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Kofi Annan and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

By Aman Ullah “The sovereignty of States must no longer be used as a shield for gross violations of human rights”. Kofi Annan Until terrorism overwhelmed international attention after 11 September 2001, the really big issue in international relations – the one that must have launched a thousand Ph.Ds – was the ‘‘right of humanitarian […]

Pope Francis leaves Rohingya out of ‘message of peace’

By Coconuts Yangon Nov. 28, 2017 Pope Francis delivers a “message of peace” in Naypyidaw on November 28, 2017. Pope Francis refrained from addressing the Rohingya refugee crisis head-on during his speech to diplomats in Naypyidaw this afternoon, keeping in line with the advice with local Catholic leaders. Peace can only be achieved through “justice […]

U.S. Congress members decry ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar; Suu Kyi doubts allegations

Antoni Slodkowski, Yimou Lee YANGON/NAYPYITAW (Reuters) – Members of the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday operations carried out against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar had “all the hallmarks” of ethnic cleansing, while the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed doubts about allegations of rights abuses. Rohingya refugee Suray Khatun, 70, is carried by her […]

Burma-Rohingya Crisis: UK has received ‘very troubling’ evidence that might suggest ‘genocide’ has been committed

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tells Commons the evidence will have to be collated and analysed to see whether it amounts to something fitting the legal definition of genocide Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh on makeshift rafts have accused the Burmese military of murder and rape AP Images The UK has received “very troubling” evidence […]

United Nations Security Council issues presidential statement on Myanmar after 10 years

By Aman Ullah The UN Security Council has issued a presidential statement on Myanmar complimenting and criticising the country over its stance on the Rohingya crisis and it also gave the government a month to “get its act together”. The 1,300- word statement was read out by the sitting President of UNSC Sebastiano Cardi, the […]

Myanmar’s fallen hero: the silence of Aung San Suu Kyi

Photo: EPA Asia Under her rule Rohingya Muslims, a persecuted minority in Myanmar, are fleeing to Bangladesh. “If I am asked why I am fighting for democracy in Burma,” Aung San Suu Kyi said in her Nobel lecture on 16 June 2012, “it is because I believe that democratic institutions and practices are necessary for the […]

ရင္​နင္​့ဖြယ္​ျဖစ္​ရပ္​ဆုိး A 12-year-old girl from Rathedaung township informed

ရင္နင့္ဖြယ္ျဖစ္ရပ္ဆုိး ဒီေန႔ ေအာက္တိုဘာလ ၁၁ ရက္ေန႔မွာ ထုတ္တဲ့ ကုလ သမဂၢ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အစီရင္ခံစာမွာပါတဲ့ အသက္ ၁၂ ႏွစ္အရြယ္ သက္ေသမိန္းကေလးရဲ့ ထြက္ဆိုခ်က္ “သူတို႔က က်မတို႔အိမ္ကို ဝိုင္းထားလိုက္တယ္။ သူတို႔ဆိုတာက စစ္တပ္နဲ႔ ရခိုင္ဗုဒၶဘာသာဝင္တခ်ဳိ႕ပါ။ အိမ္ကိုဝိုင္းျပီးတာနဲ႔ ေသနတ္နဲ႔ စပစ္ၾကတယ္။ သိပ္ေၾကာက္စရာေကာင္းတယ္။ သူတို႔က က်မညီမေလး ကို က်မေရွ႕မွာတြင္ ေသနတ္နဲ႔ပစ္တယ္။ ညီမေလးက အသက္ ၇ ႏွစ္ပဲရွိပါေသးတယ္။ ညီမေလးက က်မကို ထြက္ေျပးဖို႔ ေအာ္ေျပာတယ္။ က်မက သူ႔ကို အကာ အကြယ္ ေပးျပီး ျပဳစုဖို႔ ၾကိဳးစားပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္ ေတာင္ကုန္းေပၚမွာ ေဆးဝါး မရွိဘူး။ သူလည္း ေသြးထြက္ လြန္ျပီး ေနာက္တေန႔မွာ ေသသြားတယ္။ သူ႔ကို […]