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U.S. says it is considering sanctions over Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is taking steps and considering a range of further actions over Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, including targeted sanctions under its Global Magnitsky law, the State Department said on Monday.

Higher platforms for Rohingya crisis

MALAYSIA has shifted from Asean to bigger international platforms to find a speedier resolution to the Rohingya issue, said Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican.

Rohingyas must go home but to safety, Bangladesh says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bangladesh called on Myanmar on Monday to allow nearly 1 million Rohingya Muslim refugees to return home under safe conditions, saying that the burden had become "untenable" on its territory.

Let’s chip in to help the Rohingya

SEPANG: Conditions at the Rohingya refugee camp at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border continue to be grim, says the Malaysian team helping out there.

Ready to go: Najib checking on the humanitarian mission for Rohingya before its flight from Sepang.
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DPM: Malaysia and Turkey enjoying extraordinarily strong ties

ISTANBUL: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has described the relationship between Malaysia and Turkey as “extraordinary”.

Zahid Hamidi with President Erdogan in Turkey. - fotoBERNAMA

Meth seizures shoot up in Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine

Yangon (AFP) - Myanmar police have seized more than $5 million worth of methamphetamine pills in the north of violence-racked Rakhine state this month, an officer said Sunday.

Seizures of "Ya Ba" methamphetamine pills are on the rise in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Exclusive - Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to officials and plans seen by Reuters.

‘Foreign meddling won’t work in Rohingya crisis’

BEIJING: Experience shows that foreign interference in crises does not work and China supports the Myanmar government’s efforts to protect stability, a senior Chinese official said, amid ongoing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

The reality of a refugee camp

Even a mere four-hour visit to the Kutupalong camp for the Rohingya is a daunting task, what more for those who have to survive there daily.

Tough times: A Rohingya child crossing a bridge at Ghundum refugee camp in Ukhiya. The Ghundum camp, which is near Kutupalong, is the latest to come about since the mass exodus from Rakhine. — Bernama

Political fatigue deepens

There is still a sense of uneasiness about Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad among many voters. They cannot decide whether they can trust someone who can change his political alliance and views the way people change their clothes.