Daily Archives: May 15, 2017

Image caption Police fired warning shots to disperse the crowds in the Yangon neighbourhood

Myanmar police arrest nationalists after Muslim scuffle

Police in Myanmar have issued arrest warrants for seven Buddhist nationalists for inciting violence after a scuffle with local Muslims. Dozens had stormed into Mingalar Taung Nyunt township in Yangon looking for what they said...
Myanmar Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Mya Tun Oo during a news conference in November 2016 at the Chief of Defense office in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, February 28, 2017

Myanmar army chief compares Rohingya crackdown to Northern Ireland

Yangon: Myanmar's army chief defended his military's violent crackdown on Rohingya Muslims by comparing it to Britain's campaign to tackle sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, according to a statement released by his office Friday. UN...

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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...
People look at an unexploded rocket in Mrauk U Township in Rakhine State in March 2019. (AFP)

Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine State

  YANGON — A Plan International aid worker was shot by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State, the army said Tuesday, the first time an...
A Myanmar delegation held repatriation talks during the weekend with Rohingya leaders in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar region.

Rohingya want recognition, citizenship, security before returning to Myanmar

  Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group with citizenship in their home country, leaders...