OpEds by Shafiur Rahman | 2023
OpEds from 2023:
20 November: Bangladesh accused of legitimizing Myanmar military
16 November: Rohingya Repatriation: A Roadmap Tainted by Coercion and Exclusion.
9 October: Bangladesh’s Information War on Bhasan Char: A Closer Look.
7 September: The Disappearance and Arbitrary Detention of Rohingya Refugee Leader Dil Mohammed
25 August: Balancing justice and diplomacy: The ICC and the Rohingya crisis
10 August: The Rohingya and the ethical blindspot of international media
23 June: Shaping Repatriation: The Role of Bangladesh’s NSI in the Rohingya Crisis.
2 June: Cash Incentives and Coercion: The Controversial Strategy for Rohingya Repatriation
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh report being offered $2,000 to return to Myanmar – and threatened with beatings if they do not.
19 May: The Disappearance of Dil Mohammed: A Voice for the Rohingya Silenced
On January 18, prominent advocate Dil Mohammed was abducted from a Rohingya camp in No Man’s Land. He has not been heard from since.
3 May: How the media helped shape a negative perception of the Rohingya
Oversimplified representation of the Rohingya crisis perpetuates the notion of refugees being problematic and burdensome
The Daily Star
19 March: Bangladesh-Myanmar Military Partnership’s Impact on Rohingyas
Dhaka is obligated to cooperate with ICC investigation
10 March: Mohibullah Killers granted amnesty in Bhasan Char Refugee camp?
10 March: Are Arsa leaders among those relocated to Bhasan Char?
Some of those relocated to Bhasan Char, and now find themselves residing in close proximity to former Arsa leaders, have expressed concern about their new neighbours
26 February: Ko Ko Linn of RSO orders his followers to kill ARSA members
Ko Ko Linn, head of RSO's political wing, was recorded ordering the mass killing of ARSA members after the destruction of the Zero Point camp. Orders included denying funeral prayers for those killed.
26 February: Rohingya leader's audio urging mass killings sparks concerns
In the recording, Ko Ko Linn, who is based in Chittagong, can be heard ordering his followers to carry out mass killings of members of Arsa, located in the camps of Ukhiya
16 February: Myanmar Bangladesh joint offensive cracks down on Rohingya
Leaked documents from a senior meeting of Myanmar junta officials reveal an unexpected collaboration between the Myanmar military and Bangladesh forces on operations against the ARSA Rohingya insurgent group
South East Asia Globe
2 February: Trouble in No Man’s Land
The events leading up to the destruction of the Rohingya camp in No Man's Land and the role of Bangladesh
13 January: Rohingya children are a "ticking time-bomb
Views from the Bangladesh military establishment
6 January: Inside story of death on the high seas
On December 8, a boat sank claiming the lives of all on board, which took the number of Rohingya refugees who died on sea crossings in 2022 close to 400