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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Govt turns to barbed-wire fencing to combat human trafficking from Rohingya camps

Govt turns to barbed-wire fencing to combat human trafficking from Rohingya camps

'Although law enforcement officials are trying hard, the situation suggests there may be a loophole' Due to increasing incidents of human trafficking at the Rohingya...
Rohingya refugees caught between a rock and a hard place

Rohingya refugees caught between a rock and a hard place

UN agency and Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar Myanmar army 'shelling' villages, restricting aid in Rakhine state An increasingly frustrated Dhaka government...
Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Hla Poe Kaung transit camp was built to house 25,000 returnees - but sprung up on the site of two demolished Rohingya villages Entire Muslim...
Rohingya refugees play football at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on March 27, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

What Happens if Rohingya Stay in Bangladesh Forever?

    Earlier this month, the Myanmar government embarked upon a new plan to begin repatriating Rohingya who had fled Rakhine State after waves of brutal...
Bangladesh will not relocate Rohingyas

Landmine Blast: ‘Rohingya man’ killed on border

A man believed to be a Rohingya refugee has been killed in a suspected landmine explosion along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, officials said yesterday. Nearly a...