Daily Archives: October 23, 2018

Australia sanctions five officers in Myanmar military over atrocities against Rohingya

Australia announced it would freeze the assets of officers including a lieutenant general who commanded a special operations group Around 700,000 Rohingya have been driven from their homes in Rakhine state, in southwest Myanmar, since...

Indian FS holds talks with Suu Kyi over Rohingya issue

New Delhi: Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale on Sunday discussed the Rohingya issue with State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi. Matters relating to the infrastructural development in Rakhine state to facilitate the...

Wells: US to continue call on Myanmar for safe return of Rohingyas

File photo of Rohingya children at a Rohingya camp Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune According to Wells, during her meeting with Bangladesh officials, she insisted on an election that can be transparent, free and contested US...

Bangladesh faces Catch-22 over Rohingyas

Few believe a safe return of Rohingyas to Myanmar will happen any time soon, prompting calls for their resettlement in Bangladesh. (Photo by Mitsuru Obe) Repatriation puts refugees at risk; letting them stay brings backlash...

Rohingya refugees to be repatriated next year, says Saifuddin

Efforts to help the community return to their homeland were initiated by the Asean Foreign Ministers’ Special Taskforce. (Bernama pic) KUANTAN: The repatriation of the Rohingya community to Rakhine, Myanmar, is likely to be implemented...

Stowe School sends pupils to see Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh to ‘open their...

The elite Stowe School has taken a group of sixth-form students to visit Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh on a trip it hopes will make them more aware of their privilege. “We wanted to...

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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...