Daily Archives: August 29, 2017

Rohingya Muslims sit on the Bangladesh border as they are restricted by the members of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) from going further inside Bangladesh REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Burmese army ‘killed a baby’ in crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, villager claims

'Women and children were among the dead. Even a baby wasn't spared'   The Burmese army has been accused of carrying out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims in response to clashes with insurgents. Soldiers have allegedly shot...
BGB sends back 171 Rohingya refugees

BGB sends back 171 Rohingya refugees

As hundreds of Rohingyas continue to enter Bangladesh through different unguarded border points of Ukhia, Teknaf and Naikhyangchhari in last two days, Border Guard Bangladesh today detained 171 Rohingya refugees and sent them back. They...
Rohingyas with burns, gunshot wounds flee into Bangladesh to get treated

Rohingyas with burns, gunshot wounds flee into Bangladesh to get treated

As hundreds of Rohingyas flee violence in Myanmar's northwest, some with gunshot and burn wounds have managed to cross the border to get treated in Bangladesh. Mass escape from Rakhine Late on Sunday, nine Rohingya men...
Bangladesh pushes for joint operations on border with Myanmar forces

Bangladesh pushes for joint operations on border with Myanmar forces

Bangladesh has proposed joint operations with Myanmar forces on the border along the Rakhine state to wipe out militant and extremist forces. The foreign ministry tabled a formal proposal to the Chargé d'affaires of Myanmar...
Khaleda asks government to provide shelter to fleeing Rohingyas

Khaleda asks government to provide shelter to fleeing Rohingyas

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is concerned about the ongoing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine and has asked the government to provide shelter to the hundreds of Rohingya people fleeing persecution there. Now in London after an...
Myanmar tightens the screws on Rohingya insurgents

Myanmar tightens the screws on Rohingya insurgents

YANGON — Myanmar security forces intensified operations against Rohingya insurgents yesterday, the police and other sources said, following three days of clashes with militants in the worst violence involving Myanmar’s Muslim minority in five...
anti-Rohingya,anti-aid worker sentiment

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi uses Facebook to fuel hatred towards Rohingyas

Myanmar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been accused of inciting “anti-Rohingya and anti-aid worker sentiment” on Facebook, including a post accusing the World Food Program of feeding Muslim militants. Another post from the...
Rohingya militant group warns of 'war' against Myanmar Government; thousands flee clashes

Rohingya militant group warns of ‘war’ against Myanmar Government; thousands flee clashes

A militant group has warned of a "war" against the Myanmar Government, taking responsibility for attacks on police stations that have left more than 100 people dead. On Friday, militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation...
Rakhine residents of Rathedaung town man an intersection armed with sticks on Saturday. (AFP)

Northern Rakhine ‘under control’, says chief minister

SITTWE — The security situation in northern Rakhine State is “under control”, according to the Rakhine State chief minister, U Nyi Pu, who visited the affected area on Sunday. Security forces have conducted new "clearance...

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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...