Myanmar and Bangladesh Agree on Two Year Timeframe For Rohingya Repatriation

Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed on a timeline to fully repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar. Statements from Myanmar and Bangladesh’s foreign ministries said Bangladesh said the asylum seekers would return within two years, agreeing to accept 1,500 Rohingya each week. The statements said Bangladesh would set up…

Myanmar Rejects Claims of Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar claims the United States’ (U.S.) declaration the country is carrying out ethnic cleansing was “without any proven facts”. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s spokesperson Zaw Htay said U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “failed to mention” Muslim militants’ alleged killings of Hindus and other innocent civilians, after attaching the label to a military…

Rohyingya plight worsens as 270,000 refugess flee Myanmar

The United Nations has confirmed that around 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar after a violent crackdown on insurgent, leaving for neighbouring Bangladesh. Previous estimates of 164,000 refugees were revised upwards, significantly higher than previous estimates made by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. UN refugee agency spokeswoman Vivian Tan said that even the revised…