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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Risks of Muslim pressure over Rohingya

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... is their inability to persuade Bangladesh, a fellow Muslim country, to adopt a more humanitarian approach to the fleeing Rohingya refugees. Bangladesh has turned away boats carrying hundreds of Rohingya ... might act as a magnate and draw more refugees. About 30,000 Rohingya are registered refugees living in two Bangladeshi camps run by the UN. But Dhaka says their actual number is 10 times ...

  2. Cut-price fares on offer as refugees take to the water

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman At least three boats carrying Rohingya refugees have set sail from Bangladesh in recent weeks, according to insiders in Cox's Bazar who said snakeheads were ... from Myanmar and Bangladesh to Malaysia in the same way and many of those men are working in Malaysia. This winter, too, there has been no exception.' Hundreds of refugees have died during ...

  3. Thai military says refugee boats from Myanmar have been stopped

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Morison

    ... Some of the would-be refugees, held captive in confined spaces without access to sunlight for six months, could barely walk when they arrived in Bangkok. No action has been taken over ...

  4. Treat refugees humanely, process them transparently

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Thai army's policy of towing Rohingya boatpeople out to sea and abandoning them has taken a terrible toll in human lives. Hundreds of refugees have perished and those who survived ... to process all refugee claimants. Bangkok has recently won praise from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for the 'generous' way it operates camps for refugees on its ...

  5. Thai army detains Rohingya boatpeople

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Morison in Phuket A boatload of Rohingya are in the custody of the Thai army after being apprehended north of Phuket. Local authorities confirmed that 54 would-be refugees were ... In January 2009, the South China Morning Post exposed the Thai army's policy of detaining Rohingya who land on Thai shores and towing them back out to sea. Hundreds of refugees are believed ...

  6. Pictures of pain show resilience

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Despite their suffering, refugees in Bangladesh retain a sense of dignity captured in singer Paul Wong's photos The plight of refugees in Bangladesh is vividly illustrated in a collection of images by amateur photographer and popular Hong Kong singer Paul Wong Kwun-chung. The photographs are part of a travelling exhibition called the Rohingya Refugee Photo Exhibition ...

  7. From hope to horror: one refugee's story

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... In November, 412 young men set out on a journey that would end with three quarters of them dead. This is the most extensive media interview with a survivor of the tragedy. Shaikh Azizur Rahman reports. Sent to sea in hulk by Thai soldiers, teen tells of b ...

  8. Myanmar incomers recognised as refugees

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... of Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi unexpectedly announced this week that all Rohingyas will be granted refugee status in accordance with UN rules. The administration's motives may be other than humanitarian, but the delighted Rohingyas are not questioning it. Rohingyas will be accorded all the legal, social and economic benefits that come with refugee status- no bed of roses but much better ...

  9. Region must work to improve the Rohingya's lot

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong on a short visit last week, Mr Abhisit repeated his vow never to let his country's military abandon refugees at sea again. This inhumane practice has left hundreds of Rohingya ... a more humane approach. The Thai army had been involved in a secret programme to detain migrants and refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh on a remote island and then abandon them at sea. ...

  10. Rohingya returnee counts his blessings

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman and Greg Torode, chief Asia correspondent Returnee Rohingya refugee Enamul Haque has been beaten by soldiers in Myanmar and detained for more than a year in Thailand ... it ended a year-long nightmare. A further 55 remain in limbo in indefinite detention pending further investigation- including six teenage boys. While the UN refugee agency yesterday praised ...




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