Daily Archives: May 13, 2017

President's press secretary Md Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting.

President urges Myanmar to resolve Rohingya issue

President M Abdul Hamid on Thursday urged the outgoing Myanmar ambassador in Dhaka Myo Myint Than to convey the message to his government to repatriate the Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh. "Bangladesh has been bearing the...
Shocking photographic evidence showing children among the injured adds weight to claims that military committed atrocities against Rohingya people

Myanmar army allegedly left Rohingya refugees with bullet wounds and burns

‘It only takes one terrorist’: the Buddhist monk who reviles Myanmar’s Muslims The ruins of a market that was burned to the ground are seen at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Myanmar’s Rakhine state Photographs...
Ma Ba Tha members gather at Thuwunna Stadium in Rangoon to commemorate the enactment of protection of Race and Religion Lawsvideo

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Myanmar – 101 East

When Aung San Suu Kyi swept to power in Myanmar, the world hailed a new era. But one year on, the persecution of the country's Rohingya Muslim minority is tarnishing her international reputation. Meanwhile, fighting...
A photo of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi planting a kiss on her dog was widely circulated on social media.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Fetching Friend

NAYPYIDAW — “What bothers me about my frequent travel is leaving Taichito behind,” wrote Burma’s State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in a 2016 issue of D-Wave Journal, the mouthpiece of her National...
Ma Ba Tha members gather at Thuwunna Stadium in Rangoon to commemorate the enactment of protection of Race and Religion Laws. / Hein Htet / The Irrawaddy

Ma Ba Tha Denies Involvement in Recent Anti-Muslim Violence

RANGOON— Burma’s leading nationalist group denied involvement in a recent midnight confrontation between Buddhist nationalists and Muslim residents near downtown Rangoon that prompted authorities to issue arrest warrants for the alleged perpetrators. The Association for...

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Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...
Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Nearly two years after the start of the massive Rohingya influx, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association with the Policy Research Institute of...