Daily Archives: May 2, 2017

Military chief Minh Aung Hlaing toured weapons facilities on a European visit amid a global outcry over alleged gross rights abuses among his troops

Austria-Germany dangle arms, ignore rights, on Myanmar

Myanmar’s military Commander in Chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, returned to Yangon on Sunday after a week-long visit to Austria and Germany. The general’s trip ended just as his political rival, State Counsellor...
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Myanmar’s military chief returns from European visit

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The powerful chief of Myanmar’s military has returned from a visit to Germany and Austria that drew concern from rights activists who accuse his soldiers of abuses against the country’s...
Opinion: India Should Set An Example For The World

Opinion: India Should Set An Example For The World

The Rohingya people are native to Myanmar. They practice Islam and, presumably for that reason, are treated as subhuman by the ultra-nationalist Buddhist junta. The government of Myanmar has been using systematic rape and...
Sri Lankan coast guard arrested 30 Rohingya refugees off Kankesanthurai

Sri Lankan coast guard arrested 30 Rohingya refugees off Kankesanthurai

Sri Lanka Coast Guards has yesterday seized a vessel carrying 32 illegal migrants off Kankesanthurai. According to Sri Lanka Navy, 30 Myanmar nationals including 16 children and two Indians were among the arrested. Navy Spokesman Lieutenant...
Navy announces detention of 32 people, half of them children, believed to be Rohingya refugees and two smugglers.

Sri Lanka navy detains suspected Rohingya refugees

Sri Lanka's navy has arrested 32 people suspected of being Rohingya refugees and their Indian traffickers off the country's northern coast. Chaminda Walakuluge, a navy spokesman, said a coastguard patrol observed the boat entering Sri...

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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...