Daily Archives: January 26, 2017

The USDP discussion on state security and rule of law in Rangoon.

USDP and Allies Call on Security Council to Intervene

RANGOON — Burma’s main opposition party and its allies called on the National Defense and Security Council (NDSC) to intervene in security and rule of law issues that face the country. The issues highlighted ranged...
Mohd Azmi said that after Yangon, the flotilla will head to the Bangladeshi town of Teknaf that borders Myanmar.

Organisers to respect Myanmar, dock Rohingya food flotilla in Yangon

PETALING JAYA: The organisers of the Food Flotilla to help the Rohingya will respect the Myanmar government’s decision to only allow them to dock in the capital Yangon. They had wanted to dock in Sittwe,...
The international community should exert pressure on the Myanmar government

Commentary: World must stop ignoring the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingyas

Myanmar, once known as Burma, is a country of 53 million, and the vast majority of its population is Buddhist. It became part of the British Empire with the subjugation of the Arakan and...

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Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...
Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Nearly two years after the start of the massive Rohingya influx, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association with the Policy Research Institute of...