Daily Archives: March 16, 2017

Myanmar's Rohingya Crackdown 'Crimes Against Humanity': Top UN Official

Myanmar’s Rohingya Crackdown ‘Crimes Against Humanity’: Top UN Official

A top official with the United Nations has warned Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi that a crackdown on the Rohingya by the military and police amounted to “crimes against humanity” and that the...
Anifah: Malaysia will continue to address Rohingya plight

Anifah: Malaysia will continue to address Rohingya plight

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will not stop in its efforts to address issues affecting the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman (pic) said humanitarian assistance as well as continuous pressure from the...
Restricted by their alien status and unable to earn their livelihoods, Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar have been reduced to living on the streets and begging from passing vehicles

Establish secretariat to help Rohingya in health, education programmes – Abdul Hadi

PUTRAJAYA: The World Union of Muslim Scholars today urged Islamic countries to establish a secretariat for coordinating health and education development programmes for Muslim minorities, particularly in assisting the Rohingya community in Myanmar. Establish secretariat...
Central delegation to review threat perception

Refugee Rohingya families in Jammu facing expulsion

JAMMU: A young poor Rohingya Muslim couple is busy in conservation in a small dark shed in Narwal area of Jammu. Two bare-footed little kids of the couple are sitting and playing on dusty...
A Rohingya refugee girl carries a baby inside a refugee camp in Sitwe, in the state of Rakhine, Myanmar March 4, 2017

With a Stroke of Red Pen, Myanmar’s Rohingya Fear Losing Right to Return

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Since security forces swept into their villages in northwestern Myanmar late last year, around 75,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled across the nearby border to Bangladesh. Many now fear that the...
A turning point in the Rohingya crisis

A turning point in the Rohingya crisis

Last month, the UN released a damning ‘Flash Report’ based on interviews with more than 220 members of the Rohingya minority group who had fled from northern Rakhine State in Myanmar to Bangladesh since...
Rohingya refugees gather for aid supplies at the Balu Khali refugee camp in Chittagong, Bangladesh

EU risks complicity in crimes against Rohingya

SITTWE, Burma — Burma is spiralling into violence once again, and as the former military dictatorship engages in another wave of mass atrocities, the European Union has become suddenly shy at the diplomatic wheel....
Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar's Muslim minority and legal adviser for Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy, during an interview in Yangon, Jan. 13, 2016. Ko Ni was shot dead Jan. 29, 2017.

Murdered Lawyer Was Working on Plan to Undercut Myanmar Military

A close associate of murdered Myanmar lawyer Ko Ni says the constitutional expert was working on a plan to weaken the military's political power when he was gunned down at Yangon's airport soon after...
ৃn Indonesian protester holds a poster with a defaced image of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi during a recent protest in Jakarta against the Rohingya violence.

Amid mounting criticism, is Aung San Suu Kyi still a noble Nobel winner?

THE plight of the Rohingya was brutally summed up by UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee when she told of horrific allegations from the community of children being thrown into fires, people tied up indoors...

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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...