Daily Archives: March 8, 2017

Newly arrived Rohingya children warm themselves by a fire in Kutapalong

Tribunal Hearings Receive Expert Testimony On Genocide & Atrocities Permanent Peoples Tribunal

The first day of hearings at the International Permanent Peoples' Tribunal in London saw testimony by expert witnesses from across the world who are intimately familiar with the plight of the #Rohingya, as well...
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, briefs the media at the UN Compound in Colombo

Violence against Rohingya may amount to ‘crimes against humanity’: UN rights chief

YANGON: The severity of the reported violations against the Rohingya in Myanmar warrants the attention of the International Criminal Court, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday (Mar 8). Mr Zeid...
Rohingya refugees who tried to cross the Naf River into Bangladesh are kept under watch by Bangladeshi security officials in Teknaf on December 25, 2016. (AFP)

Thousands of Rohingya refugees return to Myanmar

DHAKA — Thousands of Rohingya who took refuge in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Rakhine State have returned home because of a Bangladeshi plan to house them on an uninhabited flood-prone island, community leaders...
Tin Tin Aye grieves after the assassination of her husband

The Murder of an Honorable Lawyer in Myanmar

Tin Tin Aye grieves after the assassination of her husband, the Muslim lawyer Ko Ni, in January. Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been killed in Myanmar in recent years. Whenever I met with Ko Ni,...
Copies of a book about Ko Ni's life and death were handed out at a memorial for the murdered lawyer on March 5, 2017 in Yangon. (J. Freeman/VOA)

Assassination Prompts Reflection on Role of Muslims in Myanmar Political Life

Over the past five weeks, the public tributes to Ko Ni - a prominent legal adviser assassinated in Yangon on January 29 - have highlighted his many achievements. The 63-year-old lawyer was a sharp legal...
Central delegation to review threat perception

Govt initiates high-level probe into settlement of Rohingyas

JAMMU, Mar 7: Authorities have initiated a high-level probe into the influx of Rohingyas and Burmese nationals in Jammu and Samba districts of this region with top officers of civil and police administration preparing...
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

PM Hasina seeks Indonesia’s help to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged Indonesia to play a role in sending back the Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. She made the call at a bilateral meeting with Indonesia President Joko Widodo on the sidelines...
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

Plight of Rohingya becoming a jihadist cause célèbre

Asia Times is not responsible for the opinions, facts or any media content presented by contributors. In case of abuse, click here to report. Rohingya militancy is gaining momentum. Not only are Rohingya in Myanmar...

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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...