My Sinchew/ Refugees

Suu Kyi scraps UN trip amid Rohingya crisis

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has scrapped plans to attend the United Nations General Assembly later this month, her spokesman said Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate faces intense global scrutiny over the Rohingya refugee crisis.


Bangladesh plans to move reluctant Rohingya to remote island

Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled violence in Myanmar in search of refuge could be forced to make their new homes on a barren Bangladeshi island that floods every year.


UN to discuss Rohingya crisis after 'ethnic cleansing' claim

The United Nations Security Council will hold an urgent meeting to discuss violence churning through western Myanmar, after the UN's rights chief warned that "ethnic cleansing" appeared to have driven over 300,000 Rohingya Muslims from the country.


UN says 270,000 refugees enter Bangladesh

Some 270,000 refugees have fled Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine state and entered Bangladesh in the last fortnight, most from the Muslim Rohingya minority, the United Nations said Friday.


Myanmar violence may have killed more than 1,000

More than 1,000 people may already have been killed in Myanmar, mostly minority Rohingya Muslims -- more than twice the government's total -- a senior United Nations representative told AFP on Friday, urging Aung San Suu Kyi to speak out.


Rohingyas the jihadists?

The Rohingyas are being projected as terrorists out to kill Myanmar soldiers and civilians. At least Aung San Suu Kyi has spoken along these lines.


Thousands of Indonesian Muslims protest against Myanmar

Indonesian Muslims protested outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta on Wednesday demanding an end to violence against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.


Rohingya issue: need for UN intervention

The continuous oppression is bound to trigger bigger backlash from the Rohingya community and hence, more violence on the horizon.


At least 18,500 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh as Rakhine unrest rages

At least 18,500 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since fighting erupted in Myanmar's neighbouring Rakhine state six days ago, the International Organization for Migration said Wednesday.


Myanmar villages burn as Rakhine unrest rages

Smoke billowed from at least three burning villages in the remote section of Rakhine state where Myanmar's military is carrying out sweeps for militants, an AFP reporter saw Wednesday.


 

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