Daily Archives: June 21, 2017

What needs to be further highlighted is that no group of people claiming to be stateless has any business to take up arms

The Buddhist world must stand with Buddhist Myanmar in its hour of need

Posted on June 20th, 2017: Shenali D Waduge If the people of the West can demonstrate and protest against immigrants, the people of Myanmar have every right to voice their objections against a wave of...
A bunch of Rohingya Muslim kids look curiously at the camera at Balapur locality in Hyderabad. Presently, Balapur houses the maximum number of Rohingya refugees in the city. (Inset) The refugees live in tarpaulin-covered huts in subhuman conditions

No ID means no jobs for 3,800 Rohingya refugees in Hyderabad

A bunch of Rohingya Muslim kids look curiously at the camera at Balapur locality in Hyderabad. Presently, Balapur houses the maximum number of Rohingya refugees in the city. (Inset) The refugees live in tarpaulin-covered...
Number of oppressed Rohingya refugees rose over 30,000 since the previous year, says report

Nearly a half-million Rohingya refugees: UN report

Nearly a half-million Rohingya from Myanmar have been displaced due to decades of oppression in southwestern Myanmar, according to a new UN report. The report, published by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC) to...

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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...