Yesterday night at around 7:50 PM, violence broke out in the main municipal market of Maungdaw, Arakan. Rakhine Buddhist burned 7 shops belonging to Muslims and another 12 were looted; all taking place whilst the Rohingya were homebound because of their strict curfew, leaving them defenseless as the Rakhine destroyed their main source of livelihood.
Earlier this year, we had researched the Sittwe registered and unregistered IDP camps to highlight the living conditions of the Rohingya who were moved to the area after the Summer attacks in June 2012. We strived to bring attention to the lack food, water, aid and shelter in the registered camps but also focus on the unregistered camps who did not receive anything at all.
President Thein Sein is due to visit Thandwe township tomorrow 2nd October, following large scale destruction and arson across many villages in Arakan state, Burma. Having already praised Wira Thu, the hate speech monk and poster boy of the '969' fascist movement thought to be responsible for recent attacks, it is widely expected that Thein Sein will not publically call for...
1st October 2013: Late this morning Kaman muslim communities came under attack in Thandwe township, north-east Burma. The troubled region has seen a flurry of attacks recently in the past fortnight and the fresh attacks come as Vice President of Burma visits the area.
As has been seen with previous tensions, houses have been set alight belonging to Kaman families and upto 30 houses...
Despite Muslims all over the world celebrating the joyous festival of Eid, marking the end of Ramadan, earlier today Restless Beings were made aware of reports of attacks against the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar.
Despite the ongoing human rights abuses in Myanmar with restrictions to constitutional reform, freedom of religion, minority rights and even being inescapably accountable for the genocide of the Rohingya, the international community continue to appease Myanmar President Thein Sein.
One year ago today, the course of Rohingya history took a dramatic turn for the worse.
Years of deep seated hatred for the Rohingya community, having lived on the margins of Myanmarese society, unravelled from a civilian dispute and attack in Arakan, and has since spiralled into systematic ethnic cleansing of the community.
The Rohingya are still continually discriminated for their difference in appearance, religion and language, leading to their desperation, displacement and death.
Reports of renewed anti-Muslim violence have emerged in the Lashio Township of the Shan State in Myanmar. In the same style as Meikhtila, Yangon and Oakkan, houses belonging to Muslims, Muslim schools and mosques are being systematically burnt down.
Reports have come in today that the Rohingya now have to pay for food rations that have been donated to them. The village leaders and those incharge of the IDP camps in Sittwe are in full control over whatever is donated to the Rohingya and take full advantage of thier power. The Rohingya who have very little to nothing to their name once again have been stripped of another right which is owed...