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Rohingya Muslims

Rohingya are 'world's largest stateless population'

The Rohingya refugees are “the world’s largest stateless population”, said Ursula Mueller, the UN's assistant secretary general for humanitarian affairs, as she called on the international community to help their plight.
Speaking at a high-level event on the issue of Rohingya at the UN on Friday, Ms Mueller said the Myanmar government “must take real steps forward, clearly demonstrating a commitment to immediate change on the ground”.

Rohingya genocide planned by Myanmar military

Myanmar’s military systematically planned a genocidal campaign to rid the country of Rohingya Muslims, according to a report released on Thursday by the advocacy group Fortify Rights based on testimony from 254 survivors, officials and workers over a 21-month period.

Young Rohingya facing bleak future in Myanmar

Source : AA / 13 Aug 2014

Fifteen-year-old Ko San has been working full-time for four years, arriving every day at the crack of dawn at a ramshackle teashop in western Myanmar. There, he doesn’t stop cleaning and waiting tables until the sun goes down over the nearby Bay of Bengal.


Rohingya dying from lack of health care in Myanmar

Source : AP / 13 Mar 2014

Noor Jahan rocked slowly on the floor, trying to steady her weak body. Her chest heaved and her eyes closed with each raspy breath. She could no longer eat or speak, throwing up even spoonfuls of tea.


Myanmar anti-Muslim rhetoric similar to Sri Lankan

Source : World Bulletin / 10 Mar 2014

The anti-Muslim rhetoric of Sri Lanka is similar to that of Myanmar, an international panel of experts at a conference on violence in the two countries concluded this week.

Although no one has died in anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka, speakers at the March 6 discussion said that the language of hatred is similar to that in Myanmar where hundreds of Rohingya Muslims are reported to have lost their lives.


Trafficking abuse of Myanmar Rohingya spreads to Malaysia

Source : Reuters / 07 Mar 2014

Human traffickers have kept hundreds of Rohingya Muslims captive in houses in northern Malaysia, beating them, depriving them of food, and demanding a ransom from their families, according to detailed accounts by the victims.


Medical aid group MSF allowed to reopen some Myanmar clinics

Source : / 03 Mar 2014

The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders has said that Myanmar's government is allowing it to resume operations everywhere in the country except for the strife-torn state of Rakhine.

It said in a statement on Saturday that it had been allowed to resume work in the states of Kashin and Shan states, as well as the Yangon region.


The Rohingya and the OIC: A voice against the ethnic cleansing?

Source : Aysenur Goksen / 18 Nov 2013

A delegation composed of the members from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) led by Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and seven foreign ministers from member states, including Ahmet Davutoglu of Turkey, arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday and travelled to Arakan State the following day. During the visit, which was due to start on Thursday, the OIC delegation is expected to visit the camps where the Rohingya Muslims live, meet representatives from humanitarian aid organizations and community leaders of both religious groups, and hold meetings with local and national authorities, including the country's vice president, Nyan Tun and foreign minister, Wunna Maung Lwin. The purpose of the visit was mainly to discuss the torture and repression faced by the Rohingya Muslims in the Arakan State.


Free Muslim Hospital Offers Hope in Burma

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 23 Sep 2013

In a country reeling from recent religious violence, a Muslim free hospital is offering a rare oasis of communal harmony, offering medical service to hundreds of Muslims, Buddhists and former political prisoners.

"I am a surgeon so my responsibility is to cure suffering patients," Tin Myo Win, the only Buddhist department head at at Yangon's Muslim Free Hospital, told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Monday, September 16.


Massacre of Muslims in Burma ignored

By AP / 9 July 2013

Their bones are scattered in blackened patches of earth across a hillside overlooking the wrecked Islamic boarding school they once called home.

Smashed fragments of skulls rest atop the dirt. A shattered jaw cradles half a set of teeth. And among the remains lie the sharpened bamboo staves attackers used to beat dozens of people to the ground before drowning their still-twitching bodies in gasoline and burning them alive.


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