Bangladesh Transport & Human Chains
29 April 2018 | Transport
There’s plenty of transport around Bangladesh, but it’s often lethally unsafe. The Bangladesh accident rate is not appalling against the population numbers, but presumably a large proportion of Bangladeshis never see a road. Against the number of vehicles (1000+ death...
Cox’s Bazar & Chittagong
27 April 2018 | Places
My recent Bangladesh trip was primarily to visit the Rohingya refugee camps south of Cox’s Bazar, where the Myanmar army has shoved half a million of their Muslim citizens out of the country and in to refugee camps across the border in Bangladesh. It’s been described ...
Shipbreaking in Bangladesh
18 April 2018 | Places
Visiting the refugee camps in and around Kutupalong, south of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, was the principal reason for my recent visit to the country. Planet Wheeler, my foundation, works with COTE (Children on the Edge) to provide education to some of the children amo...
The Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
11 April 2018 | Living
In early November 2017 – just six months ago – I went to the Irrawaddy Writers Festival in Mandalay, Myanmar. And got castigated for swanning around in Burma when the country was guilty of war crimes, genocide in the Rakhine region, chasing half a million of their Roh...
Donald Trump Promotes Global Trade in T-Shirts
31 January 2018 | Living
Donald Trump may be fiercely against global trade (unless it’s all-American global trade), but he certainly does wonders for world trade in the T-shirt business.
Now I don’t believe in buying T-shirts, they’re something you get free with the donor’s trademark, name...