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By Jun Mai in South China Morning Post, Sept 6, 2017 at 11:34pm
Two top generals who sit on China’s Central Military Commission have been left out of a military delegation attending next month’s Communist Party congress.
The move comes after media reports suggested that one of the officers, Fang Fenghui, had been questioned on suspicion of corruption.
Fang, who was a former chief at the Joint Staff Department in China’s military, was questioned about “economic problems”, the Reuters news agency reported on Monday, citing three unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
Fang …

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A total of 303 deputies from 31 units of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Armed Police Force have been elected to the upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), 12 more units than to the 18th Party Congress in 2012.
The PLA’s flagship newspaper, PLA Daily, on Wednesday published the names of the 303 deputies, including 253 from the PLA and 50 from the armed police.
The newspaper published the names of 300 deputies, 251 from the PLA and 49 from the armed police, in August …

Bangladesh »

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The suspect holed up there caused the explosions beginning at 9:50pm Tuesday, killing himself, his two wives and two children and possibly two of his employees, said Director General of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Benazir Ahmed.
“We so far found seven skulls and the bodies were burnt to ashes. Bones were seen scattered here and there,” he said while briefing reporters on the spot yesterday afternoon.
Rab officials identified five of the dead as Abdullah, son of late Yousuf Ali of Chuadanga, Abdullah’s wives Fatema and Nasrin and sons Osama and …

Bangladesh »

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A new humanitarian catastrophe is looming on the border between Burma and Bangladesh. The United Nations reports that 125,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Burma, and tens of thousands are believed to be on their way. Persecution of the stateless minority could destabilize the region by fueling Islamist movements.
The Rohingyas (now numbering 1.3 million) have lived in Burma for centuries, but since the 1980s the government has stripped them of citizenship, insisting that they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. This makes it difficult for them to find work, buy …

Bangladesh »

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Report in Dhaka tribune, September 07, 2017
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh lodged a protest with Myanmar on Wednesday amid claims that landmines have been deliberately laid near their shared border to trap fleeing Rohingya, reports Reuters.
The move came after reports and pictures emerged in the media this week of two Rohingya children and a woman who had their legs blown off by apparent landmine blasts as they tried to escape the latest violence in Rakhine state.
A Myanmar army crackdown triggered by an August 25 attack by Rohingya insurgents …