Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognized as an ethnic group in their home country, leaders told visiting Myanmar officials on Sunday as fresh repatriation talks started.
Myanmar has made “minimal” preparations for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees sheltering in neighboring Bangladesh, according to an Australian think-tank, despite the country saying it is ready to start repatriation.
The United States on Tuesday banned visits by Myanmar’s army chief and three other top officers due to their role in the “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya minority, urging accountability for their brutal campaign.
Thailand’s premier made an impassioned plea against protectionism.
Malaysia on Saturday said the perpetrators of violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority must “be brought to justice”, in sharp comments delivered at a normally tame regional summit.
The UN says it has registered +250,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, providing many with their first ever identification cards.
Two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, freed.
The Security Council is not the only game in town and it should not have a stranglehold on international justice for the Rohingya.
On a blue mat in their mud and bamboo home in the middle of the world’s largest refugee settlement
Aung San Suu Kyi urges global investors to put their money into Myanmar.
The 27th Annual Meeting of Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Siem Reap province yesterday concluded with members and delegates discussing topics concerning the region.
Some have called Myanmar a struggling beauty. Without a doubt, the country is beautiful, home to a number of unique heritage sites. Yet it is also a country that claims it has been widely misunderstood.
Aung San Suu Kyi has khaki in her veins. Her father, Aung San, was a Bogyoke (Major-General) in the pre-independence Army and is considered the founder of the Tatmadaw, or Myanmar military.
Myanmar says it is ready to receive +2,000 Rohingya from Bangladesh on Nov. 15.
Asia-Pacific leaders will join the heads of Southeast Asian states this week in Singapore.
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi is due to attend the November 11-15 Singapore meeting.
US finds Myanmar has waged a “well-planned” campaign against the Rohingya.
It seems not all of Myanmar’s most recent Rohingya refugees went to Bangladesh. Some sought a different sanctuary, escaping to India to join thousands of other Rohingya who fled from earlier crackdowns by the Myanmar government.
A Myanmar judge sentences two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison.
In the face of unresolved humanitarian disasters and continuing international outrage, Asean needs to consider seriously how it can help Myanmar on the Rohingya issue.
Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a statement yesterday.
Asean has been criticised for its response to the Rohingya refugee crisis. The grouping’s institutional design and existing conventions restrict opportunities for robust action.
UN Secretary-General with World Bank President to aid one million Rohingya refugees.
Asean countries are no strangers to conflict and violence.
Senior Myanmar military officials should face trial, Amnesty International says.
The EU and Canada impose sanctions on seven senior military officials from Myanmar.
Landslides in southeast Bangladesh kill at least 12 people, including two Rohingya.
Some Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar are finding work in the fishing industry in neighboring Bangladesh, earning a tiny daily income and occasional share of the catch, all under the official radar.
Stateless Rohingya must be recognised as citizens of Myanmar, says human rights lawyer.
Myanmar’s monks challenge Facebook bans over hate messages targeting Rohingya.