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The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), in collaboration with the Swedish Rohingya Association, invites you to a seminar on the developments in Burma (Myanmar), and the situation in the country. Optimism was high when the military junta was replaced by a democratically elected government in 2011. The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Au [...]

WHEN WILL THEIR TRAGEDY END? – OPED

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By Dr. Habib Siddiqui December 15, 2014 The Rohingya people of Myanmar (formerly Burma) are the most oppressed people in our planet. They face elimination in the Buddhist majority country, which is rightly called the ‘den of hatred and intolerance’ in our time. Not a single day goes by when their community members don’t face repeated persecut [...]

Eight Muslims jailed for refusing to ...

Rohingya women and children who arrived on a boat from Myanmar pass the time at a shelter for Rohingya women and children in Phang Nga
By Phyu Phyu Zin, December 08, 2014 Eight people arrested in Rakhine State for their refusal to be registered as “Bengali” during Myanmar’s nationwide population census were sentenced December 2 to two years in prison, according to Daw Wai Wai Nu, director of the Women Peace Network Arakan. Maungdaw Township Court in Rakhine State sentenced t [...]

UN urges Myanmar to grant citizenship...

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GENEVA, Nov 22 ― The United Nations adopted a resolution yesterday urging Myanmar to grant citizenship to its Rohingya Muslim minority, ramping up pressure on Yangon to scrap a controversial identity plan. The measure was adopted by consensus in the General Assembly’s rights committee following some wrangling with countries from the 57- [...]

US Says Burma Should Draft New Plan t...

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By JARED FARRIE, November 13, 2014 NAYPYITAW — The United States on Thursday urged Burma to draft a new plan to allow the ethnic Rohingya minority to become citizens and to scrap a proposed plan to send them to detention camps if they refuse to identify themselves as Bengalis. Most of Burma’s 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims are stateless and liv [...]

Myanmar profits off Rohingya exodus

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BY RODD PITMAN, Bangkok, November 7,2014 The small wooden boats leave the shores of western Myanmar nearly every day, overloaded with desperate Rohingya Muslims who are part of one the largest boat exoduses in Asia since the Vietnam War. Helping them on their way: Myanmar’s own security forces, who are profiting off the mass departure o [...]

US President to Meet Aung San Suu Kyi...

U.S. President Barack Obama and Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi walk together during their meeting at her home in Yangon
By KYAW HSU MON Wednesday, November 5, 2014 RANGOON —US President Barack Obama will meet with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon on November 14 during his second visit to Burma, following his audience with President Thein Sein in Naypyidaw during the Asean Summit. The White House announced on Tuesday that President Obama will be in Bu [...]

When will the Rohingya get to say ‘I ...

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By Binny Mary Paul November 4, 2014 It’s now 60 years since the United Nations pledged to protect displaced persons in a 1954 convention, however the number of individuals around the world who are without a nationality has surpassed 10 million. The numbers continue to rise with war in the Middle East escalating and new risks of statelessness [...]

UN resolution urges Myanmar to drop i...

Family members look from their temporary shelter at a Rohingya refugee camp as Myanmar's government embarks on a national census, in Sittwe
By CARA Anna, October 31, 2014 AP news Draft resolutions urges ‘access to full citizenship on equal basis’ for Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. A new UN draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar’s aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging “access to full citizenship on an equa [...]

Number of Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar To...

Ethnic Rohingya refugees from Myanmar sit on a wooden boat as they wait for transportation to a temporary shelter in Aceh Besar after arriving at Lampulo habour
By ROBIN McDOWELL, October 25, 2014 A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday. Chris Lewa, director of the nonprofit advocacy group Arakan Project, sa [...]

Over 650 Civil Society Actors Speak O...

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By Burma Partnership, October 21, 2014 The forum titled, “Civil Societies’ Review on Myanmar/Burma’s Transition Process: Prospects for 2015 and Beyond”, held on 15 – 17 October 2014 at the Myanmar Christian Fellowship of the Blind Center in Rangoon, brought together over 650 representatives from 257 organizations and networks from across the [...]

Burma Blockades Rohingya, Tries to Er...

A Rohingya Muslim stands near border fence of Bangladesh in Maungdaw
By Robin McDowell,AP new Thursday October 9, 2014 RANGOON — Authorities sealed off villages in Burma’s only Muslim-majority region and in some cases beat and arrested people who refused to register with immigration officials, residents and activists say, in what may be the most aggressive effort yet to force Rohingya to indicate they are ille [...]

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What happened to the peace and democratization process in Burma?

What happened to the peace and democratization process in Burma?

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), in collaboration with the Swedish Rohingya Asso[...]
WHEN WILL THEIR TRAGEDY END? – OPED

WHEN WILL THEIR TRAGEDY END? – OPED

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui December 15, 2014 The Rohingya people of Myanmar (formerly Burma) are the mo[...]
Eight Muslims jailed for refusing to register as ‘Bengali’: NGO

Eight Muslims jailed for refusing to register as ‘Bengali’: NGO

By Phyu Phyu Zin, December 08, 2014 Eight people arrested in Rakhine State for their refusal to be[...]
UN urges Myanmar to grant citizenship to Rohingya Muslims

UN urges Myanmar to grant citizenship to Rohingya Muslims

GENEVA, Nov 22 ― The United Nations adopted a resolution yesterday urging Myanmar to grant citizensh[...]
US Says Burma Should Draft New Plan to Give Rohingya Citizenship

US Says Burma Should Draft New Plan to Give Rohingya Citizenship

By JARED FARRIE, November 13, 2014 NAYPYITAW — The United States on Thursday urged Burma to draft [...]