Daily Archives: October 31, 2017

ICG Warns on Myanmar Sanctions

ICG Warns on Myanmar Sanctions

YANGON — The International Crisis Group warned policy makers in Europe that re-imposing sanctions may not be helpful to address Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis as it could risk constraining future policy options as well as...
Thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar walk along a muddy rice field after crossing the border in Palang Khali, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Govt Suggests Possible Daily Repatriation of 300 Rohingya Refugees

YANGON — The government has estimated it can take back about 300 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh per day and said there is a need to scrutinize the refugees under the four main principles of...
Laundry hangs on a line overlooking the sprawling refugee camp on Oct. 2, 2017 in Balukhali, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Discussion on Rohingya crisis offers insight into political state of Myanmar

On Monday, Oct. 23, assistant professor from the Department of Creative Writing Charmaine Craig, associate professor from the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies Tamara Ho, and assistant professor from the Department of Ethnic...
South-Asian community held protest outside White House in solidarity with Rohingya Muslims

South-Asian community held protest outside White House in solidarity with Rohingya Muslims

South-Asian community members from Metropolitan Washington area staged a peaceful demonstration against the ongoing genocide of Rohingyas in front of the White House on October 29, 2017. More than 500,000 Rohingyas fleeing a military crackdown...
Two Myanmar journalists detained in Cox’s Bazar on espionage charges

Bangladeshi held ‘for conspiring with Myanmar’

A Dhaka court has sent a Bangladeshi citizen from Rakhine community to jail on charges of pilfering state information to Myanmar and conspiring to conduct subversive activities in Bangladesh with the help of Myanmar-based...
Trump needs to say something — and do something — about the assault on the Rohingya

Trump needs to say something — and do something — about the assault on...

THE BIGGEST and most ruthless campaign of ethnic cleansing the world has seen in years continues unabated in Burma. Since Aug. 25, more than 600,000 members of the Rohingya community have been driven across...
Malaysian filmmaker Edmund Yeo (L) and actress Daphne Low attend a post-screening Q&A session about their movie "Aqerat (We the Dead)" duri

New film ‘Aqerat’ depicts continued plight of Rohingya refugees

TOKYO (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar for a new life in Malaysia only to suffer continued violence in the film, "Aqerat (We the Dead)", which paints a complicated portrait of a young woman...

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ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Myanmar asks Bangladesh to stop giving aid to stranded Rohingya refugees

  DHAKA – Myanmar has asked Bangladesh to stop providing aid to 6,000 Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military...
A Rohingya refugee is seen in Balukhali refugee camp at dawn near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 28, 2018. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

‘Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day’ event to be held in Toronto on Aug. 25

  The Burma Task Force and the Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative say they have officially recognized Aug. 25 as “Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day.” In a press...
Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Why the Muslim world must protect the Rohingya

Author Hafed Al-Ghwell (August 11, 2018 17:15) The Rohingya refugee crisis stunned the world when the first reports emerged of widespread ethnic cleansing in Rakhine state...
Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye, visit Maungdaw township of Rakhine State yesterday. Photo: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

Rohingya Repatriation: Progress quite insignificant

Diplomats say after Bangladesh delegation visits Maungdaw Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque and other members of the Bangladesh delegation, accompanied by...
Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

  U.N. aid agencies and the government of Bangladesh have criticized Myanmar for delays in offering safe return to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya...