Daily Archives: May 14, 2017

ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement

ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders link arms during the opening ceremony of the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines. The softened statement comes as the current ASEAN chairman, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, seeks...
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi should accept a call by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to allow its aid workers access to people caught up in a conflict that has displaced tens of thousands.

Suu Kyi must let help in: Bangkok Post editorial column

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi should accept a call by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to allow its aid workers access to people caught up in a conflict that has displaced...
Senior monk U Thuseiktta talks to media during a press conference about a scuffle between Buddhist nationalists and Muslims in Rangoon on 11 May 2017. (PHOTO: Reuters)

Buddhist nationalists arrested following Rangoon raid on Muslims

Burmese police have arrested two radical Buddhist nationalists and are seeking several more after they clashed with Muslims in the country’s commercial capital Rangoon, underscoring the authorities’ growing concern over rising religious tensions. The arrests...
EU official to visit Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state

EU official to visit Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state

A top official from European Union is visiting Myanmar’s western Rakhine state for the first time to assess the humanitarian situation on the ground, officials said Saturday. European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management,...
As part of the UNCT Joint Programme of assistance being developed for Rohingya refugees for 2017-2018, UNICEF requires US$20.7 million for this period

UNICEF Bangladesh Humanitarian Situation Report No. 1 (May 2017)

Report from UN Children's Fund: Published on 12 May 2017 — View Original Download PDF (658.93 KB) Highlights As part of the UNCT Joint Programme of assistance being developed for Rohingya refugees for 2017-2018, UNICEF requires US$20.7...
A girl belonging to Rohingya Muslim community walks past a makeshift settlement on the outskirts of Jammu, May 6, 2017. Picture taken on May 6, 2017

India Turns on Rohingya Refugees, Seeking Their Deportation as Kashmir Boils

Jammu, India. It was around 3 a.m. when Abdul Kader was awoken by his children's screams as flames spread through their corrugated iron and wood shack and dense smoke filled the air. The 37-year-old burkha...

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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...