Daily Archives: November 28, 2017

The West made a saint of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The Rohingya crisis revealed a politician. [Roger Cohen]

Myanmar Is Not a Simple Morality Tale

  NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — As world capitals go, this is one of the weirdest. Six-lane highways with scarcely a car on them could serve as runways. The roads connect concealed ministries and vast convention centers....
Representational image. AP

Mizoram govt provides shelter to 1,300 Myanmar tribals fleeing clashes in Arakan state

Aizawl: The Mizoram government has given shelter and relief to around 1,300 tribals from neighbouring Myanmar's restive Arakan state who have taken refuge in southern Mizoram, officials said on Monday. "Around 1,300 men, women and...
In Bangladesh refugee camps, the nascent Rohingya insurgency commands support and sows fear

In Bangladesh refugee camps, the nascent Rohingya insurgency commands support and sows fear

  Out of earshot of worshippers at his makeshift mosque in the sprawling Kutupalong refugee camp, the imam – a middle-aged man dressed in a white robe and prayer cap – begins to open up....
Oxford city council votes unanimously to strip Myanmar leader of award over her response to repression

Aung San Suu Kyi loses Freedom of Oxford over Rohingya crisis

      Aung San Suu Kyi has been formally stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford award over her response to the repression of her country’s Rohingya Muslims. Oxford city council voted unanimously to permanently...
Rohingya refugees wait for the start of relief aid distribution at Balukhali refugee settlement, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Specialists to treat Rohingya victims of sexual assault at Malaysia’s field hospital in Bangladesh

  COX'S BAZAR (Bangladesh): A medical team from Malaysia tasked to run a RM3.5million (S$1.1 million) field hospital for Rohingya refugees expects to receive a high number of maternity cases involving rape victims as well...
Pope Francis previously condemned the atrocities committed against the Rohingya [Max Rossi/Reuters]

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis

  Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar on his first trip to the Southeast Asian nation, where tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees have faced brutal military crackdown in the past three months. His trip comes...
All We Need To Know About The History Of The Rohingya Community’s Struggle

All We Need To Know About The History Of The Rohingya Community’s Struggle

When it comes to finding out the world’s most persecuted minorities – the name Rohingya will be at the front. The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority group with almost one million living in...

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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...