Daily Archives: November 10, 2017

A file photo of an Arakan Army unit from the group's Facebook page.

Arakan Army mistakenly shoots boat passengers

One civilian was shot dead and three injured yesterday when troops from the Arakan Army (AA) mistook boat passengers on the Kaladan River for Burmese soldiers. Kyaw Khin, an aid worker in the Paletwa area,...
Militants Kill Village Leaders Who Worked on Myanmar’s Verification Card Program

Militants Kill Village Leaders Who Worked on Myanmar’s Verification Card Program

  As many as 18 village leaders who had worked on the issuance of national verification cards in Myanmar’s violence-ridden northern Rakhine state have been killed in the last three months in Muslim-majority Maungdaw and...
Myanmar cardinal urges Pope Francis to avoid use of the term 'Rohingya'

Myanmar cardinal urges Pope Francis to avoid use of the term ‘Rohingya’

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar’s most senior Catholic prelate has urged Pope Francis to avoid using the term ‘Rohingya’ during a visit this month, when he is expected to raise the humanitarian crisis faced by...
The United Nations Security Council decides to increase pressure on Myanmar, but it won’t have much of an impact.

UN’s Futile Effort to Engage Myanmar on the Rohingya Crisis

On Monday, the United Nations Security Council turned up the heat on Myanmar by unanimously adopting a presidential statement demanding an end to the brutal campaign against the country’s Rohingya Muslim community. Significantly, the statement...
Protesters in Iran hold up a defaced picture of their leader, as the humanitarian crisis escalatesvideo

Aung San Suu Kyi’s reputation — both internationally and domestically

Why has Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel laureate and Burma's de facto civilian leader, been so unwilling to condemn the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in her country? (Joyce Lee, Ishaan Tharoor/The Washington Post) Interestingly, state...
Why is Burma driving out the Rohingya — and not its other despised minorities?

Why is Burma driving out the Rohingya — and not its other despised minorities?

  Why is Burma attacking only the Rohingya? As the Burmese military drives out upward of 600,000 Rohingya in what one United Nations official called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing,” most media analyses correctly highlight...
Rohingya Muslim refugees at the Balukhali refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook Posts Aren’t Going to Help the Rohingya Refugees

  “Never in my life have I seen so many frightened people, huddled together, in such a small space,” my friend posted on Facebook in October. A resident at a local hospital, she is working...

UNICEF centres are havens for Rohingya child refugees

There are hundreds of thousands of Rohingya child refugees in Bangladesh who arrived mentally and physically traumatised. Now, they are receiving much-needed psychological therapy in safe spaces where they can enjoy their childhood. The United Nations...
Dangerous times in Myanmar for Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribal people in Rakhine

Dangerous times in Myanmar for Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribal people in Rakhine

The government of Myanmar faces untold pressure to accept Bengali Muslims back into Rakhine in Myanmar because of the utter bias of certain Western and Islamic nations. Yet, if Myanmar is pressured then Buddhists,...

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Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected

No listed Rohingya expressed willingness to return, says Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner

Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected Star Online...
Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...