Daily Archives: September 27, 2018

Bangladesh: Scrap Plan to Relocate Rohingya Refugees to Isolated Island

Prime Minister to address U.N. General Assembly today (COX’S BAZAR, September 26, 2018)— The Government of Bangladesh should immediately scrap plans to relocate Rohingya refugees to an isolated and flood-prone island in the Bay of...

UN assesses violence and development projects for Rohingya

Two UN agencies met people and held consultations to develop possible projects with the Myanmar government. UN teams worked freely and were not limited in any way. Bangladesh authorities plan to move Rohingya refugees...

Malaysia voices concern over Rohingya situation in Myanmar

A Rohingya refugee man walks on a road along the makeshift camp in Kutubpalang, Cox Bazar district, Bangladesh. - EPA file pic By Bernama - September 26, 2018 @ 6:33pm NEW YORK: Malaysia has expressed concern...

Actions against Rohingya meets genocide standard

The Chairman of the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Ed Royce yesterday said he believed that a realistic accounting of the deliberate campaign of murder, intimidation and displacement against the Rohingya...

Greta van Susteren testifies before Congress on plight of Rohingya

Greta Van Susteren testified on Wednesday before Congress to draw attention to human rights abuses against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar. The host of Voice of America's “Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren” and former...

Lawmakers urge U.S. to call Myanmar’s Rohingya campaign genocide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee called on the Trump administration on Wednesday to declare the Myanmar military’s campaign against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority a genocide,...

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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...