A Myanmar policeman stands guard near a fence at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Rakhine state, western Myanmar, in August 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE

Singapore detains Myanmar nationals accused of links to Rakhine insurgent group

  • Home ministry says those arrested provided financial support to Arakan Army, with one coordinating fundraising efforts in Singapore
  • Those found involved in ‘activities of security concern’ will be deported, authorities say
Topic |   Singapore

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A Myanmar policeman stands guard near a fence at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Rakhine state, western Myanmar, in August 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Southeast Asian leaders link hands for a group photo at the opening ceremony of the 34th Asean Summit in Bangkok on June 23. Photo: EPA

Rohingya Muslims need citizenship and basic rights from Myanmar and Asean should make it happen, experts say

  • The region’s leaders issued a joint statement last week but held back from making demands of Myanmar in the repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh
  • But Asean needs to have ‘difficult conversations’ to make their return possible, experts at a conference in Malaysia said
Topic |   Rohingya Muslims

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Southeast Asian leaders link hands for a group photo at the opening ceremony of the 34th Asean Summit in Bangkok on June 23. Photo: EPA
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