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 ..
Topics: Aung San Suu Kyi • Burmese people • Honorary Canadian citizenship • Human rights in Myanmar • Islam in Myanmar • Myanmar • Nobel laureates • Politics of Myanmar • Rohingya conflict • Rohingya genocide • Rohingya people
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 ..
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 & ..
Topics: Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army • ARSA • Civil wars • Internal conflict in Myanmar • Islam in Myanmar • Myanmar • Persecution of Muslims • Rakhine State • religion • Rohingya conflict • Rohingya people • Warfare
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 ..
Topics: Asia • Bay of Bengal • Islam in Myanmar • Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project • Kaladan River • Oceans • Rakhine State • Rohingya genocide • Rohingya people • Sittwe • States of Myanmar
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 ..