Daily Archives: May 12, 2017

Myanmar police block a street in a neighborhood in Mingala Taungnyunt township in the commercial capital Yangon during a confrontation between Buddhists and Muslims, May 10, 2017.

Myanmar Police Arrest Seven in Yangon Scuffle Between Buddhist Nationalists And Muslims

Myanmar police arrested and charged two monks and five Buddhist nationalists on Thursday for their involvement in a confrontation in a Yangon neighborhood where they claimed that ethnic Rohingya Muslims were hiding “illegally.” Two men...
Randhawa for expediting process of deporting Rohingyas

Randhawa for expediting process of deporting Rohingyas

JAMMU: Jammu Bachao Abhiyan (JBA) expressed gratitude to the Central Government for initiating action against illegal settlement of foreigner immigrants in Jammu and Samba Districts. While addressing media persons here on Wednesday, Convenor JBA and...
President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer (photo by AFP)

Red Cross demands access to Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

An international humanitarian aid group has asked the government of Myanmar to give it access to help the Muslim Rohingya community in the county’s troubled Rakhine State. Peter Maurer, the president of the International Committee...
A boy sits in a burnt area after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe

No rights for the Rohingya: Bangladesh PM words will fall upon deaf ears

IN the famous words of Hannah Arendt: “a man who is nothing but a man has lost the very qualities which make it possible for other people to treat him as a fellow man.” Such...
Suu Kyi’s failure to acknowledge the persecution of Rohingya Muslims

Suu Kyi’s failure to acknowledge the persecution of Rohingya Muslims

When Aung San Suu Kyi was finally able to collect her Nobel Peace Prize in 2012, the committee’s chairman described how her “firmness of principle” in the struggle for human rights and democracy had...
65 ethnic Rakhine Buddhist families relocated to nearby village

Myanmar closes second refugee camp in western state

A refugee camp housing displaced Buddhist families in Myanmar’s Rakhine state was closed Thursday, officials said. The camp is the second to be closed in recent weeks as part of the government’s effort to resettle...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...