Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Video shows Myanmar soldier planning Rohingya deportation

Fortify Rights released a short video on Thursday that appears to contain evidence of a coordinated effort by the Myanmar military to drive Rohingya villagers from their homes. The rights group has suggested that...

Govt To Collect Biometric Details Of Rohingya Refugees Living In Every State

The Centre has asked all states to take biometric details of Rohingyas and other illegal immigrants as a part of country-wide security exercise, Home Ministry officials said. Recently, the Southern Railways has...

Bangladesh, UN agree to address sexual violence against Rohingyas

Indiscriminate hill-cutting to provide shelters to Rohingyas is putting refugees at risk of landslides. It is also damaging natural rescources in the area. Photo: Anisur Rahman UNB, Dhaka The government of Bangladesh and the United...

Trained midwives provide healthcare to Rohingya women

About 148 midwives are working in the refugee camps to deal with any critical situation, provide treatment to pregnant women and newborn babies Dhaka Tribune BRAC University is providing a three-year course to train...

From Hero to Pariah, Aung San Suu Kyi Dashes Hopes About Myanmar

BANGKOK — Over a span of a month, a pro-military newspaper columnist, U Ngar Min Swe, wrote 10 brief Facebook posts accusing Myanmar’s civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, of taking bribes and...

US urges Myanmar to hold security forces accountable in Rohingya crackdown

The military in Myanmar, previously known as Burma, where Buddhism is the main religion, has denied accusations of ethnic cleansing and says its actions were part of a fight against terrorism US...

Sanitary pads and panties: Rohingya women working to help others

Access to hygiene products has been made possible as Rohingya women in Kutupalong refugee camp produce pads and panties. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - In the world's largest refugee camp, dozens of Rohingya women work diligently,...

US Congressmen push to declare atrocities on Rohingyas ‘genocide’ Rohingya refugee crisis

US Congressman Steve Chabot, Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel on Thursaday introduced a bipartisan measure to declare “the Burmese military’s atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim minority genocide.” This is a straightforward resolution to put...

B’desh PM slams Myanmar for failing to take back Rohingya refugees

Hasina said Myanmar had given a verbal commitment to take back Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown she described as "tantamount to genocide and crimes against humanity". Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina...

Bangladeshi PM asks for early repatriation of Rohingya refugees

Rohingya refugees walk back after collecting relief aid during a rain storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh, on July 21, 2018. (Xinhua/AFP) UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh...

Running Around New York For The ‘Most Persecuted Minority In The World’

the U.N. says the Rohingya are "the most persecuted minority in the world." Above, refugees cross a river to a temporary camp after crossing from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Ahmed Salahuddin/Getty Images The United Nation's annual general...

Mahathir at UN condemns Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya

NEW YORK: Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has condemned the Myanmar government for the massacre of Rohingya in Rakhine. “I believe in non-interference in the internal affairs of nations. But does the world watch massacres...

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3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

YANGON, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Three soldiers have been killed with another injured in rocket attacks by an insurgent group on an anchored tugboat...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar Oct 27, 2016. REUTERS

Myanmar orders internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine state

d telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, amid heightening tensions in the region,...
Last year Mahathir Mohamad castigated Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for defending the military's crackdown on the Rohingya. (Photo: AFP/Mohd RASFAN) Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/mahathir-asean-rohingya-malaysia-11650358

PM Mahathir vows ahead of ASEAN meet to help Rohingya bound for Malaysia

BANGKOK: Malaysia's prime minister on Friday (Jun 21) vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders...
More than a million Rohingyas in the squalid refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar are living a life full of misery and hardship. (AN Photo)

Life at a Rohingya camp: An Arab News report

Rohingya youth also faced with extremely limited educational and employment prospects DHAKA, Bangladesh: It was in the evening of June 18 in Dhaka that I...
Rohingya refugees rest in a police station in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, after they were prevented from going on a sea voyage to Malaysia, May 15, 2019.

US Report: Bangladesh Ignoring Sex Trafficking of Rohingya

Bangladeshi criminal groups take Rohingya women from refugee camps at night, exploit them in sex trafficking and return them during the day, the United...