Daily Archives: May 6, 2017

Myanmar migrants abandoned by smuggler in southern Thailand

Myanmar migrants abandoned by smuggler in southern Thailand: Police

File picture taken on May 14, 2015 of Jamal, a 37 year old Rohingya migrant from Myanmar (in white shirt), standing amongst other Rohingya migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh on a drifting boat in...
Firebrand Buddhist monk Wirathu sits in a supporter's home during a Reuters interview in Yangon, October 4, 2015

Burma: Fears grow as ultranationalist monk visits Rakhine State

FIREBRAND Buddhist-nationalist monk Ashin Wirathu has sparked concerns of religious clashes as he visits Burma’s troubled Rakhine State. The ultranationalist anti-Islam campaigner, who has compared himself to Donald Trump and is labelled by some as...
Myanmar: Displaced Rohingya at risk of ‘re-victimization’ warns UN refugee agency

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

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News): 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...
In a meeting Thursday between Pope Francis and Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, the two cemented their diplomatic relationship

Vatican, Myanmar officially establish diplomatic ties

VATICAN CITY: In a meeting Thursday between Pope Francis and Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, the two cemented their diplomatic relationship, agreeing to send ambassadors to each other's countries. “The Holy See and...
Thai police find 35 Myanmar smuggling victims ‘dumped’ in the south

Thai police find 35 Myanmar smuggling victims ‘dumped’ in the south

BANGKOK (May 5): Thai police found 35 migrants from Myanmar abandoned and wandering in a southern forest on Friday, raising fears that smuggling and trafficking routes are flourishing despite a crackdown by authorities. The 28...
Burmese army raided villages in Buthidaung: 7 arrested

Burmese army raided villages in Buthidaung: 7 arrested

The Burmese security force has raided three villages of Kuirkhali, Ronfara and Tetorborfara in North Buthidaung on 4 May 2017 and detained seven innocent Rohingya youth there. According to our correspondent, a group of military...

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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...
3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

The arrest of three people of a minority community on Saturday sparked tension in the twin cities ahead of Bakrid and Ganesh Chaturthi. However,...