Bangladesh protests Burmese force buildup

Bangladesh protests Burmese force buildup

Dhaka: Bangladesh will send a protest note to Burma (Myanmar) over an increased security presence near a portion of their border where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been sheltering just inside Myanmar, a Bangladesh border guard official said on Thursday. The UN refugee agency has expressed concern that thousands of people staying on the strip […]

Reuters journalists in Burmese prison

Reuters journalists in Burmese prison

YANGON: Two Reuters journalists arrested in Burma (Myanmar) will be allowed to meet their families once their first 14-day period of remand expires, says Reuters, quoting local media. They were arrested after being invited to meet police officials over dinner on the outskirts of Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon on Dec 12. Reporters Wa Lone and […]

Rohingya Women, most abused, tortured

Rohingya Women, most abused, tortured

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh:- Rahima’s father said that she and her sister were too young, too pretty, too vulnerable to be trusted among the men of her village in western Burma (Myanmar), not to mention the soldiers who roamed the region. “My father would beat us if we dared to go out by ourselves, or he’d beat […]

Malaysians joining Rohingya ‘army’ against Burma

Malaysians joining Rohingya ‘army’ against Burma

A group of Malaysians is in Burma (Myanmar) to take up arms against the country’s army, whose offensive against insurgents has led more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the crackdown in Rakhine state. So says Malaysia’s top cop. Malaysian police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun, who disclosed this, added that intelligence showed there were other […]

Over two lakh refugees flood Bangladesh

Over two lakh refugees flood Bangladesh

Bangladesh is reeling under a flood of refugees.  Some 2,70,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter in Bangladesh since violence erupted in Burma (Myanmar) two weeks ago, the UN says. A spokeswoman said the jump – up from 1,64,000 on Thursday – was because new pockets of people had been found. She called the figure “so […]

Malaysia alerted to Human Crisis in Burma, Bangladesh

Malaysia alerted to Human Crisis in Burma, Bangladesh

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –  It’s a human crisis. Burma (Myanmar), according to reports, continues to ignore the rights of its Rohingya Minorities. In fact, reports say that the army is actually pushing them into Bangladesh! Malaysia says it will summon the Burmese ambassador to draw attention to the issue. The conflict in Rakhine province of […]

Burma Refugees flood Bangladesh

Burma Refugees flood Bangladesh

DHAKA : Beleaguered Bangladesh has a refugee problem now – Hundreds of Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in neighbouring Burma, many with horrific tales of troops killing civilians and burning villages. Bangladesh says it has prevented hundreds more from crossing into the country, despite pleas from the United Nations to open its […]