Rohingya people

Ethnic minority in Myanmar

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The Rohingya people are a stateless Indo-Aryan ethnic group who reside in Rakhine State, Myanmar. There were an estimated 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar before the 2016–17 crisis. By December 2017, an estimated 625,000 refugees from Rakhine, Myanmar, had crossed the border into Bangladesh since August 2017. The majority are Muslim while a minority are Hindu. Described by the United Nations in 2013 as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, the Rohingya population is denied citizenship under the 1982 Myanmar nationality law. According to Human Rights Watch, the 1982 laws "effectively deny to the Rohingya the possibility of acquiring a nationality". Although Rohingya history in the region can be traced back to the 8th century, Myanmar law does not recognize the ethnic minority as one of the eight "national indigenous races". They are also restricted from freedom of movement, state education and civil service jobs. The legal conditions faced by the Rohingya in Myanmar have been widely compared to apartheid by many international academics, analysts and political figures, including Nobel laureate Bishop Desmond Tutu, a South African anti-apartheid activist.

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utheast Asian leaders will discuss the impact of the US-China tariff war, disputes in the South China Sea and Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas at the 34th ASEAN..
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Human rights groups on Wednesday called on Southeast Asian leaders to rethink their approach to the Rohingya refugee crisis ahead of a regional summit in Bangkok..
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A report commissioned by United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres said the UN's own conduct in Myanmar was an “obviously dysfunctional performance”..
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Half a million refugee Rohingya children are shut out of local schools in Bangladesh, leaving many in religious madrasas where critics say educational standards..
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The report says that while "it is difficult to assign responsibility for systemic failures," there is a shared responsibility "on the part of all..
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A Thai boat captain has been charged with smuggling 65 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, police said on Thursday, after their vessel was shipwrecked off Thailand's..
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Thai police said on Thursday there is enough evidence to press human trafficking charges against the captain and crew of a boat carrying 65 Rohingya Muslims that..
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Bangkok: Around 65 ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees were found stranded in southern Thailand, Thai officials said on Wednesday. An official told Dawn that the..
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Thai authorities have charged the captain and crew of a boat carrying 65 Rohingya Muslims with assisting illegal immigration after the group was found stranded..
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A group of 65 Rohingya Muslims have been found on a shipwrecked boat off the coast of southern Thailand, Navy officials said on Wednesday as authorities..
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Shocking allegation.
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A fishing boat carrying more than 60 Rohingya Muslims was found beached on an island in southern Thailand on Tuesday, officials said.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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