Daily Archives: September 1, 2017

Home Affairs Minister Lieutenant-General Kyaw Swe speaks at a meeting to debrief diplomats at the National Reconciliation and Peace Center in Rangoon on Tuesday. (Photo: Myanmar State Counsellor's Office

NGOs a source for explosive materials used by militants in Arakan: minister

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday doubled down on an earlier accusation from the government that international and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) played a part in the deadly attacks staged by Muslim militants...
Arakan and traces of blood on Nobel Prize

Arakan and traces of blood on Nobel Prize: Saadet Oruç

Years ago, when I was working as a journalist in Europe, I remember Aung San Suu Kyi's face on posters in the grand places of Brussels as an advocate of democracy and human rights...
U Wirathu speaks during a rally in Yangon's Maha Bandoola Park on Wednesday. (Steve Tickner | Frontier) Thursday, August 31, 2017

U Wirathu defies preaching ban to call for state of emergency

YANGON — Nationalist leader U Wirathu has lambasted the government and parliament’s response to recent violence in Rakhine, and demanded a state of emergency be declared in the troubled state. He also took aim...
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Who will help Myanmar’s Rohingya? India black & white

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Why are Rohingya refugees stranded in no-man’s land?

Thousands of ethnic Rohingya cross into neighbouring Bangladesh, but they are not welcome. 31 Aug 2017 20:12 GMT It is a humanitarian crisis that is growing continuously. A week after former UN chief Kofi Annan...
Bangladeshi villagers gather around covered bodies of Rohingya women and children at Shah Porir Deep. Photo: AP

Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead

Last Updated Aug 31, 2017 at 11:20 am EDT COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – Officials say three boats carrying ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar have capsized in Bangladesh and 26 bodies have been recovered. Bangladesh border...
The Plight of Rohingyas in Malaysia

The Plight of Rohingyas in Malaysia

It is no surprise that Rohingyas in Malaysia feel helpless and frustrated at the events unfolding in Myanmar. On August 30, 2017 a group of ethnic Rohingya protesters descended on the Myanmar embassy in Kuala...
Myanmar Army press conference. The Irrawaddy

ARSA Mobilizes Rohingya in Northern Rakhine: Army

NAYPYITAW — The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) has rallied Rohingya in Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships to establish a “Rohingya-only area” in Maungdaw District, northern Rakhine State, claimed Myanmar Army spokesperson Maj-Gen Aung Ye...
A Rohingya protester reacting as others lined up after being arrested by Malaysian police in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. They were among more than 1,000 Rohingya protesting against the Myanmar government. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Rohingya refugees in Malaysia: Time for policy rethink

Chan Xin Ying United States President Donald Trump's refugee ban had crushed the resettlement dreams of countless Rohingya refugees in Malaysia as the US is the largest resettlement country. According to the United Nations High...
Hundreds in Malaysia rally in support of Rohingya

Hundreds in Malaysia rally in support of Rohingya

Protesters holding placards near the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. They demanded that Myanmar stop the violence against the minority Rohingya community. Protesters holding placards near the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. They...
New Rohingya refugees sit near a makeshift camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Aug. 30. (Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)

The world’s ‘most friendless people’ are under assault yet again

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Smoke rises from what is believed to be a burning village near Maungdaw in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Aug. 30, 2017.

The Villages are Burning Down.’ Fear and Fire Send Rohingya Fleeing to Bangladesh

Attacks by insurgents. A brutal military crackdown. Thousands of villagers running for their lives. History is repeating itself in Myanmar less than a year after the emergence of a new Rohingya Muslim insurgency first...

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Govt turns to barbed-wire fencing to combat human trafficking from Rohingya camps

Govt turns to barbed-wire fencing to combat human trafficking from Rohingya camps

'Although law enforcement officials are trying hard, the situation suggests there may be a loophole' Due to increasing incidents of human trafficking at the Rohingya...
Rohingya refugees caught between a rock and a hard place

Rohingya refugees caught between a rock and a hard place

UN agency and Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar Myanmar army 'shelling' villages, restricting aid in Rakhine state An increasingly frustrated Dhaka government...
Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Hla Poe Kaung transit camp was built to house 25,000 returnees - but sprung up on the site of two demolished Rohingya villages Entire Muslim...
Rohingya refugees play football at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on March 27, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

What Happens if Rohingya Stay in Bangladesh Forever?

    Earlier this month, the Myanmar government embarked upon a new plan to begin repatriating Rohingya who had fled Rakhine State after waves of brutal...
Bangladesh will not relocate Rohingyas

Landmine Blast: ‘Rohingya man’ killed on border

A man believed to be a Rohingya refugee has been killed in a suspected landmine explosion along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, officials said yesterday. Nearly a...