Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi prepares for a meeting with Italian foreign minister Angelino Alfano in Rome. Photograph: Giuseppe Lami/EPA

The Guardian view on Myanmar: some humans have more rights than others

When Aung San Suu Kyi was finally able to collect her Nobel peace prize in 2012, the committee’s chairman described how her “firmness of principle” in the struggle for human rights and democracy had...
Buddhist monk Wirathu, centre, takes part in a protest against the visiting UN special rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Yanghee Lee, in Rangoon on 16 January 2015. (Photo: Reuters)

Firebrand monk Wirathu travels to troubled Arakan State

Buddhist monk Wirathu, centre, takes part in a protest against the visiting UN special rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Yanghee Lee, in Rangoon on 16 January 2015. (Photo: Reuters) A Burmese Buddhist monk renowned...
Rohingya refugees, displaced by violence in Myanmar, at a camp in Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh. (File) Photo: UNHCR/Saiful Huq Omi

Myanmar: Displaced Rohingya at risk of ‘re-victimization’ warns UN refugee agency

4 May 2017 – The tens of thousands of members of Myanmar’s Rohingya community who fled inter-communal violence in north of the country and sought refuge in Bangladesh remain highly vulnerable and risk being...
Over half of Rohingya girls who fled violence became child brides — UN survey

Over half of Rohingya girls who fled violence became child brides — UN survey

KUALA LUMPUR (May 4)(Thomson Reuters Foundation): More than half of Rohingya Muslim girls who fled violence in western Myanmar ended up becoming child brides, according to a United Nations survey that also showed widespread...

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Professor Abdur Rob Khan

‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...