Daily Archives: August 17, 2017

Border patrol beefed up following increased Myanmar military presence in frontier

Border patrol beefed up following increased Myanmar military presence in frontier

Border patrol beefed up following increased Myanmar military presence in frontier “We have been preparing ourselves as history shows military presence in the Myanmar border means a possible inflow of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh,” An increased...
Human-rights groups and the international community

20 political parties urge govt to act on Rakhine issue

Twenty political parties on Monday met and signed an open letter calling on the government to use the country’s counter-terrorism law to stem the rising violence in Rakhine state. “Why doesn’t the government use the...
Choppers, tanks for use in Mayu clearance operation Myanmar Army Mayu range clearance operation

Choppers, tanks for use in Mayu clearance operation

The Myanmar Army have decided to use choppers and tanks supported by Navy personnel for Mayu range clearance operation in western Arakan, where 59 people were killed and 33 went missing by the armed...
This photo taken on July 14, 2017 shows border police standing guard at the entrance of Tinmay village, Buthidaung township, in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state. (Photo by AFP)

Taking initiatives for resolving Rohingya crisis

Mohammad Amjad Hossain Myanmar has long been persecuting Rohingya Muslims. They have been rendered stateless. Myanmar is a member of the United Nations (UN). Its leader U Thant was the third Secretary-General of the world body...

Bangladesh sees new influx of Rohingya Muslims

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh in recent days, following a fresh military build-up in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine. Rohingya community leaders said on Wednesday that at least 500 members had made...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...