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Bangladesh authorities say deployment of additional troops on border by Myanmar violates norms By Mutasim Billah DHAKA, Bangladesh (Burma Tımes) – Bangladesh on Thursday summoned Myanmar’s ambassador and handed him a protest note over deployment of additional forces at its border where thousands of Rohingya refugees are camped, local media reported. Khurshed Alam, acting foreign secretary, summoned […]

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Individuals were detained on suspicions of ‘affecting’ national security, according to press reports By Ahmed al-Masry RIYADH  – The Saudi authorities have arrested 21 people of different nationalities on suspicions of “affecting” the country’s national security, according to local media reports. Prominent Saudi daily Okaz reported Thursday that anti-terrorism agencies had detained the 21 individuals […]

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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 bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages in vast operation human rights groups say is destroying evidence of crimes. BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar’s government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying […]

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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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The Honorable Sheikh Hasina The Prime Minister The People’s Republic of Bangladesh Old Sangsad Bhaban Tejgaon, Dhaka-1215 Bangladesh   Dear Honorable Prime Minister, On behalf of Rohingya community, The European Rohingya Council (ERC) would like to appeal to you to re-consider “Rohingya Repatriation” deal so that the return of Rohingya to their homeland is sustainable, […]

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