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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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...