Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

The pipeline is controversial, provoking opposition among the public and non-governmental organisations

Rakhine oil pipe ready to serve China

After a two-year delay, the Myanmar-China crude oil pipeline is expected to begin operating next month, Nay Pyi Taw announced this week. The governments have reportedly been in discussion over the technicalities of the crude...
They have emulated small kids with petrol and diesel

Rohingya Muslims: Meeting world’s most persecuted in Chennai

For a long time, I associated Myanmar only with its military junta, the democracy crusader Aung San Suu Kyi and the Buddhist-majority population. My outlook changed when I read about the Rohingya Muslims, the...
Rohingya refugee women wait to collect relief vouchers at Kutupalang Unregistered Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, February 27, 2017. Source: Reuters/Stringer

India: Govt to identify, arrest and deport illegal Rohingya settlers

THE Union Home Ministry in India is working on a proposal to identify, arrest and deport members of the Rohingya community seeking refuge in the country after fleeing their homes in neighbouring Burma. According to...
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Rohingya refugees dread Centre’s deportation order

ALIGARH: Mohammad Bilal, 40, barely survived a harrowing journey by sea from Myanmar in 2012, when he escaped the alleged genocide of his people in Rakhine province. For the past five years, he has...

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Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed from Rakhine state, in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, into Bangladesh from August last year

‘Can’t eat, can’t sleep’: Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 9 (Reuters) - For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning...
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Bangladesh silent on Canadian offer to take Rohingya refugees including rape victims

Bangladesh did not accept an offer by Canada to take in Rohingya refugees, including women who were raped, Canadian officials said, as the South...

Fear and mistrust surround latest plan to return Rohingya

Rohingya refugees collect water at Kutupalong refugee camp in BangladeshChandan Khanna/AFP Rights groups say a plan to return Rohingya to Myanmar from Bangladesh as early...