Daily Archives: February 4, 2018

A Rohingya refugee walks back to his camp in Bangladesh after collecting water. Bangladesh aims to return the refugees to Myanmar AFP

Two books which tackle and explain the roots of the Rohingya’s persecution

Since last year, at least 625,000, more than half the total population, have fled slaughter in Myanmar The Rohingya are currently the world’s most persecuted minority. Since last year, at least 625,000, more than half...
The refugees, now numbering 1,053, including 566 women belonging to 244 families, are refusing to return to their homes in Myanmar. (AP Photo/Representational/Files)

Mizoram: Refugees moved to one relief camp from four villages

The refugees are being moved to a single place so that they could be given proper attention, food, essential commodities and relief materials, officials said. Refugees from Myanmar, who took shelter in four villages in...
After mass rape, turning disgrace into grace

After mass rape, turning disgrace into grace

New services for women assaulted in conflict, such as in the Rohingya crisis, aim to restore a survivor’s dignity and remove social stigmas. Another aim is to help end gender inequality and the culture...
Suspect arrested for petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's Yangon villa

Suspect arrested for petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi’s Yangon villa

Myanmar police say they have arrested a mentally ill man who confessed to tossing a petrol bomb into the Yangon compound of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week. Suu Kyi was not...
Explaining the Gradual Rise of the World’s Most Severe Contemporary Genocide

Explaining the Gradual Rise of the World’s Most Severe Contemporary Genocide

  Reporters describe babies being ripped out of mothers’ arms and burned alive, men and young boys being executed in front of their families, and women being raped and left to die in the ashes...
Azeem Ibrahim is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Policy and Adj Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute

Bill Richardson spotted Aung San Suu Kyi’s stitch up: Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

Myanmar is in an untenable position internationally in the wake of the Rohingya crisis. But that does not seem to have stopped the country’s leadership, not least Aung San Suu Kyi, to attempt to...

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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...