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Artillery shell kills 2 women, one pregnant and injures 7 others in Kin Taung, Buthidaung

Buthidaung: Two women, one of them pregnant, were killed and 7 others were injured after an artillery shell landed and exploded in Kin Taung village in Buthidaung. Today (25th January) at around 2 AM local time, an artillery shell landed on two houses killing 2 Rohingya women and injuring 7 others in Taung village under Kin Taung village tract situated to the southeastern side of Buthidaung township.  The shell landed on the houses of U Abdu Nobi and U Nurul Alam respectively. Nur Haba, an 18… >>> Read More >>>

Buthidaung: Two women, one of them pregnant, were killed and 7 others were injured after an artillery shell landed and exploded in Kin Taung village in Buthidaung. Today (25th January) at around 2 AM local time, an artillery shell landed on two houses killing 2 Rohingya women and injuring 7 others in Taung village under Kin Taung village tract situated to the southeastern side of Buthidaung township.  The shell landed on the houses of U Abdu Nobi and U Nurul Alam respectively. Nur Haba, an 18…

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After land grabs and the shuffling and dividing of Maungdaw village wards, Government now ignores Rohingya majority population and elects all Rakhine village administrators. 

To elect a Ward Administrator with the votes of a mere 50 household representatives while there are around 1300 households are in the ward is a disgrace to democracy. Hundreds of years ago, the Myoma Kayintan village tract in Maungdaw township was built by Rohingyas. This village tract consists of both Myoma Kayintan and Maung Ni villages. Since the beginning, dwellers of these two villages have been exclusively Rohingya. From the past till now Rohingyas have been elected for the village… >>> Read More >>>

To elect a Ward Administrator with the votes of a mere 50 household representatives while there are around 1300 households are in the ward is a disgrace to democracy. Hundreds of years ago, the Myoma Kayintan village tract in Maungdaw township was built by Rohingyas. This village tract consists of both Myoma Kayintan and Maung Ni villages. Since the beginning, dwellers of these two villages have been exclusively Rohingya. From the past till now Rohingyas have been elected for the village…

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Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ vs ‘Bengali’ Hate Speech Debate

A new campaign seeks to single out local media outlets that refer to the Rohingya ethnic group as “Bengalis.” Rohingya activists have accused the Myanmar Press Council, a quasi-government media adjudication and ethics body,  of defending the practice of using the word “Bengali” to refer to the Rohingya. Rights groups and Rohingya advocates argue that the term amounts to “hate speech” and that it is directly linked to misinformation, “fake news,” and vilification campaigns against the Rohingya… >>> Read More >>>

A new campaign seeks to single out local media outlets that refer to the Rohingya ethnic group as “Bengalis.” Rohingya activists have accused the Myanmar Press Council, a quasi-government media adjudication and ethics body,  of defending the practice of using the word “Bengali” to refer to the Rohingya. Rights groups and Rohingya advocates argue that the term amounts to “hate speech” and that it is directly linked to misinformation, “fake news,” and vilification campaigns against the Rohingya…

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Delegation’s Visit to Camps: ‘Team swampped by questions’

Delegation’s Visit to Camps: ‘Team swampped by questions’ Says Rohingya organisation The joint delegation of Myanmar and Asean that visited the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar to persuade them to return to Myanmar allegedly faced a volley of questions from the refugees as to why Myanmar authorities were not discussing the root causes of the problem. During the two-day discussion, the Rohingya representatives upheld their basic demands that include recognition of the Rohingya identity, granting… >>> Read More >>>

Delegation’s Visit to Camps: ‘Team swampped by questions’ Says Rohingya organisation The joint delegation of Myanmar and Asean that visited the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar to persuade them to return to Myanmar allegedly faced a volley of questions from the refugees as to why Myanmar authorities were not discussing the root causes of the problem. During the two-day discussion, the Rohingya representatives upheld their basic demands that include recognition of the Rohingya identity, granting…

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Rohingya survivors in Cox Bazar's camps accuse Norway's TELENOR of complictity in genocidal killings

(un-official English translation from the original Norwegian news report - https://bistandsaktuelt.no/nyheter/2019/rohingya-klage-telenor/)  Letter from the world's largest refugee camp: Requires investigation by Telenor From the huge Kutapalong camp in Bangladesh now comes accusations that the Norwegian telecommunications giant has broken the prudence of developing infrastructure in a conflict area in Myanmar. "From Telenor's mobile mast, the soldiers killed people who fled," says Tin Soe… >>> Read More >>>

(un-official English translation from the original Norwegian news report - https://bistandsaktuelt.no/nyheter/2019/rohingya-klage-telenor/)  Letter from the world's largest refugee camp: Requires investigation by Telenor From the huge Kutapalong camp in Bangladesh now comes accusations that the Norwegian telecommunications giant has broken the prudence of developing infrastructure in a conflict area in Myanmar. "From Telenor's mobile mast, the soldiers killed people who fled," says Tin Soe…

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The Rohingya Activists Facing Abduction Threats from Myanmar for Fighting for the Truth

With Aung San Suu Kyi due to appear at the UN’s highest court tomorrow to face questions over Myanmar’s persecution of its Rohingya Muslims, Tasnim Nazeer explores why the international community must stand up against its intimidation of those fighting for justice. Two leading Buddhist activists of the Rohingya campaign in Europe are fearing for their lives after calls for their abduction were circulated in a video message by Aye Ne Win, the grandson of the former dictator of Myanmar.  Dr… >>> Read More >>>

With Aung San Suu Kyi due to appear at the UN’s highest court tomorrow to face questions over Myanmar’s persecution of its Rohingya Muslims, Tasnim Nazeer explores why the international community must stand up against its intimidation of those fighting for justice. Two leading Buddhist activists of the Rohingya campaign in Europe are fearing for their lives after calls for their abduction were circulated in a video message by Aye Ne Win, the grandson of the former dictator of Myanmar.  Dr…

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ICJ interim genocide ruling on Myanmar vindicates Rohingya

Historic decision of World Court makes voice of Rohingya Muslims eventually heard after years-long persecution LONDON -- Rohingya around the world on Thursday shared a pervasive sense of vindication after four-decades of policy-inflicted sufferings at the hands of Myanmar state which has systematically sought to destroy their identity and physical existence in the country.  The historic interim decision on Myanmar genocide by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), tasked principally to… >>> Read More >>>

Historic decision of World Court makes voice of Rohingya Muslims eventually heard after years-long persecution LONDON -- Rohingya around the world on Thursday shared a pervasive sense of vindication after four-decades of policy-inflicted sufferings at the hands of Myanmar state which has systematically sought to destroy their identity and physical existence in the country.  The historic interim decision on Myanmar genocide by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), tasked principally to…

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Why Myanmar’s genocide denial will come back to haunt it

Maung Zarni is the co-founder of FORSEA, a grass-roots organization of Southeast Asian human rights defenders, and the co-author of “Essays on Myanmar’s Genocide of Rohingyas.” Last month, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi took the stand at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague to rebut allegations that her country’s systematic persecution of its Rohingya population amounts to genocide. Aung San Suu Kyi, once lionized for her stand against an oppressive military… >>> Read More >>>

Maung Zarni is the co-founder of FORSEA, a grass-roots organization of Southeast Asian human rights defenders, and the co-author of “Essays on Myanmar’s Genocide of Rohingyas.” Last month, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi took the stand at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague to rebut allegations that her country’s systematic persecution of its Rohingya population amounts to genocide. Aung San Suu Kyi, once lionized for her stand against an oppressive military…

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Myanmar continues to make mistakes of the past

January 4 marked the 72nd anniversary of Myanmar’s independence from Britain. The civil war in which the country – a patchwork of diverse ethnic regions, with mutually incomprehensible languages, unerasable regional identities and distinct political histories – was born has come a full circle. It is noteworthy that modern Myanmar was not the creation of nationalists. It was born out of the external shock of the Second World War and the dissolution of external colonial powers. Few Myanmar… >>> Read More >>>

January 4 marked the 72nd anniversary of Myanmar’s independence from Britain. The civil war in which the country – a patchwork of diverse ethnic regions, with mutually incomprehensible languages, unerasable regional identities and distinct political histories – was born has come a full circle. It is noteworthy that modern Myanmar was not the creation of nationalists. It was born out of the external shock of the Second World War and the dissolution of external colonial powers. Few Myanmar…

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Coming to the defense of the persecuted is noble and not bullying

On Friday, December 27, 2019, a resolution titled “Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar” was passed with an overwhelming majority of votes during the 74th session of UN General Assembly at its 52nd resumed meeting, held at the UN headquarters in New York. This resolution follows the UN’s Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar report (dated 22 October 2019)that declared Myanmar is failing in its obligations under the Genocide Convention to prevent, investigate… >>> Read More >>>

On Friday, December 27, 2019, a resolution titled “Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar” was passed with an overwhelming majority of votes during the 74th session of UN General Assembly at its 52nd resumed meeting, held at the UN headquarters in New York. This resolution follows the UN’s Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar report (dated 22 October 2019)that declared Myanmar is failing in its obligations under the Genocide Convention to prevent, investigate…

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Tell Goethe Institute's German officials/staff in Myanmar not to further inflame the new Fascism - Islamophobia.

TRUNOCIDE (Documentary, 58 mins) Director Banya https://www.facebook.com/events/524842018334088 Synopsis: The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) fighters, robbed and killed one hundred and eight Hindu in the villages of Kha Maung Seik and Ye Baw Kya, Maung Daw Township, Northern Rakhine, Myanmar. Eight women and eight of their children – survived, their lives spared on the condition that the women agreed to “convert” from Hinduism to Islam and then marry men selected by ARSA fighters.… >>> Read More >>>

TRUNOCIDE (Documentary, 58 mins) Director Banya https://www.facebook.com/events/524842018334088 Synopsis: The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) fighters, robbed and killed one hundred and eight Hindu in the villages of Kha Maung Seik and Ye Baw Kya, Maung Daw Township, Northern Rakhine, Myanmar. Eight women and eight of their children – survived, their lives spared on the condition that the women agreed to “convert” from Hinduism to Islam and then marry men selected by ARSA fighters.…

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Myanmar Media Interviews on ICJ: Half-blinds, leading the totally blind

Myanmar Media Interviews on ICJ: Half-blinds, leading the totally blind.  Andrew, Chin legal expert who was with President Thein Sein's first Rakhine Inquiry Commission, is misleading Myanmar public via RFA. I KNEW this Chin, Christian and racist towards Rohingyas and Muslims, with a PhD from Indiana University Law School. He was a refugee student brought to Indiana University at Bloomington under the US refugee education program some 20+ years ago. He either does NOT understand… >>> Read More >>>

Myanmar Media Interviews on ICJ: Half-blinds, leading the totally blind.  Andrew, Chin legal expert who was with President Thein Sein's first Rakhine Inquiry Commission, is misleading Myanmar public via RFA. I KNEW this Chin, Christian and racist towards Rohingyas and Muslims, with a PhD from Indiana University Law School. He was a refugee student brought to Indiana University at Bloomington under the US refugee education program some 20+ years ago. He either does NOT understand…

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