Daily Archives: February 7, 2018

Switzerland says it supports Kofi Annan report for Rohingya

Switzerland says it supports Kofi Annan report for Rohingya

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Switzerland's President Alain Berset said Tuesday his country supports the full implementation of the recommendations made by an advisory commission headed by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on resolving the...
ASEAN renews calls for durable solution to Rohingya crisis

ASEAN renews calls for durable solution to Rohingya crisis

SINGAPORE — Southeast Asian foreign ministers renewed calls Tuesday for a durable solution of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, and affirmed the need to enhance trust to resolve disputes in the South China Sea. Ministers...
Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone arrives at a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Myanmar Is Widening Its Crackdown on Reporters Covering the Rohingya Crisis

Two Reuters reporters covering military operations against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority were returned to jail Tuesday after another court appearance in a controversial “official secrets” trial. Their fourth hearing comes a day after state...
How the Suu Kyi-Richardson Clash Unfolded

How the Suu Kyi-Richardson Clash Unfolded

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (center) and Bill Richardson (second from right) meet at her Yangon residence in October 2012. / The Richardson Center   YANGON — When State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and...
A Rohingya youth sleeps on the street in Burma. Photo Source: Queen Mary, University of London.

Myanmar: Rohingya Issue Continues To Take Center Stage – Analysis

  The Rohingya issue continues to take the centre stage thus distracting the administration to look into other pressing issues like the cease-fire process, economy, etc. First, the international agencies and the press in particular continue...

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3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

YANGON, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Three soldiers have been killed with another injured in rocket attacks by an insurgent group on an anchored tugboat...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar Oct 27, 2016. REUTERS

Myanmar orders internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine state

d telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, amid heightening tensions in the region,...
Last year Mahathir Mohamad castigated Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for defending the military's crackdown on the Rohingya. (Photo: AFP/Mohd RASFAN) Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/mahathir-asean-rohingya-malaysia-11650358

PM Mahathir vows ahead of ASEAN meet to help Rohingya bound for Malaysia

BANGKOK: Malaysia's prime minister on Friday (Jun 21) vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders...
More than a million Rohingyas in the squalid refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar are living a life full of misery and hardship. (AN Photo)

Life at a Rohingya camp: An Arab News report

Rohingya youth also faced with extremely limited educational and employment prospects DHAKA, Bangladesh: It was in the evening of June 18 in Dhaka that I...
Rohingya refugees rest in a police station in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, after they were prevented from going on a sea voyage to Malaysia, May 15, 2019.

US Report: Bangladesh Ignoring Sex Trafficking of Rohingya

Bangladeshi criminal groups take Rohingya women from refugee camps at night, exploit them in sex trafficking and return them during the day, the United...