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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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...