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March 7, 2018 By Burma Times Bangladesh and Myanmar border security forces have started a joint patrol in the Naf River, according to our correspondent. A fishermen said that they saw, BGB and BGP start jointly patrol in Naff river. Lt.Col. Asaduzzaman Chowdhury of Teknaf- BGB Battalion No 2 said, the jointly patrol was carried […]

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UN assistant secretary-general for human rights concludes 4-day visit to Bangladesh By Fatih Erel GENEVA (AA) – The UN assistant secretary-general for human rights on Tuesday decried the continued “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state and warned of a potential “genocide”. “Ultimately, the world cannot allow the authors of this brutal case of […]

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The N.Y. Times’ Nick Kristof sneaked into sealed-off Rohingya villages in Myanmar and filed a column saying the U.S. government needs to “do more to name and shame the perpetrators, and to exert relentless pressure for humanitarian access.” The big picture: “Some 700,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in recent months, but the fate of those left behind […]

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In a packed room Saturday, dozens of refugees from Burma gathered to learn more details about mysterious letters they’ve received from immigration officials asking them to appear for an interview and provide information that validates their status. The meeting, held at Polk County River Place by EMBARC, an organization that supports Burmese refugees, guided them through questions about the […]

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All-party International Development Committee links visa refusal to recent report on Rohingya By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal LONDON (AA) – The Myanmar Embassy in London has rejected visas to a British parliamentary delegation, according to the parliamentary group Tuesday. “Today, the Burmese Embassy has failed to provide visas for the International Development Committee to travel to Burma [Myanmar],” […]

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European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on February 26 agreed to prepare sanctions against Myanmar generals over the killings of Rohingya Muslims and to strengthen the EU arms embargo, accusing state security forces of grave human rights abuses. The ministers called on the EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, to draw up a list of […]

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Myanmar commits genocide, de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi ignores biggest human catastrophe since Rwanda, says Wajid Khan BRUSSELS It is obvious that what is happening in Rohingya is an ethnic cleansing and Rohingya blood is not cheaper than European blood, said the member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the United Kingdom. Wajid Khan, […]

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The Government of Myanmar MustRenegotiate the Repatriation Agreement with Bangladesh and Allow UNHCR and Rohingya Representatives from Camps to be Parties to the Agreement Arakan Rohingya Union and the European Rohingya Councildemand the Government of Myanmar to address the security,citizenship, and human rights issues faced by Rohingya ethnic minority before any step is taken to […]

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