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BROUK: Myanmar’s Approach to Coronavirus is Putting Lives at Risk 

Media Release from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK For Immediate Release: 25th March 2020 Myanmar’s Approach to Coronavirus is Putting Lives at Risk  •    Myanmar’s claims about caseload are “dangerous and deeply irresponsible” •    Bangladesh should lift restrictions in Rohingya refugee camps The government of Myanmar is putting lives at risk, including tens of thousands of Rohingya people trapped in camps in Rakhine State, by turning a blind eye to the threat of coronavirus, the Burmese… >>> Read More >>>

Media Release from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK For Immediate Release: 25th March 2020 Myanmar’s Approach to Coronavirus is Putting Lives at Risk  •    Myanmar’s claims about caseload are “dangerous and deeply irresponsible” •    Bangladesh should lift restrictions in Rohingya refugee camps The government of Myanmar is putting lives at risk, including tens of thousands of Rohingya people trapped in camps in Rakhine State, by turning a blind eye to the threat of coronavirus, the Burmese…

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Dr. Maung Zarni, Co-founder and Burmese Coordinator of the Free Rohingya Coalition talks to South Africa’s Radio Islam on March 6, 2020.

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הקהילה הבינלאומית התעוררה. אך בשביל בני הרוהינגה זה מעט מדי, מאוחר מדי

הקהילה הבינלאומית התעוררה. אך בשביל בני הרוהינגה זה מעט מדי, מאוחר מדי בחודש שעבר הוציא בית הדין הבינלאומי לצדק צו ביניים המורה למיאנמר למנוע את הטבח באחד מהמיעוטים הנרדפים כיום בעולם. למשפטנים קשה יהיה להוכיח כוונה לרצח עם, והדיונים בבית הדין צפויים להימשך עוד שנים. ניצולה: "ראיתי אנשים שנדקרו למוות, החיילים גם ריססו בכדורים. הכפר היה מלא בגופות" "חיילים הפרידו את הקבוצות לנשים ולגברים", כך על פי אחת העדויות, "הגברים הוצאו להורג. אלו שלא מתו מהירי, אלו שנאבקו על חייהם או נפצעו קשה, הומתו… >>> Read More >>>

הקהילה הבינלאומית התעוררה. אך בשביל בני הרוהינגה זה מעט מדי, מאוחר מדי בחודש שעבר הוציא בית הדין הבינלאומי לצדק צו ביניים המורה למיאנמר למנוע את הטבח באחד מהמיעוטים הנרדפים כיום בעולם. למשפטנים קשה יהיה להוכיח כוונה לרצח עם, והדיונים בבית הדין צפויים להימשך עוד שנים. ניצולה: "ראיתי אנשים שנדקרו למוות, החיילים גם ריססו בכדורים. הכפר היה מלא בגופות" "חיילים הפרידו את הקבוצות לנשים ולגברים", כך על פי אחת העדויות, "הגברים הוצאו להורג. אלו שלא מתו מהירי, אלו שנאבקו על חייהם או נפצעו קשה, הומתו…

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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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Haider Khan Makes The First Feature Film on The ROHINGYA

Behind every camera, there is not only a creative eye but also a sensitive heart. This is the reason why Haider Khan, one of the biggest names in photography and advertising  in India and abroad, put aside the world of glamour for a moment when the human rights crisis of the Rohingyas, the world’s most persecuted minority, profoundly affected him. Haider has been associated with the Indian film industry for a number of years, having directed actors like Salman Khan for Dabang film promotional… >>> Read More >>>

Behind every camera, there is not only a creative eye but also a sensitive heart. This is the reason why Haider Khan, one of the biggest names in photography and advertising  in India and abroad, put aside the world of glamour for a moment when the human rights crisis of the Rohingyas, the world’s most persecuted minority, profoundly affected him. Haider has been associated with the Indian film industry for a number of years, having directed actors like Salman Khan for Dabang film promotional…

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Visiting Auschwitz the day Poland locked itself down

Genocides start with an act of framing human community, with their distinct group identity, typically vulnerable and weak, as 'a virus' or 'existential threat'   LONDON -- The SS, Hitler’s ruthless deliverers of death, came to believe their own racially-charged propaganda about diseases being spread by Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe. They succumbed to their own fears of viruses and other contagions. So much so, that during the deportations of Jews from the ghetto to the camps, the SS troops in… >>> Read More >>>

Genocides start with an act of framing human community, with their distinct group identity, typically vulnerable and weak, as 'a virus' or 'existential threat'   LONDON -- The SS, Hitler’s ruthless deliverers of death, came to believe their own racially-charged propaganda about diseases being spread by Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe. They succumbed to their own fears of viruses and other contagions. So much so, that during the deportations of Jews from the ghetto to the camps, the SS troops in…

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ROHINGYA IN KSA: What will the Kingdom gain from deporting them?

If you look at the major cities around the world, from New York to London, you will find the Rohingya are there. You can be sure that wherever they are, be it in Riyadh or Vancouver, they have gone by one of three routes—seeking asylum, UN agency resettlement or entry with a counterfeit passport from a third country. And so it is, that an estimated 42,000 Rohingya are in Saudi Arabia. Worryingly, they face deportation to Bangladesh. The situation has arisen because in the last four decades,… >>> Read More >>>

If you look at the major cities around the world, from New York to London, you will find the Rohingya are there. You can be sure that wherever they are, be it in Riyadh or Vancouver, they have gone by one of three routes—seeking asylum, UN agency resettlement or entry with a counterfeit passport from a third country. And so it is, that an estimated 42,000 Rohingya are in Saudi Arabia. Worryingly, they face deportation to Bangladesh. The situation has arisen because in the last four decades,…

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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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