Daily Archives: April 30, 2017

A protester wears a headband with “Help Rohingya” on it during a demonstration against what organizers say is the crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Photo: Reuters/Iqro Rinaldi

Rape, pillage and impunity in Myanmar

A Reuters investigation into recent military operations in the country's Rakhine State uncovered gross abuses against ethnic Rohingya, including evidence of sexual violence By Reuters Balukhali Camp, Bangladesh, April 29, 2017 3:04 PM (UTC+8) When army...
Most of the promises Aung San Suu Kyi had offered to the Myanmar public two years ago seem hollow

As hope for a bright future dims, what are the prospects for Myanmar?

Roughly a year after Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party took control of Myanmar’s parliament, the country’s euphoria has melted away. When the NLD won a sweeping electoral victory...
A Rohingya girl gestures while reciting a poem at a makeshift school at Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 10, 2017. A UN report in February said Myanmar's security forces had committed mass killings and gang rapes against Rohingya during their campaign against the insurgents, which may amount to crimes against humanity. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Indonesia to Build Hospital for Rohingya Community

TEMPO.CO, Manila - Indonesia will build a hospital on a four thousand square-meter plot of land as a form of long-term health assistance for the marginalized Rohingya community in Myanmar, according to Foreign Affairs...
Close talks: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. (JP/Haeril Halim)

Myanmar complies with int’l recommendations on Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi told President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo that Myanmar had partly complied with recommendations issued by the Advisory Committee for Rakhine State to solve humanitarian conflicts in the region. She explained...
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ended their summit Saturday

ASEAN leaders air concerns over threats to peace, stability

President Duterte leads other state leaders in the group photo at the opening ceremony of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City...
Rohingya crisis could affect ASEAN stability: Jokowi

Rohingya crisis could affect ASEAN stability: Jokowi

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has reminded State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi that leaving Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis unsolved would affect peace and stability both in her country and in the ASEAN region. Jokowi conveyed...

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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...