Daily Archives: August 22, 2018

Police escort detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone from his trial in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday. (Ann Wang/Reuters)

How far will Myanmar go to cover up an atrocity?

By Editorial Board August 22 at 7:33 PM A YEAR ago this weekend, Myanmar’s army launched a murderous campaign of ethnic cleansing against the country’s Rohingya minority. Massacres, mass rapes and the torching of scores of...
U Win Khine says the Rohingya refugees are enjoying aid in Bangladesh

Myanmar villagers warn they will leave homes if Rohingya refugees return

  Myanmar says it is ready to repatriate Rohingya Muslims, but one official claims the refugees are enjoying aid in Bangladesh.   Villagers in Myanmar have told Sky News they will leave if Rohingya refugees return to...
Speed of Rohingya return is up to Bangladesh: Suu Kyi

Speed of Rohingya return is up to Bangladesh: Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday it was up to Bangladesh to decide how quickly Rohingya refugees would return to Myanmar, appearing to blame Dhaka for the delay. More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Buddhist-majority...

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Professor Abdur Rob Khan

‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...