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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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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 Flag meeting was held between Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) following tension over the issue at the Ghumdhum border in Bandarban’s Naikhonchari on Friday afternoon, our correspondent said. BGB Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Manjurul Hasan, who led the team at the talks on Friday, said, “Myanmar claimed they […]

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Burma Tımes Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) personnel inlcuding military fired shots on Rohingya refugees at around 8:pm yesterday, where they live in Taungbro border at Naikhonchari of Bandarban district, according to our correspondent. Hashim, a Rohingya from the no man’s land, Taungbro border said that BGP personnel aimed their weapons at the Rohingyas in […]

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Bangladesh rushes to build up Floating Island in Bay of Bengal amid sustainability concerns BHASHAN CHAR (Bangladesh) • Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting signals from top Bangladeshi officials about whether the […]

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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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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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A government adviser explains Dhaka’s approach to the refugee crisis. Nearly a million Rohingya refugees have crossed from their homes in western Myanmar into southeast Bangladesh since August, joining hundreds of thousands of their brothers and sisters who made the same journey in previous years. The Rohingya fled what the United Nations calls “a textbook […]

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