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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Myanmar's anti-junta movement shows viral support for Rohingya

Yangon (AFP)
Myanmar has been rocked by mass protest since the military ousted civilian leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi in February STR AFP

Anti-junta protesters flooded Myanmar's social media with pictures of themselves wearing black Sunday in a show of solidarity for the Rohingya, a minority group that is among the most persecuted in the country.

Since the military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi from power in a February 1 coup, an anti-junta movement demanding a return to democracy has grown to include fighting for ethnic minority rights.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Rohingya Citizenship: Myanmar’s NUG to draft new charter to ensure it

The Daily Star
June 05, 2021

In a significant development, Myanmar's National Unity Government has announced drafting a new constitution and committed to ensuring citizenship and fundamental rights of all ethnic groups, including the Rohingyas.

It also pledged to repatriate Rohingyas from Bangladesh and other neighbouring countries, revoke the controversial 1982 Citizenship Law and National Verification Card, and invite them to join the shadow government in overthrowing the military junta.

"We invite Rohingyas to join hands with us and with others to participate in this Spring Revolution against military dictatorship in all possible ways," said a statement by the National Unity Government (NUG) Thursday.

The NUG, Myanmar's shadow government in exile, was formed by the ousted parliamentarians of National League of Democracy (NLD) in early April, more than two months after the military took control of the Southeast Asian country, alleging gross anomalies in the November 2020 elections. The NLD had won the election and was in the process of forming a government.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Myanmar anti-coup cage fighter arrested as protests continue

7 May 2021

Warrantless arrests reported across the country as military struggles to assert control amid defiant protest and mounting death toll.
The death toll from the military crackdown since the beginning of the coup in Myanmar has already reached 772, while 3,738 are currently detained or have been sentenced [File: Stringer/Reuters]

A popular mixed martial arts fighter who joined anti-coup protests in Myanmar has been wounded by a homemade bomb and later arrested following an alleged blast – among many others in at least three cities – as the military government struggles to assert control of the country amid a mounting death toll and defiant protests.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021


Posted on 13/04/2021

When it comes to foreign relations, Malaysia seems to be throwing itself into drama a lot recently. There’s that crapstorm when our Foreign Minister Hishamuddin Hussein allegedly referred to China as ‘big brother’ earlier this month, although he had later clarified that he was referring to China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi personally. While that whole drama was going on, another sorta faux pas had happened right after that, and it kind of flew under the radar.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Myanmar’s military junta uses explosives against protesters

April 9, 2021

Bangkok, Apr 9 (EFE).- Myanmar’s security forces on Friday launched explosive devices against anti-coup protesters in the city of Bago, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Yangon, amid continued condemnation by the international community against the repression.

A resident told online news portal Myanmar Now that, since early morning, the security forces have been firing with heavy weapons at a group of protesters after at least two people died in the city the previous day as a result of repression by the authorities.

The news website also published a series of photographs showing a projectile, which could be a piece of mortar.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Twitter launches #MilkTeaAlliance emoji to mark 1-year anniversary of solidarity movement

Coconuts Hong Kong 
Apr 8, 2021 

The Milk Tea Alliance, originally a loose coalition that brewed among activists in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand, has grown into a broader movement against growing authoritarianism in many parts of Asia. Photos: Twitter

Twitter has introduced an emoji for the #MilkTeaAlliance hashtag to mark the the first anniversary of the solidarity movement, which has united protesters in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and beyond in their fights against authoritarianism.

Malaysia says meeting with Myanmar does not ‘construe a recognition’ of junta

By Coconuts KL 
Apr 8, 2021
Zahairi Baharim, far left, meets with Aung Than Oo, far right. Photo: Myanmar Politics Watch/Facebook

The Foreign Affairs Ministry said today that the recent meeting between ambassador Zahairi Baharim and a Myanmar official was not a symbol of recognition of that country’s military junta.

The ministry was addressing reactions to photos of the meeting that had been circulating online and prompting concerns that Malaysia was officially recognizing and accepting Myanmar’s military as the country’s leaders. Zahairi met with Electricity and Energy Minister Aung Than Oo at the capital of Nay Pyi Taw yesterday to discuss an offshore project involving a subsidiary of Malaysia-owned Petronas.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Fire becomes new fear for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Author Arafatul Islam

Several deadly fire incidents in overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh over the past several weeks point to a "very worrying trend," say experts.

A Rohingya refugee stands among the remains of burnt materials after a fire broke out recently at a camp in Cox's Bazar

Three Rohingya men died after a fire gutted shops at a makeshift market near the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh's southeastern Cox's Bazar district on Friday.

Their bodies were found in one of 20 shops burned after the fire broke out before dawn at the market near the Kutupalong refugee camp.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Over 100 protestors shot dead by Myanmar armed forces on ‘day of shame’, UN ‘horrified’

March 27, 2021

Deaths have been reported from 40 cities in Myanmar.

Over 100 protestors were shot dead by armed forces in Myanmar on Saturday.

This bloodshed by the Myanmar armed forces comes on the Country’s Armed Forces Day.

Deaths have been reported from 40 cities in Myanmar.

Myanmar’s military resorted to “shoot to kill” protestors on Saturday as thousands of anti-coup protestors took to the Country’s streets.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Chinese factory management rebukes rumors alleging its collusion with Myanmar's military to kill local workers

Global Times
By Li Sikun
Published: Mar 19, 2021
Cars are burned down at a China-invested factory in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Interviewee

Ever since Chinese factories in Myanmar were looted and set on fire over the weekend, more and more outrageous rumors have been infested on Myanmar's social media.

A rumor that the Chinese-owned Xing Jia Shoe Factory, located in Hlaing Thar Yar, Yangon, cooperated with Myanmar's military to trap and kill local workers, resulting in at least five deaths and many arrests, has been widely circulating on Twitter and Facebook since Wednesday.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Violations committed against the people of Myanmar.

08th March'2021


Co-founder of the Free Rohingya Coalition Ro Nay San Lwin gives an overview of the human rights violations committed against the people of Myanmar.


Saturday, March 6, 2021

Myanmar: 38 Died on Deadliest Day Yet for Military Coup Opposition, Says UN

Agency News PTI
Mar 04, 2021

Myanmar security forces were seen firing slingshots at protesters, chasing them down and even brutally beating an ambulance crew in video showing a dramatic escalation of violence against opponents of last month's military coup.

Yangon, March 4: Myanmar security forces were seen firing slingshots at protesters, chasing them down and even brutally beating an ambulance crew in video showing a dramatic escalation of violence against opponents of last month's military coup.

A UN official speaking from Switzerland said 38 people had been killed Wednesday, a figure consistent with other reports though accounts are difficult to confirm inside the country. The increasingly deadly violence could galvanise the international community, which has responded fitfully so far. 

Myanmar Shuts Down All Passenger Flights in Country Amid Political Crisis. 

“Today it was the bloodiest day since the coup happened on February 1. We have today — only today — 38 people died. We have now more than over 50 people died since the coup started" and more have been wounded, the U.N. special envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, told reporters at UN headquarters on Wednesday. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Bangladesh takes another 3,000 Rohingya to remote islet

Anadolu Agency
SM Najmus Sakib
DHAKA, Bangladesh

7,000 refugees already shifted from Cox's Bazar camps amid opposition from UN, rights groups

Bangladesh on Sunday began relocating another 3,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island, despite opposition from the UN and rights groups.

It is hosting more than a million Rohingya Muslims at cramped makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar, which is considered the world’s largest refugee settlement. Most have fled violence following a military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state in 2017.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Rohingya Activists Are Hoping That the Coup in Myanmar Will Be a Turning Point for Their Struggle

February 8, 2021


A group of people shout slogans and hold placards during a Rohingya solidarity rally in front of the ICJ, The Hague, on December 11th, 2019.Romy Arroyo Fernandez/NurPhoto via Getty Images

In the week since the military overthrew Myanmar’s democratically elected government, exile Nay San Lwin has been inundated with dozens of messages from his compatriots offering support.

It’s a dramatic change from 2017, when the rights activist, now living in Germany, was disseminating information about the atrocities Myanmar’s military had unleashed against his community—the mostly Muslim Rohingya, who live in the west of the country. Back then, the majority of the messages he received from other Burmese consisted of death threats and abuse.

Friday, February 5, 2021

What Myanmar’s coup could mean for the Rohingya and other persecuted minorities


Jen Kirbyjen.kirby@vox.com
Feb 2, 2021

The takeover is terrible for Myanmar. It may be worse for the country’s most vulnerable. 

Rohingya refugees are relocated to the flood-prone island Bhashan Char in Chittagong, Bangladesh, on January 30, 2021. Rehman Asad/NurPhoto via Getty Images
The Myanmar military overthrew its civilian government in a coup on Monday, ending the facade of democratic rule and creating an even more uncertain future for human rights in the country — especially the persecuted Rohingya and other ethnic minorities.

The aftermath of the coup is still unfolding, but human rights advocates and experts told me they are increasingly fearful of what might happen to anyone who challenges the regime.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Rohingya: Tripartite moot raises hopes, skepticism

SM Najmus Saki 
DHAKA, Bangladesh

Bangladesh hosting tripartite meeting on Rohingya repatriation bringing China, Myanmar to table on Jan. 19
Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen

Bangladesh is going to host an important tripartite meeting on the Rohingya repatriation issue, which has been frozen for a year, bringing China and Myanmar to the table on Jan. 19.

The last tripartite meeting was held on Jan. 20 last year in New York, and since then Myanmar has been allegedly postponing the bilateral talks despite repeated attempts by Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said it will be a secretary-level tripartite meeting and hopefully it will be productive. However, he averred that “repatriation is the only solution to end the Rohingya crisis, and there will be no alternative.”

Friday, January 15, 2021

Out of sight, out of mind: Who will protect Rohingyas sent to remote, flood-prone island?


CJ Werleman
14 January, 2021

Rohingya refugees on a Bangladesh Navy ship are taken to Bhashan Char island [Anadolu] 
Comment: The international community must act now to prevent further atrocities against Rohingya refugees, writes CJ Werleman.

For the more than 1 million Rohingya Muslim genocide survivors, 2020 was a year of hardship, suffering and victimisation. Sadly, the new year has already brought new horrors, with Bangladesh uprooting thousands from the refugee camps of Cox's Bazaar, and sending them to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal, otherwise known as Bhasan Char.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Call on Bangladesh authorities to release Rohingya photographer Abul Kalam

03 January 2021

Well known Bangladeshi and international human rights figures, lawyers, academics, filmmakers, photographers, journalists and human rights focussed organisations are calling for the release of Rohingya photographer Abul Kalam.

On the morning of 28th December 2020, Abul Kalam, an award-winning photographer and Rohingya refugee, set out to take photographs of buses departing the Kutupalong camps for Bhasan Char. He was apprehended and then taken to the Camp-in-Charge in Camp 2W Block D5 of Kutupalong and subsequently to the Camp-in-Charge of Kutupalong Registered Camp. He was reportedly beaten when he was apprehended.