Daily Archives: August 3, 2017

Construction materials, equipment and food discovered by security forces in Mayu mountain range

Bodies Found, Arrests Made in Tense Northern Rakhine

YANGON — Police are investigating after the discovery of three mutilated dead bodies in Rathedaung Township, Rakhine State on Monday afternoon as another arrest of a suspected militant was made in the region, according...
Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr Yousef A Al Othaimeen

OIC secy gen Othaimeen in Dhaka

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr Yousef A Al Othaimeen arrives in Dhaka last night (Wednesday night). The OIC chief who will lead a five-member delegation during the four-day visit...
Peaceful M'sia provides opportunities to Rohingya refugees

Peaceful M’sia provides opportunities to Rohingya refugees

MALACCA: Collecting scrap metals for sale is not anyone's dream job, but Mohd Sadek Guramia, of the Rohingya Muslim ethnic group is grateful to do the job to support his family. Mohd Sadek, 33, said...
File picture shows refugees, many of whom claiming to be Rohingya, waiting for access to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) building in Kuala Lumpur, August 12, 2015

UNHCR cardholders given until Sept 30 to get MyRC card

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cardholders in Malaysia have until Sept 30 to apply for the special MyRC identity card issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs after registering under the Tracking...
Forgotten Rohingya Muslims

Forgotten Rohingya Muslims

It has been one year since Aung Sang Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD) has been stationed with power. Widely regarded as a champion of human rights and a celebrated political prisoner,...
Ample cause for concern over int’l terrorism in Bangladesh

Ample cause for concern over int’l terrorism in Bangladesh

Towards the end of June, the Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) declared its ‘Code of Conduct’ for Mujahideen in the subcontinent which not only presented its objectives and organisational structure, but also...

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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...