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UN report details how foreign and local businesses funded atrocities against Rohingya Muslim community in Rakhine state By Kyaw Ye Lynn YANGON, Myanmar (BT) – UN investigators on Monday urged the international community to server ties with top Myanmar companies which finance the military in carrying out atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in the country’s western Rakhine state. […]

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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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– 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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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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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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BANGKOK – A human rights group says authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin border region for sexual slavery. Human Rights Watch says women are often tricked into traveling to China in search of work or kidnapped and held against their will […]

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Yanghee Lee warns ill-planned relocation of Rohingya refugees may ‘create new crisis’ GENEVA (BT) – The UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar called on Monday for the situation in Myanmar to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the Security Council, or a state party or group of states parties. Speaking at the 40th […]

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Fund aims to build basic infrastructure, improve community resilience and help prevent gender-based violence, bank says DHAKA, Bangladesh (BT) – The World Bank (WB) has approved $165 million to help Bangladesh provide relief to Rohingyarefugees in the country, the bank said in a statement. “The grant will help Bangladesh provide basic services and build disaster […]

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Decrying ‘industrial-scale ethnic cleansing,’ UK minister urges Myanmar to create conditions to allow Rohingya to return DHAKA, Bangladesh (BT) – A top British official on Tuesday urged Myanmar’s authorities to ensure a safe environment for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims who fled the country since August 2017.  “This major man-made humanitarian crisis has been […]

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