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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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...