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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‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...