Monthly Archives: April 2018

Thousands of Rohingya refugees in Kutupalong camp thronged to meet the UNSC delegation

China, Russia say no easy solution to Rohingya crisis

  China and Russia, two veto-wielding powers in the United Nations Security Council, have said that there are no easy solutions to the Rohingya crisis but they expressed support for continuing efforts to address the...
United Nations Security Council members meet the press after visiting Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Ukhia’s district, on 29 April 2018. (Photo by AFP

Rohingya Muslims protest in Bangladeshi camp

Rohingya Muslim refugees have staged a protest rally at a camp in Bangladesh, calling for United Nations (UN) protection on their potential return to Myanmar as well as citizenship. The rally on Sunday coincided with...
Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar's army and ethnic insurgents in the country's remote north, a United Nations official said, as a long-simmering conflict intensifies.

Rohingya crisis: Fresh clashes in northern Myanmar, thousands flee

The country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said making peace was her priority when she took office in 2016 after decades of military rule but progress has been slow. Rights groups say...

Why violent Buddhist extremists are targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka

New clashes between Buddhist extremists and Muslims occurred in two different towns in Sri Lanka, Kandy and Ampara, in early 2018. Triggered in part by hate-filled posts spread by nationalistic Sinhala Buddhist Facebook groups,...
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Inside the Bangladesh brothels where Rohingya girls are suffering

Warning: This article contains graphic content. It is disturbing and not suitable for children. It’s late at night in Cox’s Bazar, and the normal slow pace of business in this beach town has picked up...
The army’s scorched-earth campaign left hundreds of Rohingya villages razed to the ground while refugees have given consistent testimony of murder and rape.

UN team to visit Myanmar’s Rakhine state next week

  Rohingya refugees gather in the 'no man's land' behind Myanmar's boder lined with barb wire fences in Maungdaw district, Rakhine state bounded by Bangladesh on April 25, 2018AFP A United Nations Security Council delegation which...
The move was not successful however and was viewed with utter suspicion by Bangladeshi and global media alike

Proactive Diplomacy and Rohingya Issue

In a sudden move only one Rohingya family was taken back by Myanmar on Saturday 07 April 2018, from no man’s land between Bangladesh and Myanmar, which was seen by many as more of...
Before they agree to go home, the Rohingya have some demands

US team in refugee camps investigating atrocities against Rohingya

WASHINGTON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (REUTERS) - The US government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, documenting accusations of murder, rape, beatings and other possible offences in an investigation that...
Saving Rohingya's children, or how to outlive a conflict

Saving Rohingya’s children, or how to outlive a conflict

We as a people must look to protect our very existence, and ensure we survive to the next generation For decades now, I have watched my people suffer persecution, harassment and oppression. The Rohingya community continues to...
Famous Burmese dissident Dr. Maung Zarni speaks to Anadolu Agency on heartrending plight of Rohingya Muslims and what can be done to resolve it, in Istanbul, Turkey on April 24, 2018. ( Selin Çalık Muhasiloviç - Anadolu Agency )

INTERVIEW – ‘Committed int’l leadership needed for Rohingya issue’

Famous Burmese dissident Dr. Maung Zarni speaks to Anadolu Agency on heartrending plight of Rohingya Muslims and what can be done to resolve it By Selin Calik Muhasilovic ISTANBUL In a rare exclusive interview, Myanmarese scholar and...
Members of the Union Solidarity and Development Party hold a press conference to express their opposition to the lifting of travel restrictions on Rohingya Muslims with National Verification Cards, in Yangon, April 24, 2018. RFA

Myanmar Political Parties Oppose Easing Travel Restrictions on Rohingya

Myanmar’s main opposition political party and members of some minor parties say they oppose the government’s decision to grant freedom of travel to Rohingya Muslims who possess National Verification Cards (NVCs). Union Solidarity and Development...
Myanmar government denies report of Rohingya mass graves

Championing Rohingya Rights in Myanmar Cost Me 12 Years in Prison. It’s a Price...

  Kyaw Hla Aung is a 78-year-old lawyer and human rights activist, who has been jailed repeatedly for his peaceful political work seeking justice for the millions of Rohingya Muslims subject to persecution in Myanmar....

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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...