On Friday, 19 August 2016, the first World Rohingya Day demonstrations took place around the world. Rallies and demonstrations took place in London, UK; Washington DC, New York, Chicago; Toronto, Canada; Stockholm, Sweden; Boston; Los Angeles; and many other places. The speakers demanded end to the ongoing genocide of Rohingya people who are indigenous people of Myanmar (formerly Burma) living in their ancestral lands. Continue reading →
(25 August 2016) Statement of ARNO on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 21st Century Panglong Convention
1. The Panglong Agreement signed on February 12, 1947 between the independence hero late Gen. Aung San and leaders of the several ethnic groups in Panglong, Shan State, was an epoch-making event in the history of Burma to build the Union of Burma together. The history of Burma/Myanmar would have developed differently if there was no Panglong Treaty. Continue reading →
Penny Green / Thomas MacManus / Alicia de la Cour Venning
For decades, the Rohingya people in Myanmar have been victims of widespread governmental violations that, when considered holistically, and analysed systematically, reveal a bleak conclusion: the Rohingya people are gradually being decimated. Continue reading →
Burma Border Guard Police (BGP) are collecting tolls from the cattle, which are being brought to sell in the local markets before Eid-ul-Adha or Qurbani (animal sacrifice festival) day, Mohin from Maungdaw said.
Burma Border Guard Police (BGP) are collecting money from Rohingya travelers within Maungdaw Township since July 29, who crossed bridges, BGP camps and BGP headquarters, said Halim, a human rights watchdog from Maungdaw. Continue reading →
Maungdaw, Arkan State: Burma Border Guard Police (BGP) recently ordered to Rohingya villagers under Maungdaw Township not to fence with tin-sheets at their home compound as it makes obstacle of sight about family members in the compound, said Akil from the locality. Continue reading →