Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi during a joint news conference with Czech Prime Minister Babis after their meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, 03 June 2019. Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is on an official two-day visit to the Czech Republic. She is expected to make a speech during the Czech-Myanmar business forum on 04 June in Prague. EPA/MARTIN DIVISEK
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi plans to travel to Bangkok to attend this weekend's summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at which the Rohingya refugee crisis is expected to be a topic for serious discussion. State-run media reported Tuesday that Suu Kyi will be attending the summit...
Bhashan Char
The photo, collected from project official Atikul Islam’s Facebook page, shows houses built under a project to accommodate Rohingya refugees in Bhashan Char, Noakhali, Bangladesh Government blames international aid workers for Rohingyas’ unwillingness to move to the island, while UN system wants independent feasibility study Bangladesh government appears to be clearly...
AFC-BFF training program at Rohingya camp
BFF’s executive committee member Bijon Barua, Cox’s Bazar DSA member Biplob and local coach Jahid were also present on the occasion Around 250 kids at Ukhia Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar began a two-day football training program under the second phase of the Asian Football Confederation and the Bangladesh...
Thailand charges crew of stranded Rohingya boat
Bangkok, June 14 : Five Myanmar boat crew-members and the Thai captain of the vessel found stranded on a southern Thai island with 65 Rohingya Muslims have been charged with people smuggling, the police said on Friday. "For now, the Thai captain and the other five Burmese have been charged...
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
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 fled the "systematic persecution from birth to death" of the Myanmar government. Formed at the Lambashia, Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar, a southeast coastal...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough
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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 have released 126 innocent civilians out of 275 villagers from Rathedaung Township in northern Rakhine State whom they have held in detention for three days...
Myanmar soldiers march in formation during a parade to mark the country's 74th Armed Forces Day in Naypyidaw on March 27. (Photo by Thet Aung/AFP)
Export of military equipment, training banned for a further year, but measures seen as inadequate by rights researcher The Council of the European Union has extended a ban on arms sales to Myanmar while also prolonging sanctions against high-ranking officials over rights abuses committed against the Rohingya and other minorities. An...
Four suspected Rohingya refugees held in Tripura
The Rohingyas apprehended by Assam police along Assam-Tripura border. (Image for representational purpose only) Tripura police have arrested four suspected Rohingya refugees from Kailashahar area in Unakoti district of the state. Police officials said the four Rohingya refugees—a woman and three minors—were nabbed from the house of one Safiq Ali at...
Rohingya crisis: Expert suggests Bangladesh follow Indira Gandhi’s way to deal with Myanmar
An international affairs expert has advised the government to study how Indira Gandhi tackled Pakistan in 1971 and deal with Myanmar accordingly to address the Rohingya crisis. Prof Imtiaz Ahmed, who is also the director of the Center for Genocide Studies in Dhaka University, says Bangladesh needs to change the...
Sheikh Hasina has lashed out at some NGOs that are opposing relocation of Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char,
Sheikh Hasina has lashed out at some NGOs that are opposing relocation of Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char, an island in the southeastern district of Noakhali. Taking questions from journalists at a news conference at the Ganabhaban in Dhaka on Friday, the prime minister warned the NGOs will be held...
Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves
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