Burma Army deploys over 3,000 ship-borne troops across Maungdaw

Since September 10, over 3,000 Burma Army troops have disembarked from four navy ships off the Maungdaw coast at Inn Din, and been deployed to northern and southern Maungdaw, according to Rohingya boat drivers forced to transport the troops. Continue reading “Burma Army deploys over 3,000 ship-borne troops across Maungdaw”

1,000 Burma Army troops arrive overnight by boat to northern Maungdaw from Inn Din

About 1,000 Burma Army troops arrived by boat in northern Maungdaw early in the morning of September 11, 2020, according to a Rohingya boat driver forced to transport the troops overnight from Inn Din. Continue reading “1,000 Burma Army troops arrive overnight by boat to northern Maungdaw from Inn Din”

ARNO: UN panders to Burma’s GAD in erasing Rohingya villages from MIMU maps

The Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) has accused the UN’s Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU) of pandering to Burmese government authorities in erasing Rohingya villages from maps of northern Rakhine State, and continuing to use the derogatory term “Ku Lar” in their labeling of Rohingya villages.

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ARNO critiques unconditional international support for Burmese government’s Covid-19 response in Rakhine

In a statement on May 1, the Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) critiqued the scale of international aid being provided unconditionally for the Burmese government’s Covid-19 response in Rakhine State, accusing donors of condoning and subsidizing the regime’s ongoing genocide against the Rohingya. Continue reading “ARNO critiques unconditional international support for Burmese government’s Covid-19 response in Rakhine”

Fire brigade restricts cooking in Maungdaw during university entrance exams

The Maungdaw fire brigade has issued a restriction to town residents of Block Two not to cook in the morning during the university entrance examinations starting on March 13, according to a block administration member. Continue reading “Fire brigade restricts cooking in Maungdaw during university entrance exams”

Two Rohingya refugees killed in gunfight with Bangladesh special forces

Two Rohingya refugees were killed in a reported gunfight between a gang of robbers and Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members at Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar on March 12. Continue reading “Two Rohingya refugees killed in gunfight with Bangladesh special forces”

Rohingya victims demand OECD investigate Telenor’s complicity in genocide

Today (December 16), Rohingya victims of Burma’s genocidal operations in Maungdaw, Arakan State, filed an official complaint to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on violations of its investment guidelines by Norway’s state-owned Telenor company, demanding an independent investigation into the use of Telenor infrastructure by Burmese security forces to carry out atrocities against Rohingya.

Alethankyaw killing field report cover

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Breaking News: Hundreds of Burma Army reinforcements cause panic among Rohingya in Maungdaw

Reinforcement of hundreds of fully armed Burmese government troops into villages around Maungdaw township, northern Rakhine State, since early afternoon today is causing panic among local Rohingya communities.

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Turkey requests land for Rohingya camps

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu asked Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to allocate land for building camps for Rohingya refugees on September 24 at a high-level side event entitled “Rohingya Crisis – A Way Forward” at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at a high-level side event entitled “Rohingya Crisis – A Way Forward” at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York

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Three nations to jointly evaluate Rohingya repatriation progress

An informal trilateral meeting involving officials from Myanmar, Bangladesh, and China has led to the formation of a “tripartite joint working mechanism” to evaluate the situation on the ground for Rohingya repatriation, according to Dr AK Abdul Momen, the Bangladesh Foreign Minister.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister

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