Letter from 58 NGOs Calling for Targeted Economic Sanctions in Burma

November 2, 2017 The Honorable Rex Tillerson Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 The Honorable Steven Mnuchin Secretary of the Treasury U.S. Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20220 Re: Burma and Targeted Sanctions Dear Secretaries Tillerson and Mnuchin, The US government urgently … Read more

Stakeholders press energy companies doing business with Myanmar to address Rohingya crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Stakeholders press energy companies doing business with Myanmar to address Rohingya crisis Investors with more than $53 billion in assets sign letters calling for an end to ‘business as usual’ in light of military crackdown   Falls Church, Va., 10/23/17 — A group of investors and stakeholders has called on energy companies … Read more

Extraordinary Session on the Situation of the Rohingya

On January 19, Malaysia hosted the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Kuala Lumpur for an Extraordinary Session on the situation of the Rohingya. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak urged the government of Myanmar to end the humanitarian tragedy and subsequently pledged US$2.2 million to aid the minority group. In a final communiqué, the OIC … Read more

The Rohingya Plight

Rohingya is the largest Muslim population in Myanmar, and one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. The minority group has been subjected to displacement, statelessness, human rights abuses, and ethnic cleansing fueled by years of conflict dating back to the 1930s.