Tatmadaw exonerates itself of alleged atrocities, rights groups scoff

TRAGEDY Rohingya Muslim women and children in one of the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps and Ruhul Tarafder

TRAGEDY Rohingya Muslim women and children in one of the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps and Ruhul Tarafder

The Myanmar Army on Tuesday again denied having committed any abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority, including murders and rapes, during its operations in Rakhine State.

On Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman stated that the crisis in Myanmar "looks like ethnic cleansing".

Aye Lwin, a member of the government-appointed Advisory Commission on Rakhine State led by former United Nations chief Kofi Annan noted that State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has been working on implementing the commission's recommendations and repatriating refugees living in displacement camps in Bangladesh.

A Myanmar military report that said no Rohingya civilians were killed during a months-long crackdown is "absurd" and the International Criminal Court must now launch its own investigtion, a human rights group said. "They killed Hindus and other ethnic minorities".

"The Government of Myanmar not only ignored warning signs. but also created and perpetuated an environment for mass violence and atrocities", reads the report, which was based on more than 200 in-depth interviews and other research carried out over the past year.

Yemen rebels say raid destroys airport navigation aids
The strike comes just a day after Saudi ambassador to the UN Abdallah Al-Mouallimi agreed to reopen some ports to allow aid in. The announcement has come after the coalition and their allies have faced severe criticism internationally over the closure.

The U.N.'s migration agency on Tuesday warned of the trafficking, exploitation and sexual abuse of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Aung San Suu Kyi later met Tillerson briefly, though the two will have a one-on-one conversation on Wednesday in Naypyidaw to discuss the situation in northern Rakhine and the restoration of peace and stability.

Some U.S. senators are now pursuing legislation to impose economic and travel sanctions on the armed forces and their business interests.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Fortify Rights, an NGO that investigates human rights violations in Southeast Asia, said in a report that Myanmar's state security forces appear to have "targeted the Rohingya group with several of the enumerated acts in the law of genocide".

A rare military-organised trip for foreign media by helicopter to Maungdaw district - the epicentre of a crisis that exploded in late August - showed a landscape devoid of people, with the emerald paddy fields scarred by the blackened patches of destroyed Rohingya villages. "Failure to make strong statements connected to strong actions will do just that", he said. Allen said Britain will be watching closely to ensure that the Burmese security forces do not attempt to frustrate these efforts.

Warwick Davis is coming to Disney's 'Star Wars: Galactic Nights'
As new films came out, after Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, new adventures, such as from The Force Awakens , were added. The event will take place from 7 p.m.to midnight on December 16, the day after the theatrical release of The Last Jedi .

The migration agency is also concerned about forced and early marriages among the Rohingya, he said.

Mohammad Shobaik, 12, a Rohingya refugee boy who said he was shot by the military during an attack on his village in Myanmar, shows his wound at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh November 14, 2017.

"We have our population list with data and documents from immigration and administrative departments", he said.

"And we will continue to play a leading role in bringing the global community together - working through the United Nations and with regional partners to do everything possible to stop this appalling and in human destruction of the Rohingya people". Translated by Khet Mar.

PM Modi holds talks with Japan, Australia and Vietnam counterparts — ASEAN Summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said ASEAN began in times of a great global divide, but today, it is shining as a beacon of hope. The leaders also discussed security and counter-terrorism issues.

Latest News