Daily Archives: April 9, 2017

A Myanmar border police officer stands guard at the fence dividing Maungdaw Township in Rakhine State from Bangladesh.

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to consider sealing border if new crisis erupts

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to consider closing their shared border if there was a repeat of the recent Rohingya refugee crisis, a Dhaka newspaper has reported. The decision was announced on April 6 at...
Weekends at a muddy football pitch in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, 25 members of the Rohingya Football Club

Rohingya Football Club: A small club with a big dream

KUALA LUMPUR: Weekends at a muddy football pitch in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, 25 members of the Rohingya Football Club (RFC) are training hard for a national tournament, coming up in April. Rohingya...
A Rohingya man walks through the jhuggi camp in Shaheen Bagh as a woman looks on from inside her home. More than 40 families pay rent to live on the land

Retreat on Rohingya threat after outcry

OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Srinagar, April 8: The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries today backtracked on its threat to kill Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees living in Jammu after the warning triggered an outrage in...

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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...