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[13 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Xinhua report in Global Times, Oct 12, 2017 at 16:06
China has issued a notice that further regulates activities in the name of integrated military and civilian development.
According to the notice by the Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development, social organizations who want to establish themselves in the sector cannot include “integrated military and civilian development” in their names.
The organizations cannot use words like “ministry”, “bureau”, “committee” or “institute” in their names without approval as it may mislead others with the implication that they are entities of …

Bangladesh, Headline »

[13 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Manik Miazee/ Ashif Islam Shaon/ Fazlur Rahman Raju
BNP top brass and supporters are now spending anxious days over Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s planned return to Bangladesh against the backdrop of sudden political volatility and the arrest warrants issued against her this week.
Many leaders of the party are also concerned about her political future due to a number of reasons, including her health, Awami League’s hard-line position on BNP and the recent crackdown on the top leaders of the BNP’s major political ally, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.
Khaleda Zia has thrice postponed her return …

China, Headline »

[12 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Jun Mai in South China Morning Post, Oct 12, 2017
The call came in 2015. He Yiting, a vice-chairman of the training ground for top Communist Party cadres, was given a mission that would take up the next two years of his life.
A veteran of three presidents, He was a seasoned expert on ideology and propaganda and qualified for the task at hand.
He had spent 24 years at the Central Policy Research Office, where he worked with others as a national policy adviser and chief speech-writer.
He was also …

China, Headline »

[12 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in South China Morning Post, Oct 12, 2017
China’s state mouthpiece warned Communist Party officials on Thursday not to “pray to God or worship Buddha” because communism is about atheism and superstition is at the root of many corrupt officials who fall from grace.
China officially guarantees freedom of religion for major belief systems like Christianity, Buddhism and Islam, but party members are meant to be atheists and are especially banned from taking part in what China calls superstitious practices like visiting soothsayers.
The party’s official People’s Daily said in a …

Bangladesh, Headline »

[12 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Md Sanaul Islam Tipu in Dhaka Tribune, Oct 12, 2017
A Dhaka court has issued an arrest warrant against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a defamation case.
Dhaka Metropolitan magistrate Nur Nabi passed the order on Thursday.
The court also asked police to submit update regarding the arrest on November 12.
Jananetri Parishad President AB Siddique filed the case with Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court against slain BNP founder Ziaur Rahman and his wife Khaleda Zia on November 3, 2016.
After recording statement of the complainant, Metropolitan Magistrate Rayhan-Ul Islam directed officer-in-charge of Tejgaon …

China, Headline »

[10 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Cao Siqi in Global Times, Oct 10, 2017
Professors at Kashgar University in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have called for the faculty and students there to speak Putonghua to promote social stability, in a letter published on the school’s WeChat account on Sunday.
They asked that all members of the faculty and students from all ethnic groups use Putonghua to communicate as a common language, meaning they are asked to speak Putonghua both in and outside the classroom, and between teachers, students, friends and family.
“Speaking Putonghua is necessary …

Bangladesh, Headline »

[10 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in Dhaka Tribune, Oct 10, 2017
Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Monday said Dhaka will not make any suicidal decisions, such as getting involved in a war with Myanmar, as it wants a peaceful solution to the Rohingya crisis through diplomatic efforts.
“Why should we get involved in war? We won’t do that. Why should we destroy our development? We want peace,” he told reporters after briefing diplomats at the state guesthouse in Padma in the afternoon.
He said Bangladesh is now a role model for the development for …

Bangladesh, Headline »

[10 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in The daily star, Oct 10, 2017
Opposition in parliament Jatiya Party yesterday proposed “interim government” with representatives from all the parties having presence in the current parliament to oversee the next general election.
Led by party chief HM Ershad, a 25-member JP delegation placed the eight-point written proposal during a dialogue with the Election Commission at the EC office in the capital.
Ershad, also special envoy to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, had talks with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda.
Emerging from the two-hour long meeting from 11:00am, Ershad said the BNP …

Bangladesh, Headline, Rohingyas »

[10 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

CHITTAGONG: Thousands of Islamists marched in Bangladesh’s port city of Chittagong Friday calling for the government to arm Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing a crackdown in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state.
More than half a million Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since attacks by militants belonging to the Muslim minority on Myanmar police posts sparked brutal reprisals by security forces.
The refugees accuse Myanmar’s army – flanked by mobs of ethnic Rakhine – of slaughtering them and burning their villages in a campaign which the United Nations says amounts to “ethnic cleansing”. Myanmar’s military …

China, Headline »

[6 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Choi Chi-yuk & iola Zhou in South China Morning Post,Oct 6, 2017
The leader of China’s Communist Party, Xi Jinping, will begin a second five-year term this month. Many observers say it’s unlikely to be his last.
Ahead of the party’s national congress, due to start in Beijing on October 18, the ranks of potential successors have been thinning out. Former Chongqing party boss Sun Zhengcai, 54, who had been regarded as a rising star, was expelled from the party last Friday after being taken away for questioning by party anti-graft …