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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Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...
India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine

India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Activists say that development projects in Rakhine will have little impact unless human rights issues are addressed India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it...
FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya woman and her baby are seen detained in a police station after a fishing boat carrying more than sixty Rohingya refugees was found beached at Rawi island in the province of Satun, June 12, 2019. (Reuters)

Dozens of Malaysia-bound Rohingyas detained in Myanmar

YANGON: Police in strife-ridden Rakhine State in western Myanmar have detained dozens of Rohingya Muslims who were seeking to get to Malaysia by boat,...