"Rohingya should be citizens of Myanmar or given own state"
Istanbul: The Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad called for the Rohingya community to either be accepted as full citizens of Myanmar or be given their own state, according to Malaysia's state news agency. Speaking to state-run media in Turkey, Dr Mohamad said, "Myanmar, of course, at one time...
Members of the Myanmar delegation team arrive at the airport in Cox's Bazar, southern Bangladesh, July 27, 2019, ahead of meetings with Rohingya leaders to inform them of measures they have taken for their return to Rakhine state.
KUTUPALONG, BANGLADESH — A top-level Myanmar government delegation began repatriation talks with Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp on Saturday, an official said, with many of the Muslim minority fearing for their safety if they return home. Some 740,000 Rohingya fled a 2017 crackdown by Myanmar's military and are...
A Bangladeshi security official blocks Rohingya refugees from demonstrating against the visit of Myanmar Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye to the Kutupalong camp, April 11, 2018.
A Myanmar delegation and a five-member ASEAN emergency response team would meet Rohingyas at their camps in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday and would discuss the way forward of their repatriation process. Bangladeshi officials in Cox’s Bazar said the Myanmar delegation would reach Dhaka on Friday, fly to Cox’s Bazar on...
A Rohingya child walks down from a hill at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh on July 24. An Australian think tank has stated that conditions are not in place to support a safe, dignified and sustainable return of Rohingya refugees to Rakhine State. (Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP)
Myanmar has made minimal preparations for the return of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled Rakhine State and have taken refuge in Bangladesh, according to a new study by an Australian think-tank. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) said in a study released July 24: “Satellite analysis shows minimal preparations...
Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)
    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8:54am on Tuesday and will leave Dhaka on July 22. The delegation-- headed by ICC Deputy Prosecutor James Kirkpatrick Stewart-- will talk to senior government officials...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]
The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on Myanmar's military Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders due to their role in the "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya minority. The State Department...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to give them refugee status in India. This final hearing by the apex court is expected to clear doubts on whether the Rohingyas in India are...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva
Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office in Jeddah on Thursday. The ambassador presented to Al-Othaimeen his credentials as Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to the OIC. GENEVA —The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) organized...
FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya woman and her baby are seen detained in a police station after a fishing boat carrying more than sixty Rohingya refugees was found beached at Rawi island in the province of Satun, June 12, 2019. (Reuters)
YANGON: Police in strife-ridden Rakhine State in western Myanmar have detained dozens of Rohingya Muslims who were seeking to get to Malaysia by boat, state media reported on Wednesday. The 63 members of the stateless, persecuted minority in Myanmar -- 29 men and 34 women -- and four crew members...
Share Comment Email Malaysian police guard the entrance of Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Subang, Malaysia, Nov. 27, 2018.
Malaysian counter-terrorism police on Tuesday announced the arrests of two Rohingya men who they said supported a Myanmar insurgent group, including one who allegedly posted a video online calling for the assassination of Bangladesh’s leader. Two other foreigners, a Filipino and an Indian national, were taken into custody separately for...
Rohingya children walk around a landslide area at the Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh, on Sunday. Monsoon-triggered landslides in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh have killed one person and left more than 4,500 homeless, said officials. | AFP-JIJI
DHAKA - Monsoon-triggered landslides in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh have killed one person and left more than 4,500 homeless, aid officials said Sunday. About 35 cm (14 inches) of rain fell in 72 hours before the landslides started Saturday in camps around Cox’s Bazar that house more than 900,000...
Australian Developer Proposes $38 billion Project in Sittwe
YANGON—Foreign developer Gold Coast KTMG Myanmar has proposed a US$38 billion “new city” project in the suburbs of Sittwe, Rakhine State’s capital. Sittwe is near eight townships in northern Rakhine currently affected by armed clashes. A KTMG delegation met with U San Kyaw Hla, the speaker of the Rakhine State parliament,...

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Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

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Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...
Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Nearly two years after the start of the massive Rohingya influx, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association with the Policy Research Institute of...
People look at an unexploded rocket in Mrauk U Township in Rakhine State in March 2019. (AFP)

Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine State

  YANGON — A Plan International aid worker was shot by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State, the army said Tuesday, the first time an...
A Myanmar delegation held repatriation talks during the weekend with Rohingya leaders in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar region.

Rohingya want recognition, citizenship, security before returning to Myanmar

  Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group with citizenship in their home country, leaders...