Daily Archives: April 6, 2017

A view of Taung Paw IDP Camp. Photo: Antolín Avezuela Aristu

Forever lost: meet the Rohingya who sacrificed their identity for Myanmar citizenship

At the heart of the Rohingya’s decades-long struggle in Myanmar lies a question of identity, along with a desire for citizenship and the basic rights that come with it. But even for those Muslims...
Is there a place where these children can start a new life

Myanmarese scholar throws light on Arakanese migration to Tripura

GUWAHATI: In the history of migration of different ethnic groups from southeast and south Asia to the northeast, historians say the movement of the Mog community to Tripura from the Arakan state (now Rakhine)...
Economic reforms lost momentum in the latter part of the USDP administration, as investors adopted

Honeymoon over, Suu Kyi faces fresh challenges

Last Thursday marked the first anniversary of a historic event in Myanmar’s oft-troubled contemporary history: A peaceful handover of power from the ‘‘civilianised’’ administration of the Union Solidarity Development Party (USDP) to the newly...
Ethnic Rakhine people who fled a crackdown in Maungdaw township, western Myanmar's Rakkhine state, stay in tents in a stadium in the state capital Sittwe, Oct. 16, 2016

Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Close Three Camps For Refugees From 2012 Violence

The Rakhine state government in western Myanmar will close three internally displaced persons camps, as recommended by an advisory commission appointed by the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to help resolve...
Suu Kyi has been running interference for the military out of two of her cabinet offices: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Counsellor’s Office

Myanmar Leader Says No Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said ethnic cleansing was too strong a term to describe what was happening in the Muslim-majority Rakhine region, the BBC reported on Wednesday.   "I don't think...

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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...