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Talks with Cameron: Suu Kyi lies over Rohingyas’ identity

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, during her conversation with former British prime minister David Cameron, claimed that Rohingyas are not from her country but are Bangladeshis, reports Newsweek. Cameron unveiled a new book on Thursday about his time in office between 2010 and 2016. The book, titled ‘For the Record’, recounts his meeting with Suu Kyi where she ... Read More »

UN-backed agencies assist hosts, Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar

Dhaka, Sept 11 (UNB) – The Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) partners – UN agencies working in support of the government of Bangladesh — are assisting thousands in the host community and Rohingya refugee camps who have been impacted by severe rain and winds that have continued to batter Cox’s Bazar since Saturday. Read More »

Article19 call to end moibile, Internet restrictions on Rohingyas

Restrictions on mobile communications deepens vulnerability of Rohingya community, Article19 said on Tuesday. The decision by Bangladesh authorities to restrict access to mobile telecommunications services by Rohingya refugees violates the rights to freedom of expression, information and non-discrimination, ARTICLE 19 said today. Bangladesh’s initiative to limit mobile access follows the imposition by the Myanmar government of a mobile Internet blackout ... Read More »

Rohingyas stage big rally, demand citizenship right

Cox’s Bazar  – Thousands of Rohingyas staged a huge rally in Ukhiya on Sunday demanding that the international community step up pressure on Myanmar to meet their five-point demand, including repatriation, citizenship and trial in the international court of those involved in killing and persecution. The Rohingyas, holding placards and banners, started gathering at extension-4 of Kutupalong Camp in Ukhiya ... Read More »

Rohingyas, Locals pick up conflict after JL leader’s murder

Cox’s Bazar, Aug 23 (UNB) – Hundreds of agitated locals stormed a Rohingya camp and vandalised makeshift houses and NGO offices following the murder of a local Jubo League leader in Teknaf. They burned tyres and plastic boxes to block a five-kilometre road from Teknaf municipality to Leda Point for three hours. The residence of Rohingya leader Noor Mohammad was ... Read More »

‘Rohingyas refuse to go back’: Repatriation move fails again

Cox’s Bazar, Aug 22 (UNB) – Despite all the preparations, no Rohingya turned up on Thursday to avail of the “voluntary” repatriation offer given to them to go back to their place of origin in Rakhine State of Myanmar prompting the authorities to suspend the repatriation process for the day. While briefing reporters, Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul ... Read More »

Rohingyas, Myanmar del agree to joint talks on repatriation

Cox’s Bazar, July 27 (UNB) – The visiting Myanmar delegation and Rohingya representatives here on Saturday agreed to participate in a joint dialogue on repatriation issues. Apart from representatives from Myanmar and the Rohingya community, representatives from Bangladesh and UN agencies will take part in the dialogue. The decision was taken on Saturday following a meeting between the representatives of ... Read More »

ICC for judicial backing to probe crimes against Rohingyas

Dhaka, July 4 – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday requested its Judges to authorise an investigation into alleged crimes like deportation, other inhumane acts and persecution committed against Rohingyas from Myanmar. As Myanmar is not a State Party to the Rome Statute, but Bangladesh is, it is important to keep in mind that the authorisation ... Read More »

Rohingyas maybe a threat to country’s security: PM

Sangsad Bhaban, Jun 26 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the security and stability of Bangladesh could be hampered if the displaced Rohingya people cannot be repatriated soon. “If we can’t send them back soon, there’s an apprehension that our security and stability will be at stake,” she told Parliament while replying to a tabled question from ... Read More »

Japan for safe repatriation of Rohingyas with UN cooperation

Dhaka, April 17 (UNB) – Japan has laid emphasis on safe, voluntary repatriation of Rohingyas with dignity under the cooperation of the United Nations (UN) noting that there is no “enough” support for them.  “We’ve tremendous tasks to help the displaced people and assist the affected host community. At the same time, it’s of utmost importance to realise their safe, ... Read More »

Dhaka for US sanction against entities that persecuted Rohingyas

Dhaka, April 10 – Bangladesh has urged the United States to pass a resolution imposing sanctions on perpetrators and entities in Myanmar who had persecuted the minority Rohingyas and grossly violated their human rights. In his meeting with Senator Christopher Murphy, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr Momen suggested that it would be effective if both the US houses could pass the ... Read More »

Dhaka wants US support to create safe zone for Rohingyas

Dhaka, April 09 – Bangladesh has sought support from the United States to create a safe zone for Rohingyas in the Rakhine Stay of Myanmar, monitored by international human rights groups, with credible international pressure on Myanmar for their safe return. Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen made the request to the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo while ... Read More »