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Myanmar

Economic <i>Nirvana</i>

PLEASURE IS ALL MINE

Economic Nirvana

WHEN the Board of Investment (BoI) invited me to a dialogue on the State of the Economy, it used a trump card of a huge sell-point we have acquired by virtue of a sizeable success through the recent maritime boundary delimitation along the Bay. It was an irresistible invitation for many in spite...

Foreign Secy-Level Meeting with Myanmar

Rohingya, trade high on agenda

Repatriation of Rohingya refugees, border management, human trafficking, boosting trade and investment, and introduction of coastal shipping will be high on the agenda at the Bangladesh-Myanmar meeting to be held in Dhaka on August 31. The foreign secretary-level Eighth Foreign Office Consultation will also discuss issues like regular holding of security dialogues, import of gas from Myanmar, confidence-building measures to remove misunderstanding between the two neighbouring countries, cooperation in areas of climate change, energy, agriculture, education and increasing border trade...

4 held with over 29,000 Yaba tablets in capital

4 held with over 29,000 Yaba tablets in capital

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested four people along with 29,800 Yaba tablets and Tk 11 lakh from Matuail in the capital early today. The arrestees are Helal Uddin, 36, and his associates Boni Amin, 50, Nazmul Hasan, 27, and Ibrahim Hawladar, 26. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab conducted a raid at a...

Maritime Boundary

Disputes resolved only for AL

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that if the Awami League was not voted to power in the 2008 and 2014 general elections, Bangladesh could not win the international courts' verdicts over maritime boundary disputes with Myanmar and India. "Questions could be raised whether the previous governments except the one led by the Awami League and myself would ever dare file cases over maritime boundary disputes with India and Myanmar. The BNP didn't have the courage even for demanding the...

Yunus discusses social business with Suu Kyi

Yunus discusses social business with Suu Kyi

Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus met Aung San Suu Kyi, an opposition politician in Myanmar and a Nobel peace laureate, at her home in Yangon on Saturday and discussed social business programmes of Bangladesh. Yunus went to Yangon for a three-day visit at the invitation of British Council in Myanmar. Yunus was invited to speak...

Sectarian violence kills 2 in Myanmar

Sectarian violence kills 2 in Myanmar

Buddhist mobs on motorbikes drove through the city of Mandalay throwing stones at mosques and Muslim-owned shops in a second night of violence that left at least two people dead, authorities said Thursday. One victim was identified as a Muslim man, said U Tin Aung, a Muslim official who was arranging his funeral. Residents said...

BGP hands over 32 Bangladeshis

BGP hands over 32 Bangladeshis

Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) handed over 32 Bangladeshi nationals, who were jailed there on charges of infiltrating into the country and committing various crimes, this morning under the extradition treaty between the two countries. A 24-member team of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Battalion- 42 led by Teknaf Border out Post (BoP) company commander...

3 traffickers sued for firing in Bay

3 traffickers sued for firing in Bay

Bangladesh Coast Guard today sued three detained human traffickers for firing on a trawler in the Bay of Bengal that left five Bangladeshis killed and many injured yesterday. The trio – two from Thailand and one from Myanmar -- has also been accused of trafficking people to Malaysia illegally, said Lt Gazi Harun-Ur Rashid,...

S Korea unveils monument to Myanmar 1983 bombing

Dozens of South Korean officials and tearful family members gathered in Myanmar Friday to unveil a monument commemorating victims of a 1983 North Korean bombing aimed at assassinating the South's president. Visitors laid white flowers at the sombre stone structure in Yangon, in tribute to the 17 South Koreans killed during the attack at the Martyrs' Mausoleum. South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se hailed the event as "a landmark in our relations", adding that Seoul would pursue a "much stronger friendship"...

Medical crisis unfolds for Rohingyas

Clashes between Muslims and Buddhists in Myanmar may have subsided, but there is a new crisis brewing in the camps housing Muslim Rohingya. Some readers may find details of this report by the BBC's Jonah Fisher disturbing. Arriving by boat near Kyein Nyi Pyin camp, there's no obvious sign that something is wrong. It's nearly three years since the 4,000 Rohingya Muslims of Kyein Nyi Pyin were driven off their land by gangs of Rakhine Buddhists, and the camp now has...

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