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Myanmar rebuffs US pressure on atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

Humanosphere - ‎May 25, 2016‎
In one of the attacks, at least 70 Rohingya were killed. Police and soldiers in the Yan Thei village in Mrauk-U Township received advance warning of a pending attack.
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State counsellor urges avoidance of words 'Rohingya' and 'Bengali'

Myanmar Times - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said the words “Rohingya” and “Bengali” have political implications that are not acceptable to many people. “The Rakhine Buddhists object to the term 'Rohingya' just as much as Muslims object to the term 'Bengali' because they have ...
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Myanmar's 'Rohingya' problem

Asian Tribune - ‎May 14, 2016‎
Human rights groups say the Rohingya people are one of the most persecuted ethnic groups in the world. My own research work on endangered people has also shown that they are the most persecuted people in our time.
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36 Rohingya Refugees Leave Malaysia for Resettlement in US

benarnews - ‎22 hours ago‎
Thirty-six Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar were on their way to resettlement in the United States after leaving a detention center in Malaysia, the U.N.
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Some Myanmar citizens reject Suu Kyi's call to avoid terms like 'Rohingya' and 'Bengali'

Channel News Asia - ‎May 26, 2016‎
"If we stop using the term, the term which belongs to our identity and our culture, our traditions, what do you call these people?” said Wai Wai Nu, a Rohingya and human rights activist for the Rohingya community. “So it's important to call their name ...
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Myanmar's New US-Backed Dictator Doubles Down On Persecution Of Rohingya

Mintpress News (blog) - ‎May 16, 2016‎
The Rohingya, along with hundreds of thousands of people in mainly ethnic minority border areas, who hold the documents ostensibly as part of a process of applying for citizenship, will see their ID cards expire at the end of March, according to a ...

Rohingya refugees stuck in captivity, one year on

The Guardian - ‎May 26, 2016‎
“They hit us, with hammers, by knife, cutting,” one survivor told the Guardian at the time. Following an international outcry, Indonesia and Malaysia took in about 2,900 people, mostly Rohingya and Bangladeshis. Several thousand are believed to have ...
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Over a year later, Putrajaya says still no idea where 'boat people' came from

Malay Mail Online - ‎15 hours ago‎
The refugees dubbed “boat people” are believed be mostly the persecuted Rohingya minority from Myanmar, but the home minister said their identities could not be confirmed due to lack of identification papers.
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One Rohingya Muslim shot dead in mass escape from Thai detention center

Business Insider - ‎May 23, 2016‎
One was shot dead and three arrested after throwing stones and punches at police and immigration officers who gave chase, said Noppadon.
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Last refugee among group Australia sent to Cambodia returns to home country

The Guardian - ‎20 hours ago‎
The man, an Iranian, was one of four people to volunteer for resettlement as part of a $40-million deal forged between Australia and Cambodia in September 2014.
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Rohingya refugee: We were hunted down by mob in Myanmar - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Since 2012, more than 100,000 people have braved perilous boat journeys in search of better lives in Malaysia, Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries.

Last Rohingyas rounded up, to face charges for escaping

The Phuket News - ‎12 hours ago‎
... of violence.” Detainees have repeatedly complained of overcrowding and extremely poor hygiene. In 2013, journalists found 276 male Rohingyas detained in two small “cages” meant to hold no more than 15 people at the Phang Nga detention centre.

Suu Kyi calls for 'space' to address plight of Rohingya Muslims - ‎May 22, 2016‎
NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi asked to be given “enough space” to address the plight of her country's Rohingya Muslim population, as visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed the Nobel laureate to promote respect for human rights.

China reaches over the Rohingya to touch the Indian Ocean

Pressenza International Press Agency - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Radical Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu has led protests against Muslims, especially the Rohingya, in the Arakan state and has accused Burmese Muslims of establishing an Islamist state in Burma and has urged the Burmese people to avoid Muslim-run ...

Myanmar Refugee Group Raising Money For Soccer Team

DNAinfo - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Rohingya Muslims are considered "the most persecuted refugee group in the world," according to the Zakat Foundation of America, a religious nonprofit aimed at humanitarian efforts.

Anti-Rohingya protesters hit Ayeyarwady Region

Myanmar Times - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Yesterday's protesters demanded clarity and pressured the government to denounce the Rohingya. “Today we marched and shouted our demand, that those who call Bengali people Rohingya are known as our enemy,” said U Wai Yan Aung, a demonstration ...

MYANMAR: China Makes An Offer

Strategy Page - ‎11 hours ago‎
The ethnic Burmese are most hostile towards Moslems, who make up only about four percent of the population and less than ten percent of the minorities.

Government still identifying nationality of refugees at Belantik depot

The Sun Daily - ‎11 hours ago‎
Ahmad Zahid told this to reporters when asked on an Amnesty International report today on the conditions of 'boat people' that are still been detained at the detention depot. Some 1,158 Bangladeshis and Rohingya refugees, including children and women ...

Mainland Southeast Asia the center of complex power struggles

The Manila Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
AMERICAN President Barack Obama's visit to Hanoi, on his way to Tokyo for this year's G-7 economic Summit, continues Washington's protracted courtship of the region's toughest people—the Vietnamese—who, on Lee Kuan Yew's testimony, pride themselves ...