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Phil Robertson - Human Rights Watch
We don't believe those operations did stop. The narrative pushed by the military and Aung San Suu Kyi on the clearance operations is patently false.feedback
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NEW Oct 18 2017
“If necessary, Bangladeshis will eat one full meal a day and share the rest with Rohingya.” said Sheikh Hasina speaking about Bangladesh. It’s one of the 430 quotes about Bangladesh you can find on this page. 286 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Filippo Grandi, Subhankar Saha and Farhad Mazhar. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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Jane Hiddleston

They might also tell us about literary language, and why literary texts in particular use language in ways that make translation problematic. This might lead to a discussion of what is distinct about literary works, and this helps us to see what kind of reader they are more broadly. We don't do this with the expectation that they have already read any particular works, however, but in order to get a sense of why they think it is worth studying literatures in foreign languages.feedback

Cécile Fabre

Some candidates might say that the argument is a good one: given that what I do makes no difference, I have no moral reason not to do it. At this point, I would want to know what they consider a moral reason to be (as distinct from or similar to, for example, a practical or prudential reason). I would also push them to think about other cases: for example, the bombing of Dresden ('One jet fighter less makes no difference to the collective outcome – so why not go and fight'); or voting ('Why should I vote in a general election, given that my vote makes no difference?').feedback

Jon Herring

This question also picks up on ideas about what it means for something to be illegal and citizens' relationship with the law, whether it can ever be justified to break the law and what might be a sufficient justification.feedback

Jon Herring

For example, a candidate might say that, if no one was harmed by running the light, then it wouldn't hurt to run it so it shouldn't be illegal. This would be suggesting that the law is based on preventing harm. We might then explore whether this is the only purpose or the dominant purpose of the law, and how that might shape how legal rules need to be constructed, when exceptions might be valid and how effective exceptions could be created.feedback

Jyoti Sanghera

If villages have been completely destroyed and livelihood possibilities have been destroyed, what we fear is that they may be incarcerated or detained in camps. Clearly it seems that some level of eviction, displacement, forced movement and violence may be continuing.feedback

Thomas Hunecke

We are not in a position to make a finding of genocide or not, but this should in no way detract from the seriousness of the situation which the Rohingya population is currently facing.feedback

Adrian Edwards - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

We're back in a situation of full alert as far as influxes are concerned. It's still a situation that has potential to worsen.feedback

Sayed Azin

I left everything. I can't find my relatives ... I can't take this any more.feedback

Mark Lowcock

This flow out of Myanmar has not stopped yet, it's into the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya (who are) still in Myanmar, we want to be ready in case there is a further exodus. Half a million people do not pick up sticks and flee their country on a whim.feedback

Anthony Lake - UNICEF

The human tragedy unfolding in southern Bangladesh is staggering in its scale, complexity and rapidity.feedback

William Lacy Swing - International Organization for Migration

Unless we support the efforts of the Bangladesh government to provide immediate aid to the half million people who have arrived over the past month, many of the most vulnerable – women, children and the elderly – will die. They will be the victims of neglect.feedback

Ariful Islam

It is never possible. Please check your source and motive.feedback

Filippo Grandi - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Nowhere is the link between statelessness and displacement more evident than with the Rohingya community.feedback

Boris Johnson

The time has come for Ms Suu Kyi to use her moral authority to challenge the military ruthlessness and ethnic prejudice that lies behind this suffering. Over 500,000 Rohingya refugees have been driven from their homes in little more than a month, streaming over the border into Bangladesh, destitute and exhausted.feedback

Nur Jazlan Mohamed

We will try to find a diplomatic solution for them to stay in Bangladesh or go back to Myanmar first.feedback

Myat Aye

I told them they shouldn't worry about that. If they are intimidated, we'll take action according to the law. We will stop that intimidation.feedback

Abul Hossain

We couldn't just sit at home. Last week we asked everyone in our village to donate. We drove all night to bring it here.feedback

Chris Lom - International Organization for Migration

Nothing comparable, in terms of the number of people arriving in such a short space of time, has happened since 1994 in Rwanda.feedback

Filippo Grandi - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Really the first order of business, the first challenge, is to get people out of the mud and the despair in which they are finding themselves into a place where organized relief can be provided. The combination of limited health facilities, poor sanitary and hygiene conditions and overcrowded sites ... is a recipe for disaster in terms of possible epidemics.feedback

Myat Aye

I don't know how Ah Nauk Pyin village got into the international media.feedback

U Thaung

I can assure you that the leaders of Myanmar, who have been struggling so long for freedom and human rights, will never espouse policy of genocide or ethnic cleansing and that the government will do everything to prevent it.feedback

Filippo Grandi - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

It was … very obvious to me when I visited northern Rakhine that it was just a matter of time before terrorism would spring up from the situation of discrimination or poverty that prevailed in that area. The terrain is very fertile for that, so it is also a question of addressing this issue not only for the Rohingya, not only for northern Rakhine, but for the entire region. Because if the situation is not resolved, the risk of the spread of terrorist violence in the whole region – and this is a particularly fragile region – is very, very high.feedback

Zafar Alam

I don't think I'd be safe there. There's no justice.feedback

Filippo Grandi - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The important thing is to get people in places where they can be assisted more easily. It is most likely that return will take time, if it happens, if the violence stops. It will be important also to find in the medium term suitable solutions for the people that are in Bangladesh. The first challenge is to get people out of the mud and the despair which they are finding themselves in.feedback

Filippo Grandi - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

If development is not inclusive, it will not be addressing the root causes and solve the problem.feedback

Filippo Grandi - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

It is very clear that the cause of this crisis is in Myanmar, but that the solution of this crisis also lies in Myanmar. The lack of citizenship for the Rohingya, this needs to be addressed and resolved. Clearly if only the people with papers can go back, that will be a very small number if at all. So I think that the exercise should go beyond that and should really determine, if that's what is needed, who is a national, and those people should be allowed to go back and be given that citizenship.feedback

Filippo Grandi - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

They have absolutely nothing. It is very clear the cause of this crisis is in Myanmar but that the solution is also in Myanmar.feedback

Caesar Rahman

We have spent hundreds of hours doing transect surveys in the forests of Bangladesh and have rarely seen pythons in the wild. The transmitter stayed inside the snakes, and after one year we would capture the snake again and surgically removed the surgery following the same procedure.feedback

Filippo Grandi - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

They (have) seen villages burned down, families shot or hacked to death, women and girls brutalized. Solutions to this crisis lie with Myanmar.feedback

Carolyn Miles - Save the Children

We're still concerned. Congress is pushing back, but we don't have the budget yet. We've seen two major earthquakes, three hurricanes and flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, not to mention the Rohingya. The number of significant emergencies is unprecedented. The leadership of the United States is important.feedback

Misada Saif - International Committee of the Red Cross

Our thoughts are with the families of the dead. They were there to help the people who desperately need help.feedback

Tirana Hassan

The evidence is irrefutable – the Myanmar security forces are setting northern Rakhine state ablaze in a targeted campaign to push the Rohingya people out of Myanmar. Make no mistake: this is ethnic cleansing.feedback

Sheikh Hasina

We have never criticized the military itself, but only their actions. We may disagree on these types of actions.feedback

Nipin Gangadharan - Action Against Hunger

I have served in crisis spots in South Sudan and other places, but the Rohingya situation is extraordinary.feedback

Muhammad Lutfor Rahman - Cox

Medical teams are working to help the sick and exhausted Rohingya and we are distributing food aid.feedback

Aung San Suu Kyi

Human rights violations and all other acts that impair stability and harmony and undermine the rule of law will be addressed in accordance with strict laws and justice. There have been no armed clashes and there have been no clearance operations. Nevertheless we are concerned to hear that numbers of Muslims are fleeing across the border to Bangladesh. We want to understand why this exodus is happening. We would like to talk to those who have fled as well as those who have stayed.feedback

Sheikh Hasina

Already America declared that they will not allow any refugees. What I can expect from them, and especially [the] president. He already declared his mind ... so why I should ask?feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

When one-third of the Rohingya population had to flee the country, can you find a better word to describe it?feedback

Aung San Suu Kyi

We will abide by the criteria that were agreed on at that time. Those who have been verified as refugees from this country will be accepted without any problems and with full assurance of their security and access to humanitarian aid. Burma is a complex nation as you all know. And its complexities are compounded by the fact that people expect us to overcome all these challenges in as short a time as possible. We are a young and fragile democracy facing many problems. But we have to cope with them all at the same time... we cannot just concentrate on a few.feedback

Sheikh Hasina

[Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi] should agree that these people belong to her country and that Myanmar is their country. They should take them back. These people are suffering.feedback

Phil Robertson - Human Rights Watch

This is a one-way ticket out of Burma in Bangladesh, and they will not be able to come back. People are saying not only were they chased out of their villages and shot at by the military and the police but as they left, their Rakhine village neighbours from nearby were coming to loot their properties and to burn down their villages.feedback

Aung San Suu Kyi

It is very little known that the great majority of Muslims in the Rakhine state have not joined the exodus. More than 50% of the villages of Muslims are intact, they are as they were before the attacks took place.feedback

Sheikh Hasina

He just asked how is Bangladesh? I said 'it's doing very well, but the only problem that we have is the refugees from Myanmar', . But he didn't make any comment about refugees.feedback

Masud Bin Momen

Our main problem is the availability of space. Space is scarce in Bangladesh, especially in that particular area already, from previous entries. We don't want them to mix with the other population. That is always a risk because the language or the dialect they speak is a little bit similar to what we do. So, if there are some smart ones, they can always mix with the mainstream population.feedback

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

We know that Bangladesh, with the recent floods, is also facing its own difficulties. Our humanitarian colleagues are putting a plan together, which will need substantial financial support from the international community, and are working hand-in-hand with authorities in Bangladesh.feedback

Masud Bin Momen

In strict economic terms, of course, it'll put a strain (on Bangladesh's economy) but that will not deter us from doing whatever is dictated by our conscience. Our main thrust is that the international community can ensure the return of these people in safety and in dignity.feedback

Masud Bin Momen

You know, when you push people to a particular corner, when their backs are cornered, there are always elements in today's world that take advantage of those situations.feedback

Nikki Haley

We continue to hear reports of violence and suffering. People are still at risk of being attacked or killed, humanitarian aid is not reaching the people who need it, and innocent civilians are still fleeing across the border to Bangladesh.feedback

Qamrul Islam

We'll buy 100,000 tonnes of white rice from Myanmar at US$442 a tonne. It will take some time to complete formalities. Then shipment will start.feedback

Eric Schwartz

The stories that we are hearing. I visited a hospital yesterday, children ages 1, 5, 10 suffered burn wounds, gunshot wounds and with human beings essentially treated like animals.feedback

Ali Riaz

We have seen how democratic and nationalist movements can be taken over by transnational terrorist groups. The presence of legitimate discontent, despair and desperation among hundreds and thousands of people, growing radicalisation of a movement, asymmetry of forces engaged in the conflict and a religious dimension to the crisis all provide a conducive environment. Neither the Myanmar government nor the regional powers should let this situation happen with the Rohingya.feedback

Min Aung Hlaing

The violence was an organized attempt of extremist Bengalis in Rakhine state to build a stronghold. They have demanded recognition as Rohingya, which has never been an ethnic group in Myanmar.feedback

Abdus Salam - Cox

Many of them are suffering from diarrhea, dehydration and skin diseases. They are coming to hospitals with such complications.feedback

Sheikh Hasina

We want peace; we want good relations with our neighbouring countries. But we can't tolerate and accept any injustice.feedback

Matt Smith

We've talked about the risks of radicalization for years, and the writing was on the wall for some sort of militant activity. In our view, the best way to deal with risks of extremism and radicalization is to promote and respect the rights of the Rohingya, which is not what the Myanmar military is doing.feedback

Noor Kamal

We are the ones who are suffering because of Al Yaqin. They disappeared after the attack. We were the ones left behind for the military to kill.feedback

Abul Osman

Even if I stay in my home, I could get killed by the military. I might as well die fighting for my rights, as directed by my almighty God. My sacrifice will earn me a place in heaven.feedback

Noor Alam

This fight is not just about my fate or my family's fate. It's a matter of the existence of all Rohingya. If we have to sacrifice ourselves for our children to live peacefully, then it is worth it.feedback

Mark T. Pierce - Save the Children

Many people are arriving hungry, exhausted and with no food or water. I'm particularly worried that the demand for food, shelter, water and basic hygiene support is not being met due to the sheer number of people in need. If families can't meet their basic needs, the suffering will get even worse and lives could be lost.feedback

Mark T. Pierce - Save the Children

That can only be done if the international community steps up funding.feedback

Mohammed Showife

They said, You Bengalis come out from the house. You can go anywhere you want, but you can't live here.feedback

M. Iqbal Hossain

There is an instruction from the prime minister that we must treat Rohingya Muslims maintaining human rights. As many private and social organizations are coming and distributing relief, sometimes chaos breaks out ... You understand the scale of a humanitarian crisis here, it's very difficult to keep order, but we are doing so.feedback

Edouard Beigbeder - UNICEF

There are a lot of weak and malnourished children among the new arrivals. If proper preventive measures are not taken, highly infectious diseases, especially measles, could even cause an outbreak.feedback

Asaduzzaman Khan

The Rohingya refugees won't be allowed to go outside the camp.feedback

Chris Lom - International Organization for Migration

There are still, we believe, thousands of people waiting to take boats across to Cox's Bazar.feedback

Marixie Mercado - UNICEF

They are living in conditions that are prime for the spread of diseases. They are living pretty much anywhere that they have been able to find space, there is very very little safe water, there are very, very few latrines, there are many mosquitoes.feedback

Phil Robertson - Human Rights Watch

The sightings of Burmese military vehicles and soldiers in a Rohingya village as it goes up in flames fills in some blank spaces of the overwhelming satellite imagery of destruction. Concerned governments need to convey the message to Burma's Sr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing and other senior commanders that they could be implicated in grave crimes unless they act swiftly to stop the atrocities and hold those responsible to account.feedback

Christophe Boulierac

The camps are totally overcrowded. It's very muddy and raining every day.feedback

Christophe Boulierac

The worrying news is we don't see any indication that this influx is decreasing.feedback

Christophe Boulierac

Very frankly speaking, we are scaling up, but it is such an unprecedented influx.feedback

Zaw Htay

With Bangladesh government's cooperation, both sides can verify whose mines by using expert teams.feedback

Joseph Tripura - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Most of them are living in basic structures, with a roof made of tarpaulin and bamboo frames. Some of them are still stranded in open places.feedback

Joseph Tripura - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Some of them… described their houses being burnt, their relatives being shot. Many fled into jungles and mountains and were hiding for days.feedback

Ariful Islam

The people who arrived in the early days after the atrocities, now they've come out.feedback

Sheikh Hasina

Myanmar will have to take back all Rohingya refugees who entered Bangladesh. Myanmar has created the problem and they will have to solve it. We want peaceful relations with our neighbours, but we can't accept any injustice. Stop this violence against innocent people.feedback

Geng Shuang

We condemn the violent attacks which happened in Rakhine state in Myanmar…We think the international community should support the efforts of Myanmar in safeguarding the stability of its national development.feedback

Tirana Hassan

The violence against Rohingya in northwest Burma is starting to look like a full-blown campaign of ethnic cleansing.feedback

Leonard Doyle

The system is clearly at full stretch and needs all the support it can get. Clearly the estimates [of refugee numbers] have been bypassed several times over. I'm reluctant to give a number but obviously people fear that it could go much higher.feedback

Sheikh Hasina

They should stop [the violence]. The Myanmar government should have handled this situation patiently and [not] allowed the army of the law enforcement agencies to attack the common people. What are the crimes of the women, children, the innocent people? They are not responsible.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The massive displacement and victimisation of people, including large numbers of the ethnic Rohingya community and other minorities, shows that Burmese security forces are not protecting civilians.feedback

Sheikh Hasina

Women are being raped and tortured, children are being killed, and houses are being set on fire in Rakhine area.feedback

Sheikh Hasina

We don't understand why successive Myanmar regimes carried out such atrocities on a particular community when the country is comprised of different groups.feedback

Mahmood Ali

The international community is saying it is a genocide. We also say it is a genocide. Should all people be killed? Should all villages be burnt? It is not acceptable.feedback

Tirana Hassan

All indications point to the Myanmar security forces deliberately targeting locations that Rohingya refugees use as crossing points. This a cruel and callous way of adding to the misery of people fleeing a systematic campaign of persecution. Instead of denying responsibility, Myanmar should put the safety of people in the border area at the forefront. There is a reason why the use of antipersonnel landmines is illegal: they kill and maim indiscriminately and can't distinguish between fighters and ordinary people.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We cannot ignore that this is the latest in an increasing number of extreme weather events: from the floods that affected millions in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal to Tropical Storm Harvey and the terrible mudslides in Sierra Leone.feedback

Aung Myint

It is clear that the military want to drive out Muslim people from these areas but Daw Suu's government has not allowed it to do so. ANP has same idea as the military. They also want to drive out Muslim people, and they accuse that all Muslims are migrants from Bangladesh.feedback

Duniya Aslam Khan - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The limited shelter capacity is already exhausted. Refugees are now squatting in makeshift shelters that have mushroomed along the road and on available land in the Ukhiya and Teknaf areas.feedback

Tirana Hassan

This is another low in what is already a horrific situation in Rakhine State. The Myanmar military's callous use of inherently indiscriminate and deadly weapons at highly trafficked paths around the border is putting the lives of ordinary people at enormous risk. The Myanmar authorities should stop issuing blanket denials. All the evidence suggests that its own security forces are planting landmines that are not only unlawful, but that are already maiming ordinary people.feedback

Joy Singhal

The U.N. and INGOs have not been very welcome in Rakhine and...they are not able to operate and ensure the safety and security of their staff and volunteers. In such an environment, the government has invited the Red Cross to assist them.feedback

Leonard Doyle

What we know is what people are saying as they come across, and what they're saying now, given this been going on since Aug. 25, is they are in an absolutely desperate state. They say (they are) living out in (the) open, without protection from the tropical sun with their children, without enough food to eat.feedback

Vivian Tan

This is an alarming number. The existing camps are full to the capacity. There is a lot of pressure on relief agencies to accommodate the rising numbers.feedback

Mohammed Idriss

I had a bag filled with oil, sugar, flour, 10,000 kyat, rice – things I had taken from the house when we left. When we got to the Naf river [the Bangladesh border], the Myanmar army started shooting. After the speech, the soldiers went from house to house. They were with [local Rakhine Buddhists] and took everything they could find that was valuable: gold, cash, clothes, potatoes and rice. They smashed up houses of three or four people they said had been spreading rumours. They were looking for fighters. The Buddhists had told them about fighters, but there were none there.feedback

Shinni Kubo - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

We need to prepare for many more to come, I am afraid. We need huge financial resources. This is unprecedented. This is dramatic. It will continue for weeks and weeks.feedback

Phil Robertson - Human Rights Watch

The widespread destruction of urban areas in Maungdaw town suggests that Burmese security forces are not just attacking Rohingya Muslims in isolated villages. The Burmese government has an obligation to protect everyone in the country, but if safety cannot even be found in area capitals, then no place may be safe.feedback

Jonathan Head

One of them admitted he had lit the fires, and said he had help from the police.feedback

Dipayan Bhattacharyya - World Food Programme

If they don't come forward now, we may see that these people would be fighting for food among themselves, the crime rate would go up, violence against women and on children would go up.feedback

Abu Kalam

They regularly tortured me, asking 'are you connected with al-Yaqin?feedback

Abu Kalam

After October, the military told us not to have knives. When they saw me using one they arrested me.feedback

Abdul Kalam

Aung San Suu Kyi has done nothing for our village. When she was campaigning for her election, the Rohingya supported her, even though we can't vote. Suu Kyi opened fire on us. If she knocks on our door, then we know what we'll do.feedback

Abdul Kalam

I know about Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize, but she has not maintained the meaning of the prize.feedback

Tejshree Thapa - Human Rights Watch

I've worked in many war zones. I've worked with refugees before. But the scale of this particular flow of refugees is highly distressing.feedback

Tejshree Thapa - Human Rights Watch

I've spoken to people who have walked four or five days through mountains, across rivers. It's wave after wave. I mean, you stand at the border and it's just family after family. It's endless. You drive down one patch of road, you see thousands of people. You turn down another patch of road and see thousands.feedback

Thaung Tun

It is the terrorists who are cutting off heads, and this needs to be known by you and the rest of the world.feedback

Mohamed Ayat

I couldn't leave my house before September 1 as there was heavy firing [in the area].feedback

Dipayan Bhattacharyya - World Food Programme

They are coming in nutritionally deprived, they have been cut off from a normal flow of food for possibly more than a month. They were definitely visibly hungry, traumatized.feedback

Duniya Aslam Khan - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Those who have made it to Bangladesh are in poor condition. Most have walked for days from their villages – hiding in jungles, crossing mountains and rivers with what they could salvage from their homes. They are hungry, weak and sick.feedback

Aktar Hussan

What is happening to our people is monstrous. We don't know if things will ever get better. All we can do is to rely on almighty Allah.feedback

Mozharul Huq - Red Crescent

Diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria and dengue are on the rise in some areas and we need support to prevent further death and suffering.feedback

Martin Faller

These people need our help, and we are doing all we can to meet their needs.feedback

Ali Martin

When Glenn McGrath brought up his 500th Test wicket at Lord's in 2005 by teasing an edge to third slip off Marcus Trescothick, the great Australian fast bowler had a pair of gold-stitched bowling boots run on to the field by the 12th man to mark the occasion. Jimmy Anderson, sitting three away from becoming just the third seamer to the milestone after McGrath and Courtney Walsh, has no such plans.feedback

Salim Ullah

We fled to a hill when the shooting started. The army set fire to houses. We got on the boat at daybreak. I came with my mother, wife and two children. There were 40 people on a boat, including 25 women.feedback

Regina Catrambone

At present, there are too many questions without an answer, and too many doubts about those trapped or forced back to Libya. The horrific tales of those who survive depict a nightmare of abuse, violence, torture, kidnapping and extortion. MOAS does not want to become part of a scenario where no one pays attention to the people who deserve protection, instead only focusing on preventing them from arriving on European shores with no consideration of their fate when trapped on the other side of the sea. As I write, there is a deadly exodus unfolding on the border of Bangladesh and Myanmar.feedback

Phil Robertson - Human Rights Watch

This new satellite imagery shows the total destruction of a Muslim village, and prompts serious concerns that the level of devastation in northern Rakhine State may be far worse than originally thought. Yet this is only one of 17 sites that we've located where burnings have taken place. Independent monitors are needed on the ground to urgently uncover what's going on.feedback

Pierre Peron

Food security indicators and child malnutrition rates in Maungdaw were already above emergency thresholds before the violence broke out, and it is likely that they will now deteriorate even further.feedback

Jalal Ahmed

The military came with 200 people to the village and started fires...All the houses in my village are already destroyed. If we go back there and the army sees us, they will shoot.feedback

Jalal Ahmed

The Bengali problem was a long-standing one which has become an unfinished job.feedback

Ashraful Azad

Myanmar wants to remove all the Rohingya. It is genocide. The government is linking Arsa with home-grown Islamic networks. They see Arsa as a threat and want to establish good relations with Myanmar at any cost.feedback

Adil Sakhawat

There were large influxes in 2012, 2015, and 2016, but this time it has broken every record. It is drastically different. The Rohingya told me that the Myanmar military are indiscriminately killing men of fighting age.feedback

Ashraful Azad

The problem is that nobody can show any convincing solution. The international community is limited to criticism. The Rohingya have no friends in Myanmar.feedback

Khan Babby

Rohingya come here to ask for help. We are giving them so much help.feedback

Adil Sakhawat

I took five days to get here. The military were shooting and running. My brother was killed by a shot to the head.feedback

Nurul Absar

We don't have relatives here, but we are Bangladeshis. They need help.feedback

Mizanur Rahman

Now we are supposed to be safe in Bangladesh, but I do not feel safe.feedback

Rashed Ahmed

They have nothing to lose. The Myanmar government wants to eradicate an entire ethnic group.feedback

Rashed Ahmed

There are no more villages left, none at all. There are no more people left, either. It is all gone.feedback

Shreeshan Venkatesh - Centre for Science and Environment

For a large part, we don't integrate climate models, climatic events into the way we plan things. Be it infrastructure or, you know, development, industry, whatever. And if we don't do this, we are going to face greater damages. We tend to look at it as a disaster rather than something that is an inevitability that we need to plan for. And, I think we are already beginning to see that now. We are already on the trajectory being described by these projections and these models. So, as we go on further we're going to see more of this kind of intense simultaneous drought, flood kind of situation.feedback

Shreeshan Venkatesh - Centre for Science and Environment

All the models have been predicting that the intensity and the frequency of these kinds of events are going to increase as we go further into this century.feedback

Nehginpao Kipgen

The authorities must act now to prevent the current violence from spiraling out of control.feedback

Mohammed Rashid

We hid in the forest for two days and then we were stopped at the border, but we got through. We heard that the houses in our village have burned down.feedback

Sanjukta Sahany

People are traumatised, which is quite visible.feedback

Sanjukta Sahany

They are in a very, very desperate condition. The biggest needs are food, health services and they need shelter. They need at least some cover, some roofs over their heads.feedback

Matthew Rycroft

There is a threat to international peace and security, and it is right that the Security Council should take time today to be briefed on that and consider whether there is more that we should be doing. I doubt that there will be unanimity to do anything as there are certain countries on the Council that tend to resist anything else, but I think it's an important moment to take stock.feedback

Kofi Annan - United Nations

Violence will not bring lasting solutions to the acute problems that afflict Rakhine State.feedback

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

Many of those fleeing are women and children, some of whom are wounded. (The Secretary-General) calls for humanitarian agencies to be granted unfettered and free access to affected communities in need of assistance and protection. The United Nations stands ready to provide all necessary support to both Myanmar and Bangladesh in that regard.feedback

Benedict Rogers

To have a worldwide Christian leader such as Pope Francis speaking out and standing in solidarity with a persecuted Muslim community sends a vital message about the importance of freedom of religion or belief and inter-religious harmony.feedback

Nu Sein

I thought I was going to die. I couldn't run fast as my knee is not good. There are some elders still left in the village.feedback

Wanna Shwe

We welcome the pope's trip to Myanmar,'. What is happening to the Rohingya community in Rakhine state cannot be denied. We all know.feedback

Mohammad Yunus

They told us, If anyone gives them shelter, we will arrest you and send you to the other side.' So, out of fear, we are not allowing any newcomers.feedback

Pope Francis

We all ask our Lord to come to their rescue and to prompt men of good will to come to their aid so they have full rights. Let us also pray for our Rohingya brothers.feedback

Kofi Annan - United Nations

Unless concerted action led by the government and aided by all sectors of the government and society is taken soon, we risk the return of another cycle of violence and radicalization, which will further deepen the chronic poverty that afflicts Rakhine state. The alleged scale and gravity of these attacks mark a worrying escalation of violence. No cause can justify such brutality and senseless killing. Perpetrators should be held to account. I urge the security forces to exercise restraint in dealing with the situation and above all ensure that innocent civilians are not harmed.feedback

Maung Maung Chay

We heard that a lot of Muslim villagers are grouping together, they will make more attacks on us when the sun goes down.feedback

Reaz Ahmed

With the flood waters receding, there is a possibility of an epidemic. We fear the outbreak of water-borne diseases if clean water is not ensured soon.feedback

Hilary Lau - Herbert Smith Freehills

We've seen a lot of activities recently in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Myanmar. The whole Sri Lanka, India, and Bangladesh corridor is also hot as it's connecting the East and West.feedback

James Sutherland - Cricket Australia

You can't predict the future but I think both parties have a lot more in common than we don't. We all care deeply about the game.feedback

James Sutherland - Cricket Australia

Today's agreement is a result of a sensible compromise between the two parties. Change is never easy but something that is necessary. This process hasn't been easy and history will judge if it was all worth it in the end. Neither side has got all it wanted in these negotiations. We've reached a good compromise, one that we can both live with.feedback

Muhammad Ismail

When I play football the sadness and anger is far away. But after I finish, it always comes back.feedback

Muhammad Ismail

We don't tell their opponents that I'm Rohingya because they might not agree that I'm eligible to play.feedback

Asaduzzaman Khan

Whom will you say disappeared? Many businessmen went into hiding failing to repay their loans in this country. Some people went missing after developing extramarital relationship.feedback

Sheema Sen Gupta

People need to understand how important this is for kids, for their rights, for their development. If we don't look at climate change, at addressing these issues, we won't make the progress we're committed to making.feedback

Sheema Sen Gupta

Adolescents themselves are more able to say 'I'm not getting married'. Girls are able to stand up to their parents.feedback

Sheema Sen Gupta

In Bangladesh, climate change is in your face. You can't avoid it. You can see it happening. Every year you have cyclones, floods, landslides. It's a given. It's now part of everyday living, and the clearest thing you see (from it) is rural to urban migration.feedback

Sheema Sen Gupta

Bangladesh has a good framework of climate adaptation, based on the fact that they need to survive. Clearly there is an awareness (climate impacts) are increasing and we need to do something.feedback

Sheema Sen Gupta

I hesitate to say climate change and urbanization are the major causes of child marriage. But they do compound it and make it a bit more difficult to intervene.feedback

Rezaul Karim

We as humans make lots of behaviours while interacting with others everyday, but almost all the time we are not aware of the biases we have in those behaviours, such as in turning the head to one side during lip kissing. Prior studies also poorly understood the phenomena as they ignored the role of kiss recipients or were unable to disentangle the impact of kiss initiators on the head turning direction in kiss recipients.feedback

Michael Proulx

This study is unique in giving us a look into a private behaviour in a private culture with implications for all people. Prior works could not rule out cultural learning due to having Western samples. It turns out, we as humans are similar even if our social values differ.feedback

Tamim Iqbal

I want all my fans and well wishers to know that I cut short my season with Essex to come back home early for personal reasons. Some media reported that we were the target of attempted hate crime. This is really not true.feedback

Farhad Mazhar

But I am not afraid to reveal what happened to me. People become mysteriously silent after they emerge alive from enforced disappearances. When I return to work I will begin working on this issue. We have to end this culture of enforced disappearances.feedback

Farhad Mazhar

It was a short call. I whispered: 'They are taking me away, they will kill me.' I spoke to her for just a few seconds before they noticed it. They gave me the mobile and I spoke to my wife a few times on the issue. The bus kept travelling for hours. They abused me, throwing foul language at me sometimes. They also slapped me. Around 10 or 12 hours later, the men said they would release me. They took off the blindfold and dropped me at a secluded place when it was a little dark.feedback

Rahman Khan

Families are scared to talk about it because other members of the family may suffer the consequences.feedback

Farhad Mazhar

They used some harsh language, took away my mobile and blindfolded me. They used their knees to keep me pinned down on the floor of the minibus.feedback

Farhad Mazhar

My abductors were in plain clothes. I don't know who they were or which group they belonged to. I made several phone calls to my wife while I was captive. Police could locate my position from my calls after the microbus left Dhaka, I found out later. I am surprised why police could not intercept the microbus well before it reached Khulna.feedback

Farhad Mazhar

That morning I had had problems with my eyes and so I left my home to buy medicine. Suddenly three men appeared on the sidewalk and they pushed me inside a white minibus.feedback

Farhad Mazhar

They gave me a bus ticket and asked me to take the bus from Khulna city to go back to Dhaka. I walked some distance and reached a market in Khulna, where I had some food before boarding the bus at 9.15 pm.feedback

Meenakshi Ganguly - Human Rights Watch

In all but a handful of cases that we investigated, police refused to accept complaints that the person had been illegally detained by law enforcement authorities.feedback

Wiratmaja Puja

Our production has turned out to be better than predicted. Pertamina has businesses in various countries, so we can re-sell to Bangladesh or others. We are pushing Pertamina to go global.feedback

Sarah Labowitz

Companies and unions negotiated without the factory owners, who are the ones who bear the responsibility and cost of implementing the Accord's requirements. This was an original flaw in the Accord when it was first negotiated in 2013 and what gave it real legitimacy issues in Bangladesh.feedback

Mahiuddin Faruqui

We'll definitely compensate and provide jobs for the family members of those who have been deceased and injured. We will give the highest possible amount as compensation. It will be fixed upon discussions with the district administration officials or the government. The boiler was running well. After servicing when workers were trying to restart it, it went off.feedback

Palash Chandra Modak

Nine people were killed in the blast and one died in hospital.feedback

Khan Kamal

Our society does not allow any movement that promotes unnatural sex. Writing in favor of it is tantamount to criminal offense, as per our law.feedback

Islam Shihab

I want my brother to remain alive among us.feedback

Saleemul Huq

Temperatures have already gone up by 1C. We can see that the weather patterns have changed. Ask anyone in the street, and they will say the frequency of floods has changed. Bangladesh has a long history of floods, but what used to be a one-in-20-year event now happens one year in five. It is what we would expect with climate change models.feedback

Saleemul Huq

In the next 20 years we would expect five to 10 million people to have to move from the coastal areas. The whole country is a climate hotspot, but the most vulnerable area is the coast. Dhaka is the place where people head to.feedback

Tanvir Chowdhury - Al Jazeera

Experts think the government could do much more to prevent the loss of life by evacuating people living in the hilly areas during the monsoon season.feedback

Reaz Ahmed

The recovery work is still going on. The death toll could rise as many areas still remained cut off. We have not been able to reach many of the affected places. Once the rains are over, we'll get a full picture of the damage and get the recovery work in full swing.feedback

Shah Ahmed Shafi

Do not play with our religious beliefs, national spirit and heritage. Do not push the country toward the curse of Allah through such anti-Islamic activities.feedback

Mohiuddin Khan

We can handle all sorts of emergency cases through this center, we can refer them to the high level center instantly. This is the disability prevention and rehabilitation corner of this facility. The clients are coming from the makeshift settlement. This is the laboratory; we provide very basic but very comprehensive range of laboratory services. They had to travel around, at least 40 kilometers to access laboratory services.feedback

Eoin Morgan

I think he's very close to full fitness. He came through the other day [when England played Bangladesh at The Oval], bowling more overs [seven] than we intended. But I think we're nearly there. He's had no pain in five days now. So, if that continues, there's a chance he may bowl 10 overs.feedback

Karim Elguindi - World Food Programme

For up to 20 years most humanitarian assistance has been for registered refugees Since last year more than 75,000 came in addition to other tens of thousands unregistered refugees, they were not having much. The aim is to provide something more dignified and a user harmonised approach, similar to what we have in registered camps.feedback

Chandika Hathurusingha

Obviously it affects the confidence a little bit, but this is a practice game. It's a big game for us, the first game of the Champions Trophy. But our preparation was good apart from this game so we are confident anyway.feedback

Mohammad Ali Hussain

Almost all rickety houses in the district were completely or partially destroyed by the cyclone. Not only Rohingya houses.feedback

Setara Begum

There's no roof. We are just drinking water. The little food we had in our home was all damaged after the cyclone. My children are crying for food. I am helpless. I have no money. There's no hope. I don't know how I will raise my children.feedback

Eoin Morgan

Chris Woakes, who had a thigh problem, is 100 per cent fit and has come through the last two or three days really well. Ben Stokes has had a little bowl today, and we will see how he pulls up tomorrow to see how much he will bowl – but I certainly see him bowling.feedback

Hamida Begum

We heard that a cyclone is coming. But there's no place we can go. I hate being a Rohingya. We are being tortured in Myanmar. Now in Bangladesh we have no rights - nothing. After this cyclone, we don't have a roof. We are living under the sky. We have no future.feedback

Sajjadul Alam Bobby

Watching that game was a privilege. Beating England in an away venue meant a lot.feedback

Sajjadul Alam Bobby

It was the first window into Bangladesh cricket for the rest of the world.feedback

Sajjadul Alam Bobby

Two hundred years of colonisation by the British were followed by 25 years of brutal and repressive rule by the Pakistanis.feedback

Sajjadul Alam Bobby

Cricket is and has been much bigger than winning mere matches – it has given Bangladesh a positive identity and unites the whole country. Cricket has given an entire generation the courage to dream.feedback

Omar Farukh

We have passed a difficult time. We had no tin or plastic sheets above our heads and almost all of us passed the night in the rain. We tried to save our belongings, whatever we have, with pieces of plastic sheet.feedback

Rasel Uddin

The storm was really frightening. The winds were so strong, I watched a giant eucalyptus tree, dozens of feet tall, getting bent to the point where it was almost flat on the ground. It would straighten again, then the winds would blow it back to the point where it was flat again.feedback

Rasel Uddin

The Rohingya live in small shacks – we describe them as barely standing – so they have been devastated. But also many Bangladeshi families in the area who live in homes like that have been affected the same.feedback

John McKissick

The problem is that we're very under-resourced. We have supplies to repair 3,000 homes now, and we're working out how to distribute them without causing tensions and having a crowd start to fight over who gets the supplies.feedback

Mohammad Imran

There isn't a single refugee home that hasn't had its roof blown off.feedback

Shah Ahmad Shafi

It was not an issue whether Themis would be in front of the Supreme Court or at the back side of the Supreme Court. The issue was whether Themis would exist or not, whether this symbol would be removed from Bangladesh forever.feedback

Sheikh Hasina

Why would a statue of the Greek Themis be set up in Bangladesh?feedback

Shahriar Abedin

We need security and guarantee of our job at least for three years after the handover to the new company. We also wanted guarantee of our achieved gratitude money and compensation.feedback

Imran H Sarker

Why are these young people arrested? We always opposed that law.feedback

Jahangir Hossain Matubbar

Yesterday when we arrested them, they did not complete the homosexuality act. They were preparing for that. We were very suspicious about them. For a long time they have been gathering there. People informed us and we rushed there to find why they had been gathering there.feedback

Olof Blomqvist

Between the violence of armed groups and state repression, secular voices in Bangladesh are being consistently silenced.feedback

Mahfuz Anam

It was farcical. Its purpose was to intimidate me and my institution. The message was: if we can do that to the Daily Star and its editor, we can do it to anybody. It was legal harassment. If the government felt I was exercising too much press freedom, they could revive the cases … or they could institute new ones. It all depends on how I behave. The religious extremists are passing phenomena. If the government and media work together, we can resist these people.feedback

Marcus Hutchins

We think there might be more domains out there that will sort of come around in the next few weeks, but this one i think is pretty much done and dusted.feedback

Manzoor Hasan

This will not create a conducive environment for us to deal with the U.N. and U.N. bodies. It is such a petty matter, one wouldn't think of doing something like this, which has much wider implications.feedback

Alec Stewart

Zafar's exceptionally tough but considered decision is one that we should all respect and understand. To retire at such a young age when his cricket career was progressing very nicely, earning a Test debut against Bangladesh last winter, proves that he has given great thought in deciding to walk away from the professional game. He is one of our own, having come through our age group and academy system where he first played for the county at the age of eight.feedback

Arif Hossain

I am marching to let the world know that we are united for science in Bangladesh. We have 160 million people to feed in the changed climate, and together we will make a better day with science and innovation.feedback

Albert Roca

It's going to be a difficult game. Maziya won their first game in Bangladesh. We expect a really tough game tomorrow. There will be pressure on any team who always want to win. But this is a challenge for us to come here and do our best and try to win.feedback

Drago Mamic

I was proud of my time at Churchill Brothers where I defeated Mohun Bagan 2-1 in the IFA Shield. It has been tough for me to build the team but we have made some signing and looking to add some more. We have to play well because we have the opportunity to come top of the group.feedback

Shahin Ahmed

That NGO went to our buyers too. They showed them some video clips of child workers who are engaged in manufacturing some byproducts. […] They are no way part of the main industry, I can challenge anybody.feedback

Eric Chien - Symantec

We found multiple links, which gave us reasonable confidence that it's the same group behind Bangladesh as the Polish attacks. It's one thing to go after Bangladesh, but it's a whole other thing to take on the U.S. This was a global list, but they hadn't gotten around to making a watering hole for all these country banks.feedback

Fakhrul Ahsan

They are well trained, and have thrown back the grenades we lobbed at them.feedback

Richard Pearhouse - Human Rights Watch

Consumers should be asking plenty of sharp questions on the shop floor about what retailers are doing to guarantee they are not sourcing leather from Hazaribagh's toxic tanneries.feedback

Ramachandra Guha

But it is also part of a regional and global phenomenon of religious nationalism. You see it now in Turkey, and in our neighbourhood, with Pakistan and Bangladesh. There are parallels with Sri Lanka. And even in America, when George Bush said Jesus was his favourite philosopher,You can't blame Rahul Gandhi for everything.feedback

Scott Nova

This principle applies, whether or not leather from the tanneries in question is being used in a brand's products.feedback

Mohammed Harun

If the owners provide us with these things, it will improve the situation.feedback

Mohammed Harun

We would hope to avoid the harm that can be caused by the liquid when the body and the limbs are exposed to it.feedback

Enam Ali

What is at stake now is not the heritage of Bangladesh, but the heritage of Britain. I've given my life to the curry industry and I can see with my own eyes that it is disappearing. I really feel the government should intervene before it is too late.feedback

Enam Ali

The British curry industry has wholeheartedly supported Brexit because we feel it would be a fair policy and we can bring people from outside the EU, from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan where people can come and look after our business because the industry needs chefs desperately. Because the people we are currently working with, the European workers – Romanian and Polish – they are now going to leave so what we end up with is nobody to work for us. So we will be really closing our restaurants.feedback

Venkiteswaran Muralidhar

They will probably be taken by rickshaw to a hospital in Dhaka. They are the most horrible conditions you can imagine. I work in this area. I have never seen anything as bad as this.feedback

George Galloway

It's true I'm not local, but then neither was Sir Matt Busby. Neither was Sir Alex Ferguson nor Pep Guardiola nor José Mourinho. Like them I want to work for you, for Gorton, for Manchester. I am, like Sir Matt, a Scot of Irish background. There are plenty of us around Manchester. My 40-year relationship with Pakistan and Bangladesh, my 40 years with the Arabs, mean I can speak the language. I can talk the talk but I also walk the walk.feedback

Eugene Volokh

I’m blogging excerpts this week and next week from a new article by Mark Lemley and me, “Law, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality.” (Click on the link to see the whole article, including footnotes.) This post is from the criminal law part; we begin with disturbing the peace, but soon we’ll tell you about indecent exposure, strobing, virtual groping and more.feedback

Eugene Volokh

Stanford law professor Mark A. Lemley and I have just finished a draft of a new article, “Law, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality.” It’s still early days in the development of commercial VR and AR, and even more so in the law of each. But we think that the shape of the technology is clear enough to speculate about the legal issues that are likely to arise. Plus, selfishly, we’d like to get in on the ground floor of something that’s going to be big - and we’re sure that VR and AR will indeed be big.feedback

Bina Patru

I used to miss days at work because of illness and so I wasn't paid. Our children were often sick – my daughters suffered from diarrhoea and dysentery when they were growing up – and sometimes I had to look after them rather than work.feedback

Bina Patru

These pumps and latrines have made such a difference for us. We used to have to walk more than half-an-hour each way to collect water from a well. We'd do that journey in the rain and the heat, walk with one jug on our heads, another on our hip. Water for everything else came from the streams. People had to go the toilet in the bushes and some went near the same streams.feedback

Nantu Ranjan Singh

But that's dropped right off since the interventions by Idea and WaterAid.feedback

Tom Palakudiyil - WaterAid

This programme has helped change the mindset of tea garden owners, introducing them to the need to respect workers' rights and the value of a healthier workforce, while helping the tea pickers understand they have the right to good health, education and hope for a better future. As we continue our work, we'll also continue our advocacy with local governments and tea garden owners to ensure water and sanitation is made a priority for everyone, including the poorest and most marginalised.feedback

Basonti Singh

There's a lot of illness here – diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach upsets. Even the water from the well is red from iron and tastes bad. But when you're thirsty, you don't care if the water you drink is clean or not.feedback

Numan Haider Chowdury

Built by the British in 1910. We're very grateful for their help for the poor people of this tea garden. If workers are disease-free, then they work well, so we all gain.feedback

Numan Haider Chowdury

We welcome NGOs that work for the benefit of the workers' health and development of the estates. But we don't want the wrong sort of NGOs.feedback

Nikhil Shantal

I go into the jungle where it's private and I take some water with me to wash my hands. I hope one day we have a latrine, it would be good for our hygiene and our dignity.feedback

Angus Deaton

Professor Case needs no introduction to me. I am a great fan of her work.feedback

Farah Kabir

We are here today to show their inner strength, as they have come a long way. I often take inspiration from them. Their courage is huge.feedback

Farah Kabir

I am ashamed of having such things in the country. Unfortunately, in Bangladesh we do have acid victims because of either gender discrimination or violence, or because of greed. And we want to remind everyone the kind of injustice that has been meted out to them.feedback

Albert Roca

It's going to be a difficult game against Maziya. They won their first game in Bangladesh. We expect a really tough game tomorrow.feedback

Ayoub Qassem

They are from different sub-Saharan countries, one from Bangladesh and six women. Our coastguards carried out a search operation in that area off Tajoura in attempting to find the missing ones but no one was found.feedback

Rafida Ahmed

Two years ago, we were ambushed in Bangladesh by the sort of group the west’s populist leaders claim to oppose. But they are two sides of the same coin. I have no memory of the attack, but the pictures of my husband’s bloody, motionless body on the street, me next to him pleading for help, the four large s