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Rezaul Karim Myanmar President Thein Sein will pay a three-day official visit to Bangladesh beginning on July 15 with officials saying that repatriation of Rohingya refugees, energy cooperation, trade and connectivity will be high on the agenda. Besides, cooperation in the agriculture sector will also come up for discussion while Dhaka and Nay Pyi Taw, […]

by Barrister Harun Ur Rashid Myanmar is a multi-religious country with 60 million people. Statistics show that 89% of the population are Buddhists, 4% are Christians, 4% are Muslims, and 3% follow other religions, including Hinduism and the Bahá’í Faith. The name “Rohingya” is derived from “Rohang,” believed to be the ancient name of the […]

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By Andrew R.C. Marshall TAKEBI, Myanmar (Reuters) This village in northwest Myanmar has the besieged air of a refugee camp. It is clogged with people living in wooden shacks laid out on a grid of trash-strewn lanes. Its children are pot-bellied with malnutrition. But Takebi’s residents are not refugees. They are Rohingya, a stateless Muslim […]

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By DAN MORRISON DHAKA, Bangladesh — The Rohingyas of Myanmar would seem to be a most impolite people. They refuse to die. A population of Muslims descended from Burmese Buddhists, ethnic Bengalis and Arab seafarers, the Rohingyas are despised and violated in their homeland and often rejected when they seek refuge elsewhere. Since last week, […]

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  DHAKA — Bangladesh refused on Thursday to open its border to Rohingya Muslims fleeing communal violence in neighbouring Myanmar despite pressure from the United States and rights groups.

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YANGON, Burma (AP) – Burma’s president on Sunday night declared a state of emergency in a western state where sectarian tensions between Buddhists and Muslims have unleashed deadly violence. He warned that if the situation spun out of control, it could jeopardize the democratic reforms he has been instituting since taking office last year. It […]

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By: Nizam Ahmed Bangladesh has tightened security along the border with Myanmar to prevent a possible influx of Rohingya Muslims following raging sectarian violence that killed 12 people in western Rakhine state over the last one week, security officials said in Dhaka on Friday. The sectarian violence has spread into Maungdaw town close to Bangladesh […]

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                              Democracy is a popular sovereignty; i.e. the rule of the people. The main objective is to the pursuit of liberty.  It is not just winning elections but an avenue to good governance, organizing relations between the rulers and the ruled […]

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