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MAUNGDAW, MYANMAR (AFP) - A United Nations Security Council delegation that wants to see first-hand the impact of the Rohingya refugee crisis will arrive in Myanmar on Monday (April 30) and visit Rakhine state, a senior government official said. It will be the highest-profile UN visit to Rakhine since ...
ROHINGYA Muslims who have remained in northern Rakhine State in Burma (Myanmar) are being subjected to “dire” food shortages, limited medical aid and extortion by the army, according to a UK-based rights group. The Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) said last week that the Tatmadaw Army are ...

During the two-day visit, the observers will visit Nay Pyi Taw as well as conflict-torn Rakhine to look at the humanitarian situation, which Myanmar's administration has focused on to make progress. “They will visit reception centres and transit camps in Rakhine. They would probably visit three villages that ...
Two Rakhine civil society groups have launched programs aimed at enticing hundreds of thousands of Rakhine to return and resettle in the poor, undeveloped state. By HTUN KHAING | FRONTIER. A NOTICEABLE increase in the number of restaurants serving spicy Rakhine cuisine in Yangon in recent ...
With Singapore as chair, ASEAN's every word and move must be meticulously crafted and choreographed. There can't be any loose ends. There is no exception when it comes to the delicate situation in Rakhine State, where violent clashes since October 2016 have forced an estimated 700,000 Muslims to ...
Today, Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan announced $50 million in additional humanitarian assistance for vulnerable people fleeing the Rakhine State crisis. This brings the United States' response to the crisis in Burma and Bangladesh to more than $163 million since August 2017, and total ...

U Win Myat Aye, minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Settlement, said the union government supports the efforts of Rakhine to permanently relocate the refugees. “We will continue to try to close down other refugee camps in the state,” he said. Since last year, the government has been implementing 57 of ...
The Myanmar government is building new homes to resettle internally displaced Muslims who have been living in temporary camps in three areas of Rakhine state since they were uprooted by communal violence with Buddhists six years ago, a state official said Monday. Rohingya and Kaman Muslim IDPs ...
ANKARA: A new video reveals an eye-witness account of massive destruction in villages in Myanmar's western Rakhine state. The footage Anadolu Agency obtained from reliable sources in Rakhine, shows that even houses which escaped arson attempts are in rubbles. The Maungdaw township on the ...
Buddhist flags hang limply from bamboo poles at the entrance to Koe Tan Kauk, a “model” village for ethnic Rakhine migrants shuttled north to repopulate an area once dominated by Rohingya Muslims. The new arrivals are moving to parts of Rakhine state mostly “cleared” of its Rohingya residents, whose ...
While Australia calls for freedom of access to humanitarian assistance in Rakhine, the Turnbull government had earlier refused to directly condemn the government over the humanitarian crisis. Gomez also urged Asean leaders to pressure Australia to “take their obligations under international law seriously ...
YANGON: Buddhist flags hang limply from bamboo poles at the entrance to Koe Tan Kauk, a “model” village for ethnic Rakhine migrants, shuttled north to ... Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have been driven from northern Rakhine into Bangladesh since Aug.25 last year by a Myanmar army offensive against ...
Myanmar's ethnic Rakhine seek Muslim-free 'buffer zone' In this file photo taken on November 26, 2017 Rohingya Muslim refugees walk down a hillside in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar. Hundreds of desperate Rohingya Muslims still pour over the Myanmar border into Bangladesh camps ...
Buddhist flags hang limply from bamboo poles at the entrance to Koe Tan Kauk, a “model” village for ethnic Rakhine migrants shuttled north to repopulate an area once dominated by Rohingya Muslims. The new arrivals are moving to parts of Rakhine state mostly “cleared” of its Rohingya residents, whose ...
Scenes of the violent military crackdown in Burma's Rakhine state, a restive area that for decades has been the site of ethnic strife, have become familiar since the violence erupted in August: plumes of smoke rising in the distance, thousands of Rohingya Muslims escaping to Bangladesh on foot, entire ...
H.E U Aung Hla Tun, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Information held a press conference on the situation in Rakhine state yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw, the following is his opening remarks. “The main purpose of this press conference is to keep the international community posted on our preparedness for the ...
Mr Renaud Egreteau, a political scientist who focuses much of his research on the hluttaw, said that since the Rakhine State crisis intensified in late 2016 with the first Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army attacks, the national parliament has been “conspicuously quiet”. “Not only has the Rakhine opposition ...

The former Rakhine State Municipal Affairs Minister U Min Aung was a State Hluttaw MP who represents Toungup Constituency (2) for the National League for Democracy (NLD). He was sacked by the President after the Rakhine State MPs accused him of failing to perform his duties properly and voted in ...
Scenes of the violent military crackdown in Burma's Rakhine state, a restive area that for decades has been the site of ethnic strife, have become familiar since the violence erupted in August: plumes of smoke rising in the distance, thousands of Rohingya Muslims escaping to Bangladesh on foot, entire ...
Myanmar is conducting a "military land grab" on land in Rakhine state where Rohingya once lived, a new report from Amnesty International alleges. Citing satellite images and witnesses, the rights group says villages have been bulldozed to make way for new infrastructure since January. An Amnesty ...
YANGON — The Rakhine State government is building a ring road on a popular island off its southern coast in hopes of drawing more tourists to Ngapali beach, though some fear the environmental fallout. During Tuesday's session of the state Parliament, Hotels and Tourism Minister U Kyaw Aye Thein, ...
Dr Aye Maun, (C) Ann Township MP and former Arakan National Party leader, arrives for his trial at Sittwe court in Sittwe, Myanmar, 07 March 2018. Rakhine State regional government have filed charges of 'high treason' against Aye Maung, sitting lawmaker and avowed Rakhine nationalist. According to ...
While the north of Rakhine state has been wracked with ethnic violence since August, the most recent bombings did not seem to be the work of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), the religious-nationalist group whose attacks on Myanmar's border posts sparked the Tatmadaw's latest crackdown ...
A United Nations envoy said Tuesday that ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya is continuing in northern Rakhine state, as Myanmar prepares to accept back the Muslim refugees from neighboring Bangladesh where they are living in sprawling camps. Andrew Gilmour, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for ...
She said Australia understands the Rakhine crisis is a very complex issue that might be difficult for Bangladesh and Myanmar to resolve by themselves, and her country is willing to help the Myanmar government in cooperation with other ASEAN countries to come out with a durable solution to the problem.
ALMOST SIX months after the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State submitted its final report to the Myanmar government, a committee tasked with implementing the recommendations has submitted its first report to the government. The Implementation Committee on Recommendations of Advisory ...
Three bombs have exploded in Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar's restive Rakhine province, police say. A police officer was slightly injured in the blasts. It was unclear who was behind them, police said. One of the bombs went off near the home of a local official. The others went off near a court and a record office. More than ...
The site lies in Rakhine state, an isolated region at the western corner of Myanmar, with poor infrastructure and, in recent years, terrible headlines. Mrauk U's history helps explain why Rakhine state has experienced such serious sectarian violence, culminating in the expulsion of much of the Rohingya ...
The same countries, the UN and OIC countries put immense pressure on the Myanmar government to resettle an estimated 1.5 million Muslims in Northern Rakhine even without these people going through the process of verification as mandated by the 1982 Citizenship law. It is clearly an open intervention ...
Myanmar Monk Returns to Preaching After Ban, Denies Fuelling Rakhine Violence. March 10 ... YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar Buddhist monk Wirathu said on Saturday his anti-Muslim rhetoric had nothing to do with violence in the western state of Rakhine, as he emerged from a one-year preaching ban.
Ethnic Rakhine groups have told Myanmar government that they are opposed to Rohingya, who are also an ethnic minority, being resettled in southern Maungdaw in restive Rakhine State, UCA News reported. The report said, some 80 people from civil society groups across Rakhine held a meeting in ...


 

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