Monthly Archives: June 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi said the investigation ‘would have created greater hostility between the different communities’. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Myanmar refuses visas to UN team investigating abuse of Rohingya Muslims

Government led by Aung San Suu Kyi says it will deny entry to mission after UN report said treatment of minority group could amount to ethnic cleansing Aung San Suu Kyi said the investigation ‘would...
Rohingya Muslim refugees provided with Aadhaar, but demand for driving licence unheard

Rohingya Muslim refugees provided with Aadhaar, but demand for driving licence unheard

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar are doing odd jobs including rag picking for livelihood. None would believe Mohammed Yusuf and Abdul Shakoor are rag pickers. They are among 94 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar living...
He recounts how he completed his higher education in Statistics at the University of Sittwe with great difficulty.

Education as Empowerment: Rohingya Youth Set Up A Literacy Mission

NEW DELHI: Tucked inside a bustling working class locality in Vikaspuri, is a printing store that meshes perfectly with its surroundings. The store in itself is no different from the ones that dot the...
India's far-right turns hostile toward Rohingya refugees

India’s far-right turns hostile toward Rohingya refugees

After taking refuge in north India's Jammu City five years ago, the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are now facing death threats – and the possibility of another displacement – from the politicians and groups...
Four civilians from Tarein village, Maungdaw Township, were reportedly hunting for tortoises on Saturday morning near the Kyainchaung-Taungpyo road

Assailants kill four civilians in northern Arakan violence over weekend: govt

Attacks on civilians in northern Arakan State continued over the weekend, according to a statement from the Office of the State Counsellor, which described the assailants as “terrorists” in three violent incidents that saw...
Rohingya Muslim children wear traditional dresses on the ocasssion of Eid on Monday near a refugee camp in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

Eid in exile is just another day for Rohingya Muslims in New Delhi

Alleged "ethnic cleansing" by the majority Buddhist community in the Rakhine state of Myanmar has forced over 11 lakh Rohingyas to take refuge in different parts of the world. Of these, about 14,000...
Muslims praying. File photo by by Antonio Melina/Agência Brasil, Wikipedia Commons.

Thoughts On This Year’s Eid-Ul-Fitr – OpEd: By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

This Sunday Muslims in the North America are going to celebrate their Eid-ul-Fitr after a month of fasting. Many parts of the world will celebrate the Eid later based on local citing of the...
San Kyaw Hla, speaker of the Rakhine state parliament, addresses lawmakers during a session in Sittwe, western Myanmar's Rakhine state

Heightened Fears of Muslim Attack in Myanmar’s Maungdaw Forces Ethnic Rakhine to Flee

Several killings coupled with alarm about attacks by Rohingya Muslims have forced an increasing number of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists to flee volatile Maungdaw township in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, prompting troops in the area to...
Rakhine Chief Minister Nyi Pu (L) and Myanmar's high ranking military officers walk after a day trip with a diplomatic mission and United Nations officials to the Maungdaw areas in northern Rakhine State in Myanmar

Troops in Myanmar’s Rakhine on high alert after killings of Rohingya

NAYPYITAW, June 27 (Reuters) - Troops in Myanmar's northeastern Rakhine state were put on high alert on Tuesday, police and sources said, after nearly 200 Rakhine Buddhist villagers fled the area after a recent...
Cardinal Bo challenges government to acknowledge Rohingya suffering

Myanmar: Cardinal Bo challenges government to acknowledge Rohingya suffering

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, has spoken out in support of the country’s Rohingya minority, which has been the object of severe repression. About 1.1 million members of the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic...
Fear and loathing in Yangon

Fear and loathing in Yangon

On the eve of the Eid festival for Myanmar’s minority Muslims (Note: Eid is marked on June 26 in Myanmar), a crowd gathered in front Yangon’s city hall to demand the removal of religious...
United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a press conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S. June 21, 2017. © 2017 Reuters

US State Department’s Lie About Child Soldiers

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a press conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S. June 21, 2017. United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a press conference at...

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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...