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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‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...