Gambia slams Suu Kyi for silence over Rohingya crisis

The Gambia today criticised Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her “silence” over Rohingya crisis and defending Myanmar at the UN’s top court.
Gambian lawyers were placing their arguments against Myanmar’s denial of genocidal intent against Rohingyas at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on the final day of the three-day hearing.
“Your silence said far more than your words,” Gambia’s lawyer Philippe Sands told the UN’s highest court pointing figure at Suu Kyi.
Suu Kyi sat in the courtroom, wearing traditional Burmese dress.
A 17-member panel of judges of ICJ was hearing a case, the first international legal attempt to bring Myanmar to justice over alleged mass killings of the Rohingya minorities in 2017, filed by the Gambia on November 11.
Arguing against Myanmar’s denial of genocidal intent against Rohingyas, the Gambia also claimed that the evidence of Rohingya genocide by the Myanmar military still stands in Rakhine.
Myanmar systemically denied access of UN fact-finding mission and other international human rights agencies to hide the evidence of genocide, the Gambia’s lawyers said.
But the genocide evidence still stands there, a lawyer told the International Court of Justice.
The Gambian lawyers’ panel also said that did not reject the allegation of atrocities against Rohingyas.
The African country has taken Myanmar to the court in the Hague as the first attempt to accuse it of breaching the 1948 UN Genocide convention and seeking emergency measures to protect the Rohingya.
Suu Kyi defended Myanmar’s actions saying it faced an “internal conflict” and that the military carried out “clearance operations” after Rohingya militants attacked police camp in August 2017.

-With The Daily Star input

Related News

Teacher-couple found dead in car

On Thursday, a teacher couple was discovered dead inside their own vehicle in the Borobari neighborhood of the Gazipur district.The deceased were named as Tongi Shaheed Smriti High School headmaster AKM Ziaur Rahman Mamun and his wife Mahmuda Akter Joly, an assistant teacher at Tongi Amzad Ali Sarkar Pilot High School and College.The couple’s son ... Read more

Tea garden workers still stay with strike for salary hike

News Desk : dhakamirror.com Yesterday, a government-convened meeting to consider raising the pay of workers in tea gardens came to an end without making a decision.At the Sreemangal office in Moulvibazar, the Department of Labor held a day-long meeting with tea gardens employee yesterday.The department will have another meeting with both workers and tea garden ... Read more

College teacher’s death: Husband sent to jail

A Natore court yesterday sent to jail Mamun Hossain, husband of college teacher Khairun Nahar whose body was recovered from her home on Sunday. Nasim Ahmed, officer-in-charge of the Natore sadar police station, said that Saber Hossain, a cousin of the deceased, filed the case with the police station. Though, none was accused in the ... Read more

Five dead as segment of viaduct of BRT falls on car in Uttara

News Desk : dhakamirror.com A total of five people were killed and two others injured after a segment of a viaduct meant for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project fell from a crane on a private car at Uttara in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Monday. The accident happened around 4pm at Jashim Uddin area, said ... Read more

Hasina pays tribute to Bangabandhu in Tungipara

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his final resting place in Tungipara on his death anniversary. After arriving in Gopalganj around 11 am on Monday, Hasina placed a wreath on Bangabandhu’s grave and observed a moment of silence as an army contingent gave a guard of honour. Later, ... Read more

Natore teacher who married student found dead

News Desk : dhakamirror.com Police recovered the body of a female college teacher from a rented house in Balaripara of Natore town, who married a student after six months of a love affair, from home early today. Deceased Khairun Nahar was an assistant professor of Philosophy department of Khubjipur Mozammel Haque Degree College in Gurudaspur ... Read more

Government considering two-day weekend at educational institutions: Dipu Moni

News Desk : dhakamirror.com In an effort to save electricity, the government is exploring two-day weekends for educational institutions, said education minister Dipu Moni. She made the declaration in response to a query from a reporter in the capital on Friday. “The situation hasn’t been resolved yet, though. Soon, a decision will be made “She ... Read more

Labour market resumes as Bangladesh sends 53 workers to Malaysia

News Desk : dhakamirror.com Bangladesh has started sending migrant workers to Malaysia again after a four-year pause. On Monday at 11:40 p.m., an AirAsia flight departed Dhaka for Kuala Lumpur carrying a total of 53 employees who were under the management of the recruitment firm Catharsis International. The AirAsia flight carrying the Bangladeshi workers landed ... Read more

Complaint filed against Hero Alam for embezzlement

News Desk : dhakamirror.com For embezzlement and making death threats in Gazipur, a young person has submitted a written complaint against Hero Alam. Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Moniruzzaman said that Rubel Munshi (22) accused Hero Alam and his two associates in a complaint he submitted at the Sreepur police station in Gazipur. Ashraful Hossain also known ... Read more

Robbery, rape on bus in Tangail: One arrested

News Desk : dhakamirror.com Raja Mia, who was detained in Tangail in relation to a robbery and rape that occurred inside of a moving bus, has been placed on a five-day remand. Police brought him before the court with a seven-day remand plea on Thursday, 4 August, and Tangail Senior Judicial Magistrate Badal Kumar Chand ... Read more

Gang-rape, robbery on moving bus in Tangail

In Tangail, a group of armed men disguised as passengers boarded a bus headed for Chattogram, stole people’s money and possessions, and raped a woman while holding her at gunpoint. The terrifying occurrence happened early on Wednesday in Tangail’s Madhupur upazila’s Raktipara area, which is off the Dhaka-Tangail Highway. The bus of “Eagle Paribahan,” with ... Read more

Dhaka University teacher Samia Rahman’s demotion illegal: HC

News Desk : dhakamirror.com The action by Dhaka University administrators to demote faculty member Samia Rahman on accusations of plagiarism was declared “illegal” by the High Court on Thursday, August 4, 2022. The HC bench led by Justice Zafar Ahmed and Justice Md Akhtaruzzaman delivered the verdict after holding hearing on a writ petition filed ... Read more

Fresh SSC exam schedule announced

News Desk : dhakamirror.com A new schedule for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams 2022 has been released, reports UNB. The exam is scheduled to start on September 15 and last until October 15 according to the routine. On Sunday, the Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education issued the schedule for all educational boards. ... Read more

Eleven people killed when train rams microbus at rail crossing in Ctg

News Desk : dhakamirror.com Collision between a train and a microbus at a rail crossing in Mirsharai, Chattogram, resulted in at least 11 dead and two others badly injured on Friday. The accident took place at a level crossing near Baro Takia Railway Station at around 1:30 pm on Friday. The number of fatalities was ... Read more

Women outnumber men in Bangladesh’s 16.51cr current population

News Desk : dhakamirror.com Bangladesh now has 165,158,616 people living there, according to preliminary results from the most recent census. There are 83,347,206 women and 81,712,824 men in the entire population. Up to 113,063,587 of them reside in rural areas, while 52,009,072 do so in urban areas. The population census has revealed that women outnumber ... Read more

Four jailed for taking proxy exam

News Desk : dhakamirror.com Yesterday, four people — two of whom were Dhaka University students — were given prison terms for taking the rajshahi University (RU) admission test on behalf of candidates. Dr. Shamir Ray, a lecturer at the Gazi Medical College in Khulna, was given a one-year jail term. Ekhlasur Rahman, a student at ... Read more

Bus strikes roadside tree in Bagerhat, leaving 2 dead and 15 injured

News Desk : dhakamirror.com A bus lost control and hit a roadside tree at Fakirhat upazila in Bagerhat on Tuesday (July 26, 2022), leaving two passengers dead and fifteen others wounded. The deceased are Anwara Begum (40), of the Matiranga region of Khagrachhari district, and Moni Mallik (24), the son of Siddique Mallick of Sapleja ... Read more

Wasfia Nazreen is the first Bangladeshi to summit K-2

Mountaineer Wasfia Nazreen became the first Bangladeshi to reach the top of the world’s second highest peak K2, the news agency AFP reported on Friday. Three of the world’s top climbers, Mingma Tenzi Sherpa, Mingma David Sherpa, and Nirmal Purja, were part of her Renata Limited-sponsored expedition. Iranian Afsaneh Hesamifard, Pakistani mountaineer Samina Baig and ... Read more

Eden College student killed in Dhaka road accident

News Desk : dhakamirror.com A Eden Mahila College student died after she fell from a battery-run rickshaw in old Dhaka’s Bangshal area on early Thursday. The accident took place when Salma along with her cousin Mohamamd Hasan were heading towards her college hostel on the rickshaw from Sadarghat area. They returned to Dhaka on a ... Read more

Argentina considering opening embassy in Dhaka

Argentina, a south-American nation, has expressed interest to set up a diplomatic mission in Dhaka, in an effort to strengthen its commercial and political ties with Bangladesh.Claudio Rozencwaig, the undersecretary of foreign policy at the foreign ministry in Argentina, came up with the disclosure at a meeting with Jashim Uddin, president of the Federation of ... Read more