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Rohingyas see glimmer of hope
Bangladesh Daily Star

Myanmar Rohingya calendar men jailed on new charges: police

A Rohingya man and boy gather at their shelter at the Thel-Chaung displacement camp in Sittwe located in Rakhine State, Myanmar (AFP Photo/Myat Thu) Five Myanmar men fined for publishing a calendar that described the country's persecuted Muslim ... Yahoo! Finance, 6 hours ago
Calcutta Telegraph

Myanmar set for first free polls in 25 years

A volunteer prepares paperwork at a polling station in Sittwe, Myanmar, on Saturday. (AFP) Yangon/Mandalay, Nov. 7 (Reuters): Myanmar goes to the polls tomorrow, taking its biggest stride yet in a journey to democracy from dictatorship, but the ...
 Calcutta Telegraph2 weeks ago

Sittwe's Sweet and sour - 2

In the place where the war meets...... Shahriar Feroze The near 5 hour boat journey from Mrauk U to Sittwe commenced at 8 in the morning. Both floors of the ferry became packed with half awaken local commuters. The final whistle had blown ...
 Bangladesh Daily Star2 weeks ago
Channel NewsAsia

Myanmar big parties woo the undecided in ethnic strongholds

SITTWE: Phyu Thar Sein has been selling fruits for 13 years. The 48-year-old will be voting in her constituency in Sittwe, Rakhine. But as voting is not compulsory in Myanmar, she may not even turn up to cast her ballot as she does not want to ...
 Channel NewsAsia3 weeks ago
Channel NewsAsia

Muslims with citizenship barred from Myanmar election, living in poverty

SITTWE, Myanmar: On an isolated island, accessible only by boat from Sittwe on the Myanmar mainland live thousands of Myanmar citizens living in abject poverty and denied the right to vote in the upcoming general elections. The reason: Their ...
 Channel NewsAsia3 weeks ago
Channel NewsAsia

Change ruling class, prevent Muslim 'occupation', says hardline Myanmar monk lobby

SITTWE, Myanmar: The leader of an influential and controversial Buddhist lobby group in divided Rakhine in north-west Myanmar has called for the people of the state to govern themselves in order to prevent a Muslim "occupation". Mr Nan Da Ba Tha, ...
 Channel NewsAsia3 weeks ago Change ruling class, forestall Muslim 'occupation', says hardline Myanmar monk foyer  DangoteNews.com3 weeks ago
Channel NewsAsia

Powerless Muslims still living destitute in fenced-off Myanmar camps

SITTWE, Myanmar: On the outskirts of Rakhine's capital lies Dar Paing camp, a wretched dusty landscape and home to thousands of internally displaced Muslims. Around this area, 140,000 people are registered in ten internally-displaced persons ...
 Channel NewsAsia3 weeks ago Powerless Muslims nonetheless dwelling destitute in fenced-off Myanmar camps  DangoteNews.com3 weeks ago
Channel NewsAsia

People smuggling resurgence likely in Myanmar, Rohingyas warn

SITTWE, Myanmar: Yasmin is a Rohingyan mother of four who sees no future for her and her young family in Myanmar. Like others in the dusty camp she lives in, the 27-year-old has no citizenship rights in the country by virtue of her religion and ...
 Channel NewsAsia3 weeks ago

In Sittwe, an independent candidate in name only tells of a split within his party

As the election campaign enters its crucial last days in the Rakhine capital of Sittwe, the Arakan National Party looks well placed to claim a significant number of seats in the state assembly, but not without some internal rifts along the way. U ...
 Myanmar Times3 weeks ago Rise of hardline Buddhist party bodes worse fate for Myanmar's oppressed Muslims  Interaksyon1 month ago Rising Rakhine party looming threat to Myanmar's Muslim minority  AlertNet1 month ago Arakan nationalist concedes loss  DVB2 weeks ago

Final Muslim enclave in Sittwe fears for future underneath Aung San Suu Kyi

SITTWE, Myanmar: As rain falls steadily on damaged cobbled streets, dozens of white-capped males, younger and previous and holding umbrellas, converge on a small flat-roofed constructing, the nondescript group mosque. The loudspeaker that may ...
 DangoteNews.com3 weeks ago Last Muslim enclave in Sittwe fears for future under Aung San Suu Kyi  Channel NewsAsia3 weeks ago Muslim enclave in west Myanmar fears for future  Channel NewsAsia3 weeks ago
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