Daily Archives: October 14, 2017

A boy swims out of the flooded Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Myanmar army opens probe amid reports of killings, abuse of Rohingya

  Myanmar’s military has launched an internal probe into the conduct of soldiers during a counteroffensive that has sent more than half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, many saying they witnessed killings, rape...
These Rohingya refugees were sent to Bangladesh from India by the BSF Dhaka Tribune

Despite Supreme Court ban, India deports Rohingya to Bangladesh

Despite the Supreme Court of India banning the government from deporting Rohingya refugees from the country, Indian border force has sent 18 of them into Bangladesh through the Satkhira border. The refugees turned up in...
Foriza Begum holds a fan to shield her son Yosar Hossein, 7, and daughter Noyem Fatima, 2, on their way to a Bangladesh army run processing centre. Photo: AP

Australia refuses to condemn Myanmar over atrocities against Rohingya

  Bangkok: The Turnbull government has refused to directly condemn Myanmar after a new United Nations report revealed its troops continue the indiscriminate slaughter Rohingya Muslims, including children. Asked by Fairfax Media if it was time...
Robert Birsel, Wa Lone 6 Min Read YANGON (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing. FILE PHOTO: Myanmar's General Min Aung Hlaing takes part during a parade to mark the 72nd Armed Forces Day in the capital Naypyitaw, Myanmar March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims ‘not natives,’ numbers fleeing exaggerated

YANGON (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and...
The book that foresaw the assault on the Rohingyas

The book that foresaw the assault on the Rohingyas

Francis Wade predicted the miserable fate of Myanmar’s hated Muslim minority in a book appearing 10 days before the violence began Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim “Other”. By Francis...
Newly arrived Rohingya refugees from Myanmar walk through paddy fields and flooded land after they fled over the border into Cox’s Bazar.

Rohingya Muslims ‘being starved out’ by Burmese army as new surge crosses into Bangladesh

  The Burmese army is now using starvation as a new cruel tactic to drive the remaining communities of the Muslim Rohingya minority out of Burma, British Rohingya activists have claimed. Military and government restrictions on...
536,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh since August: ISCG

536,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh since August: ISCG

Rohingya refugee. Photo: Syful-Islam Rohingyas from Myanmar's Rakhine state continue to crossing border to seek safety in Bangladesh putting the number of new arrivals at 536,000, according to latest data. Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) released...
Here’s How the International Community Should Support Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities

Here’s How the International Community Should Support Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities

This week, at the World Bank Annual Meetings and G-20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors, global leaders must address the Rohingya refugee crisis head on by condemning Myanmar—whose regime has burned...

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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...