Friday, January 24, 2020

41 NGOs barred from Rohingya camps: Momen

41 NGOs barred from Rohingya camps: Momen
Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Saturday said at least 41 non-government organisations were withdrawn from the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar for their ‘misdoings’. He said 139 NGOs were active in the Rohingya camps, but all kinds of activities of 41 of them have been suspended on charge of their involvement in different unapproved activities in the camp areas. The...

Malaysia to engage in Rakhine on Rohingya return

Malaysia to engage in Rakhine on Rohingya return
Malaysia would engage in facilitating repatriation of the Rohingyas in Rakhine of Myanmar through ASEAN humanitarian assistance mechanism, Malaysian acting high commissioner Amir Farid Bin Abu Hasan in Dhaka said at an interaction with the media on Friday. He said this replying to a question at the interaction organised on the occasion of 62nd National Day of the country on...

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, 2019 PID Thai foreign minister assured that Thailand will continue to work to resolve Rohingya issue Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought support from Thailand to resolve the Rohingya issue mentioning that Bangladesh has a...

“Rohingya should be citizens of Myanmar or given own state”

"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 was made up of many different states. But the British...

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

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 and representatives of international organizations over the Rohingya issue. They will...

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

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 an event titled “The Rohingya’s plight: A pressing issue for...

Foreign Developer Proposes 7,000-Acre Project in Sittwe: Australian Developer Proposes $38 billion Project in Sittwe

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, and a group of Arakanese lawmakers and military representatives on...

PM Mahathir vows ahead of ASEAN meet to help Rohingya bound for Malaysia

Last year Mahathir Mohamad castigated Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for defending the military's crackdown on the Rohingya. (Photo: AFP/Mohd RASFAN) Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/mahathir-asean-rohingya-malaysia-11650358
BANGKOK: Malaysia's prime minister on Friday (Jun 21) vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders to "stop the oppression" of the stateless minority group expelled from Myanmar. Last year Mahathir Mohamad castigated Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) meet in Singapore for...

Japan’s Cold-Blooded Approach to the Rohingya Crisis

Abdul Kareem, a Rohingya Muslim, carries his mother, Alima Khatoon, to a refugee camp after crossing from Burma into Bangladesh on Sept. 16, 2017. © 2017 Dar Yasin/AP
Abdul Kareem, a Rohingya Muslim, carries his mother, Alima Khatoon, to a refugee camp after crossing from Burma into Bangladesh on Sept. 16, 2017.EXPAND Abdul Kareem, a Rohingya Muslim, carries his mother, Alima Khatoon, to a refugee camp after crossing from Burma into Bangladesh on Sept. 16, 2017. © 2017 Dar Yasin/AP In Omelas, a fictional town envisioned by the science...

Thailand charges crew of stranded Rohingya boat

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 with illegally smuggling in the immigrants," Police Major General Supawat...

EU extends Myanmar arms embargo over human rights concerns

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 embargo on arms and equipment that can be used for...

Four suspected Rohingya refugees held in Tripura

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 Yeazikhoura village under Irania police station of the district on...

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