Daily Archives: May 9, 2017

Ashin Wirathu, the spiritual leader of anti-Muslim, ultra-nationalist group Ma Ba Tha sits in his office inside the Masoeyein monastery. Photograph: Thomas Cristofoletti/Ruom

‘We must protect our country’: extremist Buddhists target Mandalay’s Muslims

In a cluttered room in a monastery in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second city, a group of crimson-robed monks and their followers feverishly smoke and talk. One monk wearing black, thick-rimmed glasses feeds paper into a...
State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi—in pink, right—arrives at the venue for the ceremony in which she was given the Freedom of the City of London award.

Activists Protest Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s London ‘Freedom’ Award

Activists and refugees demonstrated as State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was presented with the Freedom of the City of London award on Monday, calling the recognition “disappointing” in light of ongoing abuses...
Explosion of Handmade Bombs Kills Two in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Explosion of Handmade Bombs Kills Two in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

An accidental explosion of handmade bombs in a village in Buthidaung township of western Myanmar’s volatile Rakhine state last week killed two people and injured three others, the State Counselor’s Office said Monday. The blast...
Rohingya refugees, displaced by violence in Myanmar, at a camp in Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh. (File) Photo: UNHCR/Saiful Huq Omi

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina asks Myanmar to resolve Rohingya issue

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday iterated the call on Myanmar for resolving the Rohingya refugee issue through cooperation with Bangladesh. She asked the outgoing Myanmar ambassador Myo Myint Than to convey the message to...
Jammu’s Rohingya refugees hit by wave of hostility

Jammu’s Rohingya refugees hit by wave of hostility

By Rayan Naqash - “We were told India is a good democratic country.” That was 48-year-old Zahid Hussain’s explanation for why he and 7,000 members of Myanmar’s Rohingya ethnic group chose to flee persecution at...
To prop up humanitarian support to the displaced people from Myanmar in Cox's Bazar, Japan has provided an emergency grant-in-aid of $2 million.

Japan gives $2 million in emergency aid for Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees in a refugee camp in Teknaf, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. - Reuters file photo To prop up humanitarian support to the displaced people from Myanmar in Cox's Bazar, Japan has provided an emergency grant-in-aid...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...