Tag: Malaysia

Turkey requests land for Rohingya camps

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu asked Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to allocate land for building camps for Rohingya refugees on September 24 at a high-level side event entitled “Rohingya Crisis – A Way Forward” at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York....

Can We Allow Fate of those in the SS St. Louis to Repeat?

By Dr Habib Siddiqui In recent weeks, Rohingyas stranded in rickety boats in the seas of Southeast Asia has caused international alarm. There are several thousand of these migrants in boats off the coasts of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia with dwindling supplies of food and water. Nicholas Kristof of...

Irregular Maritime Movements in South-East Asia – 2014

By Aman Ullah “The finding of a mass grave at a trafficking camp sadly comes as little surprise. The long involvement of Thai officials in trafficking means that an independent investigation with UN involvement is necessary to uncover the truth and hold those responsible to account.” Brad Adams, Asia...

Rohingya and Responsibility to protection

By Aman Ullah Along the nearly 1,000-kilometer refugee passage from western Burma to southern Thailand lies a string of mass graves occupied by a single ethnic group — the Rohingya.  United to End Genocide The Burmese successive junta, its armed forces known as the “Tatmadaw,” and other armed groups...

Asean test: New ‘boat people’ from Burma

By Leila Salaverria, Philippine Daily Inquirer “When the dogs start baying at night, fear begins to grip those living in a village in the west of Burma (Myanmar) where the Rohingya people live. More often than not, the howling of the dogs means soldiers are coming …” ON THE...