Daily Archives: April 23, 2017

To the door of no return

To the door of no return

India is home to 4.5 lakh refugees from 12 different countries. Why then is the home ministry being particularly tough on Myanmar’s Rohingyas? Sonia Sarkar finds out NOBODY'S PEOPLE: (Above) Raheema Khatoon with her children;...
Rohingya Suffering In Myanmar

Rohingya Suffering In Myanmar: Habib Siddiqui

Last week the NPR published a report on gruesome crimes of the Myanmar security forces against the Rohingyas, which can be viewed by clicking here. --------- Rohingya Families Flee Persecution And Suffering In Myanmar For Bangladesh With...
Reporter Kannikar Petchkaew traces the Rohingya story– from citizenship to stateless refugees - over a lifetime

From citizens and soldiers to stateless refugees: Rohingya memories

In Myanmar, it’s more than a year since Nobel Peace Prize recipient; Aung San Suu Kyi became Myanmar’s de facto leader. She rose to power on a wave of popularity, and the promise to resolve...
Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar face further threats in India

Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar face further threats in India

In India, government plans to deport Rohingya refugees are raising concerns. Thousands of the Muslim minority group have fled persecution in Mynmar, and now live in exile in neighbouring countries, including India. But as Bismillah Geelani...
Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Describe Military Tactic Of Systematic Rape

Can You Still Have Hope When Life Seems Hopeless?

Can all hope be lost? I used to think not. I used to think that no matter how tough life gets for people, they always have hope to cling to – to get them through it. Then...
Economic reforms lost momentum in the latter part of the USDP administration, as investors adopted

Suu Kyi’s silence on ethnic cleansing

“I’m just a politician,” Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi told the BBC last week. “I’m no Mother Teresa.” Fair enough: She has a country to run and an army to hold at bay....
Canada Should Stand Up For The Persecuted Rohingya Of Myanmar

Canada Should Stand Up For The Persecuted Rohingya Of Myanmar

If one asked about the violent hot spots in the world, even a reasonably well informed Canadian would usually think of the Middle East and Africa. Very few would mention Burma, now officially known...

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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...