Rohingya

World Bank’s ridiculous suggestions on Rohingya issue

by Nazmul Haq Shamal Since August 2016, Bangladesh has been enduring the extreme burden of hosting 1.20 million Rohingyas in the country, who were forced to flee Myanmar due to cruel genocide perpetrated by Burmese military junta. Despite repeated promises…

Bangladesh seeks Russia’s help in resolving Rohingya refugee crisis

Dhaka has made a proposal to Moscow to take a trilateral initiative among Bangladesh, Russia and Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya crisis while tripartite consultation among Dhaka, Beijing and Naypyidaw has been halted after military took power in Myanmar. Foreign…

Myanmar: “The people will not surrender until the military junta is overthrown”

In Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma, on February 1, the Tatmadaw, the national Army, regained power with a coup, declaring a state of emergency for a year and arresting civilian leaders, whose government it had been…

On Refugees…. And Myanmar-It’s Not Just The Rohingya

By Dr Arshad M Khan … And my life’s cold winter that knew no spring; Of my mind so weary and sick and wild, Of my heart too sad to sing. — Paul Laurence Dunbar The world now has more refugees than…

Rohingya Massacres: U.S State Department Posts Report As UN Agency Formed To Assist ICC

By Dr Arshad M Khan Very quietly, without fanfare, in a story that went by almost unnoticed, the U.S. State Department website posted a report this week on the Rohingya massacres and atrocities. Based on a survey, for which it contracted a…

China’s Myanmar bonanza without responsibility

As the world’s media continues focusing on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, its giant neighbour China maintains its aloofness while still fully using the fuel pipelines passing through the trouble-torn Arakan (also known as Rakhine) province of western Burma (former…

Open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

As news reports and information circulates about the desperate plight of the Rohingya population of Myanmar and what, on the surface, looks like ethnic cleansing. We publish here the open letter from the Gandhi Development Trust in South Africa. In…

Open letter from Archibishop Desmond Tutu to Aung San Suu Kyi

My dear Aung San Suu Kyi I am now elderly, decrepit and formally retired, but breaking my vow to remain silent on public affairs out of profound sadness about the plight of the Muslim minority in your country, the Rohingya.…

Bangladesh to send back Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence

Bangladeshi police have detained dozens of Rohingya refugees, including women and children, who have fled Myanmar’s violence-ravaged Rakhine state. Local police chief, Shyamol Kumar Nath, in the Bangladeshi border town of Cox’s Bazar said on Wednesday that security forces had…

China reaches over the Rohingya to touch the Indian Ocean

“China, of late, has been pitching to increase its influence in the Indian Ocean through Myanmar by building a deep-water port, which includes a special economic zone (SEZ) … The project is coming up at Kyaukphyu in the troubled southwestern…

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