Daily Archives: July 25, 2017

Climate of fear hinders Rakhine media tour

Climate of fear hinders Rakhine media tour

A government-arranged trip to northern Rakhine State brought welcome opportunities to assess the situation on the ground but the picture remains blurred by translation and logistical difficulties, as well as residents’ fear of the...
Monsoon Session of Parliament: Swapan Dasgupta raises concern over influx of Rohingya refugees in Jammu, Ladakh

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Swapan Dasgupta raises concern over influx of Rohingya refugees in...

New Delhi: Veteran journalist and nominated member Swapan Dasgupta on Monday expressed concern over the reported influx of Rohingya refugees in Jammu and Ladakh saying it was a matter of national security. Raising the issue...
South Korea prepares for arrival of 30 Burmese refugees next week

South Korea prepares for arrival of 30 Burmese refugees next week

SOUTH KOREA is expecting to take in a total of 30 Burmese (Myanmar) refugees next week as part of a resettlement programme led by the United Nations, according to a local report. Korea Herald quoted...
BJP clueless about tackling Rohingya issue in Jammu

BJP clueless about tackling Rohingya issue in Jammu

JAMMU: The issue of illegal settlement of Rohingya Muslims in and around Jammu and the security threat posed by them to the National Security reverberated in the upper house of the Indian Parliament for...
Maung Zaw shows the ‘pink card’ he received in 2014 in Taung Paw Camp, Myebon. 13 March 2017. Photo: Antolín Avezuela Aristu

Citizenship for a few, rights for none: the Rohingya in Myanmar

“Nothing has changed for me since I got citizenship,” says Daw Gulban, a 53 year-old Rohingya woman living in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Myebon Town, Rakhine State, Myanmar. Daw Gulban...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...