Daily Archives: November 27, 2017

Thaw Parka acts as spokesman for Ma Ba Tha, a Buddhist nationalist group. He's also abbot of ZayTaWon DammarYone Monastery.

Rohingya crisis: ‘It’s not genocide,’ say Myanmar’s hardline monks

  The monks, clad in vermillion robes and flip flops, line up from old to young to receive a meal in their alms bowls -- rice, vegetables, cookies -- all donated by local villagers. It's a...
Rape alarm

‘Rape alarm’ for Rohingya women

In Keruntali Rohingya camp of Teknaf, where stories of sexual harassment and rapes at night are ubiquitous, anything that comes in handy for women to stave off unwanted advances is a huge blessing. That is...
Outside a registration center in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Jaidan Khatun, a Rohingya refugee, proudly wears her brand-new identity card. It’s the first official document she’s received that recognizes her Rohingya ethnicity. Sep. 22, 2017.

Rohingya refugees are receiving official identities for the first time ever

The Rohingya have been called the world’s most persecuted people. The Myanmar government has long refused to recognize their citizenship, instead calling them illegal immigrants and leaving the primarily Muslim minority stateless. But for...
President Abdul Hamid is on a two-day visit in Cox's Bazar to inaugurate an international naval symposium as well as to visit a Rohingya camp

Bangladesh president visits Rohingya camp in Ukhiya

  President Abdul Hamid visited the Balukhali Rohingya camp in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar around 4pm on Sunday. During his visit, he distributed relief items among the Rohingya refugees at the camp. On Monday, the president is scheduled...

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‘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...