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Iran, Pakistan army chiefs urge Muslim world action to end Rohingya plight

1396/6/27 | 18:49
The military chiefs of Iran and Pakistan have called on the Muslim world to take more concrete actions to end the violence against the persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. In a telephone conversation on Sunday, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri and Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed cooperation between the two countries' armed forces to maintain security along border areas and also talked about the ongoing inhumane situation of Rohingya Muslims. They ...

Would a defeat in NA-120 would end PML-N's politics from Punjab?

1396/6/26 | 18:49
  As political fortresses go, there are few in the country as impregnable for the Pakistan Muslim League-N opponents as the Lahore constituency which is titled as NA-120.     This constituency has thrice elected Nawaz Sharif as the country’s prime minister since 1990. Before that Mr Sharif had won the National Assembly (NA) seat from the area in 1985 but had chosen to vacate it since he wanted, and easily secured for himself, the office of the Punjab chief minister.    Since then in the elections the PML-N leader couldn’t ...

Rohingyas of Karachi struggle to deal with identity crisis

1396/6/26 | 18:49
Ali Akbar Shah Goth and 100-Quarters in Arakanabad are the biggest dwellings of Rohingya Muslims in Pakistan though few will admit they are originally from Myanmar.     Since they all first crossed over to Bangladesh, in different times, to reach Pakistan, they prefer to call themselves Bengalis.     Gathered with other community elders at a tea stall in the market area of Ali Akbar Shah Goth, Nur Ahmed said he along with other Bengalis had come to Karachi even before the separation of East Pakistan, as “this country ...

UNICEF says 240,000 Rohingya kids in dangerous situation

1396/6/25 | 18:49
UNICEF has warned that more than half the nearly 400,000 Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar are children in dire condition. About 240,000 children, of whom 36,000 are less than a year old and 92,000 are under five years old, are living in squalid conditions where they are vulnerable to the spread of disease, the UN children's agency said on Friday. There are also about 52,000 pregnant and lactating women among the refugees. According to latest estimates, about 391,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since violence erupted ...

Did China hold back Pakistan to take stand on Rohingya’s genocide?

1396/6/23 | 18:49
  International divisions emerged on Tuesday ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on a worsening refugee crisis in Myanmar, with China voicing support for a military crackdown that has been criticised by the US, slammed as “ethnic cleansing” and forced 370,000 Rohingya to flee the violence.     Beijing's intervention appears aimed at heading off any attempt to censure Myanmar at the council when it convenes on Wednesday.China was one of the few foreign friends of Myanmar's former junta.     Beijing has tightened ...

Iran seeks to send delegation to Myanmar over Rohingya plight

1396/6/23 | 18:49
Tehran says it has called for a visit of an Iranian Foreign Ministry delegation to Myanmar to discuss ways to end the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian country. “To [help] put an end to the violence against the Rohingya Muslims, the Islamic Republic of Iran has demanded that a delegation of the Foreign Ministry visit Myanmar,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday. He added that Iran’s ambassador to Thailand has held talks with Myanmar’s officials on the situation of the Rohingya. The ...

Bangladesh offers land to shelter Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

1396/6/21 | 18:49
  Bangladesh has agreed to free land for a new camp to shelter some of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled recent violence in Myanmar, an official said Monday.   The new camp will help relieve some pressure on existing settlements in the Bangladeshi border district of Cox's Bazar, where 313,000 have arrived since Aug. 25, according to the United Nations.   "The two refugees camps we are in are beyond overcrowded," said U.N. refugee agency spokeswoman Vivian Tan.   Other new arrivals were being ...

The missing anchor: Did Myanmar really detain Aamir Liaqat Hussain?

1396/6/20 | 18:49
  Anchorperson Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s television channel expressed fears that he was stopped at the Yangon airport by immigration authorities on Saturday and put under detention.      The chief news officer for Bol News, Faysal Aziz Khan, told Dawn that Mr Hussain had been sent to Myanmar to cover the plight of Rohingya Muslims there.     “[At the airport in Yangon] he was asked about the purpose of his visit and Aamir Liaquat spoke the truth. Since then we have had no contact with him,” Mr Khan said.   He ...

Kashmir stands against the killings of Rohingya Muslims

1396/6/19 | 18:49
  People from all walks of life in Tral Pulwama joined the protests while condemning the killing of innocent civilians, children and women by Myanmar military.     Hundreds of people assembled at main Aabghar chowk and held anti-Myanmar demonstrations seeking justice for Muslims who are facing persecution by Myanmar military.   Protesters shouted slogans in favour of the Muslim countries who have shown concern over the persecution of minorities in Myanmar.   The Protesters were holding placards during the protest ...

Hajj 2017 went well, but the Rohingya matter not a jot in Saudi Arabia

1396/6/19 | 18:49
  The House of Saud will, no doubt, be quite pleased with itself that the Hajj 2017 has concluded without any setbacks or hitches worth reporting.   In fact, it will pat itself on the back rather cynically that in addition to a smooth, incident-free pilgrimage, its enormous team of bureaucrats — including intelligence and security forces — ensured that the compartmentalisation of the Hajj as a purely spiritual-religious ritual did not stray onto “other” areas, the “other” being politics.     Saudi Arabia ...

Diplomatic protest: Why Pakistan doesn’t close Myanmar’s embassy?

1396/6/19 | 18:49
  Foreign Secretary Tahmina Janjua summoned Myanmar's ambassador U. Win Myint to the Foreign Office on Saturday to register Pakistan's "strong protest" at the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar's Rakhine State.     Janjua demanded that the Myanmar government takes "effective measures to prevent the recurrence of such violence" and ensures that the rights of the Rohingya population are upheld. The foreign secretary also emphasised that in order to reach a "durable settlement of the problem", the recommendations ...

Crimes against Rohingya, organized Israeli plot: Velayati

1396/6/19 | 18:49
A senior Iranian official has slammed the ongoing brutal crackdown on the Rohingya in Myanmar, saying the Muslim community is suffering from organized crime at the hands of the Israeli regime. “The Zionist regime’s plot to cleanse its cruel and child-killing image and promote the culture of cruelty and oppression against children, the elderly and innocent people in coordination with the government of Myanmar shows a horrible and organized crime against the deprived Rohingya Muslims,” Ali Akbar Velayati, the secretary general of the ...

Myanmar’s army is planting landmines across the border

1396/6/18 | 18:49
  Dhaka lodged a formal complaint against Myanmar for laying landmines across its border with Bangladesh. Bangladeshi government says the landmines are planted to prevent the Rohingya refugees from returning to Myanmar’s soil.   Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque has confirmed to media that the complaint has been lodged. Bangladesh has faxed an objection note to Myanmar, saying that implantation of landmines is in violation of international laws.   Sources claim that informers’ statements and photographic evidence proved ...

Israel sells arms to Myanmar despite Junta’s genocide against Muslims

1396/6/16 | 18:49
  Israeli regime continues to sell arms to Myanmar's junta despite reports that Buddhist country's crimes against minority Rohingya Muslims is amounting to genocide.     Thousands of persecuted Rohingyas were slaughtered and burnt alive and some 100,000 more were forced to flee their burning villages to neighboring Bangladesh, many with bullet wounds, after Myanmar’s army launched a bloody offensive on northern Rakhine state on 25 August under the pretext of fighting militants.     But none of this has led to ...

Unabated genocide: Roningyas, world’s most persecuted minority 

1396/6/15 | 18:49
  The UN says that nearly 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh after violence broke out in Myanmar recently.   Clashes have broken out a number of times over the past few years between the Buddhist majority in Myanmar and the Rohingya who are Muslim.   The latest cycle of violence was apparently triggered when Rohingya militants launched attacks on police which left 12 security personnel dead.     The Rohingya — described by the UN as the world’s most persecuted minority — lead a miserable existence ...

Why Aung San Suu Kyi should be stripped of Nobel Peace Prize immediately?

1396/6/15 | 18:49
  Aung San Suu Kyi is an apologist for genocide, ethnic cleansing and mass rape. For the past year, Aung San Suu Kyi has been State Counselor, or de facto head of government, in Myanmar, where members of the Rohingya Muslim minority in the northern Rakhine state have been shot, stabbed, starved, robbed, raped and driven from their homes in the hundreds of thousands.     In December, while the world focused on the fall of Aleppo, more than a dozen Nobel Laureates published an open letter warning of a tragedy in Rakhine “amounting ...

Petrol bomb thrown at Myanmar embassy in Indonesia

1396/6/13 | 18:49
A petrol bomb was thrown at Myanmar's embassy in the Indonesian capital Jakarta early Sunday, police said, as anger grew across the mainly Muslim archipelago about violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar. No one was injured in the incident, said Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono. A patrolling police officer saw fire at the rear terrace on the second floor and immediately informed police who were guarding the embassy. "We are still trying to catch the perpetrator," Yuwono told AFP. Indonesians are becoming increasingly concerned at the ...

Myanmar’s genocide: The criminal silence of Muslim Ummah

1396/6/9 | 18:49
  In a new series of violent acts against Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar soldiers opened fire on fleeing civilians as they attempted to cross the border into Bangladesh and escape the government-perpetrated violence.     According to different human rights organisations and watchdog groups, the worsening security situation in Myanmar is heading towards another major refugee crisis.     They have reported the worst kind of human rights violation of Rohingya Muslims by the Burmans. The systemic killing of the members ...

Another Rohingya mass murder looms as militants attack security forces in Rakhine

1396/6/7 | 18:49
  UN urges Myanmar to avoid retaliation against Rohingya citizens after the militants’ attacks.     An overnight attack on Friday by Rohingya militants in Rakhine State, western Myanmar, left 12 security personnel and 77 Rohingya Muslims dead. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army claimed responsibility for the attacks.   The militants used machetes, small arms and homemade grenades, Myanmar armed forces claimed. The coordinated attacks were launched early morning on several police stations and military posts near Myanmar–Bangladesh ...

No refuge on earth: The plight of landless Rohingyas

1396/5/22 | 18:49
  Myanmar is imposing new curfews and deploying more troops to Rakhine state, the government confirmed on Saturday, after the United Nations expressed alarm at reports of a military build-up in the region where authorities are accused of widespread rights abuses.     News that an army battalion was flown into Rakhine this week to boost security met criticism from UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee on Friday, who warned it was "cause for major concern".       Buddhist-majority Myanmar has long faced criticism for its treatment ...

The uncovering of new angles of Buddhist atrocities against Myanmar Muslims

1396/5/4 | 18:49
After months of banning media coverage of Myanmar's bloody incidents against the Rohingya minority, a group of journalists were allowed to visit the victims and publish a handful of stories.   On Sunday morning, a group of Muslim women told reporters that a day ago the attackers have kidnapped a number of men, women and children, Reuters reported. “My son is not a terrorist. He was arrested on false charges while working on the farm.” said a woman. The recent round of violence in northern Myanmar began in October last year. A month ...

Myanmar to deny entry to UN staffers investigating plight of Rohingya Muslims

1396/4/9 | 18:49
Myanmar says it will refuse entry to the members of a United Nations fact-finding mission tasked with investigating allegations of crimes by Myanmar’s security forces against Rohingya Muslims. Kyaw Zeya, a permanent secretary at Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the government would not grant visas to the UN staffers.   The government in the capital, Naypyidaw, which is practically led by Aung San Suu Kyi, had already said it would not cooperate with a UN mission in the country. The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed ...

UN rights group names team to probe atrocities against Rohingya

1396/3/10 | 18:49
  The UN Human Rights Council has named a three-person team to probe atrocities against Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. The Geneva-based council said in a statement on Tuesday that decorated Indian lawyer and women's rights campaigner, Indira Jaising, Sri Lanka's former human rights chief, Radhika Coomaraswamy, and Christopher Dominic Sidoti, a prominent human rights advocate from Australia, have been appointed to lead the probe. The team of experts is scheduled to meet soon in Geneva to chart a work plan. It ...

Report documents evidence of attacks on Rohingya

1396/2/31 | 18:49
    A Rohingya advocacy group urged the government of Myanmar on Tuesday to cooperate with a UN fact-finding mission as it presents new evidence of attacks against Muslim civilians in western Rakhine state.   The London-based Burmese Rohingya Organization U.K. (BROUK) published a new report that contains evidence Rohingya have been targeted in an organized manner by state forces in northern Rakhine state during military operations since last October. “What is new about the material contained in this report is that it ...

Facing disaster: The Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar

1396/2/17 | 18:49
A fine-featured, skeletal middle-aged man, (his name has been withheld at his request), he spoke haltingly as he describes how and why he fled his native Myanmar. “The fires started at my house at 8.30am on the first day,” said Farouk, adding that they were started by a local Buddhist mob accompanied by the Myanmar army. “They fired weapons at the children and the elder people who were hiding in the paddy fields. They took my child and threw him into the fire by his neck. He was four years old.” A history of violence Farouk’s account ...

Sham democracy: The long lonely battle of Rohingyas

1396/1/29 | 18:49
  This is the fact that the return of democracy in Myanmar has been nothing but a disappointment for those concerned with human rights in the country.      The ruling party has done little to stop the unchecked attacks against the Rohingya, which has left the community looking for ways to flee to other states – who are also unwilling to play host.     While Myanmar has been accused by many rights activists of crimes against humanity, it seems the international pressure is simply not enough to force the country ...

Pack of lies: There is no ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, claims Suu Kyi

1396/1/17 | 18:49
Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate and de facto leader of Myanmar, has denied that there is any ethnic cleansing of the minority Rohingya Muslim community in the country, making the claim in a BBC interview. When asked if she ever worried about being remembered as the Nobel laureate and champion of human rights who failed to stand up against ethnic cleansing in her country, Suu Kyi categorically denied, "No, because I don't think there is ethnic cleansing going on...Ethnic cleansing is too strong an expression to use for what's happening." The ...

Rohingya’s prosecution is genocide not xenophobia

1395/11/24 | 18:49
  The recent released report compiled by the UN reveals a shocking picture of the abuse and violence faced by the beleaguered Rohingya minority in Myanmar. The narrative in Myanmar is that the Rohingya are not ‘sons of the soil’ and are ‘illegal immigrants’ from Bangladesh. Even if this debatable proposition was accepted, would it justify the atrocities the Rohingya have been subjected to? The state of Myanmar, especially supposed human rights champion Aung San Suu Kyi, must investigate the claims highlighted by the report. ...

JF-17 pact with Myanmar: Is Pakistan betraying Rohingyas?

1395/11/22 | 18:49
    The governments of Pakistan and Myanmar are now in "advanced negotiations" to licence-build the JF-17, a single-engine multi-role fighter jet, IHS Jane's Defence Weekly, an independent defence news agency, reported.     Citing defence industry sources in Yangon and sources close to the Myanmar Air Force (MAF), the defence news outlet said that if an agreement is reached, Myanmar would be able to significantly expand its local defence industry.   It is worth mentioning that Myanmar has been involved since long  ...

Unleashed violence: A brief history of Burma’s atrocities against Muslims

1395/11/8 | 18:49
  The Burmese Muslims are facing tough times and their plight is terrible. They are being killed overtly without any reason.   They cannot get citizenship of Myanmar under the Citizenship Act of Burma 1982; their children cannot get admission to any school and even worse is that they cannot marry without the permission of the government.     The root cause of this scenario owes its origins to the Second World War when in 1941 Japan attacked Burma, where the Burmese Muslims supported Britain. Since then the Burmese Muslims ...

Looking own home: Pakistan voices for Rohingyas forgetting plight of own minorities

1395/11/3 | 18:49
    Pakistan has raised the issue of Rohingya Muslims’ plight at the platform of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.     Besides urging the government of Myanmar to take necessary measures to protect the basic human rights of the Rohingya Muslims     Pakistan has taken a stand now against this injustice. The government has urged the world community to play its role in resolving this human tragedy.   The nature of the crisis is more humanitarian than religious but the government and the legislators ...

Rohingya’s ethnic cleansing: OIC’s is late awakening

1395/10/30 | 18:49
  The United Nations should intervene in Myanmar's Rakhine State to stop further escalation of violence against Rohingya Muslims and avoid another genocide like in Cambodia and Rwanda, said the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's special envoy to Myanmar.     The conflict which has left at least 86 dead and an estimated 66,000 people fleeing into Bangladesh since it started on Oct. 9, 2016, is no longer an internal issue but of international concern, said Syed Hamid Albar, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Special Envoy to ...

How US using Saudia to create a pretext for military intervention in Myanmar

1395/10/27 | 18:49
  The Wall Street Journal and ICG both apparently expect readers to believe that Saudi Arabia is backing armed militants in Myanmar simply to “fight back” against Aung San Suu Kyi, her government and her followers’ collective brutality against the Rohingya.     In reality, Saudi Arabia and its sponsors in Washington, London and Brussels, only intervene when geopolitically advantageous. Just as Saudi Arabia is backing armed militants everywhere from Yemen to Syria to advance a joint US-European-Gulf campaign to reassert ...

Another rallying issue: Would ISIS lead a war on Myanmar?

1395/10/22 | 18:49
  Myanmar faces a growing danger of attacks by foreign supporters of Islamic State (IS) recruited from Southeast Asian networks in support of persecuted Muslim Rohingyas, Malaysia's top counter-terrorism official has said.     Malaysian authorities have detained a suspected IS follower planning to head to Myanmar to carry out attacks, the head of the Malaysian police counter-terrorism division, Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, said in an interview.   The suspect was scheduled to be charged on Wednesday for possession of materials linked ...

In support of terrorists: JI seeks alliance of Takfiris in the world

1395/10/17 | 18:49
  The rulers of Muslim countries remained silent over important and serious issues being faced by the Muslim Ummah.      Amir Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan, Siraj-ul-Haq said addressing a large gathering of Umaat-e-Rasool (SAW) march, organised by his party to express solidarity with the oppressed Muslims of Myanmar and Aleppo.     "The United Nation's Security Council cannot be removed for 1.2 billion Muslims from the world, it is the time to abandon the so-called United Nations by the 'Muslims bloc' and form ...

An eye opener report: Would the world notice Myanmar’s atrocities on AI report?

1395/10/1 | 18:49
  Finally international human rights organization awakens up on brutal violence against Rohingya Muslims.      Amnesty International revealed in a report that the Myanmar security forces are responsible for unlawful killings, multiple rapes and the burning down of houses and entire villages in a campaign of violence against Rohingya people that may amount to crimes against humanity.     The report documents how dozens of people have been arbitrarily arrested during the military’s vicious and disproportionate security ...

Rohingya’s killings: Hilarious accusations of Myanmar on Pakistan

1395/9/27 | 18:49
A group of Rohingya Muslims that attacked Myanmar border guards in October is headed by people with links to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said on Thursday, citing members of the group.   The coordinated attacks on Oct. 9 killed nine policemen, and sparked a crackdown by security forces in the Muslim-majority north of Rakhine State in the country's northwest.     At least 86 people have been killed, according to state media, and the United Nations has estimated 27,000 members of the largely ...

Shafaqna Special: Rohingy’s prosecution and Suu Kyi’s true face

1395/9/9 | 18:49
  More Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar poured into neighbouring Bangladesh this week, with some feared dead after a boat sank in a river during a bid to flee escalating violence that has killed at least 86 and displaced about 30,000 people. Some Rohingya refugees have been missing for days after a group crossed the river Naaf that separates Myanmar and Bangladesh — those who managed to enter Bangladesh sought shelter in refugee camps or people's homes. The Myanmar violence is the most serious since hundreds were killed in communal clashes ...

Ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas: A community worth nothing to World

1395/9/5 | 18:49
  Up to 30,000 people have been displaced by violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, half of them over the course of last weekend when dozens of people died in clashes with the military, the UN said on Friday. Troops have poured into a strip of land along the Bangladesh border, an area which is largely home to the stateless Muslim Rohingya minority, since coordinated attacks on police posts last month. The army this week said troops have killed nearly 70 people as they hunt the attackers, although activists say the number could be much higher. ...

Myanmar: International community must act to halt state abuses against Rohingya

1395/9/3 | 18:49
SHAFAQNA – IHRC is extremely concerned for the fate of Myanmar’s Rohingya following a renewed government crackdown against the beleaguered minority. Well over 100 people have reportedly been killed, hundreds detained by the military, and at least 30,000 have so far fled for their lives after security forces invaded their villages and razed or torched their dwellings after looting them. Mosques and schools have also been destroyed. There are numerous claims that scores of Rohingya women have been raped by soldiers and reports of Rohingya ...

Myanmar: International community must act to halt state abuses against Rohingya

1395/9/2 | 18:49
SHAFAQNA – IHRC is extremely concerned for the fate of Myanmar’s Rohingya following a renewed government crackdown against the beleaguered minority. Well over 100 people have reportedly been killed, hundreds detained by the military, and at least 30,000 have so far fled for their lives after security forces invaded their villages and razed or torched their dwellings after looting them. Mosques and schools have also been destroyed. There are numerous claims that scores of Rohingya women have been raped by soldiers and reports of Rohingya ...

No end to ordeal: Myanmar’s barren democracy and plight of  Rohingya Muslim

1395/1/16 | 18:49
 On Thursday, Htin Kyan was sworn as Myanmar’s first civilian president. A trusted aide of Aung San Suu Kyi, he has urged patience for both Myanmar and the world. The country has thus taken a step towards ending 56 years of military rule. It took four months between the national elections in November and March for the newly elected parliament to come to a power-sharing agreement with the military junta. Already, instead of moving forward, the ruling National League for Democracy has begun to give anti-democratic signals. It has declared ...

Myanmar’s nascent democracy: What does democracy mean to oppressed Rohingyas?

1394/12/29 | 18:49
  Myanmar's parliament has elected Htin Kyaw as the country's next president, the first civilian leader after more than 50 years of military rule. Htin Kyaw is a close ally of Aung San Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy (NLD) party swept to victory in historic elections in November. He said his appointment was "Aung San Suu Kyi's victory". Ms Suu Kyi is barred from the post by the constitution, but has said she will lead the country anyway. Htin Kyaw won with 360 of the 652 votes cast in the two houses of parliament, with MPs ...

Myanmar: What the return of democracy means to Rohingya Muslims?

1394/11/16 | 18:49
 Myanmar will form its first democratically elected government since the military junta took power in 1962 when opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi oversees the first sitting of a parliament dominated by her National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Ms Suu Kyi’s party has enough seats to form a majority in the southeast Asian nation (formerly Burma). Because of the terms of the constitution, however, the NLD will share power with the military and the Nobel Prize winner will not be allowed to assume the presidency. This means a delicate ...

Seeking ultimate power: Is Suu Kyi ready to face military’s ire?

1394/9/6 | 18:49
  Coming from a politician who has spent her career fighting military rule, the statements seem rather authoritarian: "I'll be above the president," who "will be told exactly what he can do." Though officially barred from the presidency, Aung San Suu Kyi says she will effectively lead Myanmar if her party wins elections that it has so far dominated. Some observers are dismayed by her willingness to place herself above not just the president but the law. Others say she's obeying the will of the people and subverting a military-dictated constitutional ...

Could victory of Aung San Suu Kyi a ray of hope for oppressed Rohingyas?

1394/8/22 | 18:49
 Myanmar President Thein Sein has congratulated Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party on its success in polls, his spokesman told the BBC.With about 47% of seats declared, the National League for Democracy (NLD) has taken over 90% of the vote. Ms Suu Kyi has written to the leadership requesting talks on national reconciliation. But spokesman U Ye Htut said such a meeting could only take place after the final results were announced.He insisted there was no attempt to delay the declaration of results from Sunday's election. Correspondents say ...

Aung San Suu Kyi victory: Would Myanmar return to stability?

1394/8/20 | 18:49
Myanmar’s ruling party conceded defeat in a general election on Monday as the opposition led by democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi appeared on course for a landslide victory that could ensure it forms the next government.“We lost,” Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) acting chairman Htay Oo told Reuters a day after the Southeast Asian country’s first free nationwide election in a quarter of a century.By late afternoon, vendors outside the headquarters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Yangon were selling red T-shirts ...

‘Strong Evidence’ of Genocide against Myanmar Muslims : Report

1394/8/8 | 18:49
 There is “strong evidence” of a genocide coordinated by the Myanmar government against the Rohingya Muslims, according to an assessment by Yale University Law School.The Lowenstein Clinic spent eight months assessing evidence from Myanmar, including documents and testimony provided by Al Jazeera and the advocacy group Fortify Rights.“Given the scale of the atrocities and the way that politicians talk about the Rohingya, we think it’s hard to avoid a conclusion that intent [to commit genocide] is present,” concluded the clinic.Exclusive ...

Global hunger index: Does the world need arms not bread?

1394/7/23 | 18:49
 India has significantly moved the dial on hunger in the past decade but still has serious rates of people suffering from a lack of food, according to a global ranking published this week.The world’s second-most-populous-country came 80th out of 104 countries ranked from the least to the most hungry, ahead of Pakistan, Ethiopia and Nigeria but behind Bangladesh, North Korea and Myanmar.The ranking measures the proportion of the population that consumesfewer than 1,800 kilocalories each a day–defined as undernourishment–as well as three ...

Mainstreaming FATA: Are Strategic reasons compelling for FATA reforms?

1394/6/23 | 18:49
Lawmakers from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) have submitted a draft constitutional amendment bill in the National Assembly Secretariat, seeking merger of Fata in the Provincially Administrated Tribal Areas (Pata) of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.The proposed 22nd Constitutional Amendment Act, 2015 was submitted by Fata parliamentary leader MNA Shah Jee Gul Afridi to National Assembly Secretary Muhammad Khan. The draft bill will be presented in a session of the National Assembly which will convene in October this year, he added. Turi said ...