Bangladeshi border guards conduct raids on illegal Rohingya

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have arrested more than 85 Rohingya and deported them to Burma after conducting raids from Jan.15-16, according to one local who didn’t want their name used. Since the sectarian violence in Arakan state broke out in June and October,...

Bangladesh dismisses Suu Kyi comments

The Bangladesh government has rejected comments by Myanmar (Burma) opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, suggesting stateless Muslim Rohingyas may be illegal Bangladeshi migrants. Myanmar has been rocked by two outbreaks of fighting between Buddhists and Rohingyas...

Mass arrests of Rohingya in Rakhine State: BROUK

A Burmese joint police and security force raided a Rohingya village in Maungdaw Daw in Rakhine State on Wednesday in search of Rohingya Muslims, according to a statement issued by the Burmese Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK). During the raid, three Rohingya were...

Stateless Rohingyas pin hope on PM Manmohan’s visit

Gautam Debroy, New Delhi (May 26): When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be reaching Naypyidaw on Sunday for a three-day official visit, majority of Rohingya refugees living in India, with a good number of their presence in Northeastern states, will be hoping for an...

Delhi plays reluctant host to Myanmar’s nowhere people

NEW DELHI: Hands clasped behind his back, Nazeer Ahmad stands stiff. He’s in a lungi, kurta and skullcap at the edge of a huddle of men speaking to a reporter in the shade of a barely-there tin sheet propped up on bamboo stilts. Listless as he stands on a dusty,...