Daily Archives: July 21, 2017

A Myanmar border guard police officer stands guard in Taung Bazar village, Buthidaung township, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar July 13, 2017. Picture taken July 13, 2017.

Myanmar sees insurgents behind Rohingya killings in northwest

MAUNG HNA MA, Myanmar (Reuters) - In the middle of the night on July 4, more than a dozen masked men, dressed head-to-toe in black, surrounded Abdu Sulwon's home in northwestern Myanmar. His widow...
Lt. Gen. Manas Kongpaen of the Royal Thai Army is escorted by a Thai correction officer on his arrival last year at the Criminal Court in Bangkok. The Thai army general was one of the most prominent figures found guilty Wednesday in a major human trafficking trial that included more than 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slave trade. | AP

Thailand convicts 62 in trafficking case, after more than 30 bodies — believed to...

BANGKOK – More needs to be done to ensure that human traffickers are brought to justice and Rohingya migrants are protected, rights groups said Thursday, after a trial in which 62 people were convicted...
Rohingya man accused of Harakah al-Yaqin ties gets bail in Bangladesh

Rohingya man accused of Harakah al-Yaqin ties gets bail in Bangladesh

Security personnel check an auto-rickshaw near a check post to identify Rohingya refugee in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 21, 2016REUTERS Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said there was insufficient evidence to charge him with further...
A former Thai general has been sentenced to 27 years in jail for human trafficking at a landmark trial.

Thailand general jailed for human trafficking at mass trial

A former Thai general has been sentenced to 27 years in jail for human trafficking at a landmark trial. Manas Kongpan is among more than 60 people convicted in Bangkok of trafficking Bangladeshis and Rohingya...

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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...