camps near the country’s largest tourist resort towns to a remote island that is underwater for much of the year.

A cabinet order on Thursday directed officials to have the refugees transferred to Thengar Char, an island in the Bay of Bengal that is lashed by high tides year round and submerged during the monsoon season. The suggestion that they be moved to the largely uninhabitable marshland several hours by boat from the mainland drew criticism from around the world.

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ASEAN offers Myanmar humanitarian assistance for Rakhine

YANGON: The 10-member Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Monday (Dec 19) offered Myanmar humanitarian assistance, stressing that aid be distributed to those affected in northern Rakhine state.

Speaking after a closed-door meeting of the bloc’s foreign ministers, ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh said that “we need to help Myanmar overcome this challenge”. Tiếp tục đọc “ASEAN offers Myanmar humanitarian assistance for Rakhine”

Myanmar ‘Callous’ Toward Anti-Rohingya Violence, U.N. Says

Myanmar police officers patroled along the border fence between Myanmar and Bangladesh in Maungdaw, Rakhine State, Myanmar, in October. Credit Thein Zaw/Associated Press

GENEVA — The top human rights official for the United Nations condemned the Myanmar government’s handling of violence in Muslim areas bordering Bangladesh on Friday, saying it risked creating a breeding ground for violent extremism.

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