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  • 2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

    Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar's army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country's north.

  • Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingyas: UNHCR

    The UN refugee agency calls a Myanmar minister's visit to Bangladesh to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees a confidence-building measure, but says conditions in Myanmar are not ready for their return.

  • Rohingyas to be taken back with dignity: Myanmar minister

    Visiting Myanmar's cabinet minister says Rohingyas will be taken back by giving them citizenship and with dignity.

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    Re-impose sanctions against Myanmar: Gowher Rizvi

    Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Adviser Gowher Rizvi calls for re-imposition of sanctions against Myanmar as a way to put pressure on the Southeast Asian country that has been accused of genocide and driving out some seven lakh Rohingyas since August last year.

  • Crushed hopes greet Aung San Suu Kyi in Australia

    The long journey to find peace for Rohingya refugee Kobir Ahmed can be told through the different birth countries of his eight children -- Myanmar, Malaysia and Australia -- although they remain citizens of no nation.

  • Myanmar wants 'clear evidence' of genocide

    Myanmar wants to see clear evidence to support accusations that ethnic cleansing or genocide has been perpetrated against its Muslim minority in Rakhine state, National Security Adviser Thaung Tun says.

  • Call Myanmar to account

    The painful experiences of Rohingyas have once again been poignantly narrated to the visiting Nobel trio, and anyone who hasn't really been through the harrowing experiences cannot actually comprehend the horrendous nature of violence that these people have been through.

  • Rohingya Repatriation

    Myanmar Home Minister Swe in Dhaka

    Myanmar's Home Minister Lt Gen Kyaw Swe arrived in Dhaka this afternoon on a three-day visit as Bangladesh is expected to press for restoration of peace and stability in Rakhine State of Myanmar for sustainable return of Rohingyas.

  • ‘I feel trapped’: Violence fuels fear among Myanmar Muslims

    For four straight days last month, Rahim Muddinn watched, amazed, as Myanmar’s state-run newspapers published special supplements showing Rohingya Muslims accused of being terrorists — nearly 250 photos each day.

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    Myanmar tells UN Security Council: Time not right for visit

    Myanmar tells the United Nations Security Council not to visit during February this year because it was "not the right time," Kuwait's UN Ambassador Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi says, adding that the country did not completely reject the proposed trip.

  • Rohingya Repatriation: Myanmar building a camp for 30,000

    Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 repatriated Rohingyas who fled violence in Rakhine, Myanmar's state media reported as the Joint Working Group held its first meeting in Naypyitaw to discuss ways of implementing a repatriation deal yesterday.

  • Myanmar seeks Official Secrets Act charges against two Reuters journos

    Myanmar prosecutors have sought charges against two Reuters reporters under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years, the reporters’ lawyer says.

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    Joy, relief as Singaporean cameraman returns from Myanmar prison

    Cheers and shouts of joy erupted as Singaporean cameraman Lau Hon Meng walked out of the Changi Airport Terminal 2 transit area.

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    Rohingya Repatriation: 450 to return in first batch

    Myanmar plans to begin the repatriation of its nationals from Bangladesh on January 22 with a group of 450 Hindu refugees. A refugee camp has been set up at Taungpyoleiwei in northwestern Rakhine State for those returning overland from Bangladesh, and a second one at Ngakhuya in Maungdaw Township for those returning by sea or waterways.

  • Forming Jt Group: Naypyitaw, Dhaka miss deadline

    Bangladesh and Myanmar are going to set up a Joint Working Group next week to facilitate the repatriation of thousands of Rohingyas who fled violence in Rakhine State.

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    Govt okays Tk 2,312cr project

    The government is going to build settlements in Bhasanchar island of Hatiya upazila for temporarily accommodating one lakh of more than 10 lakh Myanmar nationals sheltered in Bangladesh.

  • Start Rohingya repatriation immediately

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday renewed her call to Myanmar to immediately start the repatriation of the Rohingyas.

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    Call it genocide

    The UN calls the Myanmar army's aggression against the Rohingya “ethnic cleansing”. “Ethnic cleansing” is a term invented by Slobodan Milosevic. It's a euphemism for forced displacement and genocide. It's an insidious term because there is no international treaty law against it, whereas there are international laws against forced displacement and genocide.

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    Rights watchers slam Myanmar’s ban on protests in biggest city

    Human rights monitors urge Myanmar to withdraw a ban on protests in its largest city, Yangon, amid fears that free speech is under pressure under the government led by democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Myanmar jails foreign journalists for attempt to fly drone

    A Myanmar court jails for two months two journalists on assignment for Turkey's state broadcaster, along with their interpreter and driver, for violating an aircraft law by filming with a drone.

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    Repatriation of Rohingyas

    The communiqué issued by Aung San Suu Kyi in response to a UN Security Council statement is disappointing. It is yet another reminder that Myanmar's government is looking for excuses to delay the resolution of the crisis.

  • Rohingya Issue: FM briefs envoys of Myanmar's neighbours

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali yesterday met with envoys of the four countries sharing borders with Myanmar to discuss the

  • CPA solidarity on Rohingya issue

    Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) member countries have extended full support to Bangladesh with commitment to stand beside the country on resolving Rohingya crisis.

  • Myanmar refugee

    Making Myanmar behave - A worthwhile mission

    When levers and counter-levers pull away in opposite directions the object of delivering change is stuck on the pulley, as it were. This is understandable as a scientific concept. But what is so eerily unethical is the oxygen of support Myanmar not only receives from a handful of countries, but is also pumped up by.

  • Suu Kyi Visits Rakhine Finally...

    Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit north Rakhine

    Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited conflict-battered northern Rakhine State for the first time yesterday, reportedly meeting Rohingya Muslims who have faced an army crackdown that has seen hundreds of thousands of the minority flee.

  • Rohingya problem world’s fastest-growing crisis: EU

    European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides describes the Rohingya crisis as the fastest-growing crisis in the world saying the EU has decisively stepped up its aid to Rohingya communities.

  •  Aung San Suu Kyi and Asaduzzaman Khan

    Myanmar working on Rohingya repatriation: Suu Kyi

    Amid worldwide criticism and backlash, State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi says her government has started working to repatriate those who have entered Bangladesh to flee violence in the country.

  • Myanmar military's murderous melodrama

    Myanmar has based its entire brutal, shameless operation on unarmed Rohingya civilian men, women and children, on the vaunted single incident of August 25 when reportedly...

  • Dragon meets elephant: China and India’s stakes in Myanmar

    While China has been investing in Myanmar for decades, in recent years, one notices greater Indian interests in the country. In this piece, I will try to explore both China and India's stakes in Myanmar.

  • UN's Bosnia promise forgotten in Myanmar

    After the shame of Bosnia, there should not have been a Myanmar. Yet, Myanmar happened because the big nations on both sides of the East-West divide have rendered the UN an ineffective organisation, a platform to talk and not to take actions.

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