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Marriage of Rohingya girl, 11, called off after authorities intervene

The girl was to have wed a 20 year-old man on Wednesday but police and an activist stopped the ceremony before getting state Islamic religious officers to meet the bride’s father to call it off.

Displaced Rohingya could be recruited by terrorist groups

Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu warns that the Rohingyas may accept whatever extremist views if they feel that is their only way to achieve victory and return to their homeland.

China believes Myanmar ready to take back Rohingyas

In May, the United Nations said it had struck an outline deal with Myanmar aimed at eventually allowing them to return.

Don’t allow refugees to work, says MTUC

Malaysian Trades Union Congress says refugees should not be allowed to stay longer than three months, and that it is time for the government to ratify UN’s 1951 Refugee Convention.

Bond girl Yeoh praises Najib for helping Rohingya

The UN goodwill ambassador says Malaysia has done amazing work to help the Rohingya face suffering and oppression in Myanmar.

Rohingya in Malaysia funding Myanmar insurgent group, says source

The insurgent group, Arsa, communicates its needs to Rohingya in Malaysia on a WhatsApp channel and they send money to buy weapons with which to fight the Myanmar security forces, says a well-placed source.

No plans to introduce assimilation programme for Rohingya

Minister Shahidan Kassim says any such plan may discourage them from returning to their original country or settling in a third country.

Syed Hamid lambasts Myanmar

"They would love to send out boats of Rohingya."

Nobel laureates criticise Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

They are frustrated that she has not taken any initiative to ensure full and equal citizenship rights for the Rohingyas.

Push for probe in Rakhine, MP tells Asean foreign ministers

Klang MP Charles Santiago hopes Myanmar government will not use foreign ministers' meeting in Yangon next week to cover up atrocities against Rohingyas.

MRA collects RM50k for Rohingyas

Malaysian Relief Agency says each Rohingya family will receive RM300.