Myanmar set to dodge full UN probe on Rohingya abuse

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Mar 8 : Myanmar looks set to escape an international investigation into alleged atrocities against its Rohingya minority, after the European Union decided not to seek one at the UN Human Rights Council, a draft resolution seen by Reuters showed today. The United Nations said in a report last month that […]

Obama-Era human rights envoy says U.N. must investigate Myanmar

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Feb 27 : The UN Human Rights Council must set up a commission of inquiry into Myanmar’s human rights record, as it has done for North Korea and Eritrea, and not spare its leader because of her iconic status, a former US human rights envoy said on Monday. Keith Harper, who […]

Senior Myanmar police jailed for negligence over Rohingya attacks

By Wa Lone YANGON, Feb 24 : Myanmar’s police court has sentenced three senior officers to prison for negligence after Rohingya insurgents overran three border posts in October, killing nine policemen, a government official said today. Several hundred Rohingya men, from a Muslim minority that many in Buddhist-majority Myanmar view as illegal immigrants from neighbouring […]

UN wants to negotiate with US, Canada to resettle Rohingya refugees

By Krishna N. Das COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Feb 16 : The United Nations’ refugee agency has asked Bangladesh to allow it to negotiate with the United States, Canada and some European countries to resettle around 1,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the South Asian nation, a senior official at the agency said. Tens of thousands of […]

Bangladesh says stopping Rohingya militants, allowing “helpless” refugees

By Krishna N. Das and Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Feb 9 : Bangladesh is working with Myanmar security forces to stop Rohingya Muslim militants crossing their shared border, but will continue to allow women, children and the elderly to seek shelter there, a top government official said. Around 69,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape […]

Aid ship to help Rohingyas arrives in Myanmar, greeted by protest

By Simon Lewis and Aye Win Myint YANGON, Feb 9 : A small group of protesters greeted a ship from Malaysia when it docked in Myanmar today carrying aid bound for the troubled state of Rakhine, where many members of the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority live. The ship docked on the outskirts of the commercial […]