Daily Archives: June 1, 2017

YANGON, MYANMAR – MAY 31: Some 50 Muslims pray on the street to protest the closure of two Muslim religious schools in Tharkayta Township of Yangon, Myanmar on May 31, 2017 during Muslims' holy month of Ramadan.Two madrassas were chained shut in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, on April 28 after mob led by ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks pressured authority to close them which they claimed were being operated as mosques. ( KyawKyaw - Anadolu Agency )

Muslims protest closure of religious schools in Myanmar

Muslim residents in Myanmar’s largest city Wednesday protested the closure of their two religious schools as they have fewer place for worship in the month of Ramadan -- the ninth and holiest month of...
At the Rohingya camp in Kalindi Kunj. Oinam Anand

Meet Tasmida, the first Rohingya girl to take Class X Board exam in India

Tasmida’s family fled Myanmar in 2002. Her father was imprisoned for about half a year, and his boats and papers were confiscated for selling groceries and fish in villages near Myanmar's Rakhine state. When Tasmida...
Tropical storm leaves Bangladesh flooded and thousands of Rohingya refugees 'without a roof

Rohingya camps in Bangladesh destroyed by Cyclone Mora

At least seven people have died and 50 others injured by Cyclone Mora that has also left thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh waiting for help after a night in the rain. Bangladesh's border region,...
Displaced Again: 400,000 Flee as Cyclone Hits Rohingya Refugee Camps

Displaced Again: 400,000 Flee as Cyclone Hits Rohingya Refugee Camps

Bangladeshi villagers take refuge in a cyclone shelter following an evacuation by authorities in the coastal villages of the Cox's Bazar district on May 29, 2017 as Cyclone 'Mora' gradually approaches towards the coastline....

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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...