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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Rohingya refugee children shout slogans during a protest against repatriation efforts, Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.

Rohingya Shot in Camp in Myanmar

    Reports of shootings, allegedly by Myanmar police, at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state have sparked concern by United Nations officials. Knut Ostby,...
Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...