Buddhist mobs armed with sticks and machetes burned Muslim homes on Wednesday for a second day in the northern Myanmar city of Lashio, contradicting claims in state media that soldiers and police had restored calm.Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 1:32am
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday criticised a ban on Rohingya having more than two children in strife-torn Rakhine state as counter to human rights, in rare comments on the plight of the Muslim group.27 May 2013 - 9:27pm
Fifty-eight Rohingya Muslims are missing after their boat capsized off the Myanmar coast as they tried to flee a looming cyclone, state media reported on Tuesday.15 May 2013 - 2:09am
Myanmar has waged “a campaign of ethnic cleansing” against Rohingya Muslims, a leading rights watchdog said on Monday, citing evidence of mass graves and forced displacement.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Malaysian authorities have rescued at least 136 people believed to be ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing strife in Myanmar aboard a leaking boat with no food or water, an official said on Monday.11 Mar 2013 - 3:54pm
More than 130 Rohingya migrants have landed on Thai soil in less than 24 hours, a local official said on Thursday, as the kingdom grapples with a flurry of arrivals from the Myanmar minority group.
Some 88 Rohingya came ashore at Phra Thong island in the south of the country on Wednesday in full view of television cameras, according to Kuraburi district chief for Manit Pienthong.17 Jan 2013 - 4:15pm
The UN’s refugee arm said on Wednesday it had permission from Thailand to access some 850 people, many thought to be from Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, held after raids on hidden camps in the Thai south.16 Jan 2013 - 2:01pm
A boat packed with 74 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.2 Jan 2013 - 5:56am
Bangladeshi rescuers on Thursday searched for 50 people still missing after a boat carrying Rohingya refugees heading for Malaysia capsized with 110 passengers on board, officials said.
Coastguards, the navy and fishermen have rescued about 60 people since the boat went down on Wednesday morning 15 kilometres off the southern district of Cox’s Bazaar.8 Nov 2012 - 6:00pm
Rohingya Muslims’ statelessness is at the heart of bloody unrest that has torn through western Myanmar, but experts say the regime is unlikely to risk public ire by lifting them from citizenship limbo.8 Nov 2012 - 6:02pm
Around 100 people are missing after another boat carrying Rohingya refugees towards Malaysia sank off Bangladesh early on Wednesday, the second such tragedy in less than a fortnight, officials said.7 Nov 2012 - 6:22pm
Deadly sectarian violence rocking western Myanmar is “an issue of concern” for the whole of Southeast Asia, Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Monday. Dozens of people have been killed and more than 100,000 displaced by clashes between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims since June, casting a shadow over a string of widely praised political reforms.
5 Nov 2012 - 2:55pm
Boat carrying Rohingya sinks, 130 missing1 Nov 2012 - 3:04am
Asean Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan has warned that sectarian bloodshed in Myanmar could radicalise minority Rohingya Muslims there and destabilise the whole of Southeast Asia.
Surin called on the international community to help after clashes in the western state of Rakhine between Muslims and Buddhists this month killed at least 88 people and displaced more than 26,000.30 Oct 2012 - 5:59pm
More than 22,000 people from mainly Muslim communities have been forced to flee their homes in western Myanmar, the UN said on Sunday, after a fresh wave of violence and arson that left dozens dead.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am