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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Myanmar steps towards debt trap

By Taylor McDonald 2018-07-16 Myanmar plans to reduce the cost of the Chinese-backed Kyaukpyu special economic zone and port, cap its external debt load and avoid repeating the debts...

Lucky to have full family, many don’t

HUMAYUN KABIR BHUIYAN, back from Teknaf It was a hot and humid day with occasional drizzling. On July 1, the President of the International Committee...

The future of the stateless

Maizura Ismail 16 July 2018 The global community stood transfixed as the story of the Moo Pa football team and their coach who found themselves trapped...

In apparent test of Myanmar democracy, jailed Reuters journalists to testify in court

YANGON – Two jailed Reuters reporters on trial in Myanmar accused of obtaining secret state documents will testify in court from Monday, in a case...

Rakhine not ready to take back Rohingyas: IOM DG

International Organisation for Migration director general William Lacy Swing on Sunday said that the Myanmar authorities were not ready for taking back forcibly displaced...