Rakhine

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...

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).

January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016

Six Rakhine students stop going to school

Six Rakhine students have stopped going to their school in Patuakhali after a teacher allegedly made a derogatory remark about their religion and asked other students not to befriend them.

November 21, 2015
November 21, 2015

Is everyone celebrating?

The NLD also faces a powerful local rival in the Arakan National Party (ANP) that has been accused of stoking anti Muslim sentiments and has even called for the deportation of the Rohingyas. The...

July 17, 2015
July 17, 2015

2 Rakhine students drown in Bay, 3 missing

Two college students of Rakhine community drown and three went missing in the Bay while observing ‘Borsha Boran Utshob’ in Cox’s Bazar.

July 9, 2015
July 9, 2015

US upgrades Malaysia in human trafficking report

The US is upgrading Malaysia from lowest tier on its list of worst human trafficking centres, a move that could smooth way for an ambitious US-led free-trade deal with the Southeast Asian nation...

June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015

Beauty belies dark trade

The dense mangrove forest on both sides of the road to the Bang Ben bay through Laem Son National Park is indeed intriguing.

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...

May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015

A trip down the path of horror

The four were in a hurry, had little time to bargain for the cricket bat's price. Most excited among them, Nur Alam pulled out his moneybag hurriedly, paid Tk 300 and almost snatched the bat...