Myanmar Rohingya crisis

September 3, 2019
September 3, 2019

No SIM card for Rohingyas

To stop Rohingya refugees from using mobile phones, the BTRC and carriers yesterday decided to halt sale of SIM cards in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar until further notice.

September 2, 2019
September 2, 2019

Nasim calls for political unity to solve Rohingya crisis

Awami League Presidium Member and former minister Mohammed Nasim calls upon all political parties in the country to be united for solving Rohingya crisis instead of politicising the issue.

August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019

Be more active, aggressive

Bangladesh has urged the global community to be more aggressive to help thrash out a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis. “Global leadership and international organisations have to be more active to compel Myanmar to make arrangements for the Rohingya return,” Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said yesterday.

August 29, 2019
August 29, 2019

NGOs working in Rohingya camps to face action if violate terms: FM

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen says action will be taken against the NGOs operating in Rohingya camps if evidence is found about their activities that go beyond the terms and references.

August 28, 2019
August 28, 2019

Dhaka to brief diplomats over Rohingya issue tomorrow

Bangladesh will brief the diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the latest situation over the Rohingya issue tomorrow as two consecutive efforts to begin the repatriation of the displaced people failed amid their unwillingness and trust-deficit among them.

August 27, 2019
August 27, 2019

Curbing Rohingya Crimes: New police unit on cards

A brand new 800-member police battalion may soon be formed to deal with the rise in crimes committed by refugees from Myanmar in the 30 Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar. It would be the second such special unit in district, as one had already been approved at the end of last year.

August 25, 2019
August 25, 2019

Repatriation Bids: Designed to fail

Myanmar, which stands accused of Rohingya genocide, has done little to create conditions that would encourage the refugees to return to their homeland, analysts say.

August 24, 2019
August 24, 2019

Pressure should be squarely on Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation: US

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller says they will continue to put pressure on Myanmar to create conditions on the ground for the “voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable” return of all Rohingyas to Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

August 23, 2019
August 23, 2019

Distrust holds them back

The failure of the second attempt to begin repatriating the Rohingyas has once again exposed Myanmar’s lack of sincerity, experts said. Rohingyas say Myanmar has not taken into consideration any of their core demands -- guarantee of citizenship, recognition as an

August 22, 2019
August 22, 2019

Bangladesh still optimistic about Rohingya repatriation

The government of Bangladesh still expresses expectation of Rohingya repatriation though no refugees here showed “willingness” to return to their own country, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen says.