Webinar on Impacts of Military Coup on Myanmar

Date: February 8, 2021

The Center for Peace Studies (CPS), SIPG, North South University has organized a webinar to discuss the impact of Myanmar’s military rule on the Rohingya crisis. The webinar was conducted at Zoom platform on February 8, 2021. The speakers of the webinar were Senior Fellow of SIPG Brigadier General (Retd.) M Sakhawat Hossain, Professorial Fellow of SIPG and CPS Ambassador Shahidul Haque, Professor of Dhaka University Ms. Lailufar Yasmin, and the faculty of the University Sultan Joynal Abedin Dr. Mahbubul Haque.

The webinar provided feedback on the military rule of various ethnic groups living in Myanmar, including the Rohingya living in Bangladesh and Malaysia. In addition, the geopolitical context, its impact on Bangladesh-Myanmar bilateral relations, and the lack of a strong role in the Western world also came up.

Brigadier General (Retd.) M Sakhawat Hossain has shed light on the impact of Myanmar’s military rule on the Rohingya crisis. In addition Dr. Mahbubul Haque has mentioned his interest from Malaysia about the internal political situation in Myanmar. 

Furthermore, Ambassador Shahidul Haque highlighted Bangladesh’s strategy in this situation. 

The event was moderated by the Coordinator of CPS Dr. Ishrat Zakia Sultana and the welcome speech of the event was given by the Director of Confucius Institute of NSU Dr. Bulbul Siddique. Dr. Sheikh Tawfique M Haque, Director, SIPG and CPS and Chair, Department of Political Science and Sociology, NSU was also present on the webinar. Moreover, rohingyas, teachers, researchers, representatives of international organizations also participated in the webinar.