Muslim Rohingyas - updates

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Bangladesh starts fencing Rohingya camps

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Bangladesh's refugee commissioner Mahhbub Alam Talukder confirms that construction has begun but declines to comment further

FENCES. Rohingyas laborers carry a concrete pillar as authorities prepare erecting pillars for barbed-wire fences around Balukhali refugee in Ukhia on December 10, 2019. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

ICC authorizes probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

Nov 14, 2019 - 10:46 PM

The probe will look at allegations of 'systematic acts of violence,' deportation as a crime against humanity, and persecution on the grounds of ethnicity or religion against the Rohingyas

ROHINGYA. In this file photo, Rohingya refugees attend a ceremony organized to remember the 2nd anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on August 25, 2019. File photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Jailed Reuters reporters wait for Myanmar Supreme Court decision

Mar 26, 2019 - 10:13 PM

Rights groups have heaped pressure on Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to use her influence to secure a pardon, but she has so far refused to intervene

WA LONE. Reuters journalists Wa Lone (L) speaks to journalists outside the northern district court in Yangon on January 23, 2018. File photo by Aung Kyaw Htet / AFP

'No proof' Myanmar military persecuted Rohingya – army chief

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:28 PM

Min Aung Hlaing doubles down on previous claims, arguing 'there is no certain proof that the national army was involved in the persecution' of Rohingya

ROHINGYA CRISIS. In this file photo, Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects a major bridge near capital Naypyidaw along Yangon to Mandalay highway damaged by rampaging flood waters from Swar Chaung dam on August 29, 2018. File photo by Thet Aung/AFP

Bangladesh protests to Myanmar over new arrivals from troubled state

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Bangladesh's foreign ministry summons Myanmar's ambassador late Tuesday, February 5, to protest over the arrivals from Rakhine

PLAY. A young Rohingya refugee plays at Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia on February 4, 2019. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

U.N. expert visits Bangladesh Rohingya 'relocation' island

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:49 PM

Bangladesh is spending $280 million transforming Bhashan Char, a muddy silt islet that only emerged from the sea two decades ago, into a camp for some of the refugees

ROHINGYA. United Nations Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee looks on at a press conference after addressing her report before the Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 12, 2018.File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

'Ongoing genocide' against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims – U.N.

Oct 25, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Marzuki Darusman, chair of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, says that beyond mass killings, the conflict include the ostracization of the targeted population, prevention of births, and widespread displacement in camps

CRISIS. This file photo taken on October 09, 2017 shows Rohingya refugees wait after crossing the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh in Whaikhyang on October 9, 2017. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

U.N. Security Council asked to meet on Myanmar atrocities report

Oct 17, 2018 - 1:48 PM

The request is likely to run into opposition from China, which has friendly ties with Myanmar's military and has sought to shield Myanmar from action by the Security Council

ICC can rule on Rohingya deportations from Myanmar

Sep 07, 2018 - 12:19 PM

The International Criminal Court's 'pre-trial chamber...decided by majority the court may exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportations of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh'

ROHINGYA. This photograph taken on September 12, 2017 shows Rohingya refugees arriving by boat at Shah Parir Dwip on the Bangladesh side of the Naf River after fleeing violence in Myanmar. Photo by Adib Chowdhury/AFP

[OPINION] Myanmar is now erasing the Rohingya's very name

Jun 17, 2018 - 2:00 PM

News organizations are being prohibited from using the word 'Rohingya' in their shows

ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Rohingya will be safe in areas 'designated' for them – Myanmar army chief

May 05, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Army chief Min Aung Hlaing also cast doubt on the allegations raised by refugees in Bangladesh, many of whom shared stories of extrajudicial killings, arson and rape

REFUGEES. Rohingya refugees travel on an open-back truck on Teknaf-Cox's Bazar highway near Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, on September 3, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Rumi/AFP

Myanmar army chief denies rape of Rohingya as UN visits

May 01, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Rohingya women and girls in Bangladesh have provided consistent accounts of sexual violence – reports verified by conflict monitors – but Min Aung Hlaing says his forces have 'no such history of sexual abuse'

ON ROHINGYA. Myanmar military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing speaks during the second day of 'Sin Phyu Shin' joint military exercises in the Ayeyarwaddy delta region on February 3, 2018. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/AFP

Conditions in Myanmar 'not conducive' to Rohingya return – UN

Apr 08, 2018 - 4:25 PM

(UPDATED) The United Nations says Myanmar must still address 'critical issues of freedom of movement, social cohesion, livelihoods, and access to services'

NO HOME. In this photograph taken on November 12, 2017, women hold children at a makeshift camp in Rakhine state in Myanmar, where hundreds of Rohingya Muslims wait in makeshift camps before finding a way to cross over into Bangladesh. Photo by Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP

UN chief hits out at Myanmar army chief over Rohingya comments

Mar 27, 2018 - 10:23 AM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges Myanmar's leaders to 'take a unified stance against incitement to hatred and to promote cultural harmony'

ROHINGYA. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges Myanmar's leaders to 'take a unified stance against incitement to hatred and to promote cultural harmony.' File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

U.S. Holocaust Museum strips rights award from Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Mar 08, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The Museum says it is rescinding the award due to Aung San Suu Kyi's inaction over what it called 'mounting evidence of genocide' committed by the Myanmar military against civilians from the Rohingya minority

EMPOWERMENT. Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi tells business leaders at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on November 12, 2017, that women should be given more decision-making roles. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Myanmar Rohingya exodus leaves ghostland behind

Nov 14, 2017 - 7:38 PM

The UN calls a 'textbook example' of ethnic cleansing what has happened to more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled the area over the past two and a half months, running from a scorched-earth military campaign against militants

NO HOME. In this photograph taken on November 12, 2017, women hold children at a makeshift camp in Rakhine state in Myanmar, where hundreds of Rohingya Muslims wait in makeshift camps before finding a way to cross over into Bangladesh. Photo by Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP

Over 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, UN says

Oct 22, 2017 - 11:50 PM

Authorities in Bangladesh are bracing for another possible surge in Rohingya arrivals

Rohingya Muslim refugees wait to receive food distributed by a Turkish aid agency at Thaingkhali refugee camp in Ukhia on October 21, 2017. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims stranded near Bangladesh's border this week after fleeing violence in Myanmar have finally been permitted to enter refugee camps after "strict screening", officials said on Ocotber 19. / AFP PHOTO / TAUSEEF MUSTAFA

Myanmar's army chief says Rohingya exodus 'exaggerated'

Oct 12, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Min Aung Hlaing blames 'instigation and propaganda' by the media, and also insists the Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh are just returning to their motherland

A Rohingya Muslim refugee takes shelter from the rain at the registration center in Teknaf in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on October 6, 2017. Bangladesh on October 5 announced it would build one of the world's biggest refugee camps to house all the 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims who have sought asylum from violence in Myanmar. The arrival of more than half a million Rohingya Muslims from Buddhist-dominated Myanmar since August 25 has put an immense strain on camps in Bangladesh where there are growing fears of a disease epidemic.  / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

At least 14 dead as Rohingya refugee boat sinks off Bangladesh

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:20 AM

(UPDATED) Coast guard and border guard officials say the boat was overloaded with about 100 people when it sank in the mouth of the Naf river

Bangladesh police hunt man who married Rohingya refugee

Oct 08, 2017 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) Marriages between Bangladeshis and Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim refugees are banned in Bangladesh

Bangladesh's mega refugee camp plan 'dangerous' – UN official

Oct 07, 2017 - 8:09 PM

(UPDATED) Robert Watkins, the UN resident coordinator in Dhaka, says the country should instead look for new sites to build more camps

SCRAMBLE FOR RELIEF. People distribute relief supplies for Rohingya Muslim refugees at Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangladeshi locality of Ukhia on September 16, 2017. File photo by Dominique Faget/AFP

Rohingya fleeing Myanmar say army redoubling push to clear villages

Oct 04, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Myanmar's Rakhine state is already emptied of half of its Rohingya population, and more are on the move

Rohingya Muslim refugees disembark from a boat to go in a camp for refugees after they crossed the border from Myanmar, in Teknaf on October 3, 2017. The United Nations has said it would seek $430 million to increase operations in the camps along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. The Rohingya Muslims have poured across the frontier to escape a military crackdown in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.  / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar – army

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:55 AM

The deaths of the Hindus found in a mass grave in Rakhine are being blamed on Muslim Rohingya militants

Bangladesh to build 14,000 shelters for Rohingya

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Bangladesh authorities says they will build a massive camp on an 800-hectare plant for homeless Rohingya Muslim refugees

ROHINGYA. This picture taken on May 14, 2015 shows Rohingya migrants on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Ayo, bantu ringankan derita etnis Rohingya

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:25 PM

KitaBisa com menggalang donasi untuk menyelamatkan Muslim Rohingya di Rakhine Myanmar

Ribuan rumah terbakar dan Muslim etnis Rohingya kembali menjadi korban di Rakhine, Myanmar, pada 1 September 2017. Foto dari ACT/

Bangladesh sends back 90 Rohingya despite violence

Aug 27, 2017 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED The villagers are caught en route to a refugee camp where thousands of Rohingya already live in squalid conditions

Fleeing Rohingya refugees rests under a makeshift shelter near Ukhiya on the Bangladesh border on August 27, 2017, after violence erupted in bordering Myanmar's Rakhine state. Bangladesh has detained and forcibly returned 90 Rohingya migrants to Myanmar, police said on August 27, just hours after Myanmarese troops on the other side of the border had opened fire on people fleeing the country. / AFP PHOTO / Sam JAHAN

UN pushes Myanmar to release detained Rohingya children

Apr 09, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Minors are among those detained following an army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims

This picture taken on May 14, 2015 shows Rohingya migrants on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Muslim man found dead after speaking to media in restive Myanmar state

Dec 23, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The 41 year old man s headless body is discovered floating in a river

This handout photograph taken on December 12, 2016 and released on December 13, 2016 by the Myanmar State Counsellor Office shows an aerial view of a burned out village in Maungdaw, Myanmar's Rakhine state near the Bangladesh border, during a Rakhine State Investigation Commission inspection.  Myanmar has called an emergency ASEAN meeting to discuss the Rohingya crisis, a diplomat said on December 12, 2016, as regional tensions deepen over a bloody military crackdown on the country's Muslim minority. / AFP PHOTO / STATE COUNSELLOR OFFICE / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / STATE COUNSELLOR OFFICE" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Menlu Retno akan bertemu Suu Kyi di Myanmar bahas masalah Rohingya

Dec 06, 2016 - 10:27 AM

Puluhan warga Muslim Rohingya tewas dan lebih dari 1 000 rumah terbakar akibat konflik di Rakhine State

Kaum minoritas Muslim Rohingya di depan sebuah toko di kamp pengungsian di Sittwe, Myanmar, pada 7 September 2016. Foto oleh Romeo Gacad/AFP

CEK FAKTA: Siapakah Rohingya dan mengapa mereka termarjinalkan?

Nov 22, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Siapakah kaum Rohingya? Mengapa mereka tak diakui? Berikut adalah informasi penting untuk diketahui demi memahami penderitaan orang kaum termarjinalkan ini

HRW: Ribuan rumah Muslim Rohingya terbakar akibat konflik Rakhine

Nov 22, 2016 - 2:19 PM

Total kerusakan mencapai 1 250 bangunan selama agresi militer

In this photograph taken on September 7, 2016, minority Muslim Rohingya residents walk on a road at the Aung Mingalar displacement camp in Sittwe. Romeo Gacad/AFP

Menteri Agama ajak umat Islam Indonesia doakan Muslim Rohingya di Myanmar

Nov 21, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Setidaknya dalam satu bulan terakhir 69 Muslim Rohingya telah jadi korban dalam konflik kemanusiaan

Warga Muslim Rohingya berjalan kaki di daerah Sittwe, Myanmar, pada 7 September 2016. Foto oleh Romeo Gacad/AFP

70 warga Rohingya Myanmar tewas di Rakhine

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Pasukan bersenjata Myanmar telah menduduki Rakhine sejak 9 Oktober 2016

Tentara bersenjata Myanmar saat berpatroli di Rakhine, dekat perbatasan dengan Bangladesh pada 12 November 2016. Foto dari AFP

9 Myanmar police killed in attack on Bangladesh border

Oct 09, 2016 - 9:40 PM

UPDATED Authorities say the attackers are from the Muslim Rohingya community

Blaze destroys hundreds of homes in Myanmar Rohingya camp

May 03, 2016 - 7:10 PM

UPDATED Initial reports suggest 14 are injured says the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

epa05287917 Rohingya woman cries near after a fire accident at a Baw Du Ba Muslim (Rohingya) internally displaced person (IDPs) camp near Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 03 May 2016. The fire broke out in the morning of 03 May 2016 at Rohingya IDPs camp which burned down 55 buildings, each with 8 rooms, making 1744 IDPs from 435 households homeless. EPA/NYUNT WIN

Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'angry at being interviewed by Muslim'

Mar 26, 2016 - 12:11 PM

Peter Popham writes about the outburst in an article for The Independent published online Friday March 25 and says it was relayed to him by a reliable source

 Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after meeting with newly-appointed minister from National League of Democracy party at the parliament building in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 25, 2016. Photo by Hein Htet/EPA

Travel docs 'not expected' from boat people – PH

May 18, 2015 - 6:48 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says nearly 3 000 Rohingya boat people in search for a home are stateless and may not have passports

IN PROTEST. Tears roll down the face of an ethnic Myanmar Rohingya refugee during a demonstration outside the United Nations offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 16, 2014. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Myanmar beefs up security as new unrest hits west

Jun 09, 2012 - 2:13 PM

Buddhist villagers flee their homes amid renewed sectarian violence in western Myanmar