Daily Archives: September 2, 2017

Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, left, commander in chief of Myanmar Defense Services, reaches to shake hands with Aung San Suu Kyi during their meeting in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

Former loyalists lose faith in Myanmar’s democracy icon

YANGON, Myanmar — As Aung San Suu Kyi launched a national struggle against decades of harsh military rule, one medical student worked tirelessly at her side, facing down gun-wielding soldiers trying to crush the...
Rohingya refugees with children sit in the open during heavy rain as they are held by Border Guard Bangladesh [Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters]

Myanmar says it killed 370 Rohingya ‘fighters’

As humanitarian crises worsens with thousands fleeing violence, army claims to have killed hundreds over five days.   Yangon, Myanmar - As a humanitarian crisis deepens in western Myanmar, the military says it has killed at...
The situation of the Rohingya in Burma can be resolved if the political will is there. It won't be easy but it can be done.

The Rohingya: Tun Khin

Tens of thousands of Rohingya are fleeing for their lives as the Burmese military engages in a scorched earth policy against Rohingya civilians. My organisation, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, has confirmed more than 1,000...
TOPSHOT - This August 30, 2017 photo shows Rohingya refugees reaching for food aid at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. The International Organization for Migration said August 30 that at least 18,500 Rohingya had crossed into Bangladesh since fighting erupted in Myanmar's neighbouring Rakhine state six days

‘There is genocide going on there’: Rohingya huddle on Bangladesh border

Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Bangladesh (CNN)They have come in their thousands, crossing hills and rivers, marshes and rice paddies for the chance to cross into Bangladesh and escape the mass killings they say are being...
Bangladeshi villagers covered the bodies of Rohingya women and children who died when the boats in which they were fleeing violence in western Myanmar capsized. Credit Suvra Kanti Das/Associated Press.

Boats Carrying Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Sink, Killing 46

HONG KONG — At least 46 people believed to be Rohingya fleeing violence in western Myanmar have been found dead on the banks of a river along the boundary with Bangladesh, Bangladeshi officials said...
Hefazat chief Shafi urges all to stand by Rohingyas

Hefazat chief Shafi urges all to stand by Rohingyas

Over the past several weeks, thousands of Rohingya have fled from the Rakhine state as fresh violence sparked in the region Hefazat-e-Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi has said it is the moral responsibility of all...

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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...