“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.
Social welfare minister U Win Myat Aye said that the Rohingya returnees who do want to be repatriated are being dissuaded from doing so through threats from ARSA affiliates.
When local authorities inspected a suspicious boat in the Gulf of Martaban south of Yangon they found 106 Rohingya fleeing their Sittwe internment camp for Malaysia.
New Zealand’s prime minister said that her country shares the concerns of the international community but remains willing to help in Rakhine’s “incredibly complex” situatio
US vice president voiced Washington's strongest condemnation yet of Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims, stating that persecution by the country's army was without excuse.
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
At the close of the ASEAN Summit, the chairman’s statement confirmed that the bloc would continue to work with Myanmar to bring peace, stability and rule of law to Rakhine State.