Posts Tagged ‘ Myanmar ’

A bigot, a coward, and a Nobel Laureate

June 21, 2015
Kayes Ahmed
A bigot, a coward, and a Nobel Laureate

Today I want to introduce you to a bigot and a Nobel laureate who ultimately is a coward and self-serving politician like the best of them. I am of course talking about Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese politician and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
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The tortuous road to Naga peace

June 19, 2015
Subir Bhaumik
The tortuous road to Naga peace

The publicity that surrounds the success of India’s ‘cross-border’ strike against rebels in Myanmar cannot hide the fact that the real failure of Indian intelligence was not in predicting the possible spot of the ambush but in anticipating the emergence of a rebel coalition in the jungles of Myanmar.
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Posted in Bi-lateral Issue, India, Neighbours, Politics, South Asia, War and conflict | No Comments »

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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