Daily Archives: October 2, 2017

Meeting between Bangladesh and Myanmar begins

Meeting between Bangladesh and Myanmar begins

Visiting Myanmar Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe and Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali sat for a meeting at the state guesthouse Padma on Monday in view of resolving the current Rohingya crisis. The meeting began...
India, Bangladesh to begin talks on Rohingya refugees tomorrow; smuggling of Indian currency and narcotics also on table

India, Bangladesh to begin talks on Rohingya refugees tomorrow; smuggling of Indian currency and...

New Delhi: The movement of Rohingya refugees, smuggling of fake Indian currency notes and narcotics are among a host of issues that will be discussed at the bi-annual talks between the chiefs of the...
Aerial view of a burned Rohingya village in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Rohingya a threat to national security, says Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat echoed on Saturday the Centre's stand against considering Rohingya as refugees, saying, "We have been facing the problem of illegal Bangladeshi migrants and now Rohingya have infiltrated our country." In his...
A newly arrived Rohingya girl carries food rations in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, on Saturday. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)

The Rohingya crisis is heartbreaking. Here’s what we can do about it

  The Sept. 20 WorldViews excerpt “The history behind the Rohingya’s plight in Burma goes back centuries” rightly shed light on the plights of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fleeing persecution in Burma. The Rohingya are...
Children and pregnant women watch quietly from a distance.

Rohingya children fall sick following monsoon rains

I see children everywhere. They don’t talk and they don’t play. In Kutuplaong Camp, where over a thousand Rohingyas live, their silence is their story. The camp is a 90-minute drive from Cox’s Bazar. On...
Indian Muslims hold placards and shout slogans during a protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims Photograph: Tsering Topgyal/AP

The Nobel peace prize is a who’s who of hawks, hypocrites and war criminals

Aung San Suu Kyi is the latest Nobel peace prize laureate to bring the award into disrepute. But people misunderstand what it stands for: absolutely nothing It’s that time of year again! The days are...
Rohingya refugees reach for food near Balukhali in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 4, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Rohingya crisis splits Asean on religious lines

Malaysia's open criticism of Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority speaks to the potential for wider regional communal conflict A woman makes her way to the shore as hundreds of Rohingya refugees arrive under...
Rohingya risk their lives to flee to Malaysia

Rohingya risk their lives to flee to Malaysia

It was after sunset when Subahan Nurul Haq began the treacherous journey to flee his Myanmar hometown for Malaysia. This was in June last year, when the weather was hot and sticky, but it...
Monk-led mob attacks Rohingya refugees

Six suspects arrested over the attack on Rohingya refugees

Sept 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested six suspects who behaved violently during a protest against the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar earlier this week. The police says a female suspect was also arrested by...
A Hindu family stays in a shelter near Maungdaw, in the north of Rakhine state, Myanmar, September 12, 2017 Reuters

India, Myanmar, and the convenient discovery of Hindu mass graves

A Hindu family stays in a shelter near Maungdaw, in the north of Rakhine state, Myanmar, September 12, 2017 Reuters 'Thousands have been killed, where are their bodies, their mass graves?' Security experts and human rights...
Bangladesh has planned to set up a camp on 15,000 acres of land in Bhasan Char of Noakhali at a cost of Tk2,000cr to settle the refugees

Bangladesh to formulate national strategy for Rohingya refugees

Concerned government officials are set to hold a meeting to formulate a new national strategy for supporting the influx of undocumented Rohingya people entering Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar. The meeting of “National Taskforce...
Mark Lowcock, head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Photo: United Nations

UN humanitarian chief, UNICEF executive director coming to Bangladesh amid deteriorating Rohingya crisis

UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake will be on mission in Bangladesh from October 2 over the deteriorating Rohingya crisis. On arrival, they will go to Cox’s Bazar where half...

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‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...