Far away from their homeland, the Rohingyas in Malaysia can only wring their hands in despair over the agonising hardships faced by their families at home, writes Angeline Loh.
Zafar Ahmad Mohd Abdul Ghani writes an open letter to the prime minister to highlight the Rohingya refugees’ bleak future and uncertainty in Malaysia.
The Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhrom) strongly condemns the plan of the Thai Government to deport 73 Rohingya boat people back to Myanmar.
Attacks and arson in late October by ethnic Arakanese against Rohingya Muslims in Burma’s Arakan State were at times carried out with the support of state security forces and local government officials, Human Rights Watch said on 18 November.
The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network is gravely concerned that Bangladesh has denied safe haven to those fleeing from recent sectarian violence in Rakhine state in Myanmar and has taken action to forcibly return asylum seekers back to Myanmar.
Observing World Refugee Day today, Aliran condemns the racial and religious violence that broke out in Burma’s western Arakan state between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and ethnic Rohingya Muslims on 8 June 2012.
The Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhrom) is deeply concerned about the continued killing of and violence towards Rohingyas in the Arakan state of Burma.
The Thai government should investigate reports that authorities forcibly pushed back to sea 91 ethnic Rohingyas seeking asylum, Human Rights Watch said, as a motorless vessel with 91 migrants turned up 700 kilometres away.
Thailand should immediately allow the United Nations refugee agency unhindered access to 211 detained ethnic Rohingya asylum seekers to determine whether they qualify for refugee status, Human Rights Watch said on 2 February 2011.
Next month thousands of young Burmese Muslims, persecuted in their own land, will attempt to voyage across the sea to a better life – but a sinister fate awaits them. John Carlin of the UK Independent investigates.