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NEWS DESK Myanmar’s junta says it is working to bring back Rohingya refugees who fled Rakhine State for Bangladesh following the military’s supposed counter-insurgency operations in 2017, The Irrawaddy reports. Junta leaders, including International Cooperation Minister U Ko Ko Hlaing, Border Affairs Minister Lieutenant General Tun Tun Naung, Social Welfare, Relief and Continue Reading
Myanmar’s junta was granted a six-month extension to a state of emergency, state media reported on Wednesday, likely delaying elections the military had pledged to hold by August, AFP reports. The country has been in turmoil since the army’s power grab in 2021, and a subsequent crackdown on dissent has sparked fighting across swathes of […]Continue Reading
Several underground tunnels have been reportedly found at the no-man’s land across the Bangladesh-Myanmar border which were allegedly used by a separatist armed group of Myanmar, according to Rohingya and local sources, Anadolu Agency reports. “ARSA (Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army) used those tunnels and even detained people after kidnapping them,” a Rohingya in the no Continue Reading
The UN refugee agency says the number of dangerous boat journeys attempted by the Rohingya rose sixfold in 2022 [File: Amanda Jufrian/AFP] Myanmar has jailed 112 people, including 12 children, from the minority Rohingya after they were caught attempting to leave the country, Al Jazeera reports. The court in Bogale in the southern Ayeyarwady region […]Continue Reading
NEWS DESK A group of 39 Muslim Rohingya were arrested by the Military Council on 2 January at 10:30 am in Hinthada township, Ayeyarwaddy Region, Mizzima News reports. The Rohingya people were hiding inside a stone-carrying vehicle near Hinthada University Road. According to a local witness, the vehicle did not stop at a checkpoint and […]Continue Reading
An ultranationalist monk in Myanmar, who was once dubbed the “face of Buddhist terror” over his role in promoting religious hatred against Muslims, has received a prestigious national award as the country’s military rulers celebrate independence from Britain, AL Jazeera reports. The monk, Wirathu, was awarded the honorific “Thiri Pyanchi” title for his “outstanding work Continue Reading