Daily Archives: May 10, 2017

Two Muslim residents of Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township were hospitalized after they were attacked by a Buddhist mob last night. One is said to have been severely injured.

Two Muslim men hospitalized after beating by Buddhist-nationalist mob

Two Muslim residents of Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township were hospitalized after they were attacked by a Buddhist mob last night. One is said to have been severely injured. A gathering of radical nationalists led by...
Members of the Rakhine Advisory Commission address the media in Yangon yesterday. Yee Ywe Myint / The Myanmar Times

Rakhine Advisory Commission updating data before final report

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s advisory commission is in Rakhine State to check on updates after their interim report was prepared. Members of the Rakhine Advisory Commission address the media in Yangon yesterday. Yee...
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during a meeting with outgoing Myanmar ambassador Myo Myint Than in Dhaka yesterday.

Hasina urges Myanmar to solve Rohingya issue

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged outgoing Myanmar ambassador in Dhaka, Myo Myint Than, to convey her request to his government to find out a solution to repatriation of the Rohingya refugees from...
Rohingyas in danger, aid groups forced out

“This is not a human life”: New struggles for Rohingya refugees

NEW DELHI -- Life for the 14,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees crammed into slums in the Indian capital is a daily struggle. There is little in the way of sanitation. Even electricity can be hard...
Rohingya refugee Ahmed Hashim Ullah meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Courtesy of Ahmed Hashim Ullah

Ahmed Hashim Ullah: Being a Rohingya Refugee in Bangladesh and Canada

Ahmed Hashim Ullah is a Rohingya refugee living in Kitchener-Waterloo. He and a number of other Rohingya refugee youth worked with Yusuf Zine to develop the play I Am Rohingya. They are currently crowdfunding...
Myanmar riot policemen sits in a truck on a street in Yangon's Mingalar Taung Nyunt township early on May 10, 2017, after scuffles broke out between Buddhist nationalists and Muslims

Myanmar police quell Buddhist-Rohingya Muslim violence

Police in Myanmar's main city Yangon have fired warning shots to break up a confrontation between Buddhists and Muslims that left at least one person injured. A Myanmar riot policemen sits in a truck on...
Police in Myanmar fired warning shots to break up scuffles between Buddhist nationalists and Muslims in Myanmar's biggest city in the early hours of Wednesday after a crowd went hunting for 'illegal' Rohingya.

Police fire shots to break up Myanmar nationalist, Muslim scuffle

Police in Myanmar fired warning shots to break up scuffles between Buddhist nationalists and Muslims in Myanmar's biggest city in the early hours of Wednesday after a crowd went hunting for 'illegal' Rohingya. The incident...
Community members observe through locked doors as authorities, joined by leaders of the madrasa and Buddhist ultranationalists, inspect one of the closed madrasas in Thaketa Township

Burma: Two Islamic Schools Shuttered in Rangoon: Protect Religious Freedom, End Restrictions Targeting Minorities

Two police officers guard one of the closed madrasas in Thaketa Township, Rangoon, after authorities inspected the building, April 29, 2017. Two police officers guard one of the closed madrasas in Thaketa Township, Rangoon, after...
Ko Myat Kyaw at the press conference on Tuesday

Ma Ha Na Asked to Judge on Wirathu Sermons

RANGOON — Members of a committee to combat false Buddhist doctrine urged the State Buddhist authority on Tuesday to judge if the actions and speeches of firebrand nationalist monk U Wirathu are “moral” or...

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‘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...