Monthly Archives: May 2017

Rohingya rebels take to Twitter to blame murders on Myanmar military

Rohingya rebels take to Twitter to blame murders on Myanmar military

A Twitter account that appears to be run by a member of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) posted a press release today to deny the group’s involvement in the killing of civilians in...
Cyclone Hits Bangladesh, Destroying Huts Sheltering Rohingya Refugees

Cyclone Hits Bangladesh, Destroying Huts Sheltering Rohingya Refugees

Bangladeshi villagers evacuate to cyclone shelters in Cox's Bazar district on Tuesday, as more than 350,000 people fled coastal villages to avoid Cyclone Mora. Cyclone Mora has made landfall in Bangladesh, causing devastating damage at...
Residents work to repair houses at Thet Kay Pyin IDP camp on the outskirts of Sittwe on Tuesday

Cyclone Mora Flattens Hundreds of Homes in Arakan State

RANGOON – Cyclone Mora destroyed hundreds of structures and ripped roofs off buildings in Arakan State on Tuesday, including flattening shelters in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs). There were no immediate reports of casualties...
Cyclone wreaks havoc in Bangladesh refugee camps for Myanmar's Rohingyas

Cyclone wreaks havoc in Bangladesh refugee camps for Myanmar’s Rohingyas

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh A cyclone battered refugee camps in Bangladesh on Tuesday where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar have taken refuge from violence at home, as authorities moved at least 350,000...
Buddhist monk (L) walks by Myanmar Muslims (R) greeting one another outside the Narsapuri mosque to mark Eid al-Fitr in Yangon on Jul 7, 2016 as the country's Muslims celebrate the end of the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Facebook ‘ban’ of anti-Muslim slur sparks Myanmar outcry

YANGON: Myanmar netizens were in an uproar on Monday (May 29) after Facebook seemingly banned people from posting the word "kalar" - often used as a slur against Muslims - at a time of...
Five arrested Thais could be charged with human trafficking in Malaysia

Five arrested Thais could be charged with human trafficking in Malaysia

Five Thais and four Malaysians arrested for allegedly sneaking into Myanmar may be charged with human trafficking, Thairath Online reported. Thairath claimed the nine people, allegedly led by Abdulloh Maseng, were arrested on Thursday after...
Bangladeshi Muslim activists of an Islamic group shout slogans as they gather in front of Baitul Muqarram National Mosque to protest against the deaths of Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Farcical result of Myanmar human rights investigation

Though the humanitarian crisis in Syria still dominates international attention there are many other crises around the world. Among the worst, is that in Mynamar, about which I have written at length. Despite now having...
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Burmese human rights abuses criticised

The Burmese army's investigation into alleged military abuses against Rohingya Muslims in the west of the country has uncovered no wrongdoing except in two minor incidents. Bangladeshi activists of several Islamic groups shout slogans during...
At one point in the 17-minute long video, a uniformed man smashes his helmet into the face of one of the victims.

Myanmar must investigate ‘army beating’ video: rights groups

Under Myanmar's junta-era constitution Suu Kyi has little control over the military and fighting between the army and ethnic rebels is currently at its most ferocious in years. Myanmar authorities must investigate a video showing...
New Aid Efforts for Rohingya Refugees

New Aid Efforts for Rohingya Refugees

Before the upcoming month of Ramadan IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation delivered food aid to 12.000 Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Myanmar and took refuge in Bangladesh. As a part of emergency relief aid activities...
Islamophobic monks from Myanmar visit genocidal Buddhist project in Jaffna

Islamophobic monks from Myanmar visit genocidal Buddhist project in Jaffna

A section of Theravada Buddhist monks from Myanmar (Burma), who are opposed to Rohingya people in their country, were seen as part of a delegation comprising South-East Asian and Chinese monks visiting Nayinaa-theevu islet...
UNFPA provides ambulance, improves healthcare for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar

UNFPA provides ambulance, improves healthcare for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar

The United Nations Population Fund or UNFPA has provided a new ambulance and inaugurated the improved primary healthcare services for the Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar camps. The ambulance handed over to an NGO,...

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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...