Month: January 2017

RVISION January 31, 2017

The Bangladesh government is moving to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees to a vulnerable island in the Bay of Bengal. A government directive said they would be transferred to Thengar Char before being repatriated to Myanmar. Rights groups have raised strong objections to the plan, saying it amounts to a forced relocation. […]

RVISION January 30, 2017

A legal adviser for Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy was shot dead outside the country’s busiest airport on Sunday, in a rare outbreak of what appeared to be political violence in the commercial capital, Yangon. Police arrested a lone gunman, but a motive was unknown in the killing of 65-year-old Ko Ni, a prominent […]

RVISION January 30, 2017

A three-member delegation of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State visited two Rohingya camps in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of the district on Sunday, reports UNB. The delegation members are chair of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Win Mra, former UN Special Advisor to Secretary-General (2003-2006) Ghassan Salame’, and Core Member and Founder of […]

msa January 28, 2017

By RVision Correspondent | January 28, 2017 Maungdaw – A Rohingya girl child bit by an infected dog died in southern Maungdaw on Wednesday (Jan 25) due to deprivation of access to medical treatments, a local source has reported. The deceased child is identified as the 6-year-old daughter of U Abdul Hakim, a local of […]

msa January 27, 2017

By Rohingya Mirror | January 27, 2017 Maungdaw – The Myanmar military robbed humanitarian aids from a number of displaced Rohingya families in northern Maungdaw last Sunday (Jan 22), which had been provided to them (the displaced families) by the UNHCR and the WFP earlier, it has been reported. The UNHCR (the United Nations High […]

Ajmeer January 27, 2017

ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman, received in his office in Jeddah the final report on the work of the standing committee to correct the status of Burmese expats. The report which Prince Khaled Al-Faisal received from Prince Faisal bin Mohammad, deputy governor for rights affairs and chairman of […]

msa January 26, 2017

By Rohingya Eye | January 26, 2017 Maungdaw — The displaced Rohingya villagers at the village of Kyikanpyin in  Maungdaw Township have shown their disagreement over the Myanmar government’s plan to resettle them at a different place, it has been reported. Earlier, the displaced villagers welcomed the promise by the Myanmar authorities of restoring them […]

RVISION January 25, 2017

GENEVA – The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar on Tuesday warned about possible reprisals against people she met during her recent visit to the country. “There is one word that has hung heavily on my mind during this visit — reprisals,” Yanghee Lee said in a statement following her 12-day trip. “I […]

RVISION January 25, 2017

For more than three months the Burmese Army has been on the rampage against the Rohingya.  When they attack villages they rape women, torture and execute men, make mass arrests and burn homes. 65,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh. There is no end in sight for the crisis. Now the British government is considering […]