Daily Archives: November 29, 2017

Swedish Rohingya Association chairman thanks Turkey, Turkish president for supporting persecuted Rohingya community

Stockholm protest raises voice for Rohingya Muslims

    More than 100 people gathered in Stockholm on Tuesday to protest against the ongoing persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State. The Rohingya Support Committee had organized the demonstration at Sergels Torg Square. Protesters...
U.S. Senator from Illinois Dick Durbin of Illinois is the Senate Democratic Whip

The Most Hated People on Earth

Chris Carter is a New Zealander. In his sixties, he still looks like the person you would call on to lead a hike or choose a touch football team. The years have turned his...
Aye Maung writes notes during high-level talks at the Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw in this 10 April 2015 file photo. (Photo: Reuters)

ANP upheaval reaches new heights as party chair Aye Maung resigns

In a development certain to shake up the political arena in Rakhine State and beyond, the leader of the Arakan National Party (ANP) has submitted a letter of resignation, throwing one of Burma’s most...
Pope Francis speaks during an event in Myanmar capital Naypyidaw on Tuesday. (Ye Aung Thu / AFP/Getty Images)

Pope demands rights for all in Myanmar without referencing ‘Rohingya’

Pope demands rights for all in Myanmar without referencing ‘Rohingya' Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that Myanmar's future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who...
Before his speech Pope Francis met Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Pope meets Suu Kyi, fails to mention Rohingya in speech

Pope Francis has met Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi but avoided directly addressing the ongoing Rohingya crisis. At the meeting in Yangon on Tuesday, the pontiff stressed the importance of Myanmar respecting the...
Pramila Patten, United Nations special representative of the secretary-general on sexual violence in conflict. Photo by: Rick Bajornas / U.N.

UN’s Patten calls for independent probe on Rohingya crisis

UNITED NATIONS — Bangladesh’s government is coping for now with an influx of Rohingya refugees who continue to flee Myanmar, but the host country’s limits are being tested, United Nations special representative Pramila Patten...
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Kristin Davis meets Hamida, Rohingya refugee, and her two day old son, Hosen, in a UNHCR Transit Center in Kutupalong Camp in Bangladesh. Hamida delivered Hosen on the border on the side of the road after fleeing Myanmar.Andy Hall / UNHCR

Rohingya camp ‘as crowded as Bourke St’

Aid groups are bracing for conditions to worsen at the Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh over coming months. Picture Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall shopping strip during the Boxing Day sales, but with nobody allowed to...
A Rohingya refugee boy in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Tentative Deal May See Myanmar’s Rohingya Go Home—But To What?

Are Bangladesh and Myanmar poised to make progress to address the refugee crisis involving hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya? Maybe. The two countries signed an agreement to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have...
Pope Francis had 15-minute meeting with top general and other officials on Monday. Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images

Pope told by army chief: there is ‘no religious discrimination’ in Myanmar

Pontiff pressured to avoid using the word ‘Rohingya’ during three-day visit that includes talks with Burmese army Myanmar’s powerful army chief has told Pope Francis there is “no religious discrimination” in the country during talks...

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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...