Daily Archives: June 9, 2017

Trudeau presses Aung San Suu Kyi on human rights and Rohingya minority

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed Myanmar’s transition to democracy and its human rights record with the country’s first democratically elected leader and honorary Canadian, Aung San Suu Kyi, during a meeting in Ottawa yesterday. Suu...
The Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar are potentially facing crimes against humanity according to top UN officials.

Bangladesh: Rohingya migrant crisis

The Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar are potentially facing crimes against humanity according to top UN officials. Seventy four thousand of them have crossed the border into Bangladesh since last October following a violent...
UN’s Myanmar Fact-Finding Mission Raises Many Questions

UN’s Myanmar Fact-Finding Mission Raises Many Questions

SOURCE: http://www.indepthnews.net/index.php/opinion/1190-un-s-myanmar-fact-finding-mission-raises-many-questions By Shenali Waduge COLOMBO (IDN) - The appointment of a three-member team by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on May 30 to investigate alleged abuses by Myanmar military forces against the country’s Royingya...
Care packages: A MyCare representative handing over food packs to Rohingya refugees during the Ramadan mission to Rakhine.

Group goes the distance to help Rohingya

PETALING JAYA: Humanitarian Care Malaysia (MyCare) recently organised a mission to Myanmar to distribute RM110,000 worth of Ramadan aid to the country’s Rohingya population. Organised for the third year running, the aid would benefit some...
Turkey's Diyanet Foundation gives Rohingya children hope, teaches mathematics, religion and culture

Turkey educates 4,000 Rohingya children in Pakistan

Turkey’s Diyanet Foundation is providing schooling to 4,000 Rohingya children in Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi, the project's coordinator has said. Ahmet Kandemir told Anadolu Agency the scheme, which started in 2015 with 25 courses, now...

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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...