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 Resolution overwhelmingly clears chamber 394-1 WASHINGTON (BT) – The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday labeling as “genocide” Myanmar’s ongoing crimes against the country’s minority Muslim Rohingya population.  The resolution cleared the chamber 394-1. Steve Chabot, who introduced the legislation, said in a statement after its passage that he asked fellow lawmakers to “affirm that the […]

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UK can play crucial role in ending Rohingya genocide  Cross-party panel also discusses role of international community and International Criminal Court LONDON (AA) – The UK can play an instrumental role in bringing an end to the Rohingya genocide by Burmese authorities, a parliamentary session heard late Monday.  The message was conveyed at an event organized […]

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Lou Aguila Bangkok ( BT)  The Myanmar government must first show ‘clear signs of sincerity’ of its recalibrated position of allowing the Rohingya back to their communities, particularly in violence-riddled Rakhine State of the country. Mark Green, the administrator of USAID (United States Agency for International Development, stressed this statement at the conclusion of his […]

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Bangkok (BT) A ranking Bangladeshi official urged Myanmar to “demonstrate strong political will and visible actions” to end discrimination against the Rohingya and vowed to ask “international partners to intensify their campaign for (a) permanent solution to the Rohingya problem.” Attending the launch of “One Year on: Time to Put Women and Girls at the […]

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Hague-based court ruled that it has jurisdiction to investigate crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine state ANKARA  – Myanmar has disregarded the Netherlands-based International Criminal Court’s (ICC) ruling that the court has jurisdiction to investigate the crimes against Rohingya Muslims in the country’s northwestern Rakhine state. “The Court has jurisdiction over the crime against humanity of deportation allegedly committed against members of […]

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – SEPTEMBER 03: Peter Oborne, an author and columnist for the Daily Mail, Catherine West, an MP and member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on International Trade, Richard Cockett, editor and columnist at The Economist, Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK, and S. Sayyid, a professor at the University of Leeds attend a […]

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UN rights head slams US splitting children from parents GENEVA  – The UN human rights chief on Monday urged the U.S. administration to end its policy of forcibly separating the children of undocumented immigrants from their parents. “In the United States, I am deeply concerned by recently adopted policies which punish children for their parents’ actions. […]

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The Burma Times The Rohingya villagers are fleeing to Bangladesh from Myanmar for their safety due to Myanmar’s security forces continue the ethnic cleansing of the remaining Rohingyas in northern Arakan State, according to our sources. Those Rohingya men and women, who have arrived in Shapuridip of Bangladesh side recently, they described how they faced […]

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