Myanmar vote ban extinguishes hope for ethnic minorities

The decision to exclude swathes of their homelands from the vote -- ostensibly over security concerns -- has instead filled them with anger and despair, with nearly two million people now ...

Trishaw drivers campaign for the National League for Democracy (NLD) party amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread, in Yangon, Myanmar, on 10 September 2020

Pakistan bans TikTok over ‘immoral content’

Chinese-owned TikTok which has become a global sensation with its short video clips has a huge user base among young Pakistanis, with some attracting millions of followers

Pakistan bans TikTok over ‘immoral content’

'Countries investing in Myanmar may not get desired returns'

Reminding about the possible uncertainty in the region, Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen has sought support from big countries to find a durable solution to the Rohingya crisis through ...

In this file photo taken on October 19, 2017 Rohingya refugees who were stranded walk near the no man`s land area between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Palongkhali area next to Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar

Virtual roundtable

‘Disability Act and Action Plan must be implemented’

There are laws, rules and regulations as well as an action plan in place for the rights of the disabled. But the problem lies in the implementation. Concerted efforts at a government and ...

Clockwise: Rashed Khan Menon, Shamsul Alam, Laila Jasmin Banu, Shafiqul Islam

TikTok proposes social media coalition to curb harmful content

The company, owned by China's ByteDance and at the centre of a political battle between Washington and Beijing, said it had sent letters to nine companies for a memorandum of understanding on content ...

The TikTok logo is pictured outside the company's US head office in Culver City, California, US, on 15 September 2020

Legal notice seeks Hindu, Buddhist women's right to inherit property

A legal notice has been issued to the government asking it to take necessary steps to ensure equal rights of inheritance of property for Hindu and Buddhist women

Supreme Court of Bangladesh

Myanmar erases names of Rohingya villages, UN map makers follow suit

The satellite images show the base built on the site of Kan Kya doubled in size in the past year and two helipads were added. A new road has been built over the site of another razed village nearby ...

A police officer stands in a house that was burnt down during the days of violence in Maungdaw, Myanmar, on 30 August 2017

Sinha murder probe report

Police actions were rash, unprofessional

The investigation committee said that an individual became all powerful through the misuse of laws. Liaqat’s firing is the result of that. Mentioning the reign of terror in the area, the committee ...

Police actions were rash, unprofessional

Malaysia deports Rayhan who criticised treatment of migrants in Al Jazeera documentary

Mohammad Rayhan Kabir was deported to Bangladesh late on Friday, Khairul Dzaimee Daud told Reuters. He did not respond to further queries on why Rayhan was deported

Police in Malaysia allegedly detain Bangladesh citizen Rayhan Kabir for giving an interview to Al Jazeera for a documentary 'Locked up in Malaysia's Lockdown

Myanmar urged to release imprisoned Rakhine student leaders

On 23 February, members of Yangon University’s Rakhine Students’ Union, the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU), and Yangon University of Economics Students’ Union held a protest at the ...

Myanmar urged to release imprisoned Rakhine student leaders
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