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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...

Unwarranted tension on eastern border

THE last thing that we would want to have is an unsettled border in our eastern wing, although the current tension at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border has eased somewhat after the return of the body of the BGB soldier killed by the Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP). It is difficult to rationalise the action of the BGP, renamed from NASAKA, as to why it resorted to firing when there was no provocation from the BGB side at all. That a BGB...

Dhaka's effort for good ties gets a blow

The recent attack on Bangladeshi border guards by Myanmar troops may adversely affect Dhaka's move to forge a good relationship through dispelling distrust between the neighbouring countries. Dhaka has recently taken a number of steps to resolve the Rohingya issue, diffuse tension between the border guards of the two nations and improve trade and other exchanges, diplomatic sources said. During her visit to Myanmar last year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally offered financial assistance and expertise to assist it in resolving...

Myanmar to withdraw army from border soon: Minister

Myanmar to withdraw army from border soon: Minister

Myanmar will withdraw its troops deployed along the Naikkhangchhari border soon, State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said today following escalation of tension between the neighbouring countries following firing on Bangladesh border guards. The minister said the killing of a Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) nayek on Wednesday and firing on BGB men on...

FIRING ON BANGLADESH BORDER GUARDS IN BANDARBAN

Myanmar hands over BGB man's body

Myanmar hands over BGB man's body

Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) this afternoon handed over the body of a Bangaldeshi border troop who was killed in BGP firing at Painchhari border of Bandarban Wednesday escalating tension near the frontier. The body of BGB nayek Mizanur Rahman was handed over around 5:45pm to BGB officials in Naikkhangchhari, our Bandarban correspondent reports. BGB Director...

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