Category: Rohingya

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Pope Francis utters the be conscious ‘Rohingya’ after criticism

Pope Francis has uttered the word “Rohingya” on a trip to Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have sought safety. Critics had decried his avoidance of speaking about the months-long persecution of the Rohingya during his four-day visit to Myanmar. But as he met a multi-faith group in Dhaka on Friday, at St Mary’s…

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Rabbis petition in opposition to Israel in enhance of Rohingya

Amid a brutal campaign against Muslim-majority Rohingya in Myanmar, Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins did something he had never done before, signing a petition against the Israeli government to end arms supplies to the Myanmar military. “Rabbis have a moral obligation to make their voice heard in such moral situations,” Elkins, who holds Israeli and American…

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Pope meets Suu Kyi, fails to level Rohingya in speech

Pope Francis has met Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi but avoided directly addressing the ongoing Rohingya crisis. At the meeting in Yangon on Tuesday, the pontiff stressed the importance of Myanmar respecting the “identity” of all of its ethnic groups, without using the term “Rohingya”. More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring…

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Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar amid Rohingya disaster

Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar on his first trip to the Southeast Asian nation, where tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees have faced brutal military crackdown in the past three months. His trip comes as the Myanmar government is accused of “ethnically cleansing” its Rohingya Muslim minority, more than 600,000 of whom have taken…

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Myanmar, Bangladesh imprint Rohingya return deal

Bangladesh and Myanmar have signed a deal for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, who have taken shelter in the border town of Cox’s Bazar after a brutal crackdown by the military. Myanmar’s foreign ministry confirmed the signing of the agreement on Thursday, without releasing further details.  “We are ready to take…

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Malaysia: A Rohingya protected haven?

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Inside a television studio a small team of four prepare the daily news bulletin featuring horrendous stories of rape, murder, forced exile, and the lack of an international response to these crimes. But this is no ordinary television news station. It’s fully staffed by Rohingya refugees broadcasting online, sharing news and…