Daily Archives: November 24, 2017

Myanmar Military Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing (right) arrives at Sanxia Airport in Yichang of China on Tuesday. / Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing / Facebook

ANALYSIS: A Window Opens for China to Nudge Myanmar Army Forward on Peace Process

Top military officers from China and Myanmar met yesterday to discuss ways to improve border stability. The two sides promised to work together to promote peace and security along their shared frontier. But the...
Myanmar military chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing receives a 200-million-kyat donation from the Buddha Dhamma Parahita Foundation (formerly known as Ma Ba Tha) in September. (Photo: Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing/Facebook)

Rakhine Unrest Pushes Buddhist Nationalists Closer to Army

YANGON—The latest outbreak of violence in northern Rakhine State has resulted in some significant shifts in the Buddhist nationalist movement, the most notable being how it has become closer to the army than ever...
A Rakhine State lawmaker submitted a proposal to the state’s Parliament on Wednesday urging the Union government to show greater transparency regarding plans to rehabilitate Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung townships

Rakhine State Lawmaker Demands Details on Rehabilitation Plans for 3 Townships

SITTWE—A Rakhine State lawmaker submitted a proposal to the state’s Parliament on Wednesday urging the Union government to show greater transparency regarding plans to rehabilitate Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung townships. “The government has told...
Tents are seen in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh where Rohingya Muslims live, after crossing over from Myanmar into Bangladesh. More than 620,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine for neighbouring Bangladesh since late August 2017. Wong Maye-E/AP

Myanmar, Bangladesh Announce Tentative Deal To Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

  The memorandum of understanding between the two countries follows international pressure on Myanmar and the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to end a government-backed campaign of violence against the Rohingya. We...

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Rohingya refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

  ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released...
Rohingya refugee girls are seen at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/ Star

Hiding from traffickers in ‘prison-like’ tents, Rohingya girls dream of school

  Trapped inside "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or sexually harassed, teenage Rohingya girls dream of going...
Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and...
People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Handout via REUTERS

Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon...
Rohingya girls face 'prison-like' conditions in refugee camps

Rohingya girls face ‘prison-like’ conditions in refugee camps

(CNN)Adolescent Rohingya girls are being kept in stifling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, unable to go out, deprived of education and facing prospects...