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11 Years, $300 Million and 3 Convictions. Was the Khmer Rouge Tribunal Worth It?

11 Years, $300 Million and 3 Convictions. Was the Khmer Rouge Tribunal Worth It? By SETH MYDANSAPRIL 10, 2017 Photo Skulls of victims of the Khmer Rouge at the Choeung Ek memorial, a mass grave in Phnom Penh. The Khmer Rouge regime killed 1.7 million Cambodians from 1975 to 1979. Credit Damir Sagolj/Reuters BANGKOK — […]

Cheques and imbalancesThe government initiates a coup at Bangladesh’s biggest bank Board members receive a visit from military intelligence IT WAS an odd job for a spy agency. On the morning of January 5th military intelligence operatives phoned the chairman, a vice-chairman and the managing director of Islami Bank Bangladesh, picked them up from their […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — Focusbangla file photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday wooed Indian business leaders urging them to invest in Bangladesh, particularly in its infrastructure projects, and power and energy, manufacturing and transport sectors. ‘The Indian business community can take full advantage of Bangladesh’s steady economic growth, high demographic dividend, cheaper business […]

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Khaleda Zia. — New Age file photo A Dhaka court on Monday asked Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on April 25 in 11 cases, including a sedition filed for her remarks about the number of martyrs during the Liberation War in 1971. Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge Kamrul Hossain Mollah passed […]

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Garment shipments to Canada, one of the major export destinations for Bangladeshi manufacturers, dropped 7 percent to $437.78 million in the first half of this fiscal year on the back of lower demand. “The decline is due to global slump in demand for apparel,” said Faruque Hassan, vice-president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Expor-ters Association. […]

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The natural reaction to the remarks of Prime Minister Modi that the Teesta issue would be resolved during the tenure of the present incumbents in both countries, and it will be resolved soon is – how soon is soon. These words sound like a lullaby, being repeatedly regurgitated, that a mother sings to a truant […]

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The Indian government rejected the proposal of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee that Bangladesh should look for alternative sources of water other than the Teesta. On Saturday, Banerjee said in New Delhi that the Teesta did not have enough water to meet the needs of Bangladesh and, hence, it should seek water from other […]

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