Daily Archives: April 17, 2017

Habib Siddiqui

Suu Kyi’s Apartheid Myanmar

By Habib Siddiqui - How long our world must witness the ethnic cleansing of vulnerable minorities? In Myanmar, it is a routine thing, against the minority Rohingyas who mostly live in the northern Arakan...
Gap between Suu Kyi and West expands

Gap between Suu Kyi and West expands

By Ge Hongliang Source:Global Times Published: 2017/4/16 19:23:39 The Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy (NLD) took over Myanmar's government from the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) in late March 2016. After...
Nur Zalina Abdul Aziz had just completed her PhD in Business Administration when she joined the Future Global Network Foundation

Education for all, even refugees

KUALA LUMPUR: FORMER lecturer Nur Zalina Abdul Aziz had just completed her PhD in Business Administration when she joined the Future Global Network Foundation (FGN) back in 2010. “When I first started working with FGN,...
Recent news of ethnic conflicts and political suppression has been undeniably disturbing and disappointing

Aung San Suu Kyi; ‘human rights heroine’ no more?

Aung San Suu Kyi; ‘from human rights heroine to alienated icon,’ such was the title of BBC News’ latest article on the leader of Myanmar, just over a year after the landslide majority won...
Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, but in recent years she has descended to the rank of politician. Please credit and share this article with others using this link:http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1233314/suu-kyis-no-mother-teresa-or-mandela. View our policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.

Suu Kyi’s no Mother Teresa or Mandela

'I'm just a politician," said Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in a recent interview with the BBC. "I'm no Mother Teresa." Fair enough: She has a country to run, and an army to...
Myanmar peace effort continues to founder

Myanmar peace effort continues to founder

Hunter Marston In November 2015, the party of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory in the country's first free election in decades. The expectations of her supporters were sky-high. Among the...

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Professor Abdur Rob Khan

‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...