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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Fire at Rohingya camp

Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhia

24 April, 2019 Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong Rohingya camp was hit by a fire. This happened on (today) Wednesday afternoon. Three units of fire service are...
ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

NAYPYITAW—The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Monday proposed abolishing the National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) at a meeting of the joint committee to draft...
FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On...
Malaysia's government has set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to probe the Wang Kelian deaths [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group won't impact them much Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks...
Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites...