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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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...