Aung San Suu Kyi

Solidarity with the Rohingya People

By Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar At this tragic time when we are witnessing increased acts of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya people of Myanmar (a country that was previously known as Burma) I would like to draw our attention to the history and longstanding suffering one of the most[…]

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Urgent appeal for humanitarian aid for Rohingya

The United Nations have called the Rohingya of Myanmar one of the world’s most persecuted ethnic minorities. Gross human rights violations of the Rohingya have been recorded since 1978. The state sanctioned violence against them is symptomatic of a long and oppressive history of discrimination by the Myanmar government. Myanmar[…]

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Myanmar faces international condemnation over Rohingya

Myanmar’s security forces and civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi have been facing international condemnation over the recent plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority. Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have flooded into Bangladesh in the past 10 days following an uptick in fighting between fighters and Myanmar’s military in strife-torn western Rakhine state. The[…]

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Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya Muslims?

Who are the Rohingya? The Rohingya are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”. They are an ethnic Muslim group who have lived for centuries in the majority Buddhist Myanmar. Currently, there are about 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims who live in the Southeast Asian country. The Rohingya speak Rohingya[…]

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Myanmar must ‘allow Rohingya to leave camps’

Myanmar should close bleak camps where tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya Muslims have been trapped for nearly five years, according to a commission led by former United Nations chief Kofi Annan. More than 120,000 Rohingya have languished in internally displaced people (IDP) camps since they were driven from their[…]

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Rohingya abuse may be crimes against humanity: Amnesty

Military actions against the Rohingya Muslim minority may amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said, as the Myanmar government called a meeting of regional leaders to discuss the issue. “The Myanmar military has targeted Rohingya civilians in a callous and systematic campaign of violence,” Rafendi Djamin, Southeast Asia director[…]

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Suu Kyi gets assurance of peaceful transition

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has received more congratulations and pledges of support from Myanmar’s military rulers as well as world leaders, as her opposition party awaited official results on Thursday confirming an expected landslide win in historic elections. The National League for Democracy (NLD) has captured nearly 90[…]

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