Daily Archives: May 22, 2017

Rathedaung Township

Village Administrator Found Beheaded in Arakan State

RANGOON – An administrator for 100 households in Pazunchaung village was found beheaded in Arakan State’s Rathedaung Township early Friday morning, said border police deputy major Naing Naing Htun. The victim’s name was Noru Slin. “A...
Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, delivers her report, during the 34th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 13, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

Myanmar may be trying to ‘expel’ all Rohingya

A UN rights expert says Myanmar may be seeking to "expel" all ethnic Rohingya from its territory, and is pushing for a high-level inquiry into abuses against the Muslim minority community. The United Nations special...
Dozens of Rohingya refugees have died in Malaysian jails

Dozens of Rohingya refugees have died in Malaysian jails

Dozens of Rohingya refugees in Malaysian jails have died over the last two years, the Guardian reported Tuesday. Refugees, most of whom were from Myanmar, claim to have been imprisoned in horrific conditions in...
Explosion of Handmade Bombs Kills Two in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

ECHO Factsheet – The Rohingya crisis – May 2017

The figures refer to European Commission humanitarian aid only, and do not include contributions by EU Member States. Download http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/rohingya_en_1.pdf Key messages The Rohingya crisis is a human rights crisis with serious humanitarian consequences. In Myanmar/Burma, the...
ALOR STAR: Some 300 Rohingya gathered at Kampung Kepala Bendang near here today to pay tribute to the discovery of several mass graves in Perlis, thought to contain bodies of fellow migrantsvideo

300 Rohingya mark 2nd anniversary of Wang Kelian ‘migrant’ mass graves find

ALOR STAR: Some 300 Rohingya gathered at Kampung Kepala Bendang near here today to pay tribute to the discovery of several mass graves in Perlis, thought to contain bodies of fellow migrants. <iframe width="560" height="315"...

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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...