Myanmar


Rohingya Future Uncertain As Repatriation Plans Postponed Until After Election

The future for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is as uncertain as ever, and the likelihood of a safe return to Myanmar in the near future is decreasing. Following protests by refugees to the initial repatriation attempts, the Bangladeshi government has put any plans on ice until after the December 30 […]


Rohingya Refugees To Remain Safe As Repatriation Plans Face A Dead End: A Positive Turn For The Better

As of 16th November, a clear shift away from Rohingya repatriation efforts can be evidenced. Following months of outcry by Rohingya refugees and strong critiques of repatriation plans and negotiations by Rohingya leaders, high-level human rights agencies, and not-for-profits- Bangladesh has indeed heeded the concerns expressed. Prior to arriving at […]


Aung San Suu Kyi Stripped Of Another Honour: The International Community Must Focus On Solutions Not Punishments

Amnesty International has withdrawn their ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ honour from Aung San Suu Kyi, expressing that they “could no longer justify her status as an Ambassador of Conscience” when she “no longer represents a symbol of hope, courage and the undying defence of human rights.” The withdrawal follows a number […]


U.S. Vice-President Pence Criticizes Chinese “Aggression” At ASEAN Meeting

This week Southeast Asian and other foreign leaders gathered in Singapore for the 33rd annual ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) meeting at a time when there are growing tensions in Asia. U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, speaking at the meeting, said, “We all agree that empire and aggression has no […]


Rohingya Refugees Terrified Of Being Repatriated To Myanmar

On Thursday, the government of Bangladesh plans to begin sending Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, a country the oppressed group left to escape mass rape and genocide. Though Bangladesh claims the repatriation is voluntary, a supposed deal with Myanmar made a month prior suggests that they plan to forcefully deport […]


Rohingya Crisis Remains Unchanged Amid International Stalemate

Myanmar has remained uncooperative in aiding and rehousing the Rohingya people. Following the government’s horrific genocidal attack on several thousands of the Rohingya population, Myanmar has officially recognized the names of only 600 and has approved the return of less than 400 of them, according to The Diplomat. In addition, […]


Violence Erupts Over Protests At Myanmar Garment Factory. A Presage Of Things To Come?

After eight weeks of persistent protest, workers at Fu Yuen Garment Co Ltd have allegedly been the target of “hired thugs” in an incident that drew riot police to the scene. The employees of the Chinese owned company have been demonstrating outside the factory since August 20th, when 30 workers […]


The United States Of America Has Officially Accused Myanmar Of Genocide Against The Rohingya Muslims

The Rohingya Muslims are a group of people who reside on the border of Myanmar, in Rakhine state. The state’s residents are predominantly Muslim, and as BBC reports, they have their own language and culture. The important factor is that the majority of Myanmar population practices Buddhism. This has created a […]


Providing Adequate And Safe Living Arrangements For Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

Although official estimates have remained inexact regarding the actual number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh at present, Bangladeshi authorities have suggested that ‘the number exceeds one million.’ The magnitude of such numbers clearly puts Bangladeshi resources under significant strain in its attempts to equip these displaced people with the necessities […]