Daily Archives: March 27, 2018

Philippines criticized over UN resolution on Myanmar

Philippines criticized over UN resolution on Myanmar

  MANILA: Critics of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday condemned the Philippines’ vote to reject a UN resolution on the human rights situation in Myanmar. The Philippines last week joined Burundi, China, Cuba and Venezuela in...
Human Trafficking Fears Grow in Rohingya Camps in Bangladesh

Human Trafficking Fears Grow in Rohingya Camps in Bangladesh

DHAKA – In the overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, Sunday had dawned as usual, with members of this ethnic minority community continuing to live in pitiable conditions including persistent fears of trafficking. Human trafficking...
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett talks to Rohingya refugees at a camp in Cox's Bazar last week. Photo: Collected Unb, Dhaka

Addressing Rohingyas’ statelessness is the key

Says UNHCR envoy Cate Blanchett; urges Myanmar to create decent conditions for their return The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador and actor Cate Blanchett has urged Myanmar to create decent conditions...
UN chief hits out at Myanmar army chief over Rohingya comments

UN chief hits out at Myanmar army chief over Rohingya comments

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticized Myanmar's army chief for comments about the country's Muslim Rohingya minority UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticized Myanmar's army chief for comments about the country's Muslim Rohingya minority UN Secretary-General...

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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...