Daily Archives: September 10, 2017

Myanmar and its Rohingya Muslim Insurgency

Myanmar and its Rohingya Muslim Insurgency: Center for Strategic and International Studies

Early on the morning of August 25, armed militants from a Rohingya insurgent group in Myanmar mounted coordinated attacks on 30 government targets, including police outposts and an army base, in the northern part...
The challenge for Asean is how to deal with an issue that divides Buddhists and Muslims across the region, and calls into question its strongly held principle of non-interference.

Asia’s Palestine? Myanmar’s Rohingya: stateless, persecuted and a new cause for religious extremism

Anger towards Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya minority in Rakhine State threatens to become a lightning rod for divisions between Muslims and non-Muslims in Indonesia, Malaysia and beyond. Asean ignores it at its peril   The...
fleeing Rohingya

Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire

Myanmar ‘allows rebels with wooden clubs to watch over fleeing Rohingya’ Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire last night, saying it would allow aid to reach north-western Myanmar. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) had...
The UN says 60,000 new shelters are needed

Almost 300000 Rohingya Have Fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, UN

Rohingya crisis: UN aid call as '290,000 flee' Myanmar Aid groups urgently need $77m (£58m) to help Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since violence erupted two weeks ago, the UN says. About 290,000...
A house engulfed by fire in Gawdu Tharya village near Maungdaw in Rakhine state in Myanmar last Thursday, witnessed by journalists during a media trip sponsored by the Myanmar government.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Did Rohingya set fire to their homes?

No one can say when the photos were taken, but they went viral on Myanmar's social media overnight: A group of men - some wearing Muslim prayer caps - crouching near a straw-roofed house...

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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...