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– F R Chowdhury Myanmar (previously known as Burma) is a vast country of 676,550 sq. km. or 261,217 sq. Miles on the north-east coast of Bay of Bengal. It is between Bangladesh and Thailand though it has also long shared a border with India and China. Its population is only about 49 million. The […]

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Published September 4, 2017  •  Author – Karen News International Human Rights Groups Call for independent Inquiry as Reports of Ethnic Cleansing Emerge as Thousands of Rohingya Flee Burma United Nation sources estimates that as many as 30,000 Rohingya have fled Burma for Bangladesh. Media reports from Bangladesh put the numbers closer to 70,000. The […]

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Why Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize Won’t Be Revoked By RUSSELL GOLDMAN      SEPT. 4, 2017 Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has been conspicuously silent on the Rohingya issue. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images HONG KONG — Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, […]

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Myanmar conflict: Fake photos inflame tension By Jonathan Head South East Asia correspondent  Image copyright Bettmann/Getty Image caption This photo is from Bangladesh in 1971 but is being shared on social media to describe Rohingya people in Myanmar as terrorists A recent surge in violence in the northern part of Myanmar’s Rakhine state has been […]

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Thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar amid tales of ethnic cleansing Huge influx of refugees expected to arrive in Bangladesh in coming days, with accusations of genocide in Rakhine state Rohingya refugees carry an elderly man as they cross the border into Bangladesh. Photograph: Bernat Armangue/AP Jacob Judah on the Myanmar border Saturday 2 September 2017 […]

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Members of Myanmar’s Red Cross help elder woman, who is fleeing a conflict area, upon arriving in Sittwe jetty, in Rakhine State on Wednesday. At least 18,500 Rohingyas have fled into Bangladesh in the last six days. — AFP photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the United States to put pressure on Myanmar […]

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The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army said its 25 August attacks were staged in ‘self-defense’ and would continue until Rohingya rights are restored, according to a senior militant official. The official identified himself as Abdullah while giving an exclusive interview with Asia Times on the day after 25 August attacks. He said the surprise wave of […]

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Thousands of fearful Rohingya Muslim and Rakhine Buddhist civilians fled the worst fighting to grip Myanmar’s northwest in five years, with 104 people killed and the United Nations and international aid groups forced to pull out some staff. The mass escape from the northern part of Rakhine state was triggered by widespread coordinated offensives by […]

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Clashes between Rohingya rebels and Myanmar army escalate Pre-dawn attacks staged by Rohingya militants on border and police outposts led to 71 deaths. A border patrol stands guard at a police post in Kyee Kan Pyin, Buthidaung, Rakhine state Myanmar, July 14, 2017, photo. Muslim militants attacked Myanmar police and border outposts in a troubled […]

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Bangladesh government at the UN Human Rights Committee Anisul Huq, the Bangladesh Law Minister, responding to questions at the UN Human Rights Committee 17 years ago, in September 2000, Bangladesh’s Awami League government ratified the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Under the treaty, within a year, the government was required to […]

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Mantras of hate: Militant Buddhist monks are stoking sectarian tensions in Myanmar They claim the Muslim minority poses a mortal threat to their religion INSIDE a Buddhist monastery in Mandalay five teenagers are looking at a poster, bemused. A graphic collage of photos depicts children’s corpses, monks covered in blood and enraged jihadists brandishing weapons. A […]

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File photo of Berhampore Central Correctional Home in Murshidabad district, India Collected Unlike Indian prisoners, as Bangladeshi inmates have no place to leave their children, they bring their children with them to the jails. Among the children who live in West Bengal’s jails with their parents, 63% are Bangladeshi citizens, an article in The Hindu states. According to […]

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