Daily Archives: July 19, 2017

Voter roll updating starts Jul 25: EC to take special measures to prevent Rohingya enrolment

Voter roll updating starts Jul 25: EC to take special measures to prevent Rohingya...

The Election Commission (EC) will start updating the voter list from July 25, taking some special measures to prevent Rohingyas from becoming voters. Representatives of the EC will go door to door in each constituency...
A settlement for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Chennai suburb

Pining for home

The Rohingya Muslims, who have fled Myanmar and are now staying in Chennai, hope that once situation normalizes they can return to their homeland Rohingya Muslims Mohammed Yusuf and Noor Bano along with their newborn...
Rohingya escapees have harrowing accounts of security officers slaughtering babies, burning people alive and gang-raping women

Myanmar’s Rohingya: cornered by poverty, stalked by violence

Hemmed in by Myanmar security forces and menaced by abductions and killings, Rohingya Muslims in a conflict-scarred corner of Rakhine State say fear is one of the few constants in their lives. Last week foreign...
Rohingya Man Accused of Myanmar Insurgent Ties Bailed in Bangladesh

Rohingya Man Accused of Myanmar Insurgent Ties Bailed in Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's interior minister said a Rohingya Muslim man the country's police arrested late last year, for suspected links with an insurgent group that attacked Myanmar security forces, has been bailed and...
She said her mother was later arrested when authorities deemed her complaint about the killings to be fabricated

Myanmar: UN probe ‘can only aggravate’ Rakhine tension

Aung San Suu Kyi's security adviser dismisses UN investigation into alleged rape and killings of Rohingya Muslims. A UN mission investigating allegations of rape, torture and killings of Rohingya Muslims would only "aggravate" troubles in...
Photo: This 18-year-old Rohingya woman said she was gang raped and beaten at gunpoint by the military. (ABC News: Liam Cochrane)

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims share stories of gang rape and killings by police and soldiers...

As the last of the foreign reporters walked over a bamboo bridge a young Rohingya woman dressed in black, with a black umbrella, raised her hand hesitantly. Her demeanour was somewhere between blank and terrified. But...

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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...