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Hasina calls Myanmar military’s disinformation regarding Rohingyas ‘disgusting’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has described the Myanmar military’s use of false pictures as propaganda against Rohingyas which she finds ‘disgusting’. What Myanmar is doing is disgusting,” she said. “They are ruining their own reputation. They are diminishing their position on the world stage.” The prime minister made the remarks in response to a question […]

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AJC Urges UN Security Council to Protect Myanmar's Rohingya Population

NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AJC welcomes the UN report on genocide committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar and urges the UN Security Council to take concrete action to implement the report’s recommendations. “The horrific attacks against the Rohingya cannot be ignored. It is critical for the international community to seek accountability for perpetrators of these […]

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Exclusive: Fake photos in Myanmar army's 'True News' book on the Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) – The grainy black-and-white photo, printed in a new book on the Rohingya crisis authored by Myanmar’s army, shows a man standing over two bodies, wielding a farming tool. “Bengalis killed local ethnics brutally”, reads the caption. In the top screenshot, an authentic image (as captured from Flickr) depicts the bodies of Bengalis […]

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Rakhine: Time for a new approach

By THOMAS KEAN | FRONTIER The next few months will be an incredibly difficult period for Myanmar, dealing a succession of further blows to the image of the country, its transition and its political leaders, notably State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The US State Department will soon release a highly detailed investigation into […]

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UK secretary to visit Myanmar after damning UN report

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to ‘seek answers’ on ‘deeply disturbing’ facts in violence against Rohingya Muslims By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal LONDON Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will visit Myanmar to “seek answers” after a UN report on the army’s brutal atrocities and violence against the Rohingya Muslims in the country. Calling the report “deeply disturbing” […]

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UN: Netherlands, Kuwait support charges against Myanmar

WASHINGTON UN representatives of the Netherlands and Kuwait said Monday they support the organization’s demand for genocide charges against the Myanmar army for their persecution of Rohingya Muslims. “We are very concerned about the atrocities committed there and call for accountability and to refer the situation in Myanmar to the ICC,” Netherlands’ permanent representative to […]

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Pompeo Decries 'Abhorrent Ethnic Cleansing' in Myanmar on Anniversary

(REUTERS) – THE UNITED States will continue to hold accountable those responsible for what he described as the “abhorrent ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday. Pompeo’s statement came on the one year anniversary of the conflict in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state that drove more than 700,000 […]

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Myanmar Not Conducive For Rohingya Return, Says Bangladesh Official

By Kamran Reza Chowdhury The situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state still is not conducive for the return of Rohingya refugees sheltering in Bangladesh, according to Bangladesh officials who accompanied their foreign minister on his first visit to the troubled state recently. The official said the conditions in Rakhine’s capital Sittwe and in Maungdaw and Buthidaung […]