Political Games Over the Rohingya

The situation that has been unfolding over the Rohingya Muslims, one of the many ethno-religious minorities of Myanmar, began to deteriorate sharply since the end of August of this year. A direct reason for the latest outburst of tension in the northern part of the state of Rakhine, supposedly, was the attack on a border …

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Western Media Consumed by Myanmar Monster of Own Creation

Years ago, those confronting and questioning the Western media’s “pro-democracy” narrative regarding Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her National League for Democracy (NLD) political party and her supporters including saffron-clad supposed “Buddhist monks,” were ridiculed and dismissed. Warnings that Suu Kyi’s political movement was nothing more than a foreign-funded attempt to co-opt the …

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China Proposes Peace Process for Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for a three step peace process in order to put an end to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, which has seen many refugees flee from Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh. The current crisis has its roots in the multi-ethnic, multi-confessional nature of Mayanmar, according to its present borders which …

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A Rohingya refugee woman waits for permission from the Bangladeshi army permission to continue her way after crossing from Myanmar, in Teknaf, Bangladesh October 15, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Jorge Silva

Where to Next For Rohingya Refugees?

Southeast Asia could experience an explosion of refugees not seen since the end of the Indochina War unless more is done in the next two months to resolve the plight of some one million Rohingya who have been forced out of Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh. That’s the assessment of former Indonesian attorney-general Marzuki Darusman, head …

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The Unwanted: Rohingya Who Escaped Ethnic Cleansing

Stranded, stateless, unwanted, they are citizens of no country. Myanmar and Bangladesh toss their fate back and forth, even as Myanmar’s army makes one thing clear to every Rohingya they aren’t raping, murdering, burning or shooting: “Get out and don’t come back.” So they flee from their villages until they reach the border of Rakhine …

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Bangladesh Considers Sterilization to Curb Rohingya Refugee Population

The U.N. said there is a “consistent, methodical pattern” of killings, torture, rape and arson against Rohingya Muslim refugees. Bangladesh is considering sterilizing the Rohingya refugee population after health officials proposed the move to the government Friday. Supporters of the plan call for vasectomies for Rohingya men and tubectomies for women, saying “sterilization of the …

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Will Anyone Protect the Rohingya?

Since August, the Rohingya, an ethnic minority in Myanmar, has faced what a United Nations official called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Recent reports describe a campaign by Myanmar security forces to drive the Rohingya from the country permanently. Hundreds of thousands have fled to camps in neighboring Bangladesh, creating a new refugee crisis. …

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Shifting Blame as US Agenda Unfolds in Myanmar

As violence continues to unfold in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state against the nation’s Rohingya ethnic minority, the agenda driving the conflict is likewise unfolding in a more transparent and direct manner. As was predicted – the US is shifting blame away from the US-backed client regime headed by Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League …

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