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What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
General Min Aung Hlaing, the head of Myanmar's powerful army, has called for national unity in solving the situation in Rakhine state. (Photo: AFP)

Commentary: Pursuing Myanmar’s ‘first priority’ of constitutional change – worth the criticism and pain?

Aung San Suu Kyi needs local support more than international favour to implement the changes Myanmar needs, which is why she will not take...
Laundry hangs on a line overlooking the sprawling refugee camp on Oct. 2, 2017 in Balukhali, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Discussion on Rohingya crisis offers insight into political state of Myanmar

On Monday, Oct. 23, assistant professor from the Department of Creative Writing Charmaine Craig, associate professor from the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies...
Rohingya refugees on the Bangladesh side of the Naf River separating Myanmar from Bangladesh after crossing near Palong Khali, Bangladesh. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times

Squeeze Myanmar’s Military

A year ago, when President Barack Obama announced that, given Myanmar’s progress on democracy, the United States would lift remaining sanctions on Myanmar’s military,...
Economic reforms lost momentum in the latter part of the USDP administration, as investors adopted

Honeymoon over, Suu Kyi faces fresh challenges

Last Thursday marked the first anniversary of a historic event in Myanmar’s oft-troubled contemporary history: A peaceful handover of power from the ‘‘civilianised’’ administration...
Burnt houses could be seen in Rakhine when media visited last month (image from 14 October)

Myanmar’s War on the Rohingya

Myanmar has long persecuted the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority, denying it basic rights to citizenship, to marry, to worship and to an education. After...
Burmese Nobel Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi Has Turned Into an Apologist for Genocide Against Muslims

Rohingyas a personal challenge for Suu Kyi

India had good reason to try and block the United Nations human rights council from sending a mission to Myanmar to examine the Rohingya...
(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, Pool) Pope Francis meets with the bishops of Myanmar at St. Mary's Cathedral, Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. The pontiff is in Myanmar for the first stage of a weeklong visit that will also take him to neighboring Bangladesh.

Commentary: Did Pope Francis chicken out when he didn’t mention the “Rohingya” in Myanmar?...

When Pope Francis stepped off the papal plane in Myanmar, also known as Burma, he walked into a diplomatic minefield, which is exactly where...
Rohingya Crisis and Suu Kyis Chance

Suu Kyi’s hollow words

Mob attacks against Rohingya Muslim communities and the burning of mosques in Myanmar's northern Kachin state and Bago Region in the past weeks remind...
Residents hold bullet shells in a village in Rathedaung township, Rakhine State, after fighting between the Tatmadaw and Arakan Army in late January. (AFP)

Rakhine, the parlous state

Escalating fighting, bitter and growing ethnic tensions and mysterious killings are blighting Rakhine State, and the situation is unlikely to improve any time soon. By...
OPINION: Aung San Suu Kyi, The World is Watching Your Treatment of Religious Freedom

OPINION: Aung San Suu Kyi, The World is Watching Your Treatment of Religious Freedom

The international community won’t accept inaction or excuses from the Aung San Suu Kyi-led government this time. Ward-level officials' threats to charge and prosecute Muslims...
No land’s people

No land’s people

  Cooperation among governments and tolerance among citizens will help us find a solution to the refugee crisis A large number of people in the world...

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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...