Bangladesh-Burma strengthening connectivity is strategic imperative

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Bangladesh-Burma strengthening connectivity is

strategic imperative

By Tin Soe

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) organized an international seminar on Enhancing Bangladesh-Myanmar Relations at BIISS auditorium on 21 May 2014 to discuss “the problems in the bordering area” under the Dhaka’s proposal of “security dialogue” and Naypyidaw agreed it, said Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque.

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High Level flag meeting for border security held at Bangladesh-Burma border

Naikonchari, Bangladesh: A Sector level flag meeting for border security between Burma and Bangladesh was held at Dusori nearby pillar No. 50 of Naikonchari upazila under the Bandarbon district, Bangladesh May 21, according to a BGB aide, who did not say his name.
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School boy severely tortured by police officer in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  A school boy was severely tortured by a police officer because of collecting firewood from nearby forest in Maungdaw Township yesterday, said Halim, a relative of the victim.
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10 boat-people held while going to Malaysia

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Members of Bangladesh Coastguard detained 10 people –possibly traffickers or boat drivers of Burma – from the Bay of Bengal near Saint Martin’s Island while going to Malaysia with rickety boat on May 20, according to official of Coastguard of Saint Martin.
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Over 1173 Rohingyas arrested along the Burma-Bangladesh border

Cox’s Bazar: Bangladesh: The authorities of Bangladesh had arrested over 1173 Rohingyas in special drives along the Bangladesh-Burma border since 2014, according to official source from Cox’s Bazar. Read more ›

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Rohingya refugee need time to repatriate to their homeland: Stina Ljungdell

Chittagong, Bangladesh: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Chief in Dhaka Stina Lgungdell said in an interview to the daily star, a daily Bangladesh newspaper that the Rohingya refugee from Bangladesh need time to repatriate to their homeland.

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Refugee girl killed in road accident

Ukhiya, Bangladesh: A refugee girl from the Kutupalong official refugee camp was killed by a speedy Mini bus at Teknaf-Cox’s Bazar Highway nearby Kutuplong camp, on May 18, Hasan, a refugee from the Kutupalong camp said.
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High wheel tax collects in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Maungdaw wheel tax collection agent is collecting more high taxes from transport vehicles since he had appointed as a wheel tax collection agent, said Nasem, a vehicles owner from Maungdaw.
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Truck accident kills one and more injure in Maungdaw north

Maungdaw, Arakan State: An accident of truck carrying bricks killed one and injured eight on May 17, at about 4:30pm, in front of Doe Tan mosque, Maungdaw north, said Hamid, an elder from the village.

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Checking of household family list and photograph will soon resume: Kyi San

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  The Maungdaw Township administration officer –Kyi San- expressed the program of household family list and Photograph for Rohingya will soon resume at bi-monthly meeting of village administration officers on May 16, said Mohamed Younous, an officer of village administration office.

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Pledge and call for unity among all Rohingya to save community: Mohiuddin

Letter from Rohingya

Mohiuddin Yusof, the president of New York based Rohingya Concern International (RCI) has urged the worldwide Rohingya people – organizations and leaders – to pledge which will never allow anybody to endanger the existence of  Rohingya community in Arakan yesterday.

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Village administration officers forced to buy fire fighter uniforms

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The village administration officers under Maungdaw district forced the villagers who selected as a fire fighter to buy fire fighter uniform recently, said Halem, a Human Rights watchdog from Maungdaw.
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Potential for Peace in Burma or Regional Instability?

By Legal Aid Network (LAN)

Comment on the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement proposed by the Government of Burma/Myanmar

Introduction

Burma, also known as Myanmar, has been plagued by a complex civil war since the independence of the country in 1948. To bring this to an end, a dialogue process between the ruling regime led by President Thein Sein and the ethnic armed groups (hereafter ‘EAOs’) has been taking place for about three years now since it commenced in 2011. On November 2, 2013, a conference was held in Laiza, the headquarters of the Kachin Independence Organization (‘KIO’), in Kachin State, with the participation of almost all the major EAOs. There, the ethnic leaders reached a common agreement for, inter alia, the establishment of a federal union coupled with a federal army, as a crucial part of a new political framework.

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Dhaka seeks UNHCR support for repatriation of Rohingya refugees

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hasan Mahmood Ali has required the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Chief in Dhaka Stina Lgungdell to support for repatriation of Burmese Rohingya refugees while he met her on May 15, according to Foreign Minister Office.

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OIC Secretary General appoints a special envoy for Burma

Chittagong, Bangladesh: The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, has appointed Tan Sri Dato Seri Syed Hamid Albar, former Foreign Minister of Malaysia, as his Special Envoy for Burma, according to OIC statement on May 10, published in official website.

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RARC press release: Congratulation on the Appointment of OIC Special Envoy to Myanmar (Burma)

First of all, we at the Rohingya Arakanese Refugee Committee (RARC), Malaysia, on behalf of the entire Muslim Rohingya victims of genocide, segregation, discrimination and downtrodden people would like to congratulate the Government of Malaysia and its all level of authorities and people for having the historic honor with the appointment of His Excellency Tan Seri Syed Hamid Albar as Organization of Islamic Cooperation -OIC Special Envoy to Myanmar (Burma) to deal with Burmese Government for the establishment of peace and stability and restoration of harmony through comprehensive dialogues and mechanisms.

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Is Rohingya Genocide In Burma Being Ignored?

By Tun Khin

Last week the London School of Economics hosted a conference on the Rohingya, with academics, legal experts and human rights advocates from all over the world attending. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma also addressed the conference.
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Prices of essential commodities increased and shortage at Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The prices of essential items including rice, dried chili, edible oil, vegetables and fish have been increased in kitchen markets in Maungdaw Townships because shortage of essential goods, Karim, a trader from Maungdaw said.
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Bangladeshi fisherman languishes in Burmese jail

Tekanf, Bangladesh: A Bangladeshi fisherman has been languishing in Buthidaung jail, Arakan State, Burma since nearly two years, Sarwar, a local from Teknaf said.  Read more ›

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Government arrange ceremony of novitiate for Khathey community in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The government of Burma – the district admin officer, township admin officer, border guard police officers, high level army officers and other officials from Maungdaw- arranged a ceremony of novitiate –initiate boys into the Buddhist order-  today , according to an officer who claim not to be named.
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Army personnel still using Rohingya vehicles for transport

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  The army stationed at Maungdaw High School compound are still using Rohingya vehicles for their transport, said a vehicle owner who mention not to be named.
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