Daily Archives: December 23, 2016

the Heads of OIC Permanent Missions in Geneva and Brussels briefed the meetings on the OIC’s latest efforts in responding to the Rohingya crisis

OIC Groups in Geneva and Brussels Hold Emergency Meetings on Crisis Situation Facing the...

In line with the OIC General Secretariat’s continued serious concerns regarding the situation of the Rohingya Muslim Minority; the OIC Groups in Geneva and Brussels held Emergency Meetings during the past several days to...
The Nobel laureate has shocked the world by failing to speak up for persecuted minorities. Some believe she is showing her true colors.

Is This the Real Aung San Suu Kyi?

In early November, Zaw Lay and his family were hiding in the basement of a friend’s house in Yekhatchchaung GwaSone village, near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. Two Burmese military helicopters circled overhead, firing indiscriminately at...
Htein Lin said insurgents pretended to be local villagers so they could conduct surprise strikes on security forces that moved into Maungdaw

No Peace in Myanmar’s Maungdaw Until Stolen Weapons Are Recovered: Rakhine Minister

The situation in Myanmar’s volatile Maungdaw township will be peaceful only after all weapons stolen from border guard posts during deadly attacks in early October have been recovered, a Rakhine state government official said...
Rohingya advocacy groups, however, claim around 400 Rohingya -- described by the UN as among the most persecuted groups worldwide

Myanmar situation may get out of hand, UN advisor says

A top United Nations official is warning that the ongoing violence in Myanmar's west is in danger of "getting out of hand", and is asking the country's leaders to be more assertive in resolving...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...