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Siddikur boycotts Myanmar Open over Rohingya issue

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25 January, 2018 14:26 PM



Siddikur boycotts Myanmar Open over Rohingya issue

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Bangladeshi prominent golfer Siddikur Rahman has boycotted Myanmar Open Golf Tournament, condemning Rohingya oppression. The Asian Tour Tournament is set to open on Thursday in Yangon. 

Siddikur said: “I can’t attend the tournament as Myanmar military are oppressing Rohingyas. Moreover, I am scared to travel Myanmar in this turmoil condition.” 

A total of 165 golfers will attend the Myanmar Open Tournament. Winner will be awarded prize money $7.5 lakh. 

Siddikur Rahman as a first Bangladeshi grabbed Brunei Open championship in 2010. He also won Hero Indian Open in 2013.   

 


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