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‘None of Us Have a Fear of Corona’: The Faithful at an Outbreak’s Center

The New York Times By Hannah Beech March 20, 2020 A gathering of 16,000 at a Malaysian mosque became the pandemic’s largest known vector in Southeast Asia, spreading the coronavirus to half a dozen countries.  A mosque in the Philippines run by Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic missionary movement. A Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Malaysia has […]

Search for 2,000 Rohingya for Covid-19 checks in Malaysia

theSundaily 19 Mar 2020 KUALA LUMPUR: The authorities are scrambling to track down about 2,000 Rohingya men who attended a religious gathering that has led to a big spike in coronavirus cases across Southeast Asia, a security source and two other people told Reuters. More than 100,000 Rohingya live in Malaysia after fleeing from Myanmar, […]

Will the ICJ Myanmar Ruling Help Bring Accountability for the Rohingya Crisis?

THE I DIPLOMAT By Champa Patel and Ruma Mandal March 18, 2020 Beyond refocusing the attention on the Rohingya crisis, the ruling raising questions about whether it might be an effective route for pursuing accountability.  The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on the genocide case against Myanmar in January is refocusing attention on the […]