By Mark Farmaner, Director, Burma Campaign UK Serious questions and doubts hang over the new MOU signed between the United Nations and the government of Burma on a supposed framework for creating conditions for safe return for Rohingya refugees. For a start, to date, it’s a secret deal. It’s about the Rohingya but the Rohingya
By Sharif Khiam on Jun 14, 2018 02:55 pm After watching a viral video of a bus crash at a Dhaka intersection, bus driver Mohammad Faruk Hawlader merely shrugged. The video shows a man casually crossing the road in the middle of an intersection where there is no pedestrian lane. A bus speeds by and
By Amin Masoodi on Jun 14, 2018 In its first-ever report on the state of human rights in Kashmir, the United Nations on Thursday slammed India and Pakistan for alleged abuses in areas they rule in the disputed Himalayan region and called for a major investigation into such violations. In the 49-page report, U.N.
Global powers express renewed interest in the Indo-Pacific, and intentions are divided over strategies that could counter China or entice Chinese participation. The Indo-Pacific region dominated discussions at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, even more so than the summit between leaders of North Korea and the United States, explains Donald K. Emmerson, director of the
By Anonymous on Jun 13, 2018 Authorities in Myanmar have verified that nearly all of the more than 100 refugees who washed ashore in Rakhine state earlier this week after bad weather wrecked their boat are Rohingya from Myanmar, except for 12 who are Bangladeshi citizens and will be returned to their country, two government
By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Jun 13, 2018 The United States urged Bangladesh on Wednesday to meet its human rights obligations while expressing concerns over reports that security forces had killed at least 147 people and arrested 21,000 since mid-May in a nationwide anti-narcotics campaign. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government launched the anti-drug campaign on
Bangladesh government’s Year of Mujib begins this Friday (January 10th). The authorities will do all they can to stop the publication of history critical of the country’s independence leader. Pinaki Bhattacharya January 9, 2020 In 2013, I read the book India after Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha. By then I had written a book, Sonali Banglar Rupali Kotha, on the
by Sayeed Al-Zaman 15 February 2020 How to convince people? Thousands of ways might be there but with a single instrument, that is language. Pursuing others using speech was thought be an art in the Classical Greece: they named it “rhetoric”. Yet, some thinkers like Plato, who was discontented with rhetoric and designated it as