Monthly Archives: April 2019

Fire at Rohingya camp

Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhia

24 April, 2019 Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong Rohingya camp was hit by a fire. This happened on (today) Wednesday afternoon. Three units of fire service are working in fire control. However, there is no immediate information...
ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

NAYPYITAW—The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Monday proposed abolishing the National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) at a meeting of the joint committee to draft amendments to the 2008 Constitution. The aim of the proposal is...
FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On a recent morning, the Rohingya refugee leaned back on a...
Malaysia's government has set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to probe the Wang Kelian deaths [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group won't impact them much Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks vulnerable to violence from the Myanmar military. Approximately 200,000 Rohingya Muslims...
Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites months before authorities publicly revealed their existence. The public inquiry, which...
Illegal Migration: 495 foreigners in country’s jail

Illegal Migration: 495 foreigners in country’s jail

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said 495 people have so far been arrested for illegal migration from neighbouring countries. Of them, 57 have been convicted, he said, terming trafficking a global menace. He made the remarks...
Myanmar: Full Scale Civil War In Rakhine State – Analysis

Autonomy must come before peace, Arakan Army leader says

The Arakan Army is giving more weight to its struggle for self-determination rather than achieving peace in strife-torn Rakhine State, a senior leader of the group said. Major General Tun Myat Naing, chief of staff...
They have nothing against Chinese projects in Rakhine: AA

They have nothing against Chinese projects in Rakhine: AA

The Arakan Army (AA) has no reason against Chinese projects in Rakhine State, said its chief Tun Myat Naing during a press conference held at Panghsang in Shan State held on April 17. “We are...
Myanmar army pauses operations in north in rare conciliatory action Myanmar military troops and tanks move in formation along the shore during the second day of 'Sin Phyu Shin' joint military exercises in Ayeyarwaddy delta region, on February 3, 2018 AFP

Rakhine rebels: ‘No peace by prayer’ in battle with Myanmar army

The increasingly bloody battle in western Rakhine state is between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army (AA), which claims to be fighting for more autonomy for ethnic Rakhine Buddhists Rakhine rebels locked in a...
Saudi Arabia has continued to deport Rohingya detainees despite UN calls to give them refuge (Supplied)

Saudi Arabia accused of torturing Rohingya detainees to end hunger strike

Published date: 17 April 2019 14:00 UTC | Last update: 11 hours 47 min ago Scores of stateless Rohingya refugees detained inside a Saudi detention centre have gone on hunger strike to demand an end...
A child waits for her mother to be released from Insein Prison. (Thuya Zaw | Frontier)

9,551 prisoners pardoned in Thingyan amnesty, president says more to come

YANGON — President U Win Myint announced pardons for 9,551 prisoners on Wednesday, in an annual amnesty to mark the Myanmar New Year. A small, unconfirmed number of political prisoners were included in the...
Rohingya refugees in a temporary settlement in 'no man's land' between Myanmar and Bangladesh [Getty]

Renewed campaign to wipe out surviving Rohingya will be the most savage yet

Comment: There's growing evidence the military junta in Myanmar is using its ground offensive against separatists as a pretext to 'clean out,' the remaining Rohingya, writes CJ Werleman. Last week, a Myanmar military helicopter attacked...

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Fire at Rohingya camp

Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhia

24 April, 2019 Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong Rohingya camp was hit by a fire. This happened on (today) Wednesday afternoon. Three units of fire service are...
ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

NAYPYITAW—The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Monday proposed abolishing the National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) at a meeting of the joint committee to draft...
FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On...
Malaysia's government has set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to probe the Wang Kelian deaths [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group won't impact them much Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks...
Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites...