41 non-government organizations have withdrawn from the Rohingya Refgee camps in Cox’s Bazar for their ‘misdoings’, according to Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen, who made the comment while talking to journalists after inaugurating the Medical Waste Management Process at Lalmatia in Sylhet city on August 31, 2019.
The decision of the government to remove Mohammad Abul Kalam, the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) from Cox’s Bazar office, and seven camps-in-charge came hard on the heels of a second failed repatriation attempt and a huge rally organized by the Rohingyas, according to separate gazette notifications issued by the Public Administration Ministry on September 2, 2019.
A Rohingya father was injured and his two sons killed in a road accident between a pickup van and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Howaikong Balukhali under Teknaf Upazila on the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf highway on September 2, 2019, according to Sharif Hasan, a sub-inspector of Nayapara Highway Police.
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has issued a letter to mobile phone operators to stop the sale of SIM cards and telecommunication services in the Rohingya camps of Cox’s Bazar within seven working days, after Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar directed the commission on September 1, 2019.
Maungdaw township authorities last week forbade displaced Rohingya villagers from resettling back in their original village of Bakaguna, Bakargonenah village tract, according to Halim, a human rights monitor from Maungdaw.Continue reading
The Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) demanded the removal of the racist term “Ku Lar” from the UN’s Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU) official maps of Northern Rakhine in an open letter to Mr. Knut Ostby, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar, dated May 2, 2019.Continue reading
Testimony of Rohingya villagers from Kha Maung Seik village tract, northern Maungdaw, implicates the Burmese security forces as the instigators of attacks on civilians in their area on August 25, 2017, offering a very different version of events than that given by Amnesty International in their new May 22nd report. Continue reading