Daily Archives: October 25, 2018

MFA rebuts reports of special Asean task force on Rohingya

More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Rakhine state for Bangladesh since a crackdown on the minority began in August last year. Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has rebutted reports that an "Asean...

UN Official Urges Justice for Myanmar’s Rohingya

FILE - Marzuki Darusman, chairman of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, attends a news conference on the publication of a final written report at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Aug....

Rohingya refugees in Malaysia fear persecution if repatriated

Rohingya refugees who spoke to Arab News anonymously fear that their lives will be at stake if the Malaysian Government decided to send them back to Myanmar KUALA LUMPUR: Rohingyas in Malaysia fear that...

China fails to stop U.N. Security Council Myanmar briefing

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China, backed by Russia, failed on Wednesday to stop a United Nations Security Council briefing by the chair of a U.N. inquiry that accused Myanmar’s military of genocide against Rohingya...

Rohingya genocide is still going on, says top UN investigator

Head of fact-finding mission says Myanmar’s leaders are denying abuse of Muslim group A Myanmar border guard police officer on duty at a makeshift Rohingya refugee camp in the ‘no-man’s land’ between Myanmar and...

Singapore Foreign Ministry spokesman: There’s no ‘special task force’ on Rohingya repatriation

Malaysia's Bernama news agency had reported that an "Asean foreign ministers special taskforce" will be going to Myanmar to discuss the quickest way to help Rohingya refugees return home.PHOTO: ST FILE SINGAPORE - Singapore's Ministry...

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‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...