Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) hosted a Roundtable discussion titled, ‘Two Years of Military Rule in Myanmar: Ramifications for the Future’ at the Hotel Bengal Blueberry, Dhaka. The discussion was moderated by Major General A N M Muniruzzaman, ndc, psc, (retd.), President of BIPSS. The round table had an expert panel comprising- Brigadier General (retd.) Shakhawat Hussain PhD, Senior Fellow, South Asian Institute for Policy and Governance, NSU; Brigadier General Shahedul Anam Khan, ndc, psd, (retd.), former Associate Editor, The Daily Star and Parvez Karim Abbasi, Assistant Professor, East West University.
The discussion was attended by Ambassadors and Senior Diplomats based in Dhaka, Government Officials, Defence Personnel, Academics, Editors, Journalists, Scholars and Students. The speakers recognized that military rule in Myanmar not only has internal implications but also has implications for its neighbours. Neighbouring countries has to bear the brunt of the volatile situation in Myanmar. Bangladesh has to be more vigilant about this issue before it takes a bad turn in the future.
The roundtable ended with lively interactive session with the participants.