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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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...