Daily Archives: October 10, 2018

Myanmar ‘unwilling’ to probe Rohingya abuse, UN must act: rights envoy

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON: Myanmar is “unable and unwilling” to investigate its abuses against Rohingya Muslims, a UN rights envoy has said, bolstering calls for the country’s generals to be hauled before an international court. A UN...

Rohingya continue to face global neglect

The international community needs to pool up and provide security and opportunities for survival for this long-discriminated community A United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) report presented recently recommends that charges of genocide be...

UK announces $22.25m fund for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh Children from the Rohingya community play outside their shacks in a camp in New Delhi, India October 4, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Star Online Report The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)...

From squalid refugee camp, Rohingya teen plans for higher ed

In this Aug. 27, 2018, photo, Rahima Akter walks through Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. Rahima is a 19-year-old refugee who dreams of becoming the most educated Rohingya woman in the world. She...

The world decries Myanmar’s Rohingya abuses. Myanmar’s reply: denial, defiance and propaganda.

The charred remains of a mosque here are among the few signs that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya once lived on this land. Military officers, with the help of locals, torched their homes...

Myanmar must back ‘credible’ Rohingya inquiry, Japanese PM tells Suu Kyi

Myanmar leaders agrees need for ‘accurate’ investigation but her government has rejected foreign efforts Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has told Myanmar’s leader that a credible investigation into alleged human rights violations against Rohingya...

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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...