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Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine into Bangladesh since insurgent attacks sparked a security crackdown in August, joining 200,000 refugees from a previous exodus. GENEVA – The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday that he strongly suspected that “acts of genocide” may have taken place against Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state […]

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By Burma Times More than 500 new Rohingya refugees have arrived in Teknaf, Bangladesh early morning of Wednesday, a local from Teknaf said. They along with four engine boats crossed Naff river from Nakhondia sea shore at midnight. They entered the Bangladesh through the different points of Saparang, Shapuridip and other points. According to refugees, […]

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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 Burma Times Myanmar has deployed additional troops on the banks of the Naf river and Maungdaw area, a source from Myanmar said. The Myanmar’s border forces including army personnel have been deployed again from the number one sector of Maungdaw area in Arakan State since Sunday evening. Earlier on Thursday, Myanmar forces fired on Rohingya […]

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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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Burma Times: According to the previous agreement, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) will jointly patrol on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border from March 27, 2018, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khanan Kamal said. The Home Minister said in a program where it was held in Christianity at Farmgate in the capital of Dhaka on March […]

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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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