Category Archives: Myanmar

Bird caught in amber 100 million years ago is best ever found

Insects are not the only creatures that got stuck in amber during the time of the dinosaurs. Bits of ancient birds and dinosaurs have been found too – and now the most complete bird yet has been found.

Who Is Responsible for Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar?

On the 15th of September the dead bodies of a family were discovered by Burmese security forces In Mayu Mountain Rakhine state. The family are believed to be Daingnet minorities. The murders have been blamed on the Arakanese Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA, formerly Harakah al Yakin) a terrorist group with links to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

Malaysia | Myanmar asks Malaysia to stop food flotilla for Rohingya Muslims

KUALA LUMPUR: Myanmar has confirmed that it had asked Malaysia to stop the latter’s non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from sending an aid flotilla to assist “a specific community” in the Rakhine State.

Malaysia | More than 1,000 protest at Myanmar embassy in Malaysia against Rohingya atrocities

By Naim Zulkifli
KUALA LUMPUR: Some 1,000 people held a demonstration on November 25 in front of the Myanmar embassy here to protest against atrocities against the country’s Rohingya Muslims. The group, comprising members of a coalition of 42 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and Rohingya, held the demonstration after Friday prayers after walking 2.6km from the Tabung Haji mosque. They decried the escalating violence in Rakhine State in northern Myanmar, where a military crackdown since last month has reportedly resulted in the deaths of at least 86 Rohingya. The participating organisations were Umno Youth, Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia, Pertubuhan Martabat Jalinan Muhibbah Malaysia and Pertubuhan Permuafakatan Majlis Ayahanda Malaysia. When they reached Jalan Madge, near the embassy, they were stopped by police. As emotions were running high, a group of men believed to be Rohingya tried to break through the police blockade, but this proved futile. City police chief Datuk Amar Singh said three Rohingya men and a Malaysian man were detained for investigations under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012. “The Rohingya were arrested, as under the act, foreigners are prohibited from participating in any assembly, while the Malaysian man was arrested because he tried to provoke a situation.”
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Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Jamal Mohd Yunos and four other representatives later sent a memorandum to the embassy urging the Myanmar government to put an end to the persecution of the Rohingya. “I am sad about what has happened there (Myanmar), where Muslims have been killed ruthlessly. On behalf of other participants today (yesterday), I urge the Malaysian government to sever diplomatic relations with the government of Myanmar,” he said.

Malaysia | Death toll rises as Myanmar battles border attackers

Myanmar’s security forces have now killed at least 26 people in response to attacks on police that have sparked a dramatic escalation in violence in a Muslim-majority region along its border with Bangladesh, according to reports in state media. Armed men believed to be from the long-oppressed Rohingya Muslim minority launched a coordinated assault on three border police posts in the early hours Sunday, killing nine police, injuring five and making off with dozens of weapons and more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition. Military personnel and police reinforcements have poured into the Muslim-majority township of Maungdaw, northern Rakhine State, and have clashed with groups of up to 300 men, armed with pistols, swords and knives, according to official reports.