Daily Archives: May 20, 2017

Soldiers march during a parade to mark the 69th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw on March 27, 2014. The parade commemorates the day, March 27, 1945, when independence hero General Aung San gave the command to the units of the independence army to launch a nation-wide resistance against the Japanese occupation. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY) - RTR3IRAE

Asean dangerously silent on Rohingya crisis

On April 26, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders convened a summit where they discussed “an integrated, peaceful, stable and resilient Asean Community.” One day prior to the high level meeting, Reuters released a...
Emboldened Rohingyas set up businesses

Emboldened Rohingyas set up businesses

JAMMU: Even as the alliance government headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is facing severe criticism over the issue of settlement of illegal immigrants from Myanmar in and around Jammu, unfazed and emboldened Rohingya...
Myanmar: Bad News And Worse Publicity

Myanmar: Bad News And Worse Publicity

May 18, 2017: Peace efforts in the north are not making a lot of progress and the corrupt generals who surrendered power in 2011 are not only still in business but increasingly fighting back...
Rohingya refugee workers carry bags of salt as they work in processing yard in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 12, 2017. Picture taken April 12, 2017

‘Perplexed’ Dhaka wants closer cooperation on security and refugees

A MEMBER of the Bangladesh foreign service has urged the Myanmar government to cooperate more closely with Dhaka on security and refugee issues, in the wake of the clearance operation launched by the Tatmadaw...

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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...