Today since 9 a.m. 5 buses and 10 trucks were stationed at the Rohingya refugee camp to transport 3,450 Rohingyas who were verified and approved from Naypyidaw to return to Myanmar. As anticipated the second attempt to repatriate hundreds of Rohingya refugees failed....read more
25 August, 2017Myanmar Genocidal Campaign against RohingyaNearly 750,000 have fled the persecution in the northern Rakhine province of Myanmar (Burma) for neighbouring Bangladesh.A repatriation dealBangladesh and Myanmar signed a repatriation deal for Rohingya...read more
On Tuesday morning, a convoy of four police vehicles was hit twice by mine explosions near the border between Kyauktaw and Ponnagyun townships in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state, killing one police captain and injuring five other officers. Colonel Win Zaw Oo, a...read more
Bangladesh government recently announced the arrangements to repatriate 3,450 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar this month (tentatively 22nd August). Despite assurances of the Bangladeshi authorities that the repatriation would be on a voluntary basis and safe, the...read more
The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is deeply concerned on the current Rohingya repatriation process and thinks the Myanmar government did not create a safe and sustainable condition for the Rohingyas to return to their place of...read more
Dr Azeem Ibrahim, an academic and founding director of the Centre for Global Policy in Washington DC has been awarded the 2019 Engaged Scholar Prize by The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) for his exemplary influence in the study of human rights...read more
A recent UNICEF advocacy alert report shows that 2,167 learning centres facilitated education to about 192,000 Rohingya Refugee children. These centres are conveyed by UNICEF and its partners in Bangladesh. The report further calls for urgent investment in education...read more
On 1st August, Foreign Minister of Malaysia Saifuddin Abdullah had held bilateral meetings with Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono on the sidelines of the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Minister's Meeting (AMM) in Bangkok where both countries showed their interest to work on a...read more
The UN Fact Finding Mission found that at least 15 foreign companies have joint ventures with Tatmadaw businesses, MEHL and MEC. Through such joint ventures, the Mission found that any foreign business activity involving the Tatmadaw and its conglomerates MEHL and MEC...read more
The Mission investigated the Tatmadaw's principal conglomerates — Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL) and Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) — and found that they own or control at least 120 subsidiaries across diverse sectors of the Myanmar economy. A further 27...read more
FOREIGN SUPPLIERS BY TYPE OF EQUIPMENT Armoured combat vehicleCombat aircraft MaterialMilitary transport aircraftMissiles and missile launchersSmall arms and light weaponsWarships Armoured combat vehicles China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) A May 2019 report...read more
Governance Structure of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL) and Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC)
Current high-ranking Tatmadaw officials, including those accused of some of the gravest crimes under international law, have significant control and influence over Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL). Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Deputy...read more
“The migrant-related problems are mainly to be settled between Myanmar and Bangladesh” Said Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
After a 3 day visit to Bangladesh, Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono went to Myanmar and requested the government to improve the Rohingya repatriation plan. In the meeting at the Foreign Affairs Minister’s office, they discussed the Rakhine and other...
A recent UNICEF advocacy alert report shows that 2,167 learning centres facilitated education to about 192,000 Rohingya Refugee children. These centres are conveyed by UNICEF and its partners in Bangladesh. The report further calls for urgent investment in education...