The Israeli daily Haaretz reported on Monday that the Israeli regime supplied “Super-Dvora MK III” navy boats to Myanmar as recently as April, “when the Myanmar… army was already being accused of war crimes.” Keep Reading
Up to 12,000 more children join them every week, fleeing ethnic cleansing or hunger in their native Myanmar, still traumatized by atrocities they witnessed, Unicef said in a report “Outcast and Desperate”. Keep Reading
Speaking on Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei urged practical measures by Islamic governments to end the crisis in Myanmar. Keep Reading
The head of the protesters, said Monday in a statement that Italians, Arabs and Muslims organized a protest outside the Myanmar embassy against Rohingya’s persecution, genocide and ethnic cleansing. “The protest was licensed and permitted by the Italian authorities,” the statement read. Keep Reading
“An emergency, food, life support and hygiene package has been prepared by the Red Crescent to be sent to Myanmar,” said the head of the organisation, Morteza Salimi, according to the ISNA news agency. Keep Reading
During the rallies, held after the Friday prayers, the protesters chanted slogans such as “Death to Israel” and “Death to the US” and “Death to Zionists” and “Allahu Akbar” – God is the greatest in Arabic. Keep Reading
Reports reaching here said that dozens of protesters after congregational prayers took out a protest rally to protest against what they termed the persecution of Muslims in Myanmar.
Eyewitnesses said that police used massive force including teargas shells to disperse the protesters who pelted stones on them. Intense clashes were going in the area when this report was filed.
As the Myanmarese security forces continue their ethnic cleansing attempt, with hundreds of reports of rape, shooting, fatal beating and burning, more than 120,000 Rohingya Muslims are fleeing to Bangladesh. Also over 30,000 are trapped in highlands of the Rakhin province without any food or water. Keep Reading
The de facto leader of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, fought back Tuesday by calling reports of genocide against the country’s Rohingya minority in Rakhine state “fake news” and the “tip of a huge iceberg of misinformation.”
The Rohingya are stateless Muslims in an overwhelmingly Buddhist country that has long been hostile to their presence. There are an estimated 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar, where they are not recognized by the government as an official group and are denied citizenship.
Human Rights Watch, a New York-based rights organization, has analyzed satellite data from Rakhine state that it says shows the burning of several villages.
Suu Kyi’s comments were posted in a readout of a call on the Facebook page of the office of Myanmar’s state counselor, her official title. She said “fake” news and photographs of the crisis in Rakhine state were being used to promote the interest of “terrorists.”
The current backlash against Suu Kyi is a startling reversal for a revered international icon who spent 15 years under house arrest and was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her “non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.”
An online petition calling for the Nobel Committee to revoke her Peace Prize has received more than 350,000 supporters so far.
Demonstrations against Myanmar have been held in Australia, India and Indonesia, where several thousands took to the streets of Jakarta on Wednesday and burned pictures of Suu Kyi.
According to reports and direct witnesses, an all-out genocide is taking place in Myanmar. The country’s army assaulted the state after Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked Burmese police forces in protest against the long-time blockade and incessant massacre of Rohingya. The Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s military forces, attacked the state apparently in retaliation. Keep Reading