Tag Archives: Myanmar

I won’t mind visiting Myanmar over Rohingya crisis – Ras Mubarak

Ras Mubarak

MP for Kumbungu, and the leader of the Freedom and Justice Group, Ras Mubarak, is open to visiting Myanmar, as the Asian country contends with allegations of state-sponsored ethnic cleansing of Muslim Minority Rohingya population. The MP said at the moment, the authorities are not allowing independent observers as “the country is putting a lot of restrictions.” But if the opportunity ...

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New evidence of Rohingya village burning


Rights group Amnesty International has released satellite images which it says show an “orchestrated campaign” to burn Rohingya villages in western Myanmar. Amnesty said this was evidence security forces were trying to push the minority Muslim group out of the country. The army says it is fighting militants and denies targeting civilians. Some 389,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence ...

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to miss UN General Assembly

Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to miss next week’s UN General Assembly as criticism of her handling of the Rohingya crisis grows. Some 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have crossed to Bangladesh since violence in Rakhine state escalated last month. Ms Suu Kyi is facing allegations from supporters in the West that she has failed to speak out ...

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Rohingya civilians ‘maimed by landmines’


The BBC has spoken to Rohingya Muslims who suffered crippling injuries after apparently stepping on army landmines as they fled violence in Myanmar. One of them, a 15-year-old boy being treated in Bangladesh, lost both legs. A woman at the same hospital said she had trodden on a landmine after she and her family were fired on. It’s unclear who ...

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Desmond Tutu chides Suu Kyi over silence on Burma ‘ethnic cleansing’

Desmond Tutu

South Africa Anti-Apartheid campaigner and social rights activist, Desmond Tutu has condemned Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi for her silence on the painful and dreaded ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims in her country. The 85-year-old South African archbishop, who has formally retired from active work said he was forced to write publicly on the matter due to Madam Suu Kyi’s posture. ...

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