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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Dhaka is struggling to cope with the influx and wants to start relocating thousands of refugees to the island,

UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char is located 21 nautical miles from Noakhali, 11 nautical miles from Jahajir Char, 4.2 nautical miles from Sandwip, 28 nautical miles from...
Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...