Rakhine

February 24, 2022
February 24, 2022

Rakhine, Bangla, and English: Freedom in three languages

Growing up in a bicultural household, I was exposed to two languages, two cultures, as a child. I picked up both the languages as my mother tongue—Bangla and Rakhine. Eventually, a third language,

December 8, 2017
December 8, 2017

Return of Rohingyas: Rakhine situation not conducive yet

The present conditions in Rakhine are not conducive for safe and sustainable return of the Rohingya refugees, said the UN refugee agency yesterday.

October 25, 2017
October 25, 2017

Case for a UN Interim Administration in Rakhine

The situation has been further aggravated by the fact that host Bangladesh is itself a poor country, with a high population density, and that the country's southeast region is not the most...

October 9, 2017
October 9, 2017

The cost of negligence

To say that the report on the Rakhine situation, submitted to the UN in May this year and which was bottled up by the UN, is shocking, would be an understatement. And even more so given the fact...

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;...

August 5, 2017
August 5, 2017

6 Buddhists killed in rising Rakhine violence

Suspected insurgents kill at least six members of a Buddhist ethnic minority in western Myanmar, the government and regional sources say, amid spiralling violence in troubled Rakhine state.

March 25, 2017
March 25, 2017

UNHRC to probe crimes against Rohingyas

The top United Nations human rights body agrees to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya...

June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016

Preserving hope

Rohingya from Rakhine State of Myanmar have been displaced for decades, which leads to hopelessness and frustration due to lack of political or socioeconomic prospects either in Bangladesh or back...

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

Minara's escape from Rakhine persecution

Minara paid for their passage with her wedding ring and after many days at sea, they reached Malaysia.

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

UNHCR: Release Roghingya refugees from detention

The Rohingya refugees who arrived in Malaysia after being stranded in the Bay of Bengal a year ago must be released from detention, says United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).