Long-standing issue of the Rohingya

Now that information travels more freely in and out of the country, news coming out of Myanmar about the violent treatment of the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group living in the Rakhine state on the border with Bangladesh, should disturb the conscience of those who love peace and freedom. Even more disturbing however is the silence of most of the world, including Myanmar’s Southeast Asian neighbors, in the face of clear human rights violations perpetrated by the state and its people against the ethnic group

Asean Cuntry support Rohingya Refugees ethnic

Allmuzzammil Yusuf, a legislator from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), has asked the ASEAN forum to support Rohingya ethnic people in Myanmar gain their official citizenship.

In his e-mail to ANTARA on Tuesday, Allmuzzammil said the most important thing of ASEAN member states was to stop the violent conflict in Myanmar and to overcome food crisis being faced by the Rohingya community.

Further in the name of humanity, he said ASEAN should facilitate Rohingya community to obtain their official citizenship wherever they are.

What Happen Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims?

SITTWE, 25 June 2012 (IRIN) - An uneasy calm prevails in Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, following weeks of communal violence between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims.

"We’re still shocked. We worry whether such unrest could happen again,” Myat Hla, 46, told IRIN, sitting on the concrete floor of Sutaung Pyae monastery outside the city, where close to 2,000 displaced Rakhine residents are living.

She and other Buddhist

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims attacks in Rakhine state forced back to sea

Myanmar's Rohingya forced back to sea
Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence reached Bangladesh after days at sea, only to be turned away by border guards.

Thousands of Muslims have been escaping from Myanmar after dozens were killed in religious violence.


Suu Kyi on Friday renewed complaints of irregularities in the run up to

YANGON — Myanmar was making final preparations Saturday for polls seen as a test of the military-dominated regime's reforms, in which opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is standing for the first time.

Many polling stations in the 45 constituencies spread across the country were already set up for the Sunday vote, which the Nobel laureate is contesting despite criticising it as not "genuinely free