Daily Archives: October 17, 2017

Rohingya Refugees carry an old man towards the shore of Naf river as people arrive by boats, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 13 September 2017.

How to solve the Rohingya drama

Over half of the 1.1m Rohingya have been forced over the border into Bangladesh – driven away by a campaign the United Nations has described as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Last week, the...
Drawing by a Rohingya boy, Abdul, revealing the horrific experiences he endured while fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the children friendly space at the Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh.

Rohingya crisis: will the EU impose sanctions?

The European Union (EU) could impose targeted sanctions on top generals in Myanmar amid growing violence against Rohingya Muslims. EU foreign ministers will be discussing the worsening conflict in Myanmar today. In a draft statement seen...
Myanmar is China's resource bonanza

Myanmar is China’s resource bonanza

As the world media continues focusing on Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar, its giant neighbour China maintains its aloofness nonetheless full scale utilizing the fuel pipelines originating in the trouble torn Arakan (also known...
Bangladeshi textbook appears to endorse Myanmar propaganda on the Rohingya

Bangladeshi textbook appears to endorse Myanmar propaganda on the Rohingya

Bangladeshi textbook appears to endorse Myanmar propaganda on the Rohingya File photo: The latest exodus of more than half a million Rohingya has again put the spotlight on the plight of the minority |Reuters Myanmar dubs...
Call for Arakan from Turkey to the world

Call for Arakan from Turkey to the world

Turkey's Permanent Representative to the UN, Neurolioğlu, ' Turkey, the tragedy in Arakan will continue to attract attention and provide humanitarian aid to the needs of life, ' he said. 17 October 2017 Tuesday...
The EU has failed the Rohingya, but it’s not too late to act

The EU has failed the Rohingya, but it’s not too late to act

  It’s difficult to read the accounts of alleged human rights violations by the Burmese military against Rohingya Muslims of Arakan State, but those who fled to Bangladesh are describing what has happened because they...
Aung San Suu Kyi with her party’s presidential nominee Htin Kyaw in 2011. EPA/Lynn Bo Bo

Eyewitness: the Rohingya horrors and Aung San Suu Kyi’s whitewash

Ellen Wiles does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners   It...
Myanmar journalists 'harassed' for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Myanmar journalists ‘harassed’ for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Sitting in a Yangon cafe, Min Min scrolls through old photos of a bombing attack on his house in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state. The 28-year-old journalist told Al Jazeera that he was targeted last year...

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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...