Monthly Archives: February 2017

Bangladesh starts head count for Rohingya relocation

Bangladesh starts head count for Rohingya relocation

DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities have begun a census of Rohingya refugees living in the country's southeast as part of a controversial move to relocate them to an uninhabited island, officials said on Tuesday (Feb 28). The...
Refugees have maintained that they fled their country of origin

Rohangya Muslims petition: SC lawyers surprise BJP’s legal cell

  JAMMU: In an interestingly unexpected twist, members of legal cell of BJP who had filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the High Court seeking identification and deportation of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis from Jammu...
The UN Human Rights Council must set up a commission of inquiry into Myanmar's human rights record

Aung San Suu Kyi ‘utterly failed’ to address Rohingyas’ plight, says Obama-era human rights...

GENEVA (REUTERS) - The UN Human Rights Council must set up a commission of inquiry into Myanmar's human rights record, as it has done for North Korea and Eritrea, and not spare its leader...
Following visits from Heads of State from the United Kingdom, the United States and ASEAN nations

Will the World be Silent in Face of the Rohingya Calamity?–The time has come...

In so many ways, Myanmar, also called Burma, has embarked on a strikingly successful political journey, aided in part by the international community with leadership from many States. Less than a decade ago, it...
Rohingya refugees in Rakhine State, Burma

The 1988 Rohingya Extermination Blueprint – VIDEO

The 1988 Rohingya Extermination Plan was first proposed by Col. Thar Kyaw who was an ethnic Rakhine and the first chairman of National Unity Party (NUP), a proxy party of Burmese military and former...
Thengar Char came to limelight after State Minister of Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam recently made an announcement about rehabilitating the Rohingyas to the char

Rohingya Relocation: Thengar Char not suitable yet

The government will have to build flood protection embankment, cyclone centres and necessary infrastructure and ensure supply of drinking water if it wants to relocate the Myanmar Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to Thengar Char...
Many of the women had their family members, including babies and young children, butchered in front of them

Rohingya women: The face of unspeakable horror

Many of the women had their family members, including babies and young children, butchered in front of them More than a dozen young women, some as young as 14, took off their niqab declaring their...
The extremist Buddhist organisation, known as Ma Ba Tha in Myanmar, has played a prominent anti-Muslim role in the country over past years

Extremist Myanmar monk Wirathu backs Dhammakaya Temple

MYANMAR’S EXTREMIST Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu led a rally in Mandalay on Thursday to support the Dhammakaya Temple, which is at loggerheads with Thai authorities over the ongoing hunt for former abbot Phra Dhammachayo. His...
Lawyer for Myanmar’s Ruling Party Assassinated at Airport

Myanmar police blame grudge, not army, for murder of prominent lawyer Ko Ni

Senior Myanmar security officials say the assassination of a prominent legal adviser to the government was the result of a personal political grudge and not part of a bigger conspiracy by the military. Police and...
Several hundred Rohingya men, from a Muslim minority that many in Buddhist-majority Myanmar view as illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh

Senior police jailed over Rohingya attacks

Myanmar's police court has sentenced three senior officers to prison for negligence after Rohingya insurgents overran three border posts in October, killing nine policemen, a government official said. Several hundred Rohingya men, from a Muslim...
Rohingya refugees run to the crew of the Nautical Aliya as they provide relief supplies at the Balu Khali Rohingya refugee camp

Explainer: What’s Happening to Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

Over the past several months, the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar's Rakhine state has been subject to a large-scale military and police crackdown that has yielded wide-scale reports of rape, torture, and random killings...
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Hisham: Flotilla mission a success

PORT KLANG: The Food Flotilla For Myan­­mar, which delivered food, water and medical supplies to the displaced Rohingya community in Myanmar and Bangladesh, was a big success. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, who welcomed...

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Rohingya refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

  ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released...
Rohingya refugee girls are seen at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/ Star

Hiding from traffickers in ‘prison-like’ tents, Rohingya girls dream of school

  Trapped inside "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or sexually harassed, teenage Rohingya girls dream of going...
Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and...
People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Handout via REUTERS

Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon...
Rohingya girls face 'prison-like' conditions in refugee camps

Rohingya girls face ‘prison-like’ conditions in refugee camps

(CNN)Adolescent Rohingya girls are being kept in stifling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, unable to go out, deprived of education and facing prospects...