World Thousands Of Rohingya Muslims Flee Myanmar As Government Denies Abuse
Myanmar's 'smiling' Irrawaddy dolphins on brink of extinction
Tears fill Maung Lay's eyes as he describes losing the dolphin he knew since his childhood, the latest casualty of a battle against pollution and electrofishing that may see the species disappear in Myanmar. Loved for generations for corralling the catch into fishermen's nets, the 'smiling' Irrawaddy dolphins are being killed in record numbers by rogue gangs who use car batteries to stun aquatic life.The illegal technique now threatens to wipe out the dolphins and the tourist bonanza they promise.Maung Lay's dolphin, known as Thar Gyi Ma, was found washed up on the banks of the river in November.
Devastatingof growing violence against a Muslim minority group in western Myanmar have prompted humanitarian groups to call for urgent foreign intervention, even as Myanmar’s government denies the mounting allegations.
Thepeople have long been victims of ethnic and religious discrimination in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where they have limited rights and are classified as illegal immigrants rather than citizens. Hundreds of people were killed or displaced in in June 2012, and more deadly clashes followed.
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Three decades ago, Mohammed Jamal-Eddine returned home to Morocco from Boston to make a life-changing decision. Should he continue studying computer technology in Massachusetts, or switch to a school in Paris? France was closer to home, and to his beloved parents. But a Moroccan friend who was living there warned him: The French could spot a foreigner a mile away. Boston was different. Jamal-Eddine recalled the liberating anonymity he felt striding through the Back Bay alongside students from all over the world. Nobody gave him a second glance.“I wanted to live without being judged daily,” said Jamal-Eddine, a warm-eyed man with a neatly trimmed beard.
Communal tensions, coupled with decades of government repression, led theto kill nine Myanmar police officers on Oct. 9, 2016, prompting the army to retaliate against Rakhine Muslims. On Nov. 12, 2016, Harakah al-Yaqin militants killed a senior army officer and further heightened hostilities.
The army has responded to the Rohingya insurgency with gruesome acts that the U.N. says may amount to, and has already pushed more than Rohingyas into neighboring Bangladesh. Many are living in makeshift camps where there isn’t enough water or sanitation facilities for the growing number of refugees.
Harakah al-Yaqin reportedly has ties to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. As The New York Times points out,the group could draw foreign jihadists to Myanmar, enabling the government to intensify its brutal crackdown on Rohingyas.
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A video showingsurfaced this month, amid that Myanmar security forces were setting homes on fire and killing, raping and arbitrarily arresting Rohingyas. Myanmar authorities opened an investigation and detained three officers, but reports of violence continue.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on other Islamic countries to help bring an end to the bloodshed, which his government has described as “” and which protesters call “ .” Malaysia, a Muslim-majority country, is currently housing tens of thousands of Rohingya migrants.
“It is incumbent on us all to do what we can to save them from the humanitarian tragedy they are suffering,” said Najib. “We call on the government of Myanmar to cease all discriminatory actions and attacks against the Rohingyas immediately, and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.”
Lawyer for Myanmar's Ruling Party Assassinated at Airport
Supreme Court advocate Ko Ni was a longstanding adviser to the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi.Supreme Court advocate Ko Ni was a longstanding adviser to the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Thoughof targeted violence and malnutrition in Rakhine state is mounting, Myanmar officials , and state counsellor and civilian government leader Aung San Suu Kyi has largely remained silent.
An official government report in a local state-run newspaper this month dismissed the “external allegations” of human rights abuses against Rohingyas as “.” Another article in the paper claims that media and rights groups’ reports are “intentionally fabricated .”
The Myanmar government’s defensiveness makes it “,” said Yanghee Lee, the U.N. human rights envoy who was to Rohingya villages. “I must remind again that these attacks took place in the context of decades of systematic and institutionalized discrimination against the Rohingya population.”
Rafendi Djamin,’s director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, says Myanmar authorities have been “wilfully ignorant?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000618” about the military’s reported atrocities.
“The Myanmar military has targeted Rohingya civilians in a callous and systematic campaign of violence,” Djamin said in a. “Men, women, children, whole families and entire villages have been attacked and abused, as a form of collective punishment.”
Lawyers: U.S. Segregating Muslims as Part of Travel Ban .
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Myanmar pledges to investigate police abuse of Rohingya
Myanmar's government has pledged to investigate a video showing police beating Rohingya.
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Please do something for them , if you can't do anything then at least keep them in your dua. stayed tuned for the interview inshaAllah, Myanmar's Rohingya ...