Monthly Archives: March 2018

How it went wrong for Suu Kyi

How it went wrong for Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s estrangement from the West is deepening, so too its determination to tell the story — even when the facts don’t add up. Last year, as Rohingya Muslim men, women and children ran from their...
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (R) accompanies new President Win Myint (L) to take his oath of office at parliament in Naypyidaw, March 30, 2018.

Two Years on, Democracy Icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s Legacy Hit Hard by Myanmar’s...

Two years ago today, both Myanmar and the international community hailed the coming to power of Aung San Suu Kyi — leader of the political opposition who endured 15 years of house arrest for...
Watch: Bob Geldof describes Aung San Suu Kyi as a 'pig' as he opens up about handing back Freedom of Dublin

Watch: Bob Geldof describes Aung San Suu Kyi as a ‘pig’ as he opens...

The Boomtown Rats singer handed back his Freedom of Dublin honour in protest last year   Bob Geldof has said he didn’t want to hand back the Freedom of Dublin but didn’t want to be associated...
The first of 360 families identified as vulnerable to monsoon and irrigation flooding are relocated from Camp 7 to Camp 17 in Kutupalong refugee settlement. © UNHCR/Roger Arnold

Racing to avert a monsoon catastrophe in Bangladesh

  UNHCR is relocating Rohingya refugees threatened by floods and landslides in Bangladesh and upgrading shelters and infrastructure as rains loom. By Tim Gaynor in Kutupalong refugee settlement, Bangladesh | 29 March 2018 Their few belongings packed...
She was wandering around Government Maternity Hospital in Petlaburj when she was approached and befriended by two women, accused Neha and Shabana.

Rohingya woman forced into prostitution, 3 held

The police arrested two women and a man on charges of forcing a distressed Rohingya woman into prostitution. She was wandering around Government Maternity Hospital in Petlaburj when she was approached and befriended by two...
In the first conviction of a Rohingya in the state, a city court has awarded two years in prison to a Myanmar ‘national’ (Rohingya) for obtaining an Aadhaar card fraudulently.

2 years jail for Rohingya in aadhaar case

Another person who helped him obtain the Aadhaar card was sentenced to one year of imprisonment. In the first conviction of a Rohingya in the state, a city court has awarded two years in prison...
January 2017: A group of Rohingya refugee children gather at sunset on a bamboo bridge in Kutupalong makeshift settlement in Cox's Bazar District, Bangladesh.

Muslim Student Association’s Spring Banquet supports Rohingya relief effort

Student group raises money for refugees who have been driven from their homes in Myanmar As a crisis unfolds on the other side of the world, a group of Johns Hopkins students are determined to...
Win Myint elected new Myanmar president

Win Myint elected new Myanmar president

Myanmar's parliament has elected Win Myint as the country's next president, a week after the resignation of his predecessor. Win Myint, a close aide of Aung San Suu Kyi, has been a speaker in the...
Rohingya Repatriation: Dhaka to send second list of upto 10,000 names soon

Rohingya Repatriation: Dhaka to send second list of upto 10,000 names soon

  Dhaka, Mar 28 (UNB) - The government will soon send the second list consisting of upto 10,000 names of Rohingyas to Myanmar as part of the repatriation process. "It is a continuous process. We are...
FILE - Fleeing Buddhist Rakhine residents arrive by ship from the unrest in Maungdaw region at the jetty, Aug. 29, 2017, in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar.

Rakhine People Express Concern About Rohingya Repatriation Process

  Members of the international community and Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh are not the only groups that are critical of the government’s planned repatriation program; Buddhist Rakhine residents have also expressed dissatisfaction with...
The impact of hundreds and thousands of Rohingya refugees have been devastating to the forest cover and water availability in Cox’s Bazar, fuelling resentments with the local population

‘Biggest ever seizure’: Bangladesh reports meth boom during Rohingya crisis

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh since August 25, joining another 300,000 already living in camps along the border for many years Rena, 18, sits in a mud hut with doors and windows closed as...
Thailand

Thailand can ignore the Rohingya crisis no longer

It’s time for Thailand to take up a leading role in helping ease the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Failure to do so now would only exacerbate an already grievous problem afflicting 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...