August 3 – August 9, 2020
• Facebook has objected to a request from the Gambia to release posts and communications by members of Myanmar’s military and police for use in the genocide case against Myanmar at the ICC, arguing this would violate US law.
• Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to provide $329 million in aid to Bangladesh for combating the coronavirus pandemic and has promised to talk with Myanmar to end the Rohingya crisis.
• Malaysia Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said he has requested the US to assist Malaysia in discussions with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees over the Rohingya refugee issue.
• Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has formally declared her intention to seek a second term in November’s election.
RSN follows the plight of the Rohingya community, an ethnic minority driven from their home country of Myanmar to a number of countries, most principally Bangladesh. RSN compiles a weekly developments tracker (or “digest report”), focusing primarily on news coming out of Bangladesh, but including regional and international perspectives. Highlights of each week are featured here and linked in more detail in the full digest report. If you would like to receive these digest reports directly to your inbox, please email [email protected].