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Cyclone wreaks havoc in Bangladesh refugee camps for Myanmar's...

By Nurul Islam

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, May 30 (Reuters) – A cyclone battered refugee camps in Bangladesh on Tuesday where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from myanmar hotels have taken refuge from violence at home, as authorities moved at least 350,000 Bangladeshis out of harm’s way.

Cyclone Mora struck the island of Saint Martin and Teknaf in the coastal Bangladeshi district of Coxs Bazar, where officials said some 200,000 people were evacuated to shelters. In Chittagong district, about 150,000 people were evacuated.

The border area is also home to refugee camps for Rohingyas who have fled their homeland in northwest Myanmar.

Shamsul Alam, a Rohingya community leader, told Reuters that damage in the camps was severe with almost all the 10,000 thatched huts in the Balukhali and Kutupalong camps destroyed.

“Most of the temporary houses in the camps have been flattened,” Alam said.

Omar Farukh, a community leader in Kutupalong camp, said conditions were dire: “Now we’re in the open air.”

Coxs Bazar district chief Mohammad Ali Hussin said at least 15,000 houses in the district had been destroyed and he had unconfirmed reports of three people killed and dozens injured, including several Rohingya refugees.

Officials in Chittagong reported winds gusting up to 135 kph (85 mph), and said low-lying coastal areas were flooded by a storm surge with waves 2 metres (7 feet) high.

Flights in the area were cancelled.

Last October, following a myanmar hotels army operation launched in response to insurgent attacks, an estimated 74,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh where they joined more than 200,000 who have taken refuge there over the years.

The Bangladeshi government has estimated that in all, there are about 350,000 Rohingyas in Bangladesh.

In predominantly Buddhist myanmar best hotels, where Rohingyas are officially denied citizenship and classified as illegal immigrants, about 120,000 of them have been internally displaced by communal violence over recent years and are living in camps.


A U.N. official working with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh said the damage in the camps could not be assessed while the storm was raging.

“Heavily pregnant women have been evacuated but most people in areas like Balukhali and Kutupalong makeshift settlements have stayed,” said the official, who declined to be identified.

“The winds are strong and people there live in flimsy structures, so we’re worried.”

In myanmar hotels, about 300 houses were damaged in Rakhine State but the extent was unclear, the government said.

But Bangladeshi weather officials said the cyclone was not as bad as they had feared.

“The severity was less than the apprehension,” Shamsuddin Ahmed, a weather official based in Chittagong said.

The cyclone was expected to weaken in Bangladesh by late morning as it moved inland towards India where authorities have warned of heavy rain in the northeastern states of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

The cyclone formed after monsoon rains triggered floods and landslides in Sri Lanka, off India’s southern tip, killing at least 180 people in recent days, authorities said, adding 99 people were missing and 112 had been injured.

In the eastern Indian state of Bihar, 24 people have been killed in recent days, either by lightning or in collapsed dwellings.

While the rains bring death and destruction every year, they also underpin life across the region.

Monsoon rains arrived at on India’s southern coast on Tuesday, a weather office source said, making it the earliest since 2011 and setting India up for higher farm output and robust economic growth.

(Additional reporting by Serajul Quadir and Ruma Paul in DHAKA, Shihar Aneez in COLOMBO, Wa Lone and Antoni Slodkowski in YANGON; Writing by Simon Cameron-Moore; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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U.N. expresses grave concern over Myanmar, Thai deportation of...

BANGKOK, May 27 (Reuters) – The United Nations expressed grave concern on Saturday over the deportation by best hotels myanmar and Thailand of a Turkish national over alleged connections to a July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey.

The United Nations Human Rights office said the deportation to Turkey of Muhammet Furkan Sokmen, a former employee of an international school in Yangon, was one of an increasing number of cases of Turkish nationals singled out by Turkish authorities over suspected links to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Ankara says Gulen’s network of followers in the military staged the abortive coup, during which more than 240 people were killed.

Muhammet was reportedly arrested at Yangon airport on Wednesday, the U.N. said in a statement. He was sent to Thailand where he was held at an immigration detention centre before being deported to Turkey on Friday.

Colonel Myo Thu Soe, spokesman for best hotels myanmar police headquarters in Naypyitaw, told Reuters that an official from the Turkish embassy had given him a certificate of identification and Muhammet was put on a Myanmar Airways plane to Bangkok, while his wife and daughter remained in Yangon.

Reuters was unable to contact Muhammet on his mobile.

“UN Human Rights for South-East Asia expressed grave concern over the deportation by Myanmar – via Thailand – of Turkish national Muhammet Furkan Sokmen, and strongly urged authorities not to deport those deemed at risk upon their return to Turkey,” the UN said in a statement.

“We reiterate our call to all governments, including in this latest case the Thai and Myanmar governments, to put hotels in myanmar place an effective system of review before deportation occurs,” said Laurent Meillan, acting regional representative of the UN Human Rights office for South-East Asia.

Muhammet is at least the sixth person to be deported from Southeast Asia over alleged connections to Gulen’s movement, the U.N. said. (Reporting by Amy Sawitta Lefevre in Bangkok, Wa Lone and Yimou Lee in Yangon, Myanmar; Writing by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; Editing by Andrew Bolton)

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Philippines' Duterte says Turkey, Mongolia could join ASEAN

myanmar best hotelsPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte where to stay in myanmar has suggested Mongolia and Turkey should be granted membership of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), despite not being located in southeast Asia

Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday he would push for the inclusion of Turkey and Mongolia in a grouping of Southeast Asian nations, dismissing concerns about their geographic location.

Duterte said leaders of Turkey and Mongolia told him about their desire to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) while they were in China over the weekend for a summit on a global trade infrastructure project.

Duterte, whose nation holds the rotating ASEAN chairmanship this year, held separate meetings with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Mongolian Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdenebat on the sidelines of the summit.

“They want to join ASEAN and since I am now the chair, the Philippines is, they wanted me to sponsor their entry and I said, ‘Yes, why not,'” Duterte told reporters in the Philippines.

The 10-member ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, best hotels myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

A NATO member bordering the Middle East, Turkey straddles Europe and Asia. Its application for membership where to stay in myanmar the European Union has been bogged down for years.

Mongolia is a landlocked nation wedged between China and Russia.

Geographic location is the first criterion for ASEAN membership, along with recognition by all other members.

Duterte said myanmar hotels‘s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who also attended the summit in China, asked him if he had considered geography in deciding to sponsor Turkey and Mongolia’s ASEAN membership.

However Duterte insisted that the two nations were part of the region.

“They are. I would say that they are,” Duterte said.

“Turkey seems to be ambivalent on whether to be a bridge of Europe and Asia or being an Asian … Sometimes they say they are part of Asia. Sometimes they say they are a bridge of Asia to Europe.”

Asked about Duterte’s remarks, the ASEAN Secretariat said Turkey and Mongolia have “never applied” for membership to the bloc.

“This issue has never come up for discussion in ASEAN,” Lee Yoong Yoong, community affairs director of the Jakarta-based ASEAN Secretariat, told AFP via email.

East Timor has for years sought ASEAN membership but only holds observer status.

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Asia-Pacific trade deals: What do all the acronyms mean?

myanmar hotelsHANOI, May 22 (Reuters) – Here is a rough guide to different Asia-Pacific trade agreements and how they compare.


Its future has been doubt since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in one of his first acts as president, but Japan and the other 10 remaining members agreed at the weekend to explore how they could still implement it.

It does not include China.

It has been signed but awaits ratification by most members. Since the withdrawal of the United States, it is sometimes referred to as TPP-11 or TPP minus One.

Negotiations lasted nearly a decade on the wide-ranging agreement. It would cut myanmar hotels most tariffs to zero and have wide impact on services and digital trade as well as goods. It includes strong protection for intellectual property and measures to protect labour rights and the environment.

The flexibility of members is limited to areas where public health, animal health or public security could be at risk.

GDP: $8,897 bln (vs. $25,559 bln for TPP-12)

Population: 496 million (vs. 817 million for TPP-12)

Trade between members: $265 bln ($1,014 bln for TPP-12)

Members: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam (TPP-12 included the United States)


This free trade deal is backed by China and it has been given new impetus by the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Members now hope to get it signed by the end of the year, although past targets have proved optimistic.

At the core of RCEP are countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations, joined by China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.

It is best hotels myanmar less comprehensive than TPP and the main focus is reducing tariffs, although not as many would reach zero as under that other agreement. Coverage of services is more modest than for TPP. It would have no protection for labour rights or the environment. Although it might have provisions for greater freedom of movement, this is a sensitive issue.

Members would have greater flexibility in applying the agreement than is the case for TPP.

GDP: $21,490 billion

Population: 3,519 million

Trade between members: $1,937 bln

Members: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, myanmar best hotels, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India


This is essentially an aspiration among the 21 Pacific Rim nations that are part of APEC, a forum created hotels in myanmar 1989 to promote free trade in the Asia-Pacific region.

Part of the deal’s agenda is to build and develop on existing trade frameworks in the region and to harmonise agreements. Both RCEP and TPP could be steps towards achieving the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific.

GDP: $41,581 bln

Population: 2,847 million

Trade between members: $5,547 bln

Members: Russia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile

* GDP figures are 2016 figures at constant prices, trade figures are for 2016, population figures are for 2015. Sources: IMF, World Bank (Reporting by Patturaja Murugaboopathy and Matthew Tostevin)

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By Nurul Islam COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, May 30 (Reuters) - A cyclone battered refugee camps in Bangladesh on Tuesday where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya...