Envoy meets Rohingya activists and Bangladeshi relief officials, discusses repatriation process
Refugees in Cox’s Bazar criticize UN, ASEAN for not including them in discussions on return process.
Special rapporteur Lee accuses security forces of intimidation campaign; sees little hope of return in near future
U Zaw Htay accused INGOs of benefiting financially from the refugee crisis, while a Lower House lawmaker claims they fabricate invoices and photography to encourage donors.
The U.S. vice president’s lecture on democracy lacked credibility, but the State Counselor may have missed an opportunity to enlist more help from Washington.
As refugees balk at returning, officials say they’re working with Dhaka and all necessary preparations have been made
Refugees not yet willing to return voluntarily due to lack of security, citizenship, Dhaka says
Demonstrators wave signs saying ‘We will never return to Myanmar without citizenship.’
Bangladesh has vowed not to force anyone to return and it has asked the UNHCR to make sure those short-listed to return really want to go back.
Joint Myanmar-Bangladesh ministerial panel says refugees to start returning in mid-November; no details yet on number of returnees in first batch.
Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to creating a roadmap and timetable for the Rohingya repatriation process and for the first batch of returnees to take place as soon as possible.
State Counselor tells international audience in Singapore her government has made progress on Rakhine and the peace process, says Myanmar has ‘bright economic future’
If evidence points to UN, an official complaint will be lodged, spokesman says