Nasheed decides not to contest upcoming Maldives Presidential polls

Nasheed decides not to contest upcoming Maldives Presidential polls

Male, June 29 (newsin.asia): Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, who was likely to be one of the leading candidates in the September Presidential Election, said Friday, that he will back away from contesting the crucial polls for the betterment of his party, the Maldivian Democratic Party. MDP Spokesperson, Hamid Abdul Gafoor told newsin.asia that Nasheed […]

With Delhi schools denying them admission, Rohingya girls find ways to educate themselves

With Delhi schools denying them admission, Rohingya girls find ways to educate themselves

After the Indian government made the Aadhaar Card (National ID card) mandatory for school admissions, the little access the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar had to education in Delhi eroded. Schools stopped admitting their children and yet, they are pulling themselves by the bootstraps to educate their boys and girls, write Ayesha Khan and Tahira Noor in The Citizen.

Take Rohingya issue to ICC, House of Commons panel tells UK government

Take Rohingya issue to ICC, House of Commons panel tells UK government

The House of Commons’ committee on International Development has said in its report that the persecution of the Rohingyas by Myanmar should be taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC), reports P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. The report recommended that the UK and its allies “gather support for the UN Security Council to refer Burma (Myanmar) to the International Criminal Court and to apply targeted financial sanctions to all identifiable key figures.”

Seven Myanmar soldiers arrested for extra-judicial killing of Rohingyas

Seven Myanmar soldiers arrested for extra-judicial killing of Rohingyas

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 […]

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar continues: 800 left For Bangladesh in the past week

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar continues: 800 left For Bangladesh in the past week

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 […]

Bangladesh and Myanmar agree on physical arrangement for repatriation of Rohingyas

Bangladesh and Myanmar agree on physical arrangement for repatriation of Rohingyas

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 […]

Myanmar drops charges against Turkish broadcast journalists

Myanmar drops charges against Turkish broadcast journalists

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, […]

Myanmar has detained  29 journalists in 20 months since Suu Kyi came to power.

Myanmar has detained  29 journalists in 20 months since Suu Kyi came to power.

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. […]

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