Daily Archives: September 13, 2018

Aung San Suu Kyi: Rohingya crisis ‘could have been handled better’

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said in hindsight her government could have handled the situation in Rakhine state better. Some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Rakhine after government troops led a brutal crackdown...

UN granted access to Myanmar villages to investigate Rohingya abuse

(CNN)United Nations inspection teams have been granted access to Myanmar's Rakhine State to assess dozens of villages and townships that housed Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution last year. The four teams -- from the UN Refugee...

Anwar ‘appalled’ by Suu Kyi over Rohingya issue, criticises China’s Muslim camps

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Anwar Ibrahim, who's in line to become Malaysia's next premier, blasted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's treatment of the Rohingya and called for formal talks on China's crackdown against...

Australia urged to end military ties with Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

The four organisations urged Australia, a member of the UN Human Rights Council, to support the international call to refer the Rohingya case to the International Criminal Court as well as promote mechanisms to...

Persecuted Muslims: Atrocities in Myanmar, abuses in China

Rohingya Refugees Mark One Year Since The Crisis Rohingya women and children wait in line for food in Bangladesh on Aug. 26, 2018. A year ago, Myanmar's military crackdown on the ethnic Muslim minority forced...

Myanmar finally grants UN first access to Rakhine before Rohingya returns

Myanmar granted specialists from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) the permission to enter northern Rakhine on Friday before work began on Wednesday. "The team is on the ground...

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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...