Daily Archives: January 30, 2017

People carry the coffin of Ko Ni during the funeral service at the Muslim cemetery in Yangon. Photograph: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Myanmar: thousands attend funeral of Aung San Suu Kyi adviser

Thousands of mourners have gathered to bury a prominent Burmese Muslim lawyer whose murder has raised fresh fears of renewed political instability in Myanmar and highlighted the continuing persecution of Muslims in the Buddhist-majority...
Rights Groups Doubt that Systemic Discrimination against Rohingya Will Be Resolved

Kofi Annan visits Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

A three-member team of the Rakhine Commission headed by former United Nation (UN) chief Kofi Annan on Sunday visited the Rohingya camp in Balukhali area of Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. During the visit,...
Panthers Party protest against Rohingya Muslims in Jammu

Panthers Party protest against Rohingya Muslims in Jammu

Panthers Party today held a protest against the settlement of Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslims here, alleging that it is a conspiracy to reduce Dogras to minority by engineering demographic changes. Led by the party chairman...
Lawyer for Myanmar’s Ruling Party Assassinated at Airport

Gunman kills lawyer for Myanmar’s ruling party at airport

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A gunman killed a legal adviser for Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy on Sunday, shooting the lawyer in the head at close range as he walked out of the...
Differences in how the two countries have treated the persecuted Rohingya could not be more stark

Rohingya camps in Bangladesh and Thailand, worlds apart

Kutupalong makeshift camp in Cox's Bazaar, southeastern Bangladesh, was the first refugee camp I ever visited. It was 2010, and I remember being viscerally struck by the stench of paths that felt paved with sewage;...
Rohingyas: Secluded by destiny, ordained by hope

Rohingyas: Secluded by destiny, ordained by hope

Migration of people from one part of land to another is a global phenomenon which are full of pain, misery, loath and divide of kith and kins. This involuntarily mass exodus only brings loss...
Bangladesh forms committees to identify Myanmar Rohingyas and prevent influx

Bangladesh forms committees to identify Myanmar Rohingyas and prevent influx

The government has formed four committees to identify the Rohingyas and stop further influx from Myanmar. The Cabinet Division issued the order forming the committees in Chittagong division and Cox's Bazar, Chittagong and Bandarban districts...
The Myanmar army started a crackdown on the Rohingyas after a terrorist attack on a border outpost in Rakhine state in October last year.

Myanmar’s commission members visit Rohingya slums

Members of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State talking to Rohingya refugees, who had recently entered Bangladesh, at a camp in Teknaf of Cox's Bazar yesterday. Photo: Star Our Correspondent, Cox's Bazar Three-members of Myanmar's...

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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...