Myanmar


Bangladesh Proposes To Create A Safe Zone In Myanmar For Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh has proposed to create a ‘safe zone’ in Myanmar’s Rakhine state for Rohingya refugees, where they fled state persecution in late 2017. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has called on Russia, China and India to help the country tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis. In an interview with Anadolu News […]


Myanmar’s Indigenous Population Faces Displacement From Environmentalist Group

Tanintharyi locals are facing displacement as their land has been taken and closed off for wildlife preservation efforts. This incident follows an already established trend of foreign entities curtailing Indigenous rights for the sake of inaccessible and often misinformed environmentalism. U.K. conservation group, Fauna and Flora International (FFI), is implementing […]


Reuters Journalists’ Appeal Rejected in Myanmar

Reuters journalists’ appeal is rejected in Myanmar. According to The Washington Post, two journalists employed by international news agency Reuters appealed their imprisonment to Myanmar’s High Court in Yangon last Friday. The journalists, Wa Lone, and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December of 2017 on charges of possessing official […]


Saudi Arabia Deports Dozens Of Rohingya Refugees To Bangladesh 1

After decades of living in Saudi Arabia and adjacent nations, the Saudi government recently motioned to deport several Rohingya migrants to neighboring Bangladesh. Interestingly, this particular group of residents solely inhabited this particular country of Saudi Arabia and holds no ties to Bangladesh. The current circumstance of Rohingya citizenship becomes […]


(Un)Stable Peace? Myanmar’s Ceasefire Agreement With Rebel Forces In The States Of Kachin And Shan

As the world’s attention is on the Rohingya crisis, the Myanmar military established a rare ceasefire agreement with rebel groups fighting in the Northern region of the country. The Tatmadaw – the name for the Myanmar military – agreed to cease all military operations in the States of Kachin and […]


Rohingya Future Uncertain As Repatriation Plans Postponed Until After Election

The future for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is as uncertain as ever, and the likelihood of a safe return to Myanmar in the near future is decreasing. Following protests by refugees to the initial repatriation attempts, the Bangladeshi government has put any plans on ice until after the December 30 […]


Rohingya Refugees To Remain Safe As Repatriation Plans Face A Dead End: A Positive Turn For The Better

As of 16th November, a clear shift away from Rohingya repatriation efforts can be evidenced. Following months of outcry by Rohingya refugees and strong critiques of repatriation plans and negotiations by Rohingya leaders, high-level human rights agencies, and not-for-profits- Bangladesh has indeed heeded the concerns expressed. Prior to arriving at […]


Aung San Suu Kyi Stripped Of Another Honour: The International Community Must Focus On Solutions Not Punishments

Amnesty International has withdrawn their ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ honour from Aung San Suu Kyi, expressing that they “could no longer justify her status as an Ambassador of Conscience” when she “no longer represents a symbol of hope, courage and the undying defence of human rights.” The withdrawal follows a number […]


U.S. Vice-President Pence Criticizes Chinese “Aggression” At ASEAN Meeting

This week Southeast Asian and other foreign leaders gathered in Singapore for the 33rd annual ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) meeting at a time when there are growing tensions in Asia. U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, speaking at the meeting, said, “We all agree that empire and aggression has no […]