Daily Archives: August 2, 2017

Three Villagers Found Mutilated in Myanmar’s Rathedaung Township

Three Villagers Found Mutilated in Myanmar’s Rathedaung Township

The mutilated bodies of three residents of Nilinpaw village are found by a river in Chutpyin village, Rathedaung township, in western Myanmar's Rakhine province, Aug. 1, 2017. Photo courtesy of Myanmar State Counselor's Office/Facebook Rathedaung township...
Shahidan: No plans to help Rohingya refugees understand local customs

Shahidan: No plans to help Rohingya refugees understand local customs

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has no intention to introduce programmes for Rohingya refugees to help them assimilate with local customs as the move could be seen as trying to give them citizenship. Minister in the...
A menace to Myanmar’s democracy

Article 66(d): A menace to Myanmar’s democracy

The fetters on Myanmar's democracy are many. The 2008 constitution gives the military 25% of seats in parliament; it gives the military control over three of the most powerful ministries; it forbids Aung San...
Buddhists in Myanmar attack Christian villagers for holding late-night church services

Buddhists in Myanmar attack Christian villagers for holding late-night church services

(Wikimedia Commons/Jialiang Gao)The 12th-century Gawdawpalin Pahto (Temple) with Ayeyarwady (Irrawady) River on its background, Bagan, Myanmar. A mob of Buddhists reportedly attacked Christian villagers in Myanmar for holding late-night church services to celebrate and welcome...

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Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...
3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

The arrest of three people of a minority community on Saturday sparked tension in the twin cities ahead of Bakrid and Ganesh Chaturthi. However,...