Daily Archives: February 8, 2017

Burmese Foreign Minister and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, has come under harsh criticism from fellow Nobel Laureates and human rights groups for failing to protect the Muslim Rohingya

Burma: Where Hypocrisy Clashes with Morality

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” wisely stated George Santayana. While Burmese Foreign Minister and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, has come under...
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi talking to Qatar International Relations Department Director Major General Abdulaziz A Alansari

Qatar steps forward to support Malaysia in helping Rohingya community

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi talking to Qatar International Relations Department Director Major General Abdulaziz A Alansari on Feb 5, 2017. — Bernama DOHA: Qatar is among the latest Islamic countries...
Rohingya women and girls have given chilling accounts of being raped and sexually assaulted by groups of Burmese soldiers and police Reuters

Burma: Rohingya girls as young as 13 raped and sexually assaulted by security forces,...

Burmese security forces took part in rape, gang rape, invasive body searches and sexual assaults on Rohingya women and girls in at least nine villages in the northern Rakhine State, report states Women and girls...

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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...