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Day: December 6, 2014

53,000 mostly Bangladeshis fled for Thailand, Malaysia in 2014: UNHCR
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53,000 mostly Bangladeshis fled for Thailand, Malaysia in 2014: UNHCR

    Around 53,000 South-East Asians mostly Bangladeshis fled towards Thailand and Malaysia through the Bay of Bengal this year, the UNHCR report said. About 540 people have reportedly died during the journey at sea for beatings, starvation or dehydration. Their bodies were thrown overboard. The report published on Friday has found that more people are risking their lives on smugglers' boats in South-East Asia despite the prospect of violence en route. This includes some 53,000 people left the countries through the Bay of Bengal bound for Thailand and Malaysia, and hundreds of others moving further south in the Indian Ocean, the release read. In total some 120,000 people are believed to have embarked on these voyages in the Bay of Bengal since the start of 2012. With paym...
Police under political control now: Akbar Ali
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Police under political control now: Akbar Ali

    Stating that the police have completely gone under political control, former caretaker government adviser Akbar Ali Khan today said the situation will worsen if a commission is not formed and the concerned law is not amended in this regard. He was speaking at a programme marking seven years of the judiciary’s separation held at Jatiya Press Club. Earlier last month, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman said the chain of command of police administration has broken down, resulting in slide in human rights and law and order situations. "If necessary steps are not taken, if police commission is not formed, if necessary laws for police are not amended, the situation may deteriorate," Akbar Ali Khan said. Separation of judiciary is not enough to est...