Daily Archives: July 24, 2017

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi met UN envoy Yanghee Lee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 21 (Photo-Myanmar State Counsellor Office Facebook)

Suu Kyi’s office hits back at UN envoy

The government is disappointed with the statement by Yanghee Lee, UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, as it contained unsubstantiated allegations and factual errors, according to State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's...
Sulamani temple in Bagan in Burma. (Molly Sinclair McCartney/Molly Sinclair McCartney For The Washington Post)

While challenges remain, Burma is on the right path

I strongly disagree with the suggestion in the July 16 editorial “Backsliding in Burma” that “things in the wrong direction.” It is slightly more than a year since Myanmar’s first truly free and fair...
Qom's Society of Seminary Teachers condemns Rohingya genocide

Qom’s Society of Seminary Teachers condemns Rohingya genocide

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The Society of Seminary Teaches of Qom issued a statement in which they slammed Myanmar for the genocide of Rohingya Muslims and asked all freed men worldwide to voice their...
Myanmar needs to get serious about peace

GoM on deportation of Rohingyas proved an eye wash: Harsh Dev

Expressing indignation over the BJP-PDP failure to evict Rohingyas and Bangladeshis from Jammu and its surroundings, NPP chairman and former minister Harsh Dev Singh has said that the so called GoM constituted by the...
Burmese military not following terms of NCA, says Gen Yawk Serk

Burmese military not following terms of NCA, says Gen Yawk Serk

Gen Yawd Serk of the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) says the Burmese military was not following the terms of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) when Brig-Gen Khin Zaw, the Burmese...

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Fire at Rohingya camp

Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhia

24 April, 2019 Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong Rohingya camp was hit by a fire. This happened on (today) Wednesday afternoon. Three units of fire service are...
ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

NAYPYITAW—The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Monday proposed abolishing the National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) at a meeting of the joint committee to draft...
FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On...
Malaysia's government has set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to probe the Wang Kelian deaths [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group won't impact them much Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks...
Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites...