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  1. News - Asia - THE ROHINGYA

    Rohingya boat raises fears on Myanmar exodus

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Morison

    ... Rohingya, including women and children, was intercepted off the Thai holiday island of Phuket yesterday, raising fears they are part of an exodus of Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar. Previously, only men and boys usually made the risky journey to their preferred destination, Malaysia. But the Rohingya have been subjected to a brutal campaign of ethnic violence over the past seven ...

  2. News - Asia

    Briefs, January 15, 2013

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ...   150 Rohingyas face ejection from Thailand BANGKOK- Thailand arrested and pledged to deport more than 150 Myanmar Rohingya migrants discovered in a hidden camp near the country's southern border with Malaysia, police said. The 71 men and 85 women and children were found on a rubber plantation in Songkhla Province, four days after some 400 Rohingya were discovered in another raid ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    130 missing in Rohingya boat sinking

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 09:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka About 130 people are missing after a boat carrying Rohingya refugees who were headed for Malaysia sank off Bangladesh, according to Bangladesh police and a Rohingya advocacy group on Wednesday. Hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled Myanmar in past decades to escape persecution, often heading to neighbouring Bangladesh, and recent unrest ...

  4. News - Asia

    Myanmar's neighbours urged to let in refugees

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 04:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Myanmar’s neighbours should prepare to accept refugees from the country’s Rohingya minority who may try to flee abroad to escape bloody communal violence, refugee organisations said on Thursday. Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state pitting Buddhists against members of the Muslim Rohingya minority has killed dozens since June and swamped ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR: ANALYSIS

    Monks join anti-Rohingya marches, adding to pressure on minority

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... on persecuted Rohingya The involvement of Buddhist monks in protests in Myanmar this week in support of a controversial presidential call to deport Rohingya Muslims adds a new dimension ... not wish to see happen again. Sunday's protests were the biggest since the 2007 rallies. "This is really bad news for the Rohingya," said one foreign diplomat in Yangon, who fears ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Fishermen search for bodies after Bangladesh sinking

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 08:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Bangladeshi fishermen in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday searched for about 130 people missing after a boat sank while carrying Rohingya refugees heading for Malaysia. The boat went down off the coast near Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar and about 13 passengers were reported to have survived, according to police and a Rohingya advocacy group. Hundreds ...

  7. News - Asia - THE ROHINGYA

    Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya find new escape route to India

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by SHAIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... Rohingya find passage to India Rohingya refugees fleeing deadly ethnic clashes in Burma have discovered a crucial escape route from Myanmar into India, after Bangladesh closed its borders to the persecuted Muslims. In the past two months, 1,000 Muslim Rohingya have streamed across the border into India through the northeastern state of Mizoram (see map), following brutal sectarian violence ...

  8. News - World

    Aid worker says boat with 70 Muslim Rohingya capsizes off Myanmar; 8 survivors found so far

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 05:02pm by AP

    ... YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Aid worker says boat with 70 Muslim Rohingya capsizes off Myanmar; 8 survivors found so far. ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN official in Myanmar appalled by conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Rohingya camps 'deplorable': UN envoy A senior UN official has warned of a growing polarisation between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said ... to the country and called on the government to tackle the inter-communal violence. Lee's itinerary included camps in the western state of Rakhine housing some 140,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya. She ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Desperate Rohingya not waiting for safe sailing season to flee Myanmar

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Morison

    ... Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian in Phuket Desperate Rohingya already on the move The influx of Rohingya refugees to Thailand has begun early this year, with a boatload landing ... but yesterday's landing of 219 men at a beach in Satun province indicates the desperation of fleeing Rohingya. Three other boats are reported to have set off from Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state ...




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