Saturday, 17 April 2021

June 2009

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Home Minister Sahara Khatun said in Parliament yesterday that the Rohingya issue still remains unresolved even though the government is trying to resolve the settlement of Rohingya through regional and international intervention. The Bangladesh Parliament raised the issue of foreign nationals’ status living as illegal immigrants in the country for a longtime. The Parliament wanted to know how authority is handling the issue.
Read more: Rohingya issue remains unresolved: Bangladesh Home Minister
Dhakha, Bangladesh: Bangladesh has demanded 40,300 square nautical miles (snm) of maritime area in Bay of Bengal, in keeping with the Territorial Waters and Maritime Zones Act formulated in 1974, said Foreign Minister Dr. Dipu Moni, replying to a question raised by treasury bench member Rasheda Begum Heera in the Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament) yesterday.
Read more: Bangladesh wants 40,300 snm of maritime area in Bay of Bengal
Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Rohingya community in Maungdaw is seeking the blessings of God (Almighty Allah) for rain as most farmers are facing problems in cultivating paddy. They prayed in their area on Friday Juma (weekly) prayer, said a local elder from Maungdaw.
Read more: Rohingya community pray for rain
Teknaf, Bangladesh: More than 50 Rohingya were pushed back to Burma this week by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), according to a BDR source from Teknaf.
Read more: Over 50 Rohingya pushed back to Burma
Dr. Kamal Hussein, representative of Burmese Rohingya Community in Australia (BRCA), presented a statement (drafted)   on behalf of NGOs across the world at the 45th Standing Committee meeting of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on June 23 in Geneva, Switzerland, U Kyaw Maung, the President of BRCA from Australia said.
Read more: Rohingya participates in 45th standing committee meeting of UNHCR