Daily Archives: April 27, 2017

Brigadier General Nyo Tun Aung, deputy chief of staff of the Arakan Army

“So long as the Burmese Military tries to annihilate us, clashes will continue”: Arakan...

The Arakan Army was established in April 2009, declaring its mission as safeguarding the Rakhine (Arakan) peoples right to self-determination, and protecting the cultural heritage and identity of the Rakhine ethnicity. The Arakan Army (AA)...
FILE - A woman who says she belongs to the Rohingya community from Myanmar, washes clothes in a New Delhi camp, September 13, 2014.

Uncertainty Looms for Rohingya in India

Accessed from a dusty, unpaved path, a shanty type settlement housing about 70 Rohingya families on the outskirts of New Delhi presents a squalid but quiet picture as children play, women fill water from...
Rohingya refugee children play at Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

China ready to mediate between Myanmar, Bangladesh over Rohingya row

China offered on Tuesday to help tackle a diplomatic row between Bangladesh and Myanmar over the flight of minority Rohingyas, two Bangladesh foreign ministry officials said. Around 69,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh to escape...
They are highly significant in illustrating their sense of identity and belonging, and in expressing a different form of resistance

The ‘floating people’ of Myanmar: how Rohingya refugees reclaim their identity through art and...

Farzana Kazi Fahmida, University Utara Malaysia The Moghs refer to us as ‘floating people’ as we do not have citizenship in our country. My grandfather, father, and I were all born and lived there…...
Rakhine Extremists Torch Mosque in Rathedaung

Breaking: Rakhine Extremists Torch Mosque in Rathedaung

Rathedaung — Rakhine extremists torched an ancient mosque in Rathedaung Township a few hours ago tonight, destroying the mosque from within. It has been reported that dozens of Rakhine youths, apparently locals, barged into the...
Now Suu Kyi has come under criticism from the international community and fellow Nobel laureates

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Criticized For Treatment Of Rohingya

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to journalist Poppy McPherson about Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been a disappointment to many in the international community and fellow Nobel laureates since her election. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: In Myanmar,...

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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...