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ase statement says complainant received ‘death threat’ to him and PM Hasina in a letter DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) – A local court on Monday issued arrest warrants against top Bangladeshi opposition leaders taking a case into consideration hours after it filed on ‘death threat’ to the country’s prime minister. The case statement read the complainant received a letter issuing […]

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By SM Najmus Sakib  DHAKA, Bangladesh (BT) – India has urged the world community to help Bangladesh deal with the huge Rohingya influx from Myanmar, saying it poses a threat to regional security. India recognizes the humanitarian burden on Bangladesh’s society and economy, said the Security Outlook 2019 of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum held on […]

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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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Burma Times: ‘I Am Doing This for Every Place Where Rape Is a Weapon of War.’ Meet the Woman Documenting Sexual Violence Against Myanmar’s Rohingya When Rohingya refugees began fleeing into Bangladesh in 2016 and 2017, lawyer and activist Razia Sultana found herself on the frontline of a sexual violence epidemic. The Myanmar military, in […]

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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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The Burma Times: More than 3,200 people were displaced last week in Myanmar following intensified fighting between the Arakan Army rebel group and the Myanmar Military in the northern Mrauk-U Township. With nine Myanmar police officers confirmed dead, and eleven more still held-prisoner, this latest clash with the Burmese military signals continued strife for stabilizing […]

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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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– Joint measures should be taken ahead of monsoon season to address risk factors at Rohingya camps, experts say DHAKA, Bangladesh (BT) – Measures should be taken in a coordinated way ahead of the monsoon season to address risk factors at the Rohingyacamps in Bangladesh, experts said on Wednesday. The experts were speaking at a workshop, titled […]

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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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