Monthly Archives: July 2017

The chief editor of Kaladan Press Network dies

The chief editor of Kaladan Press Network dies

The chief editor of Kaladan Press Network, Mr. Abul Fayaz passed away on early morning of Monday (31-7-2017) at his residence. He was well known for his contributions to the Rohingya media, as well...
Suspicious tents

‘Militant’ tents found in Maungdaw

Militant tents have allegedly been found by villagers in the Mayu mountains on July 29 while they were searching for Than Htay, who went missing last week in the forest. They took photographs and...
A prominent Myanmar journalist was detained as he tried to leave the country after an ultra-nationalist group filed a suit against him, a colleague said Sunday

Myanmar reporter detained at airport

Swe WinA prominent Myanmar journalist was detained as he tried to leave the country after an ultra-nationalist group filed a suit against him, a colleague said Sunday. Swe Win, the editor of Myanmar Now, was...
A Border Guard Police officer walks past a Rohingya woman in northern Rakhine State

The ugly spectre of communal violence returns to Rakhine

A lynching in Sittwe and a defiant response to government moves against the hardline Buddhist group known as Ma Ba Tha raise concern about the possibility of fresh outbreaks of violence. AFTER A period of...
OIC chief due Wednesday; Rohingya issue on agenda

OIC chief due Wednesday; Rohingya issue on agenda

OIC chief. Photo: UNBSecretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef A Al Othaimeen is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Wednesday and will visit Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar on Friday...
Pope Francis likely to visit Bangladesh, Myanmar in late November

Pope Francis likely to visit Bangladesh, Myanmar in late November

Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church, the largest Christian Church of the world, may visit Bangladesh and Myanmar in November, Argentine news agency Telam said. Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, of Bangladesh, told cruxnow.com that a...
Former United Nations (UN) chief Kofi Annan (C), who chairs the advisory commission of Rakhine State attends a press conference during four-day visit, at Sule Shangri-la Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar on September 8, 2016.

Rights commission to submit recommendations to Myanmar

  Kofi Annan-led commission to submit recommendations in August to solve conflict between Rakhine and Rohingya groups A commission tasked with finding solutions to complicated issues in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state is scheduled to submit its...
When Conceptualizing Genocide Matters More Than Preventing It: The Persecution Of Rohingya Muslims In Myanmar

When Conceptualizing Genocide Matters More Than Preventing It: The Persecution Of Rohingya Muslims In...

The word Genocide is a 20th century neologism developed by the United Nations in the second half of the 1940s to identify a conceptual framework describing the tragedy of the Holocaust. In 1946, the...
Iranians Stage Rally in Tehran in Support of Palestinians, Rohingya Muslims

Iranians Stage Rally in Tehran in Support of Palestinians, Rohingya Muslims

Participants in the demonstration, held in Tehran after Friday prayers, decried recent Israeli attacks against Palestinians and the regime’s moves to desecrate al-Aqsa Mosque. In a statement issued at the end of the rally, the...
Thailand can do more on human trafficking

Thailand can do more on human trafficking

High-profile convictions of dozens of people, including an army general, a step in the right direction but the underlying problems remain Thailand has taken a significant step towards eliminating human smuggling and trafficking with the...
Indian MPs Worried About Rohingya Refugees in Kashmir

Indian MPs Worried About Rohingya Refugees in Kashmir

A member of the upper house of the Indian Parliament has raised security concerns over the settlement of Rohingya Muslims in and around Jammu and Ladakh regions of the Indian side of Kashmir. New Delhi...
Rohingya villagers watch as international media visit Maung Hna Ma village, Buthidaung township, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar July 14, 2017. Picture taken July 14, 2017.

New chairman appointed to U.N. mission probing Myanmar abuses

YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations' Human Rights Council has replaced the chairwoman of a team investigating allegations of killings and rape by Myanmar's security forces, it said on Thursday, amid concerns over her...

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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...