Daily Archives: November 26, 2017

Myanmar has faced mounting international criticism over alleged abuses committed against its minority Muslim community since the August launch of a military crackdown in Rakhine state. (Photo: AFP/Munir Uz Zaman)

Myanmar not yet safe for Rohingya refugee return: UN

GENEVA: Conditions for Rohingya refugees to safely return to Myanmar from Bangladesh are not in place, the UN said Friday (Nov 24), a day after the two countries announced repatriation would begin in two...
Kyaw Tint Swe (right), Burma’s Office of State Counsellor minister, and Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abdul Hassan Mahmud Ali on Thursday complete the signing of an agreement allowing thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees to return to Burma after they !ed their homeland to escape violence.

Door open for Rohingya refugees to return, Burma says

BANGKOK -- Burma has agreed to take back Muslim Rohingya refugees who fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape violence in Burma's Rakhine state. Burma announced the agreement but provided no details on how many Rohingya...
Hundreds of thousands have fled since late August [Al Jazeera]

Rohingya must be consulted before repatriation

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - A Rohingya repatriation deal is being hailed as a "first step" by the Bangladesh government, but many argue the plan is premature. Myanmar's Rakhine state is the ancestral home for Muslim-majority...
Why China’s three-step approach won’t be enough to solve the Rohingya crisis

Why China’s three-step approach won’t be enough to solve the Rohingya crisis

While the plan may address symptoms of the conflict, it fails to target root causes such as flawed citizenship laws and systemic discrimination that pervade Myanmar   China’s influence in Myanmar was challenged in recent years...
Rohingya Refugees Cannot Return Until Myanmar Citizens Accept Them, Says Army Chief. Credit - UNICEF via Storyful

Backpacker Medics share stories from Rohingya refugees

HUNDREDS of thousands of refugees have fled Myanmar in recent months. Those survivors are being treated by an Australian group of medics, who are now sharing their stories. Warning: Very confronting content. ON AUGUST 25,...

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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...