UN calls on Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi to halt 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya Muslims - The Independent

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and head of Burma's young government, has been called upon by the UN to "listen to her inner voice" and halt the violence against the persecuted Rohingya minority. At least 10,000 members of the Muslim ...

No country for the Rohingya - gulfnews.com

In the wake of Adolf Hitler's genocidal campaign that nearly wiped out the Jews from across Europe, the world community vowed to never let history repeat itself. It promised to “never again” remain silent in the face of genocide, ethnic cleansing, mass ...

Diplomats call on Myanmar to let aid into Rakhine State - Reuters

YANGON Several Western countries urged Myanmar on Friday to expand humanitarian aid access to its troubled Rakhine State, where at least 86 people have been killed and 22,000 have fled to Bangladesh since the beginning of an army operation in the ...

Foreign missions demand Myanmar restore aid to Rakhine - Anadolu Agency

Turkey's embassy in Myanmar is among 14 foreign diplomatic missions to club together Friday to urge the country to immediately improve humanitarian access to a conflict-torn area on the country's western border with Bangladesh. Since Oct. 9 -- when ...

Muslim scholars urge solidarity with Myanmar's Rohingya - Anadolu Agency

The Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has called on Muslims worldwide to stage a "Friday of rage" Dec. 9 to show solidarity with Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority. In a statement released late Thursday, the IUMS said ...

14 Countries Press Myanmar to Allow Aid in Rohingya Areas - New York Times

A Rohingya woman and child who fled Myanmar at a camp in neighboring Bangladesh this month. The United Nations said that close to 22,000 Muslims had arrived in Bangladesh since Nov. 1. Credit A.M. Ahad/Associated Press. HONG KONG — Fourteen ...

'I've slapped a tiger, what more Suu Kyi' - Malaysiakini (subscription)

After receiving support from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang and various other leaders, the Rohingya people now have another 'prominent' Malaysian coming to their defence. Claiming to have slapped a tiger in the past, ...

Crackdown on Rohingya mars Suu Kyi's human rights image - Nikkei Asian Review

YANGON -- Human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, including reports of mass killings by soldiers in the western state of Rakhine, are tarnishing the reputation of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. International critics fault the ...

Malaysia's Najib Razak opens thorny debate in accusing Myanmar of genocide - Daily News & Analysis

More than 100,000 Rohingya live in poverty and face harassment as illegal migrants in Malaysia. (AFP). Shares255. Fri, 9 Dec 2016-03:05pm , Kuala Lumpur , Reuters. More than 100,000 Rohingya reportedly live in poverty and face harassment as illegal ...

UN calls on Myanmar's Suu Kyi to visit crisis-hit Rakhine - WION

Suu Kyi has faced growing international criticism for not stopping the military's campaign, which has pushed more than 20,000 Rohingya over the border to Bangladesh, bringing with them tales of mass rape, murder and arson. (AFP). Yangon, Myanmar | Dec ...

UN appeals to Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to visit disturbed Rakhine state amid clashes - International Business Times UK

The United Nations on Thursday, 8 December, has urged Myanmar to increase efforts to maintain peace in the country's Rakhine state. Vijay Nambiar, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar, also appealed to Aung San Suu Kyi to visit the ...

A genocide in the making in Myanmar - Houston Chronicle

Last fall, voters in Myanmar elected their first democratic government in half a century. That inspired hope that the country's long history of violence and oppression was finally taking a turn for the better. Now, just one year later, that promise has ...

Burma: UN urges Suu Kyi to visit troubled Rakhine state, allay fears over violence - Asian Correspondent

BURMESE de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi should visit the Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships in the country's troubled Rakhine state to reassure the civilian population that they will be protected, the United Nations said amid widespread claims of ...

UN urges Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Myanmar's divided northwest - Daily News & Analysis

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (L) delivers a speech during a luncheon organised by Japanese business and economic associations in Tokyo, Japan November 4, 2016. (Reuters). Shares10. Fri, 9 Dec 2016-10:05am , United Nations (UN) , ...

Is fighting with the NA-B the beginning of a full-fledged crisis? - Myanmar Times

The fresh outbreak of fighting that started on November 20 in Myanmar's northern Shan State caught many people by surprise. Even in a country inured to decades of armed conflict, the coordinated attack by four ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) – the ...

UN calls on Suu Kyi to visit crisis-hit Rakhine - Times of India

YANGON: The UN has urged Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit northern Rakhine state, where the army is accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority. The Nobel peace prize winner has faced growing ...

Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar reiterates concerns over Northern Rakhine State - Mizzima News

Myanmar Military troops take control the road along Kyee Ken Pyin police border guard post near Maungdaw town of Bangladesh-Myanmar border, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 13 October 2016. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA. Mr. Vijay Nambiar, Special ...

11 killed in northern Myanmar rebel clashes: state media - Mizzima News

At least 11 people have died this month in northern Myanmar in escalating clashes between security forces and armed insurgents that have undercut Aung San Suu Kyi's bid for peace. Thousands have fled their homes in northern Shan state since the ...

Suu Kyi attacks global media for 'false news' on conflict - Malaysiakini (subscription)

The head of Myanmar's government, Aung San Suu Kyi, yesterday criticised foreign media outlets for reporting false news on an ongoing conflict involving the army in the country's troubled Rakhine state. In a statement that was published on her Facebook ...

The 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya community is underway - PRI

A Rohingya mother and her son weep at a border checkpoint into Bangladesh. Thousands have crossed the border to escape the violence. Credit: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters. Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is often seen as a place of military ...