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March 2019

Bangladesh has sought strong and unremitting support from the United Kingdom to end the Rohingya crisis and ensure their safe repatriation to Myanmar. “We would like to see UK’s sustained diplomatic leadership in UN in New York, Geneva and the Security Council, for safe and sustainable return of Rohingyas to Myanmar,” said State Minister for […]

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Burma Times: ‘I Am Doing This for Every Place Where Rape Is a Weapon of War.’ Meet the Woman Documenting Sexual Violence Against Myanmar’s Rohingya When Rohingya refugees began fleeing into Bangladesh in 2016 and 2017, lawyer and activist Razia Sultana found herself on the frontline of a sexual violence epidemic. The Myanmar military, in […]

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– Such cards are important ways to protect Rohingya identity and right to return to their homeland, says UNHCR DHAKA, Bangladesh (Burma Times) – All the Rohingya who fled a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar and took shelter in Bangladesh’s southern refugee camps need to get viable ID cards to ensure meaningful and safe repatriation, according to […]

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-Palestinian demonstrators demand an end to Israel’s 12-year blockade of the Gaza Strip GAZA CITY, Palestine (Burma Times) – A Palestinian youth on Sunday succumbed to wounds he sustained from Israeli army fire in the Gaza Strip a day earlier, according to the health ministry. Habib al-Masri, 24, was shot and injured during anti-occupation protests […]

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Appoints Four Members of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples GENEVA (Burma Times) – The Human Rights Council this afternoon adopted five resolutions in which it, among other actions, extended the mandates of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali for one year, and of the Special Rapporteur […]

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About a ‘massive surgical strike’ against ‘Rohingya insurgents’ India, Burma Times: Last week, as India Today reported “a mega operation (by the Indian army) to eliminate threats posed by insurgents along the Indo-Myanmar border”, a section of the Indian media went on a misinformation tizzy. According to the report by India Today correspondent Abhishek Bhalla, […]

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YANGON (Burma Times) – Six villagers were killed and five injured in Myanmar’s Rakhine state amid clashes between government troops and ethnic Rakhine rebels, a lawmaker and residents said on Friday, hours after peace talks failed to resolve an escalating crisis. Clashes took place in Buthidaung township in the northern part of Rakhine late on […]

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Yangoon, Burma Times: The education budget support Programme of the European Union (EU) in Myanmar was launched on March 21 in the capital city. The EU’s support will contribute to equal access to better quality education for all students in Myanmar with US$252 million (more than K380 billion). At the ceremony, education minister U Myo […]

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