Daily Archives: July 3, 2017

Myanmar police officers patrol a road in Maungdaw, October 2016. (Teza Hlaing | Frontier)

Maungdaw residents flee homes after fresh attack rumours

YANGON — At least 100 ethnic Rakhine residents have fled their homes after recent rumours suggesting imminent attacks by insurgent groups spread in Maungdaw Township in the north of the state over the weekend. Local...
Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the government will consider taking action against Burma.

Malaysia mulls action against Burma for blocking UN probe on Rohingya abuses

MALAYSIA says it will look into taking action against Burma (Myanmar) over the latter’s refusal to allow investigators from the United Nations to investigate alleged abuse of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority group. The Star...
Rohingyas face fundamental rights abuses. Myanmar's nationality law, approved in 1982, denies Rohingya citizenship

Myanmar closes 3 refugee camps in western Rakhine state

Three refugee camps have been closed in Myanmar's western Rakhine state as recommended by an advisory commission, government said yesterday. The commission led by former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan recommended Myanmar government...
Burma not to allow outside world to investigate genocide of Rohingya Muslims: official

Burma not to allow outside world to investigate genocide of Rohingya Muslims: official

Burma will refuse entry to members of the UN trying to investigate the alleged killing, violence and abuse against the Rohingya people, The Independent reported. The government of Aung San Suu Kyi has already 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...