Daily Archives: January 29, 2018

That was three years ago. Noyona and Yasmin fled a military crackdown in Myanmar in 2012.

Bangladesh: Trafficking of girls rife in Rohingya camps

Noyona Katun, a Rohingya refugee from Myanmar, said her daughter Yasmin was 13 years old when she was snatched by a man in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in southern Bangladesh and smuggled to India. That...
Rohingya refugees cannot be repatriated until their safety and security can be guaranteed.

Rohingya refugees cannot be repatriated until their safety and security can be guaranteed

The eleventh-hour decision to delay implementation of the repatriation agreement struck between Myanmar and Bangladesh in November has again exposed the grim reality of life as a Rohingya Muslim. Whilst conditions worsen inside what...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for the media ahead of their meeting in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan.24, 2018. (AP Photo)

Philippine leader tells Suu Kyi to ignore rights criticism

  NEW DELHI -- Philippine president said he pities Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for being the focus of international criticism over her country's handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis. President Rodrigo Duterte said he...
Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, right, distributes blanket to a Rohingya refugee at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. A special delegation led by Michelle Yeoh and Malaysian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Raja Mohamad Affandi Saturday visited Rohingya refugee camp and distributed relief material items apart from evaluating the impact of the aid. (Manish Swarup/Associated Press)

Hollywood star Yeoh calls Rohingya condition ‘despicable’

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Hollywood star Michelle Yeoh says she’s appalled by the plight of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar into Bangladesh. Yeoh, a goodwill ambassador for...
Rohingya villagers at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Jan. 23. (Photo by Yuichi Nitta).

Rohingya wary of returning to Myanmar without guarantees

  Suu Kyi's government unmoved by Muslim minority's demands for citizenship   COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh -- Shacks made of plastic sheets and bamboo cover the hillside at the Kutupalong refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh, where roughly 600,000...
ARSA: Myanmar has no intention of resolving the crisis

ARSA: Myanmar has no intention of resolving the crisis

'The Rohingya repatriation plan offered by the Burmese terrorist government is not any where near to the solution but it creates more annihilation to the Rohingyas.' The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) has blamed the...

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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...