Month: May 2015

msa May 29, 2015

By Bernama KUALA LUMPUR: The Rohingya migrant issue should be resolved at Asean level with assistance from third countries and international bodies. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said on Friday it was most important for all countries in the Asean context to find a solution together. Third countries should play their role by […]

RVISION May 29, 2015

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar released the final results of its first nationwide census in 30 years on Friday, but the count excluded the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority, as well as sensitive data on ethnicity and the religious beliefs of its 51.5 million people. Most of Myanmar’s 1.1 million Rohingya are persecuted and live in apartheid-like […]

RVISION May 29, 2015

Burma rebuked the UN on Friday after being called on to address the cause of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from its shores, saying it is being “singled out” for criticism at international talks. Tensions over Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis were exposed as delegates from 17 nations gathered to address the flight of thousands of […]

RVISION May 29, 2015

Qatar pledged $50 million on Thursday to help Indonesia shelter Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the official QNA news agency reported. Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have all prevented vessels overloaded with starving people from Bangladesh and from Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya minority from landing on their shores. Indonesia and Malaysia later responded to world pressure, saying […]

RVISION May 29, 2015

KUWAIT-During Cavusoglu meeting with his Malaysian counterpart Anifah Aman, he said Turkey was ready to provide aid for the Rohingya Muslims in the Andaman Sea. Turkey has offered assistance to Malaysia and Indonesia to build settlement centers for Rohingya Muslims, the Turkish foreign minister announced on Thursday. “Turkey will help [the two countries] about building […]

RVISION May 29, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Thirteen skeletons, believed to be the remains of Rohingya human trafficking victims, have so far been exhumed from graves at Bukit Wang Burma in Wang Kelian, Perlis. Inspector-General of Police Secretariat assistant head (Corporate Communications), ACP Datin Asmawati Ahmad said of the 13 skeletons, nine were brought down from the forest last night […]

msa May 29, 2015

By Burma Task Force Seven Nobel Peace laureates call the persecution of ‪‎Rohingya‬ in‪ ‎Myanmar‬ a genocide and demand action as two-day Oslo conference ends Oslo, ‪Norway‬, May 28, 2015 – A two-day conference focusing on ending the persecution of Burma’s Rohingyas concluded today, with a call from seven Nobel Peace Laureates to describe their plight as nothing less than […]

RVISION May 29, 2015

Bangkok: Myanmar has refused to accept responsibility for South-East Asia’s migrant crisis as the country faces a barrage of criticism for its decades-long persecution of Rohingya Muslims. Htein Lin, the head of Myanmar’s delegation to a 17-nation meeting in Bangkok to discuss the crisis on Friday, said his country will not accept being singled out […]

RVISION May 29, 2015

BANGKOK — Senior officials from across Asia will meet Friday in Bangkok to tackle the growing problem of desperate people landing on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as Rohingya Muslims flee persecution in Myanmar and poor Bangladeshis crowd onto boats in the hope of finding jobs in other countries. In the past month, […]