Daily Archives: December 11, 2017

Rohingya refugee children look at a soldier maintaining order as they wait for cooked food to be distributed at Tengkhali camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Friday. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

Burma is stonewalling the West on the Rohingya. The West can’t give up.

INTERNATIONAL REACTION to the ethnic cleansing campaign carried out by the Burmese military against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority gathered some momentum this past week. On Tuesday, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed...
Bangladesh wishes to solve Rohingya issue amicably, says Army Chief

Bangladesh wishes to solve Rohingya issue amicably, says Army Chief

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) , December 9 : Bangladesh Army chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq on Saturday said the country wishes to solve issues with neighbouring Myanmar over the outpour of Rohingya refugees into...
Rohingya activist Abdul Rasheed says his people can only be repatriated back to their homes in Myanmar if the government can guarantee their safety, security and dignity. Claire Harbage/NPR

Rohingya Activist: ‘Rohingya Are Not Safe Anywhere’

  The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution this week condemning "the ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar by that country's military. The move, which is the first step to what could eventually lead...
Thousands of Indonesian Muslims demonstrate in support of the Rohingya ethnic group who are being pushed out from their homes in Myanmar on Sept. 16 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Protests and rallies of solidarity took place across Asia after hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled from their homes in Myanmar in late August. Ed Wray/Getty Images

Nepal must raise Rohingya crisis issue, say human rights activists

  Dec 10, 2017-Myanmar Army chief Min Aung Hlaing is visiting Nepal starting Sunday on the official invitation of the Nepal Army. The visit comes amid criticism faced by Myanmar for its treatment to Rohingya Muslims,...
Aid groups express concern over proposed Rohingya camps in Myanmar

Aid groups express concern over proposed Rohingya camps in Myanmar

An estimated 646,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since late August, escaping what the United Nations has dubbed 'ethnic cleansing'. More than a dozen international aid groups are vowing to boycott proposed camps for...
Rohingya refugees set up camps after fleeing into Bangladesh from Myanmar. PHOTO: ANISUR RAHMAN

Rohingya Refugees – Repatriation or resettlement?

In the past weeks, three important developments related to the Rohingya issue took place. First was the agreement between the governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on the refugee repatriation. Second, Pope Francis' visit to...
The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide by Azeem Ibrahim- Review

The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide by Azeem Ibrahim- Review

Title: The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide Author: Azeem Ibrahim Publisher: Speaking Tiger Pages: 235 Price: Rs. 599 Everyone talks about the Rohingya community and people do play politics on their misery. The fact is the Rohingyas are from...

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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...