Rohingya Muslims

Aung San Suu Kyi speech on Rohingya crisis a damp squib

Stung by international criticism over her silence on the plight of Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally mumbled a few well rehearsed phrases, saying nothing. Her short speech, clearly intended to satisfy western backers, was a damp squib. Dubbed as an address to the nation,[…]

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Dozens of fleeing Rohingya die after boats capsize

Three boats carrying ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar have capsized in Bangladesh, killing at least 26 people, according to officials. The bodies of 15 women and 11 children were recovered in Cox’s Bazar after the vessels, which carried an unknown number of Rohingya, sank in the Naf River[…]

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118 foreign detainees die in Malaysia in two years

More than 100 foreigners have died from various diseases and unknown causes in the past two years in Malaysia’s immigration detention centres, according to documents reviewed by the Reuters news agency. The reported toll, which has not been previously disclosed, is based on Malaysian immigration department data provided to the[…]

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