Bangladesh authorities have arrested “several” suspected members of a Rohingya rebel group near the country’s southeastern border with Myanmar, a senior Bangladeshi government official told BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service.
After some Rohingya said they were raped last year, authorities asked the women to file reports with local police, but they did not, Myanmar official Zaw Htay said. Then they told international media, including a reporter for The New York Times, that the military was gang-raping women.
Yangon, April 11 (AFP) Seven soldiers in Myanmar were sentenced for their part in the extrajudicial killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men, according to a Facebook post by the army chief late on Tuesday. The bloody incident in Inn Din village on 2 September is the only atrocity to which the military has admitted during […]
Yangon ,February 7 (Radio Free Asia) More than 800 Rohingya Muslims have left Myanmar’s volatile Rakhine state for neighboring Bangladesh in the past week, while others continue to cross the border daily, authorities in Buthidaung township said Monday. In total, nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine’s three northern townships of Buthidaung, Maungdaw, and Rathedaung since […]
Dhaka, January 16 (Prothom Alo): Bangladesh and Myanmar have finalized a ‘physical arrangement’ agreement for repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar. . The two sides struck the deal at a joint working group meeting in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Daw on Tuesday morning. This outcome followed another 13-hour meeting between foreign secretaries of the two countries […]
Yangon, December 26 (BBC): Police in Myanmar say they will drop charges against two journalists and their interpreter and driver, who were jailed after filming with a drone. The four were working for Turkish broadcaster TRT when they filmed near parliament in the capital Naypyitaw. They are currently serving two-month sentences for violating an aircraft law, […]
Yangon, December 25 (Reuters): Myanmar has detained 29 journalists in 20 months since Suu Kyi came to power. While most have since been released on bail, the frequency of arrests – along with the detention last week of two Reuters reporters – has rekindled worries among some journalists trying to cover violence in Rakhine State. […]
Colombo, December 21: In 2017, South Asian countries witnessed significant developments which would have long term consequences for themselves and the region as a whole, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. India saw a two-month standoff with China over the frontier in Doklam, which, given the high decibel sabre rattling by the Chinese, could have resulted […]
New York, December 20 (Reuter): Yanghee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, has been denied permission to visit Myanmar. had been due to visit in January to assess human rights across Myanmar, including abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. But Myanmar had told her she was no longer welcome, she said, adding in […]
Colombo, December 15 (newsin.asia): The European Parliament on Thursday called for comprehensive economic, military and legal sanctions against Myanmar for brazenly persecuting the Rohingya Muslims, over a million have had flee to Bangladesh over the last few years and particularly since August this year. The EU wants the international community to go from uttering words […]