Rakhine

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

Spectre of fresh Rohingya influx looms

The Myanmar military’s continuous air and ground assaults against the Arakan Army (AA) along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in the past few weeks have triggered fears of fresh entry of Rohingyas into the country.

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.

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 geographically accessible area, with hilly terrains and lack of proper infrastructure.

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 that the Horsey study was commissioned by the UN itself.

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.

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 Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

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 in Myanmar where they do not enjoy citizenship.