Islam in Myanmar: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Aung San Suu Kyi first leader to lose Freedom of Paris award

Published: December 3, 2018

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel peace laureate & Myanmar leader, will be stripped of Freedom of Paris award over her failure to speak out against a crackdown on Myanmar’s Rohingya minority. The move, which follows similar decisions by Glasgow, Edinburgh and Oxford, would make Myanmar’s de facto leader the first person to lose the ..

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Aurora Prize Laureate Kyaw Hla Aung to donate $1 million award money to help Rohingya refugees

Published: September 5, 2018

Aurora Prize Laureate Kyaw Hla Aung, a noted lawyer and activist from Myanmar, has recently announced to donate his $1 million award money towards humanitarian relief work among Rohingya refugees. He was given the 2018 award for his fight against injustice and advocating on behalf of the Rohingya people. The money will be distributed among ..

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Rosario Manalo chairman of Myanmar Government appointed independent commission to probe human rights against ethnic Rohingya minority

Published: August 1, 2018

The Myanmar Government has appointed an independent 4- member commission to investigate alleged human rights abuses against the ethnic Rohingya minority. The Independent Commission will investigate the allegations of human rights violations and related issues, following the terrorist attacks by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA). The commission will be comprised of two local members & ..

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India and Myanmar signs pact for socio-economic development of Rakhine State

Published: December 21, 2017

India and Myanmar has signed a MoU on restoration of normalcy and development of the Rakhine State, from where thousands of Rohingya Muslims recently fled to Bangladesh following incidents of violence against the community. The MoU is intended to help the Government of Myanmar to achieve its objective of restoration of normalcy in Rakhine State ..

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Operation Insaniyat started by India to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Published: September 14, 2017

India has started ‘Operation Insaniyat’ to provided assistance to Bangladesh in response to the humanitarian crisis being faced on account of the large influx of Rohingya refugees into that country from Myanmar. Under it, relief material consisting of items including rice, pulses, sugar, salt, cooking oil, biscuits and mosquito nets will be provided to the ..

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