Tag: Rohingya Muslims

  • Reuters reporters file appeal against prison sentence in Myanmar

    Reuters reporters file appeal against prison sentence in Myanmar

    Yangon : Two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison for violating Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act while investigating the killing of Rohingya in the country lodged an appeal on Monday. Than Zaw Aung, a defence lawyer representing the two Myanmar journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, told Efe news that he…

  • World Food Programme needs more funds for Rohingya refugees

    World Food Programme needs more funds for Rohingya refugees

    Dhaka : The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday said that it needs more funds to continue assisting the hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees, who have been living in Bangladesh camps after fleeing an offensive by the Myanmar military last year. The WFP said it had spent around $20 million to assist the refugees…

  • US to give $185m in aid for Rohingya Muslims

    US to give $185m in aid for Rohingya Muslims

    By Umar Farooq, Washington: The U.S. on Monday announced giving over $185 million in additional aid to Rohingya relief efforts in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The announcement was made by U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, at a meeting attended by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. In a statement, Haley said the bulk of the…

  • Myanmar jails 2 Reuters reporters for 7 years

    Myanmar jails 2 Reuters reporters for 7 years

    Yangon : Two Reuters reporters were jailed on Monday for seven years for violating a state secrets act during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis, a court said, in the case that has drawn outrage for its attack on media freedom. The two journalists were being tried since 2017 for breaching Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act…

  • Rohingya situation one of worst human rights crises: Guterres

    Rohingya situation one of worst human rights crises: Guterres

    By Arul Louis, United Nations : Describing the Rohingya refugee situation as one of the worst humanitarian and human rights crises of the past year, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for international action to ensure Myanmar is held to account for the crimes of its security forces. Speaking at a Security Council session convened on…

  • BSF, Assam Rifles sensitised to prevent entry of Rohingyas: Rajnath

    BSF, Assam Rifles sensitised to prevent entry of Rohingyas: Rajnath

    New Delhi : The Centre on Tuesday said the Border Security Force (BSF) and Assam Rifles have been sensitised to ensure that members of the Rohingya Muslim minority do not enter the country and states have been asked to enumerate and confine those who have immigrated illegally. Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha…

  • Rohingya organizations criticize recent UN-Myanmar deal

    Rohingya organizations criticize recent UN-Myanmar deal

    By Sena Guler, Ankara: Rohingya organizations worldwide criticized on Sunday a new agreement signed between Myanmar and the UN on repatriation of Rohingya refugees, saying it did not touch the root causes of the crisis. “We are deeply concerned that the MOU [Memorandum of Understanding] did not address the root causes of the Rohingya crisis,…

  • How Bollywood movies helped Rohingyas settle in India

    How Bollywood movies helped Rohingyas settle in India

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    By Nikhil M. Babu, New Delhi : After Mohammad Haroon turned 15, he began watching Bollywood movies, walking four kilometres to a theatre near his village in Myanmar. Little did he know that the Hindi he learnt watching these films would one day help him settle down in a foreign country to which he and…

  • World slammed for ‘doing nothing’ over Rohingya issue

    World slammed for ‘doing nothing’ over Rohingya issue

    By Ayhan Simsek, Colonge: Malaysia’s former foreign minister has slammed world powers for failing to stop Myanmar regime’s continued “ethnic cleansing policies” against Rohingya Muslims. “Myanmar knows that they are protected by the members of the major powers, like China, like Russia,” Syed Hamid Albar said, in an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency. “Nothing is…

  • Rohingya influx to Bangladesh security challenge for entire region: Indian envoy

    Rohingya influx to Bangladesh security challenge for entire region: Indian envoy

    By Sujit Chakraborty, Agartala : The Rohingya influx from Myanmar to Bangladesh is a serious common security challenge for the entire region, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Harsh Vardhan Shringla said here. “Rohingya influx from Rakhine state of Myanmar to Bangladesh is a serious and common security challenge not only for Bangladesh but for the…