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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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...