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12 Bangladeshi workers held in Malaysia

12 Bangladeshi workers held in Malaysia

Immigration officials have rounded up 55 foreigners including 12 Bangladeshis in Bukit Mertajam of Malaysia on charge of working there without work permit and for overstay, the Malaysian daily The Star reported. The other workers are from Myanmar and one from Nepal, Penang Immigration sources said. During a two-hour operation codenamed Ops Bersepadu started at...

Myanmar: Following Bangladesh's blueprint in garment sector

Myanmar: Following Bangladesh's blueprint in garment sector

Myanmar has set out an ambitious plan to emulate Bangladesh's runaway success in the garment sector, as it looks to become one of the major apparel suppliers itself, said a minister of the Southeast Asian nation. “In our country, the garment industry is booming. We hope we will be a hub for sourcing garment...

BGP kills ‘illegal’ Myanmar national in Teknaf

BGP kills ‘illegal’ Myanmar national in Teknaf

Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) shot dead a Myanmar national living in Bangladesh “illegally” while fishing in Naf River in Cox’s Bazar this morning. Police identified the deceased as Kala Miah, 40, son of Shahid Alam, a resident of Gudampara in Teknaf upazila, reports our Cox’s Bazar correspondent. Kala along with two others went to...

2nd round of BCIM talks tomorrow

2nd round of BCIM talks tomorrow

The second round of discussions for the BCIM corridor, an economic silk route between Bangladesh, India, China and Myanmar, will begin tomorrow at Cox’s Bazar. The two-day meeting will discuss the scope and modalities of cooperation in sectors of goods and services, investment, energy, multimodal connectivity and sustainable development, a press release from Bangladesh...

Give Rohingyas citizenship

The United Nations has adopted a resolution urging Myanmar to grant citizenship to its Rohingya Muslim minority, ramping up pressure on Naypyidaw to scrap a controversial identity plan. The measure was adopted on Friday by consensus in the General Assembly's rights committee following some wrangling with countries from the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which had sought stronger language. The resolution expresses "serious concern" over the plight of the Rohingya in Rakhine state, where 140,000 people live in squalid camps...

Why is Suu Kyi silent on Rohingyas?

RAKHINE state (formerly Arakan) in Myanmar has a diverse ethnic population. Official figures give the state's population as 40 lakhs (4 million) as of 2010. Rakhine state has a large Muslim minority, known as Rohingyas, of about 523,000, according to a 2009 UN estimate.  According to the UN, they are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. In 1982, the military rulers in Myanmar passed the Citizenship Act, in which there is a provision which states that people...

Myanmar's reform miracle stalls

THE East Asia Summit in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw last week was meant to be the country's crowning glory, and evidence that the government had successfully introduced political and economic reforms. While many Myanmar government leaders admit that there is still much to be done, especially in education, health and social welfare, many of the world and regional leaders in Myanmar for the summit must have been dismayed to see the reality -- there are few tangible results from the political...

Lured into risky sea trip

Lured into risky sea trip

Most of them were enticed by traffickers of landing lucrative jobs in Malaysia, while a few were kidnapped by thugs. They endured an ordeal for over a week before being rescued by Navy men. The 576 fortune seekers from Bangladesh and Myanmar were rescued on Monday from a cargo vessel near the Saint Martin's...

Illegal trip to Malaysia: Navy sues 85

Illegal trip to Malaysia: Navy sues 85

Two separate cases were filed today against 85 Myanmar and Bangladeshi nationals in connection with the illegal voyage to Malaysia by sea where around 600 trafficking victims were rescued. Lieutenant Commander M Mahbubur Rahman, executive officer of BNS Durjoy, a navy ship that intercepted a Myanmar cargo carrier carrying the people, lodged the cases...

Burdwan Blast: Myanmar national held from Hyderabad

Burdwan Blast: Myanmar national held from Hyderabad

In a major breakthrough, Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a Myanmar national from southern Indian city of Hyderabad in connection with the Burdwan blast case. The agency, probing the October 2 blast in Burdwan of West Bengal, identified the 38-year-old arrestee as Khaleed alias Khalid Mohammed, reports our New Delhi correspondent. Mohammed, said...

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