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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Rohingya need an ‘autonomous region’, not repatriation

Rohingya need an 'autonomous region', not repatriation UK-based activists, who hail from opposite sides of Myanmar conflict, on why Rohingya repatriation plan is not solution. by...

Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugees

Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugees FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2017 file photo, a Rohingya woman living in no man’s land washes a...
Japanese midwife on sexual abuse of Rohingya women

Bangladesh says to meet with Myanmar on Rohingya trapped at border

DHAKA (Reuters) - Representatives from Bangladesh and Myanmar will meet on Tuesday to discuss the repatriation to Myanmar of more than 6,500 Rohingya Muslims...
Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar’s Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on a three-day visit to Bangladesh told Bangladesh’s president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return. (Associated Press)

Bangladesh gives names to begin Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar’s Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on...
First came the massacre. Then came the coverup.

First came the massacre. Then came the coverup

On Sept. 2, Buddhist villagers and Burmese troops killed 10 Rohingya men in the nation’s restive Rakhine state. (Reuters) By Editorial Board February 15 IN THE...