Month: December 2019

Arakan (Rakhine State): A Land in Conflict on Myanmar’s Western Frontier

Arakan, the present-day Rakhine State,1 represents the post-colonial failures of Myanmar in microcosm: ethnic conflict,2 political impasse, militarisation, economic neglect and the marginalisation of local peoples. During the past decade, many of these challenges have gathered a new intensity, accentuating a Buddhist-Muslim divide and resulting in one of the...

Rohingya victims demand OECD investigate Telenor’s complicity in genocide

Today (December 16), Rohingya victims of Burma’s genocidal operations in Maungdaw, Arakan State, filed an official complaint to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on violations of its investment guidelines by Norway’s state-owned Telenor company, demanding an independent investigation into the use of Telenor infrastructure by Burmese...

Suu Kyi – the Bama Supremacist

An extraordinary event took place on Thursday (December 12, 2019) in The Hague, the Netherlands. An  International Court of Justice (ICJ) panel wound up the first phase of a legal process aimed at determining whether Myanmar committed an act of genocide against the Rohingya ethnic minority. It is the...

Press Release: To the OECD Norway Contact Point:Complaint Concerning Use of Telenor Tower for Genocide in Rakhine State

To the OECD Norway Contact Point: Complaint Concerning Use of Telenor Tower for Genocide in Rakhine State Ms. Cathrine Halsaa    cathrine.halsaa@mfa.no Ms. Bente Bakken        beba@mfa.no, oecdncp@mfa.no December 16, 2019 The following complaint outlines serious breaches of OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (“the OECD Guidelines”) by...

ARNO Press Release: Prevent and Punish Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) Press Release: 13 December 2019 Prevent and Punish Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar The Gambia vs. Myanmar hearings concluded on December 12, 2019 at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. The request for provisional measures is currently being considered by the Judges...