Monthly Archives: August 2016

Myanmar Turns to Kofi Annan for Help on Festering Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar Turns to Kofi Annan for Help on Festering Rohingya Crisis

The Annan-led commission will look for “sustainable solutions”, but the thorniest issue will be how to grant some form of citizenship to the Rohingya community that will integrate them into the country without antagonising...
Rights Groups Doubt that Systemic Discrimination against Rohingya Will Be Resolved

No Rohingya On Commission To Address Their Fate

As manifested in the United States, race and religion are extremely delicate topics for politicians to explore. And eradicating widespread endemic prejudices against certain racial and religious groups is a notoriously explosive proposition. However,...
Many Rohingya still live in camps after waves of communal violence in 2012

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims: Glimmer of hope at last?

There haven't been many good moments for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims in the last four years. This country's dramatic political changes have passed them by. Greater democracy has not brought greater respect for the stateless Rohingya's...
UN High Commission for Refugees building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Trapped Illegally in Malaysia, Rohingya Migrants in Limbo

Kuala Lumpur: The first time he tried to escape a tough existence in his village in western Myanmar in 2004, Junaid Zafar was thrown in jail for five years. Like many other Rohingya Muslims, Zafar...
Zafar shows one of the cards produced by Merhom

NGO issues ID cards to Rohingya migrants for RM100

  Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhom) had issued up to 100 cards since June in an effort to provide the ethnic minority with documentation. The organisation’s president Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani told Malay...

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Govt turns to barbed-wire fencing to combat human trafficking from Rohingya camps

Govt turns to barbed-wire fencing to combat human trafficking from Rohingya camps

'Although law enforcement officials are trying hard, the situation suggests there may be a loophole' Due to increasing incidents of human trafficking at the Rohingya...
Rohingya refugees caught between a rock and a hard place

Rohingya refugees caught between a rock and a hard place

UN agency and Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar Myanmar army 'shelling' villages, restricting aid in Rakhine state An increasingly frustrated Dhaka government...
Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Hla Poe Kaung transit camp was built to house 25,000 returnees - but sprung up on the site of two demolished Rohingya villages Entire Muslim...
Rohingya refugees play football at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on March 27, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

What Happens if Rohingya Stay in Bangladesh Forever?

    Earlier this month, the Myanmar government embarked upon a new plan to begin repatriating Rohingya who had fled Rakhine State after waves of brutal...
Bangladesh will not relocate Rohingyas

Landmine Blast: ‘Rohingya man’ killed on border

A man believed to be a Rohingya refugee has been killed in a suspected landmine explosion along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, officials said yesterday. Nearly a...