Artikel tagged “rohingya”

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    56 Rohingya found near Lanta Island have left for Malaysia

    The 56 Rohingya boat people, including 19 men, 18 women, 8 boys and 11 girls, were brought by Royal Thai Navy Officers Area 3 and police to Sirilanta Bridge, the bridge linking Koh Lanta Noi and Koh Lanta Yai, for investigation after they were found at Koh Ha early on Sunday morning. After checking that they weren’t involved in any human trafficking activity the officers escorted them back to their boat to continue their voyage to Malaysia

  • Reuters detail work of journalists detained in Myanmar

    Reuters detail work of journalists detained in Myanmar

    Reuters have released a report on ethnic killings in Myanmar, detailing research done by two of its reporters currently jailed in Myanmar.

  • Rohingya’s refugees suspicious of Myanmar’s assurances to allow them back

    Rohingya’s refugees suspicious of Myanmar’s assurances to allow them back

    The plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya continues to be parlous despite aid agencies and the UN getting more access to the region and the flood of refugees flowing over the border into Bangladesh. But Rohingya Muslims, now in Bangladesh, remain sceptical about their chances of ever going back to Myanmar, even though the government there is offering assurances it will accept people verified as refugees

  • Crisis unfolding on our doorstep

    Crisis unfolding on our doorstep

    PHOTO: Voice of America A significant regional humanitarian crisis is underway only a few thousand kilometres from our tropical island.   Whilst the situation for the Rohingya has been parlous for decades, it’s only recently become acute after a group calling itself the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army attacked several Myanmar Army outposts on August 25 – the Myanmar Army has been fighting back, hard, and going further by forcing the remaining Rohingya north and across the Bangladesh border. In their wake villages have been burned, woman and children killed and mass graves discovered