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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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...