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19 die in fresh clashes between army and rebels in Shan state- Myanmar

19 die in fresh clashes between army and rebels in Shan state- Myanmar

At least 19 people have been killed in fresh clashes between Myanmar’s military and an ethnic armed group in the remote northern Shan state, as fighting in the country’s borderlands intensifies. “Nineteen [people] were killed in fighting” on Saturday, a military source said, adding that two dozen had been injured. At least 19 people have […]

May 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nine months after Myanmar assaults, Rohingya camps ready for spate of births

Nine months after Myanmar assaults, Rohingya camps ready for spate of births

When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya flooded into south-east Bangladesh last year they told of systematic rape and other sexual violence by Myanmar soldiers and militiamen. May will mark nine months since that exodus started. Aid agencies, especially those who work with women and children, have been bracing for the date. Over the next weeks, […]

May 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar soldiers jailed for 10 years for Rohingya killings

Myanmar soldiers jailed for 10 years for Rohingya killings

Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to prison for their involvement in the killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men last year. The military said in a statement the soldiers will serve 10 years with hard labour for “contributing and participating in murder”. The army admitted for the first time earlier this year that its soldiers […]

April 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar minister hopes to visit Rohingya in refugee camps

Myanmar minister hopes to visit Rohingya in refugee camps

The Myanmar state minister overseeing the planned repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh said Thursday he hopes to talk to them when he makes a visit there this month. Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye will be the first Myanmar cabinet minister to visit the camps since […]

April 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar lures Bangladesh Buddhists to take over Rohingya land

Myanmar lures Bangladesh Buddhists to take over Rohingya land

Myanmar authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by fleeing Muslim Rohingya, officials said Monday. About 50 families from remote hill and forest areas on the Bangladesh side, attracted by offers of free land and food, have moved to Rakhine state in mainly […]

April 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar’s Rohingya stuck in Bangladesh’s ‘no man’s land’

Myanmar’s Rohingya stuck in Bangladesh’s ‘no man’s land’

Between rickety shacks and sewage-contaminated paths, there are children engaged in skipping games or playing with water from hand pumps, while adults sit and chat nearby. But behind their makeshift homes, there’s a razor-sharp fence, and behind that, watchful members of the Myanmar Border Police. Dil Mohammed looks through that fence every day hoping that […]

March 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar willing to take back fewer than 400 Rohingya refugees

Myanmar willing to take back fewer than 400 Rohingya refugees

Myanmar has said it is willing to take back fewer than 400 Rohingya refugees of the 8,000 who have said they would voluntarily return from Bangladesh. U Myint Thu, Myanmar’s permanent secretary for foreign affairs, said that of the list of thousands of returnees submitted by the Bangladesh government, they had deemed only 374 eligible […]

March 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar builds military bases on the site of Rohingya homes and mosques

Myanmar builds military bases on the site of Rohingya homes and mosques

Myanmar’s military is building bases where Rohingya homes and mosques once stood, Amnesty International said on Monday, citing new evidence from satellite imagery. Nearly 700,000 members of the Muslim minority fled to Bangladesh in 2017 after Myanmar launched a brutal crackdown on insurgents that the US and UN have called ethnic cleansing. Myanmar rejects that […]

March 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar defends military build-up on Bangladesh border

Myanmar defends military build-up on Bangladesh border

Myanmar troops want Rohingya to leave border region, drawing sharp response from Bangladesh which hosts most refugees. Myanmar on Friday defended deployment of its troops near the Bangladesh border, where thousands of Rohingya refugees have taken shelter, calling it an “anti-terrorism operation”. The move has drawn criticism from Bangladesh, which summoned Myanmar’s ambassador on Thursday, while […]

March 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Suu Kyi Should Oppose Myanmar Military or Resign- Fellow Nobel Prize

Suu Kyi Should Oppose Myanmar Military or Resign- Fellow Nobel Prize

Myanmar leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi should try to stop military atrocities against Rohingya civilians or resign, fellow Nobel laureate Tawakkol Karman said on Monday. Rights groups and United Nations investigators have collected evidence of widespread abuses including sexual violence, killings and arson and described the military crackdown as “ethnic cleansing.” But since coming […]

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