Daily Archives: May 18, 2017

Bangladesh turn up the heat on Myanmar over Rohingyas

Bangladesh turn up the heat on Myanmar over Rohingyas

About a million Rohingya Muslims live in apartheid-like conditions in squalid camps in northwestern Rakhine state, where they are denied citizenship and basic rights Myanmar is under increased global pressure to solve the Rohingya crisis...
Aung San Suu Kyi, and European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini at a tense media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. Photo: APvideo

Aung San Suu Kyi: Nobel Peace Prize Winner-Turned Genocide Apologist

She is celebrated worldwide for her years of suffering at the hands of despots. So why is Aung San Suu Kyi allowing a genocide now that she is in charge? Burma’s de facto leader Aung...
A detained female illegal immigrant looks out of an Immigration Department truck during an operation in the Bukit Bintang area in Kuala Lumpur on May 17, 2017. — Bernama

Immigration department to probe abuse allegations

PUTRAJAYA: The Immigration Department will investigate allegations that Rohingya refugees in Malaysian immigration detention centres are living in deplorable conditions which has resulted in two dozen deaths since 2015. In a statement released today, the...
The Rohingya crisis is not just an issue for Myanmar; it will impact security and economic trends throughout the region.

Why ASEAN Can’t Ignore the Rohingya Crisis

On April 26, leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) convened for the 30th ASEAN Summit, where they discussed “an integrated, peaceful, stable, and resilient ASEAN Community.” Only one day prior to...

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Professor Abdur Rob Khan

‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...