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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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Rohingya reject relocation to Bangladesh’s island ‘prison camp’ Dhaka (Burma Times) Bangladeshi authorities say they are ready to move some 100,000 Rohingya refugees to houses on a remote island in the Bay of Bengal. Although construction is completed, the UN has said the island “may not be habitable.” Bhashan Char is a small, sediment island that is […]

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China never offers money to Rohingya people for them to go back,’ says Chinese Embassy Attaché in Dhaka DHAKA, Bangladesh (BT) – A Chinese official has denied reports that his country’s government delegation had promised each family of Rohingya refugees $6,000 if they returned to restive Rakhine State in Myanmar, a media report said. According to BenarNews, […]

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Bangkok (BT) A ranking Bangladeshi official urged Myanmar to “demonstrate strong political will and visible actions” to end discrimination against the Rohingya and vowed to ask “international partners to intensify their campaign for (a) permanent solution to the Rohingya problem.” Attending the launch of “One Year on: Time to Put Women and Girls at the […]

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Sanctions could target top officials or businesses linked to country’s military. Several EU countries are considering expanding sanctions against Myanmar in the wake of calls from the United Nations for senior military officials from the country to be investigated for genocide against the Rohingya population. The EU has already placed sanctions — including a travel ban and asset freezes — […]

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The Burma Times: Bangladesh has summoned BGP members in Teknaf. A meeting will be held between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Guard Police, Branch, No. 2 on April 12, 2018, according to sources. They will discuss various issues on Bangladesh-Myanmar border including other circumstances, sources added. 10-member delegation from Bangladesh side will be led by […]

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The Burma Times Rohingya refugees are currently suffering from various diseases, fever, cough and diarrhea in different camps along the border areas of Cox’s Bazar district, a refugee from the camp said. Rohingya refugees’ men, women including children suffering from fever, skin disease and etc. They are taking medicines from different clinics where were settled in […]

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SYDNEY  Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday that the displacement of Rohingya Muslims was no longer solely a domestic issue for Myanmar, as Southeast Asian nations signed a counterterrorism cooperation agreement at a regional leaders’ conference. Najib made his comments at a meeting of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, […]

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