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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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...