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UN report details how foreign and local businesses funded atrocities against Rohingya Muslim community in Rakhine state By Kyaw Ye Lynn YANGON, Myanmar (BT) – UN investigators on Monday urged the international community to server ties with top Myanmar companies which finance the military in carrying out atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in the country’s western Rakhine state. […]

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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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– 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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Appoints Four Members of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples GENEVA (Burma Times) – The Human Rights Council this afternoon adopted five resolutions in which it, among other actions, extended the mandates of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali for one year, and of the Special Rapporteur […]

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About a ‘massive surgical strike’ against ‘Rohingya insurgents’ India, Burma Times: Last week, as India Today reported “a mega operation (by the Indian army) to eliminate threats posed by insurgents along the Indo-Myanmar border”, a section of the Indian media went on a misinformation tizzy. According to the report by India Today correspondent Abhishek Bhalla, […]

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YANGON (Burma Times) – Six villagers were killed and five injured in Myanmar’s Rakhine state amid clashes between government troops and ethnic Rakhine rebels, a lawmaker and residents said on Friday, hours after peace talks failed to resolve an escalating crisis. Clashes took place in Buthidaung township in the northern part of Rakhine late on […]

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Yangoon, Burma Times: The education budget support Programme of the European Union (EU) in Myanmar was launched on March 21 in the capital city. The EU’s support will contribute to equal access to better quality education for all students in Myanmar with US$252 million (more than K380 billion). At the ceremony, education minister U Myo […]

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