Daily Archives: December 7, 2017

Rohingya Muslims have been living peacefully along with the Buddhist majority in Arakan (now Rakhine) since the 12th century. This disproves the Myanmar’s contention that Rohingya people in Myanmar is a recent phenomenon

Chinese proposal merits serious consideration

  The Rohingya crisis is one of the worst humanitarian crises witnessed in our time. It is estimated that over 800,000 Rohingya Muslims, as well as a few hundred Hindus have fled to Bangladesh, to...
Rohingya refugees carry their belongings after arriving on an improvised raft to the banks of a river in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Nov. 27. © Reuters

Sanctions will not help Rohingya

West should not punish Myanmar over refugees but engage with the authorities Advocates of sanctions are gaining ground in Washington and Brussels in response to the continuing humanitarian crisis in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. The...

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Myanmar steps towards debt trap

By Taylor McDonald 2018-07-16 Myanmar plans to reduce the cost of the Chinese-backed Kyaukpyu special economic zone and port, cap its external debt load and avoid repeating the debts...

Lucky to have full family, many don’t

HUMAYUN KABIR BHUIYAN, back from Teknaf It was a hot and humid day with occasional drizzling. On July 1, the President of the International Committee...

The future of the stateless

Maizura Ismail 16 July 2018 The global community stood transfixed as the story of the Moo Pa football team and their coach who found themselves trapped...

In apparent test of Myanmar democracy, jailed Reuters journalists to testify in court

YANGON – Two jailed Reuters reporters on trial in Myanmar accused of obtaining secret state documents will testify in court from Monday, in a case...

Rakhine not ready to take back Rohingyas: IOM DG

International Organisation for Migration director general William Lacy Swing on Sunday said that the Myanmar authorities were not ready for taking back forcibly displaced...