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Lou Aguila Bangkok ( BT)  The Myanmar government must first show ‘clear signs of sincerity’ of its recalibrated position of allowing the Rohingya back to their communities, particularly in violence-riddled Rakhine State of the country. Mark Green, the administrator of USAID (United States Agency for International Development, stressed this statement at the conclusion of his […]

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Bangkok (BT) A ranking Bangladeshi official urged Myanmar to “demonstrate strong political will and visible actions” to end discrimination against the Rohingya and vowed to ask “international partners to intensify their campaign for (a) permanent solution to the Rohingya problem.” Attending the launch of “One Year on: Time to Put Women and Girls at the […]

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Hague-based court ruled that it has jurisdiction to investigate crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine state ANKARA  – Myanmar has disregarded the Netherlands-based International Criminal Court’s (ICC) ruling that the court has jurisdiction to investigate the crimes against Rohingya Muslims in the country’s northwestern Rakhine state. “The Court has jurisdiction over the crime against humanity of deportation allegedly committed against members of […]

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – SEPTEMBER 03: Peter Oborne, an author and columnist for the Daily Mail, Catherine West, an MP and member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on International Trade, Richard Cockett, editor and columnist at The Economist, Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK, and S. Sayyid, a professor at the University of Leeds attend a […]

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UN rights head slams US splitting children from parents GENEVA  – The UN human rights chief on Monday urged the U.S. administration to end its policy of forcibly separating the children of undocumented immigrants from their parents. “In the United States, I am deeply concerned by recently adopted policies which punish children for their parents’ actions. […]

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The Burma Times The Rohingya villagers are fleeing to Bangladesh from Myanmar for their safety due to Myanmar’s security forces continue the ethnic cleansing of the remaining Rohingyas in northern Arakan State, according to our sources. Those Rohingya men and women, who have arrived in Shapuridip of Bangladesh side recently, they described how they faced […]

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The Burma Times Myanmar’s President U Htin Kyaw resigned today (Wednesday), and then declared, Lower House Speaker U Win Myint is Myanmar’s next President, our sources said. The announcement of the President Office  said U Htin Kyaw’s resignation is effective immediately. According to sources, Lower House speaker U Win Myint, 66, a long-time serving member […]

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Nearly 350 families to benefit from water well in Kutupalong refugee camp, says Turkiye Diyanet Foundation’s official The Burma Times –  Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV) has opened a water well at the Kutupalong refugee camp for Rohingya in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district on Monday. In a statement, the foundation said the water well, which functions with solar panels, […]

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