ethnic minorities - updates

Rappler's latest stories on ethnic minorities


[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

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

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

Over 'failure' to protect minorities, House gives NCIP P1,000 budget

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate moves for the measly budget citing the supposed failure of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples to fulfill its mandate

LUMAD RALLY. The NCIP gets a P1,000 budget, says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate, because it failed to do its job. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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

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

Myanmar army takes outpost from powerful rebel group

Dec 18, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Troops backed by jets and artillery capture Gidon Outpost according to a state run newspaper

8 dead in fighting in Myanmar town on China border

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Clashes erupt between Myanmar s military and several ethnic armed groups in the town of Muse

A look at religion in Indonesia 71 years since independence

Aug 17, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Indonesia is religiously tolerant relative to other countries but it has its own challenges to achieving religious harmony

RELIGIOUS HARMONY. Indonesia faces its own challenges in achieving religious harmony. File photo by EPA/MAST IRHAM

Thousands flee fighting in Myanmar's Shan State

Mar 13, 2016 - 6:23 PM

Shan a large and hilly province on Myanmar s eastern border hosts multiple insurgencies by ethnic minorities fighting for greater autonomy or independence

Thailand ends search in refugee camp fire

Mar 24, 2013 - 6:12 PM

Rescue workers on Sunday ended the search for victims of a blaze that tore through a Myanmar refugee camp in northern Thailand

Dalai Lama sees chance of change in Tibet

Sep 27, 2012 - 9:37 PM

The Dalai Lama has hope that an upcoming change in China s leadership may offer the chance of a new approach in Tibet

HOPE FOR CHANGE. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in a file photo from the official website of his Office