Monthly Archives: November 2017

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...
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...
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...

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Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites...
Illegal Migration: 495 foreigners in country’s jail

Illegal Migration: 495 foreigners in country’s jail

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said 495 people have so far been arrested for illegal migration from neighbouring countries. Of them, 57 have been convicted,...
Myanmar: Full Scale Civil War In Rakhine State – Analysis

Autonomy must come before peace, Arakan Army leader says

The Arakan Army is giving more weight to its struggle for self-determination rather than achieving peace in strife-torn Rakhine State, a senior leader of...
They have nothing against Chinese projects in Rakhine: AA

They have nothing against Chinese projects in Rakhine: AA

The Arakan Army (AA) has no reason against Chinese projects in Rakhine State, said its chief Tun Myat Naing during a press conference held...
Myanmar army pauses operations in north in rare conciliatory action Myanmar military troops and tanks move in formation along the shore during the second day of 'Sin Phyu Shin' joint military exercises in Ayeyarwaddy delta region, on February 3, 2018 AFP

Rakhine rebels: ‘No peace by prayer’ in battle with Myanmar army

The increasingly bloody battle in western Rakhine state is between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army (AA), which claims to be fighting for...