Daily Archives: June 7, 2017

Maungdaw villager murdered by 15 attackers

Maungdaw villager murdered by 15 attackers

A group of assailants killed a 32-year-old villager in Maungdaw Township this past weekend, the latest in a series of murders of local civilians. Around 15 men in coats entered Nu Armein’s house after 3am...
Canada must demand human rights for Rohingya in Myanmar

Canada must demand human rights for Rohingya in Myanmar

It is time Canada spoke some harsh brutal truths to Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar (also known as Burma) and one of only six honorary Canadian citizens. Myanmar State Counsellor...
A sign welcomes visitors to Buthidaung township in western Myanmar's Rakhine state in an undated photo.

Myanmar’s Rakhine Lawmakers Want More ‘Ethnic Villages’ in Muslim-Majority Areas

Lawmakers from western Myanmar’s Rakhine state urged the government on Monday to build more ethnic Rakhine villages in Muslim-majority townships in the northern part of the state where a recent four-month crackdown on Rohingya...
JKNPP protests against govt's 'failure' to deport Rohingyas

JKNPP protests against govt’s ‘failure’ to deport Rohingyas

Addressing the media, Singh later claimed that the government acknowledged that Rohingyas and Bangladeshi immigrants had unlawfully settled in clusters on the outskirts of Jammu city and Samba with the help of NGOs and...
A young Rohingya woman stands in front of her rickety hut at Dargachhara village in Teknaf upazila, Cox's Bazar

Fearing attack, more Rohingyas fleeing to Bangladesh

There is no record of exactly how many Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh in the last three months as the authorities concerned stopped keeping a track of the influx after February. Despite the apparent ceasefire of...

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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...