Daily Archives: May 23, 2017

Understanding communal violence

Understanding communal violence

Myanmar has been familiar with conflict since it gained independence from the British in 1948, but the communal violence that has hit the country in recent years has taken on a darker, more sinister...
‘Do not leave us here to die’: Australian offshore detention at crisis point – groups

‘Do not leave us here to die’: Australian offshore detention at crisis point –...

“I BEG YOU today on behalf of all those refugees and asylum seekers, please open your hearts, show some kindness and compassion and humanity,” pleads Imran Mohammad, a 22-year-old Rohingya refugee in Australian immigration...
The crowd at Saturday's nationalist protest in Nay Pyi Taw's Shwe Nant Tar football stadium.

Nationalists demand religion minister resign, promise more protests

NAY PYI TAW — Nationalist demonstrators calling for the resignation of Religious Affairs Minister Thura U Aung Ko have promised to continue their public protests unless the government “implements a plan for the protection...
The ethnic minorities, mostly Christians, allegedly face persecution by majoritarian Buddhist groups in the country.

Myanmar’s ethnic minorities feel the heat after Rohingyas, flee to India

Hard-line Buddhists including monks walk through a street during a protest march, led by Rakhine State's dominant Arakan National Party, against the government's plan to give citizenship to some members of the persecuted Rohingya...
Rohingya refugee children attend an open air Arabic school at Kutupalang Unregistered Refugee Camp, where they learn to read the Quran, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, February 4, 2017

The last thing Rohingya Muslims want

More than a dozen Nobel Laureates have written an open letter to the UN Security Council warning that Rohingya Muslims are victims of genocide. But one Nobel Laureate, an international human rights idol, refuses...

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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...