Participants in candlelight vigil denounce arrests as a ‘national disgrace’, condemn government’s failure to release pair
Secretary of State Pompeo cites military’s actions against Rohingya, Kachin and others as Myanmar remains among ‘Countries of Particular Concern’
The investigation commission invited victims of alleged human rights abuses, the vast majority of whom are living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, to submit evidence themselves.
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Thura U Aung Ko was ordered to keep gov’t policy in mind following backlash from Muslim groups
The building of new, more permanent homes next to the camps—rather than allowing them to return to the areas from which they fled—leaves their situation little changed.
“We strongly protest their minister’s provocative remarks. It also hurt Muslim sentiments,” a senior official in the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry said.
“With an exploding population, their ambition is to march to Rakhine [State] and Myanmar. That’s what I want to say,” said U Aung Ko.
A small but high-profile group of liberal activists is growing increasingly disillusioned with the administration Myanmar voted into power with sky-high hopes three years ago.
Camp leaders demanding Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh be identified by their ethnicity on new ID cards ended the strike Tuesday after authorities agreed to discuss their concerns.
Fishermen and police say the Myanmar Navy detained 93 Rohingya on Sunday night on a boat off the coast of Dawei on their way to Malaysia from Rakhine State.
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.
Police say they were surrounded by armed men while trying to arrest two human trafficking suspects, while one camp resident said they were shot at unprovoked.
Repatriation and relocation programs are likely to be revisited after year-end general elections, a top Bangladeshi official says.
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.