Myanmar

ASEAN needs a longer-term approach to the Myanmar crisis

ASEAN must continue to create the space to learn from the various Myanmar stakeholders and seek the support of the major frontline states, namely China and India, in its efforts.

Insight / In a rebel-held Myanmar town, fragile unity pushes junta to the brink

The fall of Myawaddy means that Myanmar's two most important land border crossings are in resistance hands, after the rebels last year claimed control of Muse, near the Chinese border.

BOOK REVIEW: NONFICTION / A tale of forced displacement and uncertain futures

Review of ‘The Displaced Rohingyas: A Tale Of A Vulnerable Community’ (Routledge, 2024), edited by SK Tawfique M Haque, Bulbul Siddiqi, and Mahmudur Rahman Bhuiyan.

Border tensions: Foreign ministry summons Myanmar envoy to protest

The foreign ministry has summoned Myanmar Ambassador to Bangladesh U Aung Kyaw Moe to strongly protest the ongoing events on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border

US watching developments in Myanmar closely

The US is very concerned over the escalation of conflicts in Myanmar and is keeping a close watch on the situation.

Tensions spill over Tumbru border

At least 68 Myanmar border guards, 15 of them bullet-hit, took refuge in Bandarban yesterday as fighting raged close to the border in the district’s Tumbru area.

BOOK REVIEW: FICTION / The heart will lead you back

Originally from Massachusetts, international development consultant Elizabeth Shick was living with her family in Yangon, Myanmar from 2013-2019 and got to witness not just Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy win the 2015 elections by a landslide, but the military crackdown on Rakhine state that led to the Rohingya exodus into Bangladesh in 2017.

The road to a new Myanmar

Myanmar is facing a structural metamorphosis, putting its South and Southeast Asian neighbours on alert.

Myanmar central bank to no longer set forex rates

The report gave no reason for Tuesday's decision by the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) and no notice of the policy change was posted on the CBM's website. Calls to the CBM went unanswered early on Wednesday.

November 16, 2023
November 16, 2023

For sustainable Rohingya repatriation, citizenship and security are must

A 30-member Myanmar delegation—during their recent visit to Cox’s Bazar—failed to make any commitment to the refugees regarding their request for repatriation to their original homes

September 19, 2023
September 19, 2023

Booters lose against Myanmar

Bangladesh Olympic football team's bid to make it to the Round of 16 for the second time in a row was dealt a huge blow with a 1-0 defeat against Myanmar in their opening match of the Asian Games at the Xiaoshan Sports Complex Stadium in Hangzhou yesterday.

August 24, 2023
August 24, 2023

Bangladesh to import onion from 9 more countries

The countries are: China, Egypt, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey, Myanmar, Thailand, the Netherlands and the UAE

August 1, 2023
August 1, 2023

Suu Kyi pardoned in 5 cases, still faces 14 others

Jailed Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been pardoned in five criminal cases, although she still faces 14 others, state media said Tuesday

May 29, 2023
May 29, 2023

Safe repatriation must be the goal

We need a sustainable, not one-off, solution

January 8, 2023
January 8, 2023

Why hasn’t the UN recognised the 1971 Bangladesh Genocide yet?

UN recognition of the 1971 East Pakistan genocide is not only important for the global body to regain its credibility and effectiveness, but also to expose a military institution which is seen as of strategic value to the West.

November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022

Rohingya, Geopolitics and Myanmar: An Uncertain Future

Myanmar's geopolitical value is putting Bangladesh in a tight spot

October 19, 2022
October 19, 2022

7 most beautiful temples around the world

Temples have historically played a vital part in not only the fabric of many religions but also the livelihoods of communities, dating back to the dawn of civilization. These amazing buildings are safe places for people who want to grow spiritually or learn more about a certain religion. Ancient and revered temples are both reminders of a region's past and towering examples of its traditional architectural styles. Whether it's an all-white, quirky temple in Thailand or a Doric sanctuary above Athens, these stunning temples are worth a visit on your next trip.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

Tempering expectations in the aftermath of ICJ’s decision

What does the recent ICJ decision regarding Myanmar mean for Rohingya refugees?

September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022

Bangladesh should revisit its Myanmar policy

What does the repeated violation of Bangladesh’s land and airspace by the troublesome neighbour signify?

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