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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Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...
3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

The arrest of three people of a minority community on Saturday sparked tension in the twin cities ahead of Bakrid and Ganesh Chaturthi. However,...