Posts Tagged ‘ Myanmar ’

When soldiers occupy their own countries

January 25, 2015
Syed Badrul Ahsan
When soldiers occupy their own countries

The army-picked parliament in Thailand has impeached deposed prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
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Posted in 1971, Army, Democracy, Politics, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Fighting our wars in peace: In search of a ‘just’ war

September 8, 2012
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Fighting our wars in peace: In search of a ‘just’ war

War and religion have always had an intricate and complicated relationship: war has historically been an instrument to progress ideology, acquire resources and exercise power
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The Burmese hustle: Human rights treaties and the Rohingya question

August 16, 2012
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
The Burmese hustle: Human rights treaties and the Rohingya question

Human rights treaties have become an instinctive marker for a country’s ability to uphold human rights, and be considered a “developed” country to fit into the fraternity of civilized states.
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Posted in Human Rights | 11 Comments »

Alaol’s unfortunate children and Bengali nationalistic chivalry

July 1, 2012
Rumi Ahmed
Alaol’s unfortunate children and Bengali nationalistic chivalry

It was 1978. The now-defunct Weekly Bichitra made a cover story titled, “Manush Aite achhe – naaf nodeer baner lahan” (People are coming in like flood on Naaf River). All of a sudden, a group of people living in the Arakan region of northwest Burma
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Posted in Human Rights | 24 Comments »

Denying Rohingyas: Not in our name

June 17, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
Denying Rohingyas: Not in our name

The image of a Rohingya man pleading to be allowed into Bangladesh from Myanmar with folded hands and a weeping face says it all. But what the image doesn’t say is that the family was refused entry and they moved on to another destination, most probably the one they were trying to escape.
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Posted in Human Rights, Politics, World | 52 Comments »

A ‘great win’ for Bangladesh

April 8, 2012
Moin Ghani
A ‘great win’ for Bangladesh

The day I started writing this article Bangladesh achieved a great win by defeating its bigger neighbour, India, by five wickets in a cricket match at the Mirpur Cricket Stadium, Dhaka. However, two days earlier, on 14 March 2012, Bangladesh achieved a greater win
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Surfing of the ‘sovereign’ seas

March 29, 2012
M. Sanjeeb Hossain
Surfing of the ‘sovereign’ seas

Perhaps the greatest ‘pleasant’ surprise to me arrived last Saturday (March 17, 2012) when the bdnews24.com headline read “India favours bilateral end to sea dispute”.
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