Daily Archives: December 4, 2017

The countries who are concerned about the Rohingyas can also rehabilitate them in their own land

Obaidul Quader: Rohingya may be rehabilitated in Bhasan Char

  'The countries who are concerned about the Rohingyas can also rehabilitate them in their own land' The displaced Rohingya refugees, who entered Bangladesh escaping persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, may be rehabilitated in Bhasan Char,...
Rohingya ‘fake news,’ Myanmar official says

Rohingya ‘fake news,’ Myanmar official says

Officials in Myanmar are dubbing the religious minority of Rohingya Muslims “fake news,” The New York Times reported Saturday. “There is no such thing as Rohingya. It is fake news,” said U Kyaw San Hla,...
Pope Francis shakes hands with Rohingya refugees during an interreligious and ecumenical meeting for peace on Friday in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Pope explains why he didn’t use the word ‘Rohingyas’ in Myanmar

Pope Francis returned to Rome on Saturday after his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh Regarding references to Rohingya refugees, the Pope said in private meetings he went beyond his public words (CNN)After a week of taking...
political analyst Dr. Yan Myo Thein discusses Myanmar turn to China amid growing international pressure over Rakhine issue.

Myanmar Turns To China as It Faces International Criticism

This week, political analyst Dr. Yan Myo Thein discusses Myanmar turn to China amid growing international pressure over Rakhine issue.   Kyaw Zwa Moe: Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! Myanmar has faced growing criticism from the international...

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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...