Rohingya refugees get $3m lifeline from Japan

13 January, 2018, 00:59 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
  • Facebook (FB) Stock Price, Financials and News | Fortune 500

The military said in a statement on Wednesday that soldiers and Buddhist villagers had murdered 10 Muslim "terrorists" at a village in northern Rakhine State at the beginning of September and that action would be taken against those responsible.

The Myanmar military's involvement in the deaths of 10 Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State, admitted by the commander-in-chief, is just a fraction of the abuses for which security forces are culpable, rights groups say.

Ten Rohingya in the group were captured and executed, according to an internal investigation that was launched after a mass grave was located last month.

Aung San Suu Kyi said she knows the worldwide community has great interest in the Rohingya issue.

It was a rare acknowledgment of wrongdoing by the Myanmar military during the operation it launched in northern Rakhine in response to Rohingya militant attacks on August 25.

Myanmar's government does not recognise the term "Rohingya", and insists that the minority are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

The 10 corpses were found in December 2016 in a mass grave near a cemetery in Inn Din village.

The Rohingya people have been previously targeted during 1999 and 2012, and the Karenni people suffered a similar fate when their villages were burned and they faced massive killings that forced them to flee to Thailand.

Trump Administration Paves Way For Ohio's Medicaid Work Requirement
Seema Verma , administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, speaks during a news conference in Newark, N.J. The Trump administration says it's offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements for Medicaid recipients.

Ohio Department of Health reports second pediatric death in the state
However, some have chronic health problems and the flu can lead to complications ranging from moderate to life-threatening. In Ohio, adult deaths believed to be associated with the flu aren't required to be reported to public health agencies.

Trump Once Again Employs Anti-Semitism by Calling Feinstein 'Sneaky'
Feinstein had the authority to make the transcript public as the committee's top Democrat, he said. Last fall, Feinstein, 84, announced her decision to seek a sixth Senate term this year .

"Action will be taken against the villagers ... and the security force members who violated the rules of engagement according to the law", the statement said. "This incident happened because ethnic Buddhist villagers were threatened and provoked by the terrorists".

Refugees who have fled in their hundreds of thousands to Bangladesh have given consistent accounts of massacres, rape and torture by Myanmar security forces flanked by ethnic Rakhine mobs.

Villagers had dug a pit and the men were ordered to enter it, where they were shot by the security forces.

The military statement claimed the killing of U Maung Ni by the terrorists and the continuing threat to ethnic people bred retaliatory attitudes, which eventually led the killings.

"This grisly admission is a sharp departure from the army's policy of blanket denial of any wrongdoing", James Gomez, Amnesty International's regional director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, told RFA.

"However, it is only the tip of the iceberg and warrants serious independent investigation into what other atrocities were committed", he said in a statement.

Although the Rohingya consider themselves an ethnic minority of Myanmar, numerous Buddhist majority consider them illegal foreigners from Bangladesh.

Recommended:



Popular

Doesn't want to play under franchise tag in 2018
Bell said: "Just get the numbers straight, exactly where we want them". "I know what I do and what I bring to the table". According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, Bell would make $14.54 million if the Steelers franchise-tagged him again.

Large scale protests erupt in Tunisia over austerity measures
A Jewish school and a historic synagogue were attacked in Djerba as police focused on curbing unrest elsewhere in the country. Protesters have burned dozens of state buildings, prompting the government to send the army into several cities and towns.

Facebook is testing a new section to emphasize local news
The social network also announced last month that it has started demoting engagement bait posts from the users' news feed. Users in the initial test batch of cities can access the feature in the bottom menu of the mobile Facebook app.

Trump instructed lawyer to induce AG to remain on Russian Federation case
He also complained that when former 2016 election rival Hillary Clinton was interviewed by agents as part of the email probe, she was not under oath.

Michelle Williams earned 99pc less than Mark Wahlberg for film reshoot
Christopher Plummer was chosen as Spacey's replacement, resulting in reshoots of certain scenes. "They all came in for free". This would contradict director Ridley Scott's remarks to USA Today in December that "everyone did it for nothing".

Man City will be Alexis Sanchez's next club, says Craig Bellamy
The Premier League can pay contracts and wages that no other, apart from maybe three or four clubs overseas , can pay". Of course, we don't know if De Bruyne has any inside knowledge. "We are still in negotiations.

Millie Bobby Brown to play 'detective Holmes'
Brown, a very popular young actress from Stranger Things , where she plays the character of Eleven. Are you excited to see Millie Bobby Brown take on the role of Enola Holmes?

Winter Storm Watch Begins Late Wednesday Night
The combination of ice from the freezing rain and light snow on Friday may result in hard driving situations. By the time the storm passes on Thursday evening, anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of snow will have fallen.

Man Trying To Kill Spider 'Sets Apartment On Fire'
Firefighters threw wet clothing and other items out of the building Sunday as they mopped up after the fire. Wisegarver said the men had been talking for some time about moving out of the apartment prior to the fire.

Future Man: Hulu Orders Second Season of Seth Rogen Time Travel Comedy
It is Marvel's first Hulu TV show and it's success could potentially mean more collaborations between Marvel and Hulu. Marvel's Runaways is a co-production between Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios.