Daily Archives: January 7, 2017

Bangladesh wants neighbor to repatriate thousands of Rohingya, but Myanmar says many are 'Bengali' and not its citizens

Myanmar to talk Rohingya repatriation with Bangladesh

Myanmar is preparing to send a diplomatic team to Bangladesh to discuss the growing political headache of what to do with the thousands of its nationals Dhaka claims have fled across the border to...
Zafor Alam, a Rohingya refugee, told CNN his 16-month-old son Mohammed Shohayet drowned last month trying to cross the Naf River into Bangladesh.

Echoing Alan Kurdi, toddler’s death highlights plight of Burma’s Rohingya refugees

The father of Mohammed Shohayet, a 16-month-old boy seen in a photo lying face down in the mud, wants to share his tragedy with the world to highlight the plight of the Muslim minority. Rohingya...
The rules laid out for ‘associate’ citizens deprived the Rohingyas of holding any government office and several other citizenship rights.

US official: In Myanmar crackdown, abuses appear ‘normal’

WASHINGTON: Abuses appear “normal and allowed” in Myanmar’s response to an armed uprising by Rohingya Muslims, a senior US official said in an interview, casting a pall over one of President Barack Obama’s legacy...
A Muslim woman receives medical treatment at a hospital in Buthee Taung town in Rakhine state, where an estimated 30,000 Rohingya have fled their homes in the face of an army crackdown against suspected insurgents. (EPA Photo)

Myanmar asks Malaysia to block aid to Rohingya

YANGON: Myanmar has acknowledged asking Malaysia to try to prevent Malaysian nongovernment organisations from sending an aid flotilla to help "a specific community" in restive Rakhine State, a reference to the Rohingya Muslim minority. The...

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‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...