Daily Archives: May 25, 2017

Residents of Thae Chaung try to put out a fire in the camp on Tuesday night

Fire Razes More Than 50 Structures in Sittwe IDP Camp

RANGOON – A fire destroyed 11 houses and 42 shops in Thae Chaung internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in the Arakan State capital of Sittwe on Monday night, police have confirmed to The Irrawaddy. According...
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, center, attends a peace talk with ethnic representatives during Union Day celebrations in Panglong

Aung San Suu Kyi Opens Second Round of Myanmar Peace Talks

Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during the opening ceremony of the second session of the 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, May...
Activists say Myanmar group will use other guises as attacks on Muslims continue

Ban on major Buddhist group fails to quell fears

Myanmar's highest Buddhist authority has banned the country's largest Buddhist nationalist group, but some fear it may simply resurface in other guises. Amid rising anti-Muslim rhetoric, the State Sangha Maha Nayaka committee on Tuesday issued...

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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...