Daily Archives: January 27, 2017

Hope for the young: Woodhouse meeting Rohingya pupils as he tours the UNHCR-Tzu Chi Education Centre in Selayang.

New Zealand lauds move by Malaysia to train the Rohingya

New Zealand has applauded Malaysia’s commitment to provide semi-skilled training for the Rohingya besides looking at allowing them to work here legally. It’s Immigration Minister Michael Wood­­house said he discussed a plan to normalise working...
The Rohingya Crisis and Suu Kyi’s Chance

The Rohingya Crisis and Suu Kyi’s Chance

Dan Sullivan is the Senior Advocate for Human Rights at Refugees International (RI) focusing on Myanmar, Central America, and other areas affected by mass displacement. He has over a decade of human rights and...
National League for Democracy party (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, arrives at Myanmar's parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 15, 2016.

Myanmar Shrugs Off International Pressure Over Rohingya Crackdown

Myanmar has been under growing international pressure over its months-long, brutal security operations in Rohingya Muslim communities in Rakhine State, and last week saw another barrage of criticism from Malaysia and a United Nations...
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The Deepening Rohingya Crisis: Will It Engulf The Region? – Analysis

The Rohingya issue, to paraphrase from Lord Alfred Douglas’ poem ‘Two Loves’ published in 1894, is a crisis that literally ‘dare not speak its name’. The Myanmar authorities have forbidden the use of the...
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, called on OIC foreign ministers to urge Myanmar to stop human rights abuses against the Rohingya

Rohingya crisis is another headache for ASEAN

Rift between Malaysia and Myanmar over Muslim minority deepens divisions over South China Sea disputes CK TAN, Nikkei staff writer KUALA LUMPUR Diplomatic spats are rare in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations; member states tend...
Kelab Putera 1Malaysia vice-president Harridzs Mohan Abdulah said they have secured a warehouse and are currently stocking up the aid. - Photo Astro AWANI

Myanmar flotilla: The aid, goods insufficient to meet demand – KP1M

KUALA LUMPUR: Kelab Putera 1Malaysia vice-president Harridzs Mohan Abdulah said the goods and aid for the Food Flotilla Mission For Myanmar is not sufficient to meet the demands and needs of the Rohingya people. “I...
Statement calls for security council to convene over Rakhine rumours

Statement calls for security council to convene over Rakhine rumours

The former ruling party is again leading a charge demanding the shadowy National Defence and Security Council be convened in response to security concerns in Rakhine State. The Union Solidarity and Development Party was...

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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...