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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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...