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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Professor Abdur Rob Khan

‘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...