Daily Archives: September 24, 2017

Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat were detained early this month in the border district of Cox's Bazar

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh frees Myanmar photographers

Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat were detained early this month in the border district of Cox's Bazar, where more than 4,20,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought refuge from violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state since August...
In makeshift camps along the Bangladesh border set up for Muslims fleeing violence in Rakhine State

For refugees in Bangladesh, disappointment and deprivation

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — When State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi took to the podium in Nay Pyi Taw on September 19 to deliver her briefing on the Rakhine crisis, Ma Sulina Katum...
Aung San Suu Kyi and the generals

Aung San Suu Kyi and the generals

With Burmese business and military leaders under trade sanctions and an arms embargo by the United States and the European Union, the junta generals orchestrated a transition to a civilian government that functioned as...
Aung San Suu Kyi unravels her own myth

Aung San Suu Kyi unravels her own myth

The weak response from the Nobel laureate to ethnic cleansing of Rohingya is grotesque Aung San Suu Kyi at least had the self-awareness to know that her status as a made-for-Hollywood symbol of moral purity...
UNHCR chief meets with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camp

UNHCR chief meets with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camp

KUTAPALONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. refugee agency said on Saturday he was shocked by the “terrible violence” inflicted on Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar, and said their suffering would last far...
OXFORD University Aung San Suu Kyi

Oxford University urged to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary degree

OXFORD University has been urged to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary degree. About 400,000 members of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar - of which Ms Suu Kyi is de-facto leader – have...
Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario

The cries of the Rohingyas are the cries of humanity, Dhaka archbishop says

  Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, the archbishop of Dhaka, has described the recent attack on the Rohingya community in Rakhine state, Myanmar, as “a crime against humanity.” The attack, what a leading U.N. official described as...
Genocide Of Rohingyas In Myanmar

Genocide of Rohingyas in Myanmar: the Hindutva Imprints

Currently, one of the worst post-World War II genocides is underway in India’s neighbour-hood. In the Rakhine province of Myanmar (Burma), cleansing of people belonging to the Rohingya tribe (mostly Muslims and a few...
Rohingya Muslims who crossed from Myanmar into Bangladesh stretch out their arms to collect rice bags distributed by aid workers near Balukhali refugee camp on Friday. (Dar Yasin/Associated Press)

A war over words is central to the Rohingya crisis: Nahlah Ayed

Buddhist-majority Myanmar sees the name Rohingya as a fabrication by Muslim foreigners   Nahlah Ayed: Foreign Correspondent Nahlah Ayed is a CBC foreign correspondent based in London. A veteran of foreign reportage, she's covered major world events:...
Indian Nobel laureate calls Suu Kyi’s silence on Rohingya crisis “bad and unacceptable”

Indian Nobel laureate calls Suu Kyi’s silence on Rohingya crisis “bad and unacceptable”

Indian Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi says he is hugely disappointed with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s stand on the Rohingya issue, calling it among this “era’s biggest humanitarian crises.” Satyarthi said on Saturday...
Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait to receive handouts near Balukhali refugee camp on Thursday. Photo: AP

Torching of Rohingya villages continues in Myanmar despite denials

Bangkok: New evidence shows that Rohingya Muslim villages continue to be torched in Myanmar's strife-torn Rakhine state, despite denials by the government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Eyewitnesses, photographs and multiple reports also...
Human Rights Watch (press release)

‘Safe Zones’ for Rohingya Refugees in Burma Could Be Dangerous

  When Bangladesh’s prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, spoke at the United Nations General Assembly this week, she focused on the humanitarian challenges of hosting 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from northern Rakhine State in Burma. They have...

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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...