Myanmar

September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022

Bangladesh should revisit its Myanmar policy

What does the repeated violation of Bangladesh’s land and airspace by the troublesome neighbour signify?

August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022

Are the Rohingyas doomed to a half life?

Int'l community must put their money where their mouth is

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

‘Rohingya refugees need education to take control of their future’

Rohingya human rights activist Razia Sultana talks to Shuprova Tasneem from The Daily Star on Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day.

July 25, 2022
July 25, 2022

ICJ ruling takes Rohingyas one step closer to justice

The Gambia’s case against Myanmar for the genocide of Rohingyas is now all set to be heard and judged by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019

CPJ urges Myanmar not to harass local top journo

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urges the Myanmar authorities to stop harassing and threatening to arrest Aung Marm Oo, editor-in-chief of the privately-owned Rakhine state-based news agency Development Media Group.

April 23, 2019
April 23, 2019

Myanmar rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Myanmar’s top court rejects the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country’s transition to democracy.

March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019

‘No money offered to Rohingyas in Bangladesh’

China has not offered Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh money to repatriate to Myanmar, says an official of Chinese embassy in Dhaka. The latest development came after the BenarNews reported that a delegation of officials from Beijing had promised refugee families up to USD $6,000 each if they returned to Rakhine state.

February 22, 2019
February 22, 2019

Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine, saying the world had "focused narrowly on negative aspects" in the state from which some 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled since 2017.

February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019

False Claim over St Martin's: Again, envoy of Myanmar summoned

Amid escalating diplomatic tension between Dhaka and Nay Pyi Taw, Bangladesh Foreign Ministry again summoned the Myanmar envoy here and lodged a strong protest as Myanmar continues to claim Saint Martin's island as its territory.

February 14, 2019
February 14, 2019

Row over divisive statue: Myanmar to drop charges against protesters

Myanmar will drop charges against dozens of ethnic minority protesters who demonstrated against a statue of independence hero General Aung San and will hold talks with them, state media says.