Daily Archives: November 4, 2018

Myanmar By-Election Rare Local Test For Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi's her tenure has been marred by a failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims driven out of the country by the army and stumbling peace talks with insurgent groups in...

In transit, but not lost: Rohingya diaspora throws refugees a lifeline

Ambia Perveen was only five years old when she left Myanmar. She belongs to a family of Rohingyas, Muslim natives of Buddhist-majority Myanmar. The 38-year-old tells The Telegraph over email, “I was labelled a...

First batch of Rohingya repatriation ‘to be a test case’

450 Hindus willing to go back; UNHCR 'duly consulted' over repatriation move Rohingya people seek shelter in Bangladesh. File photo: UNB Dhaka, Nov 3 (UNB) – The first batch of Rohingya repatriation will be a test...

Rohingya girl killed in Teknaf

A teenage Rohingya girl, who was adopted by a Bangladeshi family, was killed at her house in Teknaf upazila on Friday night. Asma Akhter, 16, and her father Sharif Uddin were residents of Balukhali Rohingya...

Straits Times’ Rohingya feature wins award: A sombre victory for a story worth telling

The ST team spent nine days in Bangladesh to curate a first-hand account of the daily existence of the Rohingya refugees in camps there. Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong mega camp in Bangladesh's...

Foreign Ministry calls in UNHCR chief in Bangladesh over Rohingya comment

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called in the UNHCR chief in Bangladesh to discuss the upcoming Rohingya repatriation after the UN’s comment in New York. “It’s not a summons. We thought there...

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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...