Myanmar’s ruling military has released Ashin Wirathu, a firebrand religious figure, who's been dubbed The Face of Buddhist Terror for his anti-Muslim views.
Of the 90 people who set off on a troubled journey from Bangladesh in hopes of sanctuary in Malaysia, eight were found dead by Indian Coast Guards in February.
The persecuted Muslim group doesn’t have a Rohingya translation of Islam’s holiest book.
Several people have died and hundreds more are missing at a refugee camp full of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh.
Blaze at Cox’s Bazar on Monday killed at least 15 people, leaving 400 others missing and 45,000 more homeless as it ripped through their flimsy bamboo-and-tarpaulin shelters, UN Refugee Agency said.
Bangladesh government wants to move more than 100,000 Rohingya people from makeshift camps in its southeastern border, where around a million of the Muslim minority live in dire conditions after fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar in 2017.
Statement issued in the name of executive members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party says authorities began raiding their offices in Mandalay and other regions and seized documents and laptop computers.
Authorities say a majority of the group was women who were accompanied by a number of children between the ages of five to 10.
Rights activists have expressed doubts about the willingness of the transferees, accusing officials of padlocking Rohingya homes in camps on the Myanmar border.
Bangladesh reports just under 1,000 Rohingya refugees are in the latest group heading to Bhashan Char, despite opposition from rights activists.
The Nobel laureate, once seen as an icon of democracy, took part in an election in which Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities were not allowed to vote.
Observers are already dismissing the polls as lacking credibility.
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