Rohingya Genocide

Source_The Reflective Heart : Rohingya Genocide , Thoughts and Spiritual Scribblings by Azril Mohd Amin

Among the unjust borders that the western powers drew after World Wars I and II, the border between Arakan and South Thailand is among the cruelest. The Muslims of Rohingnya were cut off from the Malay Muslims of South Thailand, as well as the Muslims of Malaysia and Bangladesh

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NARINJARA:Three Burmese Army Deserters Brought to Dhaka for Interrogation

Cox’sbazar: Three Burmese soldiers that were arrested by Bangladesh forces were brought to army headquarters in Dhaka for interrogation about the border situation and their desertion from the Burmese army, said a source.

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A regional solution for Rohingyas


MARCH 20 — In January this year, shocking news emerged of the mistreatment by Thai security forces of over a thousand ‘boat people’ travelling from Bangladesh and Burma to Thailand and Malaysia. Most of them were ethnic Rohingyas from Arakan State in Burma.

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Bravo un-Islamic Indonesia, just heartlessly chased out your fellow Muslims in distress

Bravo un-Islamic Indonesia,

just heartlessly chased out your fellow Muslims in distress

Bravo un-Islamic Indonesia, just heartlessly chased out your fellow Muslims in distress, Allah may reward you with various disasters for that ‘kind’ action and for not stopping the Myanmar military rulers’ atrocity on Muslims. No wonder Muslim leaders/countries around the world are facing all the problems. All of them are shamelessly greedy, selfish and racial.

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Be-careful SPDC military leaders, we will recall all of you in a near future, now look;Bangladesh envoy recalled over murder charge

Be-careful SPDC military leaders,

we will recall all of you in a near future, now look;

Bangladesh envoy recalled over murder charge

Bangladesh has recalled its ambassador to Malaysia, an official said today, allegedly to face charges over the 1975 assassination of the country’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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General Assembly




Vote on Human Rights Situation on Myanmar

The draft resolution on the human rights situation in Myanmar (document A/63/430/Add.3) was adopted by a recorded vote of 80 in favour to 25 against, with 45 abstentions, as follows:

Against Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brunei Darussalam, China, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, India, Iran, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Libya, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Oman, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe.

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Mizzima:No headway in Burma-Bangla bilateral maritime parleys

By:Salai Pi Pi

The two-day bilateral delimitation talks between Burma and Bangladesh over the disputed maritime boundary, held in Dakha, capital of Bangladesh, failed to make any headway, according to a Bangladesh Foreign Affairs Ministry official.

“The talk was fruitful but there was no consensus on the methodology for delimitation of territorial water boundary,” a Bangladesh official talked Mizzima over telephone.

Since the delegations from the two countries’ could not agree on a methodology in demarcating the maritime boundary, the next bilateral meet is scheduled to be held in Rangoon in the New Year.

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Myanmar removes rig from disputed waters: Bangladesh

DHAKA (AFP) — Myanmar removed a rig from a gas-rich stretch of the Bay of Bengal on Sunday after Bangladesh sent warships to protest against exploration in the disputed waters, Dhaka’s foreign minister said.

Bangladesh deployed four ships and put its navy and armed forces on high alert after a South Korean company escorted by Myanmar ships began work in the area.

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury told reporters that Myanmar was removing the exploration equipment.

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AFP:Bangladesh boosts presence on Myanmar border

DHAKA (AFP) — Bangladesh has deployed more troops along its border with Myanmar, a military official said late Saturday, as tensions between the two countries simmer over a disputed stretch of water.

Colonel Mohammad Anisuzzaman, of the border Bangladesh Rifles, told AFP that extra troops had been deployed in the past two days along the 271-kilometre (168-mile) border it shares with military-ruled Myanmar.

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AFP:Myanmar gas row highlights energy crisis in Bangladesh

DHAKA (AFP) — A simmering dispute between Bangladesh and neighbouring Myanmar in a hydrocarbon-rich stretch of the Bay of Bengal has highlighted Dhaka’s desperate plight over dwindling gas supplies, say analysts.

Bangladesh this week took the unusual step of deploying four naval ships to the disputed waters — claimed by each nation as their own — after its southeastern neighbour began gas exploration activities there.

Dhaka says it will take “all possible measures” to protect the zone, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Bangladesh’s Saint Martin Island.

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REUTERS:Bangladesh asks China for help in Myanmar sea row

DHAKA, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Bangladesh asked China on Wednesday to help it resolve a row with Myanmar over oil and gas exploration in deep-sea blocks in disputed waters in the Bay of Bengal, foreign ministry officials said.


Bangladesh sent a naval patrol to the area on Sunday after Myanmar began exploration in the blocks, thought to be rich in gas reserves. The two have been holding talks for years to demarcate their border in the Bay of Bengal.

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AFP:Bangladesh deploys another warship in Myanmar gas row

DHAKA (AFP) — Bangladesh said Tuesday it has deployed another warship to the Bay of Bengal and would send a top diplomat to Myanmar amid escalating tensions over gas exploration in disputed waters.

Foreign Minister Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury told AFP a three-member team led by Bangladesh’s foreign secretary would fly to Myanmar later in the day to try to resolve the row.

“They will discuss the latest situation with Myanmar officials and try to defuse the situation,” he said.

The move comes a day after Bangladesh said it would take “all possible measures” to protect its territory, accusing Myanmar of encroaching on its sea-waters to explore gas.

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Bangladesh Sends Envoys to Myanmar to Resolve Standoff Over Oil

By Jay Shankar

Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) — Bangladesh is sending envoys to Myanmar today to try to resolve a territorial dispute, as ships from the neighboring countries face off in the Bay of Bengal over potential oil and gas deposits.

“Bangladesh has lodged a strong protest with Myanmar and its ambassador has been summoned twice,” Nazrul Islam, director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said by telephone from the capital, Dhaka. Foreign Secretary Touhid Hossain will lead the team of Bangladeshi officials to the nation formerly known as Burma.

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AFP:Bangladesh protests Myanmar’s gas hunt

DHAKA – Bangladesh Sunday summoned Myanmar’s envoy to protest oil exploration activities by its southeastern neighbour in disputed waters in hydrocarbon-rich Bay of Bengal, an official statement said.

Dhaka called in the Myanmar ambassador and handed over a “strong protest note” against the reported intrusion of Myanmar vessels, it said.

“The Myanmar ambassador was asked to convey Government of Bangladeshs request to immediately suspend all activities within the declared maritime zones of Bangladesh,” the statement said.

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