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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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...