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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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...