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  • Rohingya refugees

    Govt okays Tk 2,312cr project

    The government is going to build settlements in Bhasanchar island of Hatiya upazila for temporarily accommodating one lakh of more than 10 lakh Myanmar nationals sheltered in Bangladesh.

  • Start Rohingya repatriation immediately

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday renewed her call to Myanmar to immediately start the repatriation of the Rohingyas.

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    Call it genocide

    The UN calls the Myanmar army's aggression against the Rohingya “ethnic cleansing”. “Ethnic cleansing” is a term invented by Slobodan Milosevic. It's a euphemism for forced displacement and genocide. It's an insidious term because there is no international treaty law against it, whereas there are international laws against forced displacement and genocide.

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    Rights watchers slam Myanmar’s ban on protests in biggest city

    Human rights monitors urge Myanmar to withdraw a ban on protests in its largest city, Yangon, amid fears that free speech is under pressure under the government led by democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Myanmar jails foreign journalists for attempt to fly drone

    A Myanmar court jails for two months two journalists on assignment for Turkey's state broadcaster, along with their interpreter and driver, for violating an aircraft law by filming with a drone.

  • Rohingya refugees

    Repatriation of Rohingyas

    The communiqué issued by Aung San Suu Kyi in response to a UN Security Council statement is disappointing. It is yet another reminder that Myanmar's government is looking for excuses to delay the resolution of the crisis.

  • Rohingya Issue: FM briefs envoys of Myanmar's neighbours

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali yesterday met with envoys of the four countries sharing borders with Myanmar to discuss the

  • CPA solidarity on Rohingya issue

    Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) member countries have extended full support to Bangladesh with commitment to stand beside the country on resolving Rohingya crisis.

  • Myanmar refugee

    Making Myanmar behave - A worthwhile mission

    When levers and counter-levers pull away in opposite directions the object of delivering change is stuck on the pulley, as it were. This is understandable as a scientific concept. But what is so eerily unethical is the oxygen of support Myanmar not only receives from a handful of countries, but is also pumped up by.

  • Suu Kyi Visits Rakhine Finally...

    Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit north Rakhine

    Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited conflict-battered northern Rakhine State for the first time yesterday, reportedly meeting Rohingya Muslims who have faced an army crackdown that has seen hundreds of thousands of the minority flee.

  • Rohingya problem world’s fastest-growing crisis: EU

    European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides describes the Rohingya crisis as the fastest-growing crisis in the world saying the EU has decisively stepped up its aid to Rohingya communities.

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    Myanmar working on Rohingya repatriation: Suu Kyi

    Amid worldwide criticism and backlash, State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi says her government has started working to repatriate those who have entered Bangladesh to flee violence in the country.

  • Myanmar military's murderous melodrama

    Myanmar has based its entire brutal, shameless operation on unarmed Rohingya civilian men, women and children, on the vaunted single incident of August 25 when reportedly...

  • Dragon meets elephant: China and India’s stakes in Myanmar

    While China has been investing in Myanmar for decades, in recent years, one notices greater Indian interests in the country. In this piece, I will try to explore both China and India's stakes in Myanmar.

  • UN's Bosnia promise forgotten in Myanmar

    After the shame of Bosnia, there should not have been a Myanmar. Yet, Myanmar happened because the big nations on both sides of the East-West divide have rendered the UN an ineffective organisation, a platform to talk and not to take actions.

  • AH Mahmood Ali

    Myanmar stays indifferent: FM

    Myanmar has been unresponsive to Bangladesh's efforts to improve bilateral ties over the last two years, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said yesterday.

  • Rohingya refugees, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Rohingya people,

    Preparations on for larger Rohingya influx to Bangladesh: UNHCR

    With the sudden increase of forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals, the UN Refugee Agency is apprehending fresh larger influx from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

  • Beware of Myanmar's subterfuge

    The Foreign Ministry's statement, following the mixed messages coming out of Naypyidaw after the visit of Myanmar's Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe to Bangladesh, that it betrayed the doubtful intention of Myanmar, has said it all.

  • Rohingya refugees, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Rohingya people,

    Rohingya people fear UN failed them

    UN leadership in Myanmar tried to stop the Rohingya rights issue from being raised with the government, according to a report published in the BBC that cited sources in the UN and the aid community.

  • Myanmar found guilty of genocide

    The Myanmar government is guilty of genocide against the Rohingya people, according to the verdict of international Permanent Peoples' Tribunal.

  • Fresh fires, blast hit Rakhine

    Twenty homes caught fire and a bomb was detonated near a mosque in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the government said yesterday, the

  • Force Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy

  • Rice price shows downward trend

    Failing to import parboiled (Shiddo) rice from Myanmar due to high price, the government yesterday approved another deal to import 50,000 tonnes of rice through international tender.

  • Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map

    For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi

    Highlights: Suu Kyi addresses nation on Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in her first address to the nation since the recent Rohingya crisis, condemned all human rights violations and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law. Here are the highlights of her televised address to the nation as reported by the Indian news portal.

  • Exodus exposes 'abject failure' of world leaders

    Human Rights Watch has called upon world leaders to impose targeted sanctions and a comprehensive arms embargo on the Myanmar military to stop ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas.

  • Prabarana Purnima: Buddhists to shun festivity in protest

    The country's Buddhist community will refrain from flying Fanush (colourful paper lanterns) in Prabarana Purnima this year in protest at the persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar.

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    ICRC concerned over violence against Rohingya

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expresses grave concern over the violence and its effect on all people in the northern areas of Rakhine in Myanmar.

  • UNSC Meeting on Myanmar: Call for immediate steps to end violence

    The UN Security Council yesterday expressed concern about excessive force used by Myanmar during its security operation in Rakhine State and called for "immediate steps" to end the violence.

  • Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly amid Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar's national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session in New York, a party spokesman says.