Daily Archives: June 17, 2017

Myanmar's National Security Adviser Thaung Tun speaks to Nikkei reporters in Tokyo on June

Myanmar’s Thaung Tun: Naypyitaw making headway on peace, China ties, Rohingya

Myanmar has made significant progress on peace negotiations with ethnic armed groups, broadening diplomatic ties and addressing the problems of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Thaung Tun, the country's national security adviser, said in an...
Myanmar should guarantee the rights and medical care of children from the Rohingya Muslim minority detained in an army crackdown

U.N. Rights Expert Urges Myanmar to Protect Detained Rohingya Children

GENEVA (Reuters) - Myanmar should guarantee the rights and medical care of children from the Rohingya Muslim minority detained in an army crackdown launched in October, a U.N. human rights investigator said on Thursday. Children...
Rohingya muslims may be threat to Bangladesh's security: Foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali

Rohingya muslims may be threat to Bangladesh’s security: Foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali

Rohingya`s are an ethnic Muslim group in the majority Buddhist country of Myanmar and make up around one million of the total 50 million population. Dhaka: Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali has said...

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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...