Monthly Archives: May 2016

Myanmar Suu Kyi Scheduled to Visit Thailand Next Month

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AT Staff Correspondent Myanmar’s State Counselor and Foreign Minister, Suu Kyi is scheduled to visit Thailand in next month, according to the President’s Office. That Suu Kyi will make the trip to Thailand in June is correct but the exact dates of travel are still being unknown, the office’s spokesperson confirmed. He also refused to comment on if Myanmar’s president, ...

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Myanmar Calls the World to Forget Using the Term ‘Rohingya’

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AT Staff Report The Rohingya is the most persecuted ethnic minority group among the persecuted minorities of the world according to the recognition of United Nations and Human Rights Groups outside Myanmar. But according to Myanmar government and Buddhist nationalists, the Rohingya Muslims are treated as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh living in the western Rakhine State. Myanmar’s foreign ministry is ...

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The last of the remaining Rohingya escapees captured.

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By PHUKET Arakan Times: The last of 21 Rohingya escapees, who broke out from a Phang Nga Immigration Detention Center early Monday morning, were finally arrested last night, officials confirmed. “We received reports from locals in Baan Thai Thoi that the Rohingya men were spotted inside a mangrove forest and shrimp farm,” said Songyot Nakrit, Tum Bor Put village headman. ...

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BROUK President Meets with US Officials

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AT Correspondent The president of Burmese Rohingya Organization UK, Mr. Ro Tun Khin met with Assistant Secretary of State, Mr. Tom Malinowski and other US government officials in Washinton DC Thursday. Ro Tun Khin briefed the current situation of Rohingya in Arakan State of Myanmar and urged for immediate action of US government to protect the persecuted Rohingya. Tun Khin ...

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36 Rohingya Refugees Resettled From Malaysia in US

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  Arakan Times: Thirty-six Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar were on their way to resettlement in the United States after leaving a detention center in Malaysia, the U.N Refugee Agency confirmed Friday. The 36 were part of a wave of Rohingyas who landed in Malaysia during a migration crisis that gripped Southeast Asia in May 2015, according to the Kuala ...

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Oslo conference opens with calls for citizenship, rights for Rohingya

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An inter-faith group of religious leaders including Burmese Buddhist monks, Burmese Christian leaders, Imam and Doctor Malik Mujahid, and the Bishop Tor B. Jorgensen of Norway opened the session with a prayer for peace. By DVB Arakan Times: Some of the world’s most influential voices on Burma participated in an urgently organised conference on Southeast Asia’s Rohingya migrant crisis in Oslo, ...

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Saudi cooperation – to serve the Bangladeshi community Alminamarah

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By Alriyadh Arakan Times: His Highness Prince Faisal bin Mohammed bin Saad agent Emirate of Makkah Region Assistant to the rights of the Standing Committee explained to examine and remedy the situation of Alminamarah community during its meeting yesterday. The Ambassador of the Republic of Bangladesh to the Kingdom Ghulam Moshe discussed the situation of Alminamarah community in the Kingdom ...

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A Rohingya dies in motorbikes collision

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Arakan Times: A Rohingya man died in a motorbikes collision on the road of Monichaung of Sittwe, Arakan State on Tuesday. The deceased was known as Mohamed Shofik 37 s/o Nesar Ahamed of Monichaung, Sittwe. Source said, while Shofik was riding a bicycle by the road, two Rakhine youths on a motorbike came by wrong side and collided with the ...

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Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills12 people

By Ed Adamczyk Arakan times: Rescue efforts continue at a jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar, after 12 people died and about 100 more went missing after a landslide, officials said Tuesday. The landslide in the town of Hpakant, the center of northern Myanmar’s jade mining, came after days of heavy rains. Mining in the area, where much of the world’s highest-quality ...

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