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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Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed from Rakhine state, in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, into Bangladesh from August last year

‘Can’t eat, can’t sleep’: Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 9 (Reuters) - For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning...