Daily Archives: February 12, 2017

When a ship uses the GMDSS, it basically sends a distress signal via a satellite or radio communication equipment

IMB warns Nautical Aliya of robbery risk in Chittagong waters

ON BOARD THE NAUTICAL ALIYA IN THE BAY OF BENGAL: The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned this ship of the risk of robberies in Chittagong waters. The Nautical Aliya, which is undertaking the 'Food...
Rumours that a container full of aid from the Food Flotilla for Myanmar mission were seized by Myanmar authorities and Buddhist monks at Yangon port is not true, chief de mission Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said today

Abdul Azeez denies claims humanitarian aid seized

ON BOARD THE NAUTICAL ALIYA IN THE BAY OF BENGAL: "Food Flotilla For Myanmar" humanitarian mission head Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim has dismissed allegations that the 500 tonnes of food and supplies...
Abdul Azeez said when the ship docked in Chittagong on Monday, the volunteers hoped to visit the Rohingya refugee camps in Kutupalong and Teknaf.

Volunteers waiting for permission to disembark in Bangladesh

ON BOARD THE NAUTICAL ALIYA IN THE ANDAMAN SEA: Volunteers of the 'Food Flotilla for Myanmar' humanitarian mission have still not obtained permission from the Bangladesh Government to disembark and travel to the Rohingya...
The Burmese border security force calls us ‘Bengalis’ due to linguistic affinity and skin colour, even though we never came to Bangladesh before

The ‘floating people’ of Myanmar: how Rohingya refugees reclaim their identity through art and...

The Moghs refer to us as ‘floating people’ as we do not have citizenship in our country. My grandfather, father, and I were all born and lived there… yet, I am considered a...
Buffalos are seen in the Thengar Char island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, February 2, 2017 REUTERS

Rohingya island construction work begins

The government estimates 400,000 Rohingya refugees are living in Bangladesh, including nearly 70,000 who have arrived since October fleeing violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine state Bangladesh government has ordered construction to start at a desolate...
A woman walks among debris after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe, Myanmar.

Analysts Detail Changes Needed to Resolve Myanmar’s Rohingya Situation

A recent report issued by the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights chronicles killings, gang rapes, beatings, disappearances, and other crimes and acts of cruelty against ethnic Rohingya Muslims at...

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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...