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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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...