Daily Archives: February 2, 2017

Burma Government Tests Mayu Radio Program for Maungdaw Region

Government Tests Mayu Radio Program for Maungdaw Region

RANGOON — The government tested a new community radio program on Wednesday in Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships in northern Arakan State, which will broadcast in the language spoken by the Muslim Rohingya, according to...
Members of the governing National League for Democracy party provided security during the funeral of U Ko Ni on Monday

Myanmar Arrests 4 in Fatal Shooting of Prominent Rights Lawyer

MANDALAY, Myanmar — The police in Myanmar announced on Wednesday that they had arrested four people in the killing of a prominent Muslim human rights lawyer who was an adviser to the country’s leader,...
Dhaka was preparing a list of the people who would be temporarily moved to Thengar Char

Bangladesh resurrects plan to move Rohingya refugees to flooded island

Bangladesh first proposed the idea of sending the Rohingya to Thengar Char, which floods at high tide, in 2015, prompting anger among rights groups Boys stand among debris after fire destroyed shelters at a camp...
Myanmar assures aid from food flotilla will be handed over to Rohingyas

Myanmar assures aid from food flotilla will be handed over to Rohingyas

The Myanmar government has assured that the aid brought through the ‘Food Flotilla for Myanmar’ mission will be handed over to the ethnic Rohingyas in that country. Mission chief, Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim...
Malaysia to give jobs to Rohingya Muslim refugees

Malaysia to give jobs to Rohingya Muslim refugees

A pilot scheme to give work to Rohingya refugees in Malaysia is to be launched next month, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Thursday. Malaysia will initially allow 300 Rohingya whose refugee status is...

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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...