Daily Archives: August 31, 2018

An image from Getty Images (top) showing Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants, whose boat was seized by Myanmar’s navy as they began to flee. The same image (bottom) appears in the Myanmar army’s book describing Bengalis entering Myanmar.

Myanmar army fakes photos and history in sinister rewrite of Rohingya crisis

Propaganda unit’s 117-page book contains pictures purportedly taken in Rakhine state that are really from Tanzania and Bangladesh Reuters in Yangon Fri 31 Aug 2018 03.22 BST A new book on the Rohingya crisis written by Myanmar...
nother image shows a crowd of men who appear to be on a long march with their backs bent over.

Explainer: why the UN has found Myanmar’s military committed genocide against the Rohingya

The UN Human Rights Council released a new report last Monday, which calls last year’s violence against the Rohingya “genocide”. Released almost exactly a year after the start of devastating violence that drove 671,500 Rohingya...
Will the damning indictment of Myanmar’s military be enough to force the international community to act?

What Will the UN Fact-Finding Mission’s Report Mean for Rohingya?

Will the damning indictment of Myanmar’s military be enough to force the international community to act? For four decades, Rohingya refugees and exiles have been imploring the world to recognize that what is happening in...
Rohingya refugees wade while holding a child after crossing the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh in Whaikhyang on Oct. 9, 2017. Photographer: Fred Dufour/AFP via Getty Images

Asian Leaders Shy Away From Rohingya Crisis at Nepal Meeting

Leaders of India, Myanmar, Bangladesh and other Asian nations are gathering in Nepal today for a multilateral summit, but the most pressing regional issue didn’t even make it onto the agenda: The Rohingya crisis...

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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...