Arakan

Misframed facts, prejudiced responses

Rohingyas of northern Arakan are facing yet another round of armed atrocities. Not only are they at the receiving end of indiscriminate use of bullets, bayonets and firing from helicopter gunships; their homes, hearths, livestock, crops and businesses are being consumed by bellowing fire deliberately lit by the Burmese security forces and their Rakhine cohorts.

November 14, 2018
November 14, 2018

Do the bells toll for Rohingyas?

Mid-November has arrived and insecurity and uncertainty have descended over Rohingya refugees in Ukhia and Teknaf. The impending deadline has also elicited expressions of deep concern from UN independent experts and rights organisations.

September 1, 2017
September 1, 2017

Misframed facts, prejudiced responses

Rohingyas of northern Arakan are facing yet another round of armed atrocities. Not only are they at the receiving end of indiscriminate use of bullets, bayonets and firing from helicopter gunships; their homes, hearths, livestock, crops and businesses are being consumed by bellowing fire deliberately lit by the Burmese security forces and their Rakhine cohorts.

October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015

Myanmar militants refuse ransom, deny abduction link

Myanmar's militant group Arakan Liberation Party that had claimed responsibility for the abduction of three Bangladeshis earlier, refuses the ransom and denies their involvement in the incident.

September 20, 2015
September 20, 2015

Europe’s dilemma is a stark closer to Asia

Persecuted Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar and thousands of Bangladeshi nationals have undertaken perilous journeys across the Andaman Sea to reach countries in Southeast Asia.

August 28, 2015
August 28, 2015

Myanmar ‘rebel’ sent to jail

A suspected member of Myanmarese rebel group Arakan Army, who was detained yesterday during a combing operation in Rangamati, is sent to jail.

June 11, 2015
June 11, 2015

Women are sexually abused all the way

Afia (not her real name) was not accompanied by any of her family members, but she showed no signs of jitters. While many in the vessel turned pale in panic due to want of food and water in the perilous sea, the beautiful young girl held her nerves.