Daily Archives: January 26, 2018

Over 10 lakh Rohingyas registered so far

Over 10 lakh Rohingyas registered so far

A total of 10.38 lakh Rohingyas have been registered so far and they will not be able to carry Bangladeshi passport or National Identity (NID) Card anymore. The Immigration and Passport department today at a...
Rohingya Muslim refugees cross a canal next to a settlement near the 'no man's land' between Myanmar and Bangladesh in Tombru in Bangladsh's Bandarban district on January 23, 2018. The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar will not begin as planned, Bangladesh said Monday, with authorities admitting "a lot of preparation" was still needed. AFP Photo

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delayed Rohingya return

YANGON: Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to a huge repatriation programme for Rohingya refugees, as the deadline passed for starting the return of the Muslim minority to strife-torn Rakhine state. Nearly 690,000 Rohingya...
Malaysia and Pakistan do not provide much of a welcome

Even for Rohingya refugees who move on from Bangladesh, life is grim

INSIDE a cramped flat beside a motorway in Puchong, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, 13 Rohingyas jostle for space. Rows of washing, rather than pictures, hang along grimy white walls. Rubbish is stacked on...
UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth, left, shares biscuits with Rohingya refugee children as he leaves Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (32 miles) from, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Forsyth is on a two day visit to Cox’s Bazar to see, first-hand, the devastating humanitarian situation of the Rohingya refugees. (Manish Swarup/Associated Press)

UN official says not safe yet for Rohingya return to Myanmar

DHAKA, Bangladesh — It is not yet safe for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in refugee camps in Bangladesh to begin returning to Myanmar, a senior United Nations official said Thursday. While...

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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...