Thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar to Bangladesh, toll rises to 96 India Today.
Muslim women, one of them holding a poster depicting Wirathu, the leader of Myanmar's nationalist Buddhist monks, raise their fists as they shout slogans during a rally against persecution of Rohingya Muslim minority, outside Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta.
On her most recent trip , her third under the new government led by Aung San Suu Kyi, she wanted to travel to Hsipaw, a hilly town in northern Shan State, to visit three Myanmar journalists being held in the local prison. UN official prevented from.
A staunch defender of Ms. Park and perhaps the second least popular official in government, there is little chance he would be more than a caretaker until the court decides to reinstate Ms. Park or an election is held for her successor. A former.
Hundreds more Myanmar Rohingya flee to Bangladesh: Aid workers Bangladesh News 24 hours.
The Rohingya face severe discrimination in Buddhist-majority Myanmar and were the targets of inter-communal violence in 2012 that killed hundreds and drove about 140,000 people from their homes to camps where most remain. Associated Press.
I am now elderly, decrepit and formally retired, but breaking my vow to remain silent on public affairs out of profound sadness about the plight of the Muslim minority in your country, the Rohingya. In my heart you are a dearly beloved younger sister.
The Union Government has also initiated cease-fire talks with various ethnic-based militias and allowed opposition parties to participate in parliamentary by-elections ... major travel guidebook publisher to issue a comprehensive guide to Myanmar.
Sectarian tension is a fact of life in parts of Myanmar , a predominantly Buddhist country dotted with monasteries and gilded pagodas. But interfaith conflict has escalated sharply since 2012 , when communal violence in the far-western state of Rakhine.
In 2012 , a spate of sectarian violence in Rakhine left dozens dead and drove more than 100,000 Rohingya from their homes and into refugee camps. The United Nations said in May that more than 168,000 Rohingya had fled Myanmar in the last five years .