Oct 10, 2012 • It might be instructive to begin with some very basic facts: The Rohingya population is roughly a million; their... Read More
The Rohingya are a predominantly Muslim ethnic group of in Arakan State, western Burma. The Rohingya population is mostly concentrated to the cities of Maungdaw, Buthidaung, Akyab, Rathedaung and Kyauktaw.
The current Junta ruling Burma relies heavily on Burmese nationalism and Theravada Buddhism to bolster its rule, it heavily discriminates against minorities like the Rohingya, Chinese people like the Kokang people, and Panthay (Chinese Muslims).
Successive Burmese governments have provoked riots against ethnic minorities like the Rohingya and Chinese. The Burmese state and Burmese Buddhist monks reportedly encouraged violence against the Rohingya.
Text adapted from Wikipedia’s article on the Rohingya peoples
Nov 12, 2011 • On July 26, 2011, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission carried out its third and final Congressional Hearing on... Read More
Aug 8, 2007 • For Years, Malaysia has been considered a sort of a safe haven for refugees coming from Indonesia, Thailand, Burma,... Read More