Rohingya: A Challenge for ASEAN Society

Rohingya: A Challenge for ASEAN Society ASIA & THE PACIFIC, 13 June 2016 Muhammad Pizaro – The Jakarta Post Rohingya refugess in Langkat, North Sumatra, on May 17, 2015.(Antara/Irsan Mulyadi) 7 Jun 2016 – The plight of the Rohingya people in Myanmar has attracted the world’s attention for years. In May 2015, the Rohingya refugee crisis grabbed international headlines when tens of thousands of Rohingya fled from Myanmar’s state-sponsored persecution in overcrowded boats heading toward Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Myanmar’s government views the Rohingya as illegal citizens and describes them as immigrants from Bangladesh, despite the group having inhabited Rakhine […]

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