Daily Archives: February 19, 2017

A picture of Sona Mia taken on December 21, just hours before he was allegedly abducted and beheaded. Photo: Supplied

Rohingya women who spoke out on rape, murder ‘pursued by Myanmar officials’

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh: If you believe the Myanmar government, the military "clearance operation" in northern Rakhine state, which began after an attack on a police post in October, officially came to a halt on...
Four Rohingya women at a refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. All four said that they fled their villages in Myanmar's Rakhine state after being raped

Hundreds of Rohingya ‘return home’ to Myanmar from Bangladesh

DHAKA (AFP) - Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said Sunday (Feb 19), adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives. Tens...
Rohingya refugee children look on at Leda Unregistered Refugee Camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh

UN Wants to Negotiate with US, Canada to Resettle Rohingya Refugees

Cox’s Bazaar: The UN’s refugee agency has asked Bangladesh to allow it to negotiate with the US, Canada and some European countries to resettle around 1,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the South Asian nation,...
Myanmar kills Rohingyas, Bangladesh to isolate them

Rohingya refugee arrested for forgery to get Indian passport

AGRA: On Wednesday, Mathura Sadar police arrested a Rohingya refugee for forging details in order to obtain an Indian passport. The apprehended man, who claims to have settled in the district for more than...
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during Karen New Year celebrations in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 29 December 2016. The Karen New Year celebrates the 'new crop' ceremony, with participants wearing national attire, and put on shows with dances and songs.

Aung San Suu Kyi is running out of excuses for her silence on the...

Aung San Suu Kyi, the famed and much fawned-over former opposition leader of Myanmar, cannot be immune to criticism. Undoubtedly a force for good in opposition, I believe she has failed to live up...
Rohingya Muslims pass time near their shelter at a refugee camp outside Sittwe

Why nobody wants to help Myanmar’s unwanted Rohingya

The international community has largely ignored the political situation regarding the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. The Rohingya have been systematically disenfranchised and persecuted in their home state of Myanmar, having been denied the...

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Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...
India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine

India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Activists say that development projects in Rakhine will have little impact unless human rights issues are addressed India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it...
FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya woman and her baby are seen detained in a police station after a fishing boat carrying more than sixty Rohingya refugees was found beached at Rawi island in the province of Satun, June 12, 2019. (Reuters)

Dozens of Malaysia-bound Rohingyas detained in Myanmar

YANGON: Police in strife-ridden Rakhine State in western Myanmar have detained dozens of Rohingya Muslims who were seeking to get to Malaysia by boat,...