Rohingya Issue | The Daily Star
  • Myanmar's assurance

    The statement of the visiting minister of Myanmar, Win Myat Aye, that his country would like to take back its Rohingya nationals sheltered in Bangladesh as soon as possible should be backed up by substantiated actions. So far, Myanmar has been procrastinating and delaying the process by putting newer conditions.

  • Protected return to protected homeland

    Last week, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her dismay at the stalemate on the repatriation of the Rohingyas. “We've been making various efforts… but there has been virtually no progress,” she said. A day earlier, her foreign affairs adviser, Gowher Rizvi, called for re-imposition of sanctions against Burma. “Without pressure, nothing will happen. Myanmar won't be secure for the Rohingyas. If Myanmar is not secure, Rohingyas will

  • Firmer actions needed

    That very little progress has been made with regard to the repatriation of the Rohingyas has been amply expressed by the prime minister in her meeting with the secretary general of Amnesty International very recently. The statement of the PM's special advisor on foreign affairs that unless sanction is imposed on Myanmar, their repatriation and a sustainable solution to the Rohingya issue are very unlikely, speaks of the intractability of the problem.

  • Rohingya camps potentially in harm's way

    The makeshift Rohingya camps in Ukhia of Cox's Bazar are at grave risk of being wiped out by landslide and are vulnerable to being ravaged in case of a nor'wester or cyclone as monsoon approaches.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    All problems can be solved thru' dialogue

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday told parliament that it was possible to resolve all problems with neighbouring countries through dialogue, no matter how complex those were.

  • Asean Summit and the Rohingya issue

    This year's Asean Summit ended on November 15 with the commitment to forge cooperation for peace, security and development. Asean and other world leaders attending the summit also pledged to boost business, investment and trade.

  • Rohingya Issue: FM briefs envoys of Myanmar's neighbours

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali yesterday met with envoys of the four countries sharing borders with Myanmar to discuss the

  • Case for a UN Interim Administration in Rakhine

    The situation has been further aggravated by the fact that host Bangladesh is itself a poor country, with a high population density, and that the country's southeast region is not the most geographically accessible area, with hilly terrains and lack of proper infrastructure.

  • 'We stand for mankind'

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said people will eat one meal a day and share another with the distressed Rohingyas, if necessary.

  • Rohingyas in Bangladesh: Myanmar proposes taking them back

    Myanmar yesterday formally proposed taking back the Rohingyas sheltered in Bangladesh but offered no specifics on how the repatriation of such a massive refugee population should take place. Bangladesh, on the other hand, proposed a bilateral agreement to facilitate the repatriation process and handed over a draft of the proposed deal to a visiting minister of the neighbouring country.

  • Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali

    Dhaka wants peaceful resolve of Rohingya issue: FM

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali says Bangladesh wants peaceful resolve of the Rohingya issue soon in line with the five-point proposal made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the recently concluded UN General Assembly.

  • Sheikh Hasina new star of East: Khaleej Times

    A leading daily newspaper of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) highly appreciates Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her humane approach on the Rohingya issue, dubbing her as the "new star of the East".

  • Suu Kyi's first public speech

    Needless to say that Myanmar's state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi's much awaited public speech regarding the crisis in the Rakhine state is deeply disappointing. We are shocked that she has chosen to gloss over the gross human rights violations carried out by Myanmarese security forces against Rohingyas.

  • Rohingya refugees

    UK declares £25m aid for Myanmar violence victims

    Britain announces an additional £25million aid to meet the urgent needs of the people in both Myanmar and Bangladesh affected by the violence in Rakhine state.

  • Sheikh Hasina

    PM flies to NY today to join UNGA

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here today for New York to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

  • parliament

    Rohingya Issue: Discussion in House 'today'

    Two separate discussions, one on the Rohingya issue and the other on the apex court's verdict on the 16th constitutional amendment,

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader

    Quader hopes India to stand by Bangladesh over Rohingya issue

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader expresses his hope that neighbouring country India will stand by Bangladesh over the Rohingya issue.

  • India refuses to be part of global declaration against Myanmar

    In yet another show of solidarity with Myanmar, India has refused to be a part of a declaration adopted at an international parliamentary forum conference in Indonesia as it carried "inappropriate" reference to violence in Rakhine state from where 1,64,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh.

  • Rohingya Issue: Indonesia FM arrives today to hold talks

    Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi is coming to Dhaka today to convey her country's gesture to stand beside Bangladesh,