Daily Archives: February 28, 2017

Bangladesh starts head count for Rohingya relocation

Bangladesh starts head count for Rohingya relocation

DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities have begun a census of Rohingya refugees living in the country's southeast as part of a controversial move to relocate them to an uninhabited island, officials said on Tuesday (Feb 28). The...
Refugees have maintained that they fled their country of origin

Rohangya Muslims petition: SC lawyers surprise BJP’s legal cell

  JAMMU: In an interestingly unexpected twist, members of legal cell of BJP who had filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the High Court seeking identification and deportation of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis from Jammu...
The UN Human Rights Council must set up a commission of inquiry into Myanmar's human rights record

Aung San Suu Kyi ‘utterly failed’ to address Rohingyas’ plight, says Obama-era human rights...

GENEVA (REUTERS) - The UN Human Rights Council must set up a commission of inquiry into Myanmar's human rights record, as it has done for North Korea and Eritrea, and not spare its leader...
Following visits from Heads of State from the United Kingdom, the United States and ASEAN nations

Will the World be Silent in Face of the Rohingya Calamity?–The time has come...

In so many ways, Myanmar, also called Burma, has embarked on a strikingly successful political journey, aided in part by the international community with leadership from many States. Less than a decade ago, it...

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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...