UNHCR banned from issuing refugee cards

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Arakan Times: The Cabinet has decided that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will no longer be able to issue refugee cards on a walk-in basis at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur with immediate effect. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said the decision was made due to the increasing uncontrolled and unmonitored UNHCR ...

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Myanmar army admits villagers killed during interrogation

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  Arakan Times:  Myanmar’s military said today it was investigating the death of five villagers during an interrogation by soldiers and would punish wrongdoers, a rare admission from an army long accused of rights abuses. The military, which ruled over the impoverished country for nearly half a century until 2011, seldom admits wrongdoings despite a stewardship marked by brutal repression. ...

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WFP says no food aids for Rohingya victims in Mrauk U and Perein

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Staff Correspondent World Food Program (WFP) has declared on July 14, 2016 that it will stopped food aid distribution to Rohingya who have been victims of violence committed by Rakhine extremists in 2102 in Parein and Mrauk U of Arakan State. These Rohingya people were attacked by Rakhine aggressive mobs in Parein and Mrauk U under Rakhine State in 2012 ...

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Malaysian authority arrests 15 Myanmar nationals

AT Online Report The Malaysian Immigration Department apprehended 15 Myanmar nationals in an operation at Ops Ikrar that was conducted at Plaza Bukit Mertajam, Jalan Arumugam Pillai here, today. The 15 foreigners including a woman were all Myanmar nationals who were arrested during an operation that continued 9.30am to 1pm at the mall, its Deputy Assistant Director Fairuz Ismail said. ...

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Indian Coast Guard Seizes Myanmar Vessel

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  AT Online Report The Coast Guards of India detained a fuel loaded Myanmar vessel after hunting for about two hours by the ICG ships while moving around Andaman Island on last Monday night. The Indian Coast Guard ships Raj Kamal and Bhikaji Cama were on a routine patrol of Northern Group of Islands at 11 pm on July 17, ...

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An American Professor interviews Rohingya leader at , Sittwe

An American Professor interviews Rohingya leader at Aung Minglar, Sittwe

AT Correspondent, Sittwe A professor from United State has visited in Sittwe and interviewed the Rohingya leader, Lawyer U Kyaw Hla Aung regarding the history of Rohingya existence in Arakan on Monday 18th of July, 2016 at around 3.30 pm. He was known as Mr. Tatsushi (Tasts) Arai, PhD, Associate Professor of Peace Building and Conflict Transformation from SIT Graduate ...

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Myanmar announces dedicated task force to fight religious aggression

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  AT Online Report Myanmar government has declared to start a Crisis Committee in an attempt to verify extremism and hate speech, amid an upsurge in sectarian violence that saw two mosques destroyed by Buddhist mobs. President U Htin Kyaw announced the Emergency Management Central Committee charged with the task of preventing further racial or religious conflicts from flaring up ...

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi holds landmark rebel talks

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Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (centre) holds talks with leaders from the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Yangon on July 17, 2016. — AFP Arakan Times:  Myanmar’s de facto premier Aung San Suu Kyi held landmark talks with senior rebel leaders today, as she strives to seal a ceasefire ...

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Rakhine hoodlums destroy Rohingya’s paddy saplings in Rathedaung

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AT Correspondent, Rathedaung Rakhine immoral residents of Anokpyin village have destroyed the entire paddy saplings of a Rohingya farmer of Anokpyin village of Rathedaung, Sittwe. The paddy land owner was identified as Yasin 33 s/o Abdul Malek of the village. Source said, the Rakhine miscreants ran after Md Hashim 35 s/o Younsuf and Rohim 30 s/o Nura Miah to beat ...

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Myanmar drops anti-Muslim activist defamation charges

Myanmar drops anti-Muslim activist defamation charges

By Kyaw Ye Lynn Arakan Times: A prominent anti-Muslim activist has been freed from detention after being previously charged with defamation for posting a provocative statement on Facebook about the Myanmar’s military chief and its de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. The ruling — in which a court dropped all charges Friday against Nay Myo Wai — has fuelled ...

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