Statement

နိဳင္ငံသား မွတ္ပုံတင္ျပဳလုပ္ရာတြင္ လူနည္းစုမ်ားအား ခြဲျခားဆက္ဆံၿပီး ဖိအားေပးမႈမ်ားအေပၚ ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္


1. For many decades, members of the minority Islamic and Hindu religious communities and those who belong to Rohingya, Kaman, and Christian Lisu minority ethnic groups in Myanmar have faced arbitrary delays and hardships in applying for citizenship documents and identification cards.

၁။ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံတြင္ လူနည္းစုဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားျဖစ္သည့္ အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာ၀င္မ်ား၊ ဟိႏၵိဴဘာသာ၀င္မ်ား၊ လူနည္းစု မ်ိဳးႏြယ္မ်ားျဖစ္သည့္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာလူမ်ိဳး၊ လီဆူးလူမ်ိဳးႏွင့္ ကမန္လူမ်ိဳးတုိ႔မွာ ႏိုင္ငံသား စိစစ္ေရး ကတ္ျပား ေလွ်ာက္ထားရာတြင္ အခက္အခဲအၾကပ္အတည္းမ်ားႏွင့္ ရင္ဆိုင္လာ ရသည္မွာ ဆယ္စုႏွစ္မ်ားစြာရွိၿပီ ျဖစ္သည္။

2. During a public meeting with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Bago on March 15, 2019, a local community member raised the issue that Muslims and Hindus were facing discrimination in the citizenship application process and were being asked to pay bribes to authorities in order to obtain documents. In response, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said that she would urgently try to address the discrimination against members of religious minorities so that they could exercise their rights as prescribed in the Constitution.

၂။ ၂၀၁၉ ခုႏွစ္ မတ္လ ၁၅ ရက္ေန႔ ပဲခူးၿမိဳ႕တြင္က်င္းပခဲ့သည့္ ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္အတုိင္ပင္ခံပုဂိၢဳလ္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္း စုၾကည္ႏွင့္ လူထုေတြ႕ဆုံပြဲ၌ မြတ္စလင္ႏွင့္ ဟိႏိၵဴဘာသာ၀င္မ်ား မွတ္ပုံတင္ျပဳလုပ္ရာတြင္ ခြဲျခားဆက္ဆံ ခံေနရသည့္အျပင္ ေငြေၾကးတစ္စုံတစ္ရာေပးမွသာ ျပဳလုပ္ေပးေၾကာင္း ေဒသခံျပည္သူတစ္ဦးက တင္ျပ တိုင္တန္းခဲ့ရာ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္က ဘာသာလူမ်ိဳးကို အေၾကာင္းျပဳၿပီး ခြဲျခားဆက္ဆံမႈမျပဳရန္ ဖြဲ႕စည္းပုံအေျခခံ ဥပေဒပါ ျပ႒ာန္းခ်က္ႏွင့္အညီ အျမန္ဆုံးေျဖရွင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သြားမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ကတိျပဳ ေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္။

3. After the meeting, local authorities summoned the trustees of the mosques in Bago, through a verbal order, to the Township Immigration Office. The trustees were asked to sign a written note declaring that “the Office of Labour, Immigration and Population does not practice discrimination against members of the Islamic faith in their applications for their citizenship scrutiny cards.”

၃။ သို႔ေသာ္ အဆိုပါေတြ႕ဆုံပြဲအၿပီးတြင္ ပဲခူးၿမိဳ႕ေပၚရွိ အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာေရးဗလီေက်ာင္းမ်ားမွ ေဂါပကမ်ားကို ၿမိဳ႕နယ္လ၀ကရုံးသို႔ တရား၀င္ ညႊန္ၾကားခ်က္မပါဘဲ ေခၚယူၿပီးလွ်င္ “ႏိုင္ငံသား စိစစ္ေရးကတ္ျပား ေလွ်ာက္ထားရာတြင္ ပဲခူးၿမိဳ႕နယ္ အလုပ္သမား၊ လူ၀င္မႈႀကီးၾကပ္ေရးႏွင့္ အမ်ိဳးသားမွတ္ပုံတင္ ေရးဆုိင္ရာ ဦးစီးမွဴးရုံးက မိမိတုိ႔ အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားအား လူမ်ိဳးဘာသာ ခြဲျခားျခင္းမရွိဘဲ ေဆာင္ရြက္ေပး လ်က္ရွိေၾကာင္း" အသင့္ေရးထားေသာ စာရြက္တစ္ရြက္တြင္ ေထာက္ခံလက္မွတ္ေရးထုိးရန္ ဖိအားေပးေစ ခိုင္းခဲ့ေၾကာင္း သိရွိရသည္။

4. BHRN strongly urges the government to launch an investigation into the conduct of the Bago Township Immigration Office and appropriately punish those responsible for putting this pressure on the people. Their actions are an attempt to conceal long-held discriminatory and corrupt practices and to facilitate the reporting of misinformation to senior leadership.

၄။ ယင္းကဲ့သို႔ ေခတ္အဆက္ဆက္ ခြဲဲျခားဖိႏွိပ္ဆက္ဆံခဲ့ေသာ လုပ္ရပ္မ်ား၊ အက်င့္ပ်က္ခ်စားေသာ လုပ္ရပ္မ်ား ကုိ ဖုံးဖိ၍ အထက္ကို လိမ္လည္တင္ျပရန္အလို႔ငွာ ဖိအားေပး ေထာက္ခံခိုင္းေသာ ပဲခူးၿမိဳ႕နယ္လ၀က ဦးစီးဌာန၏လုပ္ရပ္ကို ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္အစိုးရအေနနဲ႕ စံုစမ္းစစ္ေဆးျပီး ျပင္းျပင္းထန္ထန္ အေရးယူေပးရန္ BHRN က တိုက္တြန္းအပ္ပါသည္။

5. We believe these practices to be a misuse of power and inherently oppressive to minorities. It is an attempt to exploit the provisions in Articles 347 and 348 of the Constitution concerning equality guaranteed among all citizens irrespective of their race or religion.

၅။ ယင္းလုပ္ရပ္မွာ အာဏာစက္ကိုအသုံးခ်ၿပီး လူနည္းစုမ်ားအေပၚ အႏုိင္က်င့္သည့္ လုုပ္ရပ္ပင္ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ထို႔အျပင္ ဖြဲ႕စည္းပုံအေျခခံဥပေဒ ပုဒ္မ ၃၄၇၊ ၃၄၈ တို႔တြင္ ျပ႒ာန္းထားေသာ ဘာသာလူမ်ိဳးမခြဲ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ ကို လက္တလုံးၾကား ျပဳမူေဆာင္ရြက္ျခင္းပင္ျဖစ္သည္။

6. We call on the government of the National League for Democracy to take responsibility to prevent similar cases of coercion by the authorities from being perpetrated against religious organizations, the trustees of religious sites, and other respective individuals.

၆။ ဌာနဆုိင္ရာမ်ားအေနႏွင့္ ယခုကဲ့သုိ႔ ေအာက္ေျခမွ ဘာသာေရးအဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ား၊ ၀တ္ေက်ာင္းေတာ္ ေဂါပကအဖြဲ႕မ်ားႏွင့္ လူပုဂၢိဳလ္မ်ားကို ဖိအားေပးေဆာင္ရြက္ျခင္းမ်ိဳး ျမန္မာႏုိင္အႏွံ႔ အလားတူမျဖစ္ပြားေစေရး NLD အစုိးရမွ တာ၀န္ယူၾကပ္မတ္ေပးရန္ ေတာင္းဆိုပါသည္။

7. An MP from Chaungzon, Mon State, asked in state parliament on February 22 if people who held National Registration Cards were allowed to apply for citizenship scrutiny cards during a government campaign to issue citizenship documents. An official answered by saying that the parents would first need to apply for citizenship scrutiny cards of their own, and only then would their children become eligible. It would take significant time for their children to get their own citizenship scrutiny cards.

၇။ ၿပီးခဲ့သည့္ ေဖေဖာ္၀ါရီလ ၂၂ ရက္ေန႔ မြန္ျပည္နယ္ ျပည္သူ႕လႊတ္ေတာ္ ပုံမွန္အစည္းအေ၀းတြင္ ေခ်ာင္းဆုံ ၿမိဳ႕နယ္လႊတ္ေတာ္ကိုယ္စားလွယ္က ျပည္နယ္လ၀ကဦးစီးဌာန၏ ႏိုင္ငံသားစိစစ္ေရး စီမံခ်က္မ်ားတြင္ အမ်ိဳးသားမွတ္ပုံတင္ကတ္(အမတ)ကိုင္ေဆာင္သူမ်ား၏ သားသမီးမ်ားမွာ ႏိုင္ငံသားစိစစ္ေရးကတ္ျပား ေလွ်ာက္ထားရယူခြင့္ မရွိေၾကာင္း တင္ျပေမးျမန္းခဲ့သည္ကို ေတြ႕ရွိရသည္။ အဆိုပါကိစၥႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္၍ လည္း အမတကိုင္ဆုိင္ထားသူမ်ား၏ သားသမီးမ်ား ႏိုင္ငံသား စိစစ္ေရးကတ္ျပားေလွ်ာက္ထားရာတြင္ မိဘမ်ားက ႏိုင္ငံသားစိစစ္ေရးကတ္ကို ထပ္မံေလွ်ာက္ထားရသျဖင့္ အခ်ိန္ၾကန္႔ၾကာ၍ ခက္ခဲမႈရွိေနပါသည္။

8. BHRN urges the government to address such violations of citizenship rights at the grassroots level, including corruption, red tape, and unnecessary or arbitrary delays faced by people in obtaining rightful documentation.

၈။ လာဘ္ေပးလာဘ္ယူမႈ၊ ႀကိဳးနီစနစ္ျဖင့္ အခ်ိန္ဆြဲ ၾကန္႔ၾကာေစမႈ စသည့္ ႏိုင္ငံသား အခြင့္ေရး ဆုံးရႈံးေနမႈမ်ားကို ေအာက္ေျခအဆင့္ဆင့္အထိ ထိေရာက္စြာ ကိုင္တြယ္ေျဖရွင္းေပးရန္ အာဏာရအစိုးရအား BHRN က တိုက္တြန္းပါသည္။

9. Moreover, the members of religious minority groups—including Hindus and Muslims—are categorized as “mix-blooded people” in the citizenship application process, a designation that effectively classifies them as second-class citizens. If they are granted a citizenship card, the “race” of the members of Islamic community are mentioned with the names of other countries--such as India, Pakistan or Bangladesh—to signify that they are “foreign.” No matter where their ancestors were from, these individuals are also frequently classified as “Bengali.” We urge the authorities to amend the 1982 Citizenship Law in accordance with recommendations made by the Kofi Annan Commission, and the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, to end these discriminatory practices.

၉။. ထို႔အျပင္ လူနည္းစုဘာသာ၀င္မ်ား၏ ႏိုင္ငံသားစိစစ္မႈေလွ်ာက္ထားရာတြင္ ေသြးေႏွာ သတ္မွတ္ခံရမႈ၊ ဒုတိယတန္းစား ႏုိင္ငံသားအျဖစ္ ခြဲျခားဆက္ဆံခံရမႈမ်ား ႀကံဳေတြ႕ေနရပါသည္။ အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာ ကိုးကြယ္လွ်င္ ေသြးေႏွာဟုဆိုကာ ႏိုင္ငံသားမွတ္ပုံတင္ကတ္၏ လူမ်ိဳးေနရာတြင္ အိႏိၵယ၊ ပါကစၥတန္၊ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္စသည့္ ႏုိင္ငံျခားတုိင္းျပည္အမည္မ်ားျဖင့္လည္းေကာင္း၊ မည္သည့္မ်ိဳးႏြယ္မွ ဆင္းသက္လာ သည္ျဖစ္ေစ ဘဂၤါလီလူမ်ိဳးဟူ၍လည္းေကာင္း ေရးသြင္းခံေနရပါသည္။ အဆိုပါ ဖိႏွိပ္ခြဲျခားမႈမ်ား အဆုံးသတ္ ႏုိင္ရန္အတြက္ ကိုဖီအာနန္ေကာ္မရွင္ ႏွင့္ ကုလသမဂၢ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရး ေစာင့္ၾကည့္ေရးအထူးကိုယ္စားလွယ္ တို႕ရဲ့ အႀကံျပဳခ်က္ႏွင့္အညီ ၁၉၈၂ ခုႏွစ္ ႏုိင္ငံသားဥပေဒကို အျမန္ဆုံး ျပန္လည္ ျပင္ဆင္သြားရန္ တိုက္တြန္းပါသည္။

10. Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states that everyone has right to a nationality and that no one shall be arbitrarily deprived his or her nationality, nor declined the right to change their nationality. Therefore, we strongly urge the authorities to implement a citizenship statute that is written in accordance with the UDHR, so as to guarantee equality and prevent the denial of citizenship rights in Burma.

၁၀။ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ လူ႕အခြင့္ေရး ေၾကညာစာတမ္း(UDHR) အပိုဒ္-၁၅ အရ “(၁)လူတိုင္းသည္ ႏိုင္ငံတစ္ႏုိင္ငံ၏ ႏုိင္ငံသားအျဖစ္ ခံယူခြင့္ရွိသည္၊ (၂) ဥပေဒအရမဟုတ္လွ်င္ မည္သူမွ် မိမိ၏ ႏုိင္ငံသားအျဖစ္ကုိ စြန္႔လႊတ္ျခင္း မခံေစရ၊ ႏုိင္ငံသားအျဖစ္ ေျပာင္းလဲႏိုင္ေသာ အခြင့္အေရးကိုလည္း ျငင္းပယ္ျခင္း မခံေစရ ”ဟု ျပ႒ာန္းထား ပါသည္။ သုိ႔ျဖစ္ပါ၍ UDHR ျပ႒ာန္းခ်က္ႏွင့္အညီ ႏုိင္ငံသားအခြင့္အေရး ဆုံးရႈံးမႈမျဖစ္ေစေရးႏွင့္ တန္းတူညီမွ်ကို အာမခံႏုိင္ေရး အေကာင္အထည္ေဖာ္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ေပးပါရန္ တိုက္တြန္းအပ္ပါသည္။

Background on the Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN)
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  • Myanmar orders Rohingya to leave tense border zone
  • As the monsoons approach, the Rohingya refugees are desperate for hope
  • Humanitarian access worsening in Myanmar: UN official
  • Too many are looking away from Burma’s ethnic cleansing campaign
  • Amal Clooney to represent two Reuters journalists detained in Myanm
  • Burmese soldiers accused of escalating violence against northern minorities
  • U.N. chief 'shocked' by top Myanmar general's comments on Rohingya
  • Lawmakers call for pressure on Myanmar over Pyongyang ties
  • Australia condemns Myanmar violence and says offenders 'must be held to account'
  • UN genocide adviser: Indications Myanmar cleansing Rohingyas
  • Myanmar urged not to drag out case against Reuters reporters
  • Myanmar building military bases over Rohingya villages: Amnesty
  • I Saw a Genocide in Slow Motion
  • Former Rohingya MP, Aung Zaw Win, arrested in Myanmar
  • Rohingya demand help as Rakhine atrocities continue
  • The Genocide the U.S. Didn’t See Coming
  • MP calls for Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of Freedom of Dundee
  • Myanmar must take back Rohingyas with dignity: Lisa Curtis
  • Lisa Curtis: US will work towards the safe return of Rohingya
  • Rohingya should be citizens or be given their own state, says Dr M

    KUALA LUMPUR:
    The Rohingya should be treated as Myanmar nationals or be given a chance to form their own state, said Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

    He said even though Malaysia generally does not wish to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, it does so in this case due to the massacre or genocide that is happening in Myanmar.

    “Myanmar, of course, at one time was made up of many different states . . .

    www.freemalaysiatoday.com


  • Rohingya urge UN rights expert to intercede with Thai officials

    The Rohingya community in Thailand on Saturday urged visiting United Nations human rights expert Yanghee Lee to help improve their lot, as thousands of them in Myanmar have no legal status while many are still under detention.

    Thousands of Rohingya have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to seek better lives in Thailand for decades but the Thai authorities have not granted them any legal status on the grounds that they are stateless people . . . .

    news.thaivisa.com


  • Rohingya girl makes emotional plea to UN refugee chief

    A Rohingya girl recently wrote an emotional letter to a UN high official seeking the organization’s help in protecting tens of thousands of Rohingya children living in crowded makeshift camps in Bangladesh.

    “They have nowhere to go. They have no place to call home. They have no proper clothes on their bodies. They have no shoes under their feet. They have no books to read. They have no schools to go (to),” Jamalida Rafique, who now lives in Ireland, wrote to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi.. . . . .

    www.yenisafak.com


  • Oral statement by Ms Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar at the 40th session of the Human Rights Council

    I am honoured to once again present my report to this Council on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. I have pointed out positive developments in Myanmar, as I have always done in the past, but sadly, more negative developments have emerged during the last reporting period. I take this opportunity now to provide some updates on issues raised in my report as well as to draw attention to some concerning new developments. For the sake of time, I will not repeat what I have said in my report. . . . .

    www.ohchr.org


  • Life for Rohingya women, the real and hidden crisis

    It is now 18 months since the plight of the Rohingya hit the headlines, when the mass exodus of people from Myanmar peaked following an escalation in violence. Since August 2017, more than 706,000 people, mostly women and children, have fled for safety across the border into Bangladesh. Many had seen family members killed, have been shot, suffered burns or are survivors of sexual violence. . . .

    The real and hidden crisis, during and in the aftermath of any conflict, displacement or natural disaster, is that women and girls are disproportionately exposed to sexual violence, increased loss of livelihoods and even their lives. After fleeing violence and discrimination in Myanmar these women and girls are now struggling to cope with the loss and trauma they have experienced, to stay safe in the camps and for basic survival . . .

    www.independent.co.uk


  • Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh says it will not accept any more Myanmar refugees

    Bangladesh has told the UN it cannot accept any more refugees from Myanmar, the first time the country has threatened to close its borders to Rohingya fleeing violence.

    Bangladesh is now sheltering more than a million Myanmar refugees in camps, some 700,000 of whom have poured over the border in the past 18 months having fled a military-led crackdown in Rakhine state where thousands were killed, women were raped and villages razed.. . . .

    www.theguardian.com


  • Asia Investors Split With West Over Myanmar's Rohingya Crackdown

    In a vast convention center in Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s sprawling and eerily empty capital, prospective investors listened politely as local companies pitched opportunities and government officials spoke of the country’s vast economic potential.

    Yet in the hallways, conversations drifted toward one topic: A military-led crackdown that drove more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from the country, prompting allegations of genocide and threats of renewed economic penalties from the U.S. and European Union. . . .

    www.bloomberg.com


  • Rohingya Repatriation: Doubt lingers as conflict flares up in Myanmar

    Uncertainty over Rohingya repatriation is likely to stay as conflict between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army in Rakhine has escalated since early January, say experts.

    The situation poses challenges for Bangladesh in handling the one million refugees in Cox's Bazar, especially as tension between the host communities and the Rohingyas, and the risk of Rohingya radicalisation are rising, amid a fund shortage.. . . . .

    www.thedailystar.net


  • Silently, Burma is now expelling Rohingyas from its detention camps

    Over 700,000 Rohingya have been forcibly expelled from their ancestral lands in that country by a volatile mix of military aggression and religious persecution, with the country's government largely turning a blind eye or worse.

    State-sponsored violence has led to a massive exodus of the Rohingya from the country, a great human wave of refugees who have no choice but to flee for their lives before the onslaught . . . .

    www.washingtonexaminer.com


  • Myanmar orders Rohingya to leave tense border zone

    TOMBRU, Bangladesh: Myanmar security forces have resumed loudspeaker broadcasts near its border with Bangladesh ordering Rohingya Muslims to immediately leave a strip of no-man's land between the two countries, refugees said on Sunday (May 20).

    Around 6,000 refugees from the persecuted minority have been camping on the narrow stretch of land since fleeing a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar's west last August . . . .

    www.channelnewsasia.com


  • As the monsoons approach, the Rohingya refugees are desperate for hope

    Exhausted parents dragging toddlers through water and mud, babies carried in the arms of siblings little older than themselves, and horrifyingly tiny graves of children who did not survive the journey.

    This is the confronting scene we witnessed in January at the Rohingya refugee settlements surrounding Cox’s Bazar on our visit to South-East Bangladesh as co-chairs of the parliamentary friends of Unicef.. . . .

    www.theguardian.com


  • Humanitarian access worsening in Myanmar: UN official

    Ursula Mueller, assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and deputy emergency relief coordinator, concluded her six-day mission to the country on Sunday. She visited several conflict-torn ethnic areas of Myanmar including western Rakhine state, northern Kachin state and northeastern Shan state.

    “When you cut that humanitarian lifeline, there is a very real human impact,” she said. . . .

    www.aa.com.tr


  • Too many are looking away from Burma’s ethnic cleansing campaign

    The writers insist that Buddhists must speak out about atrocities against the Rohingya, no matter how painful. “Like many around the world, we have been horrified by reports of widespread atrocities committed by Myanmar security forces ,” the letter says. “These have included mass rape, arson, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings that had included the sadistic murder and torture of young Rohingya children and infants . . .

    www.washingtonpost.com


  • Amal Clooney to represent two Reuters journalists detained in Myanm

    Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has joined the legal team representing two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar. A court in Yangon has been holding preliminary hearings since January to decide whether Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, will be charged under the colonial-era Officials Secrets Act, which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison . . .

    www.reuters.com


  • Burmese soldiers accused of escalating violence against northern minorities

    Human rights atrocities and potential war crimes have been stepped up against other Burmese minorities while the world has been distracted by the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, a new United Nations report has revealed . . .

    www.telegraph.co.uk


  • U.N. chief 'shocked' by top Myanmar general's comments on Rohingya

    U.N. chief Guterres said in a statement on Monday he was “shocked” at the comments, and urged “all leaders in Myanmar to take a unified stance against incitement to hatred and to promote communal harmony”. . .

    www.reuters.com


  • Lawmakers call for pressure on Myanmar over Pyongyang ties

    WASHINGTON >> The Trump administration has slapped sanctions on companies across the globe to punish illicit trade with nuclear-armed North Korea, yet Myanmar, which is suspected of acquiring ballistic missile systems from the pariah state, has escaped the full force of the “maximum pressure” campaign . . .

    www.news-herald.com


  • Australia condemns Myanmar violence and says offenders 'must be held to account'

    Australia has told Myanmar that international observers must be allowed into the isolated Rakhine state to monitor the situation of Rohingya still living there, and to supervise the return of any of those who have fled and wish to come back. . .

    www.theguardian.com


  • UN genocide adviser: Indications Myanmar cleansing Rohingyas

    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. adviser on preventing genocide said Tuesday that all information he has received indicates the Myanmar government intended to get rid of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state and possibly even destroy them “which, if proven, would constitute the crime of genocide”. . .

    www.washingtonpost.com


  • Myanmar urged not to drag out case against Reuters reporters

    YANGON (Reuters) - Some international observers urged Myanmar on Wednesday not to drag out legal proceedings against two Reuters journalists, as they appeared in court for the 10th time since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers . . .

    uk.reuters.com


  • Myanmar building military bases over Rohingya villages: Amnesty

    Security forces have bulldozed houses and started constructing at least three new security facilities in Myanmar's western Rakhine state, said Amnesty International's Remaking Rakhine State report, which was published on Monday . . .

    www.aljazeera.com


  • I Saw a Genocide in Slow Motion

    Sometimes Myanmar uses guns and machetes for ethnic cleansing, and that’s how Sono Wara earlier lost her mother and sister. But it also kills more subtly and secretly by regularly denying medical care and blocking humanitarian aid to Rohingya, and that’s why her twins are gone . . .

    www.nytimes.com


  • Former Rohingya MP, Aung Zaw Win, arrested in Myanmar

    Aung Zaw Win, a major property tycoon and former MP for the Union Solidarity and Development party, was arrested at Yangon international airport on Wednesday as he was about to leave on a business trip to Bangkok . . .

    www.theguardian.com


  • Rohingya demand help as Rakhine atrocities continue

    MORE THAN 100 women were gang-raped. One was raped in front of people she loved and later killed. Even a woman eight months’ pregnant was raped.

    Sultana Razia, a Rohingya teacher from Chittagong, exposed such atrocities perpetrated against her . . .

    www.nationmultimedia.com


  • The Genocide the U.S. Didn’t See Coming

    Barack Obama was determined to open up to Myanmar. Now the country’s military is slaughtering its most vulnerable ethnic group. Could the United States have prevented it? . . .

    By NAHAL TOOSI March/April 2018

    www.politico.com



  • MP calls for Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of Freedom of Dundee

    Dundee West MP Chris Law has said it is time for Myanmar leader Aun San Suu Kyi to be stripped of the freedom of the city over her country’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims . . .

    Mr Law and other members of the International Development Committee were . . .

    www.thecourier.co.uk

  • Myanmar must take back Rohingyas with dignity: Lisa Curtis

    Myanmar has to take back the Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh after ensuring their security and dignity, Deputy Assistant to US President Donald Trump Lisa Curtis says on March 3, 2018. In the Reuters file photo, Rohingya refugee children fly improvised kites at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar . . .

    www.thedailystar.net
  • Lisa Curtis: US will work towards the safe return of Rohingya

    Lisa Curtis, deputy assistant to US President Donald Trump and senior director for South and Central Asia at the National Security Council at the White House, has lauded Bangladesh for its extensive humanitarian support to the persecuted Rohingya refugees from strife-torn Rakhine state of Myanmar . . .

    www.dhakatribune.com