Burma
Associated Press/Photo by Manish Swarup

Rohingya refugees: Myanmar hiding five other mass graves

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/01/18, 11:18 am

More than two dozen Rohingya Muslims now in refugee camps in Bangladesh confirmed the existence of at least five mass graves in the Myanmar village of Gu Dar Pyin following the military’s clearance operations, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Myanmar’s military in August launched attacks against the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state days after militants attacked security posts. More than 650,000 Rohingya fled into neighboring Bangladesh, detailing stories of mass assaults and killings.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Thet Htoo

Richardson resigns Myanmar panel amid Rohingya crisis

International | Former UN ambassador accuses Aung San Suu Kyi of ‘an arrogance of power’
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/26/18, 02:29 pm

MYANMAR: Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson has resigned from a Myanmar (also known as Burma) advisory panel on the Rohingya crisis, calling the panel “a whitewash” and “cheerleading squad” for the military-run government. Richardson, a former Democratic congressman and governor of New Mexico, rebuked his long-time friend Aung San Suu Kyi, the former opposition activist and Nobel laureate who is now the country’s civilian leader.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Manish Swarup

Bangladesh postpones Rohingya repatriation

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/22/18, 10:32 am

Bangladesh has postponed its plan to begin repatriating more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar, also known as Burma, amid concerns the process will not be voluntary, a Bangladeshi official confirmed Monday. Bangladesh and Myanmar signed an agreement to return the refugees in “safety, security, and dignity” beginning Tuesday. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled into neighboring Bangladesh in August after a deadly security crackdown, which the UN called ethnic cleansing, in Rakhine state.

Read more