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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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...