Creating new method, villagers arrested in Maungdaw

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Creating new method, villagers arrested in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Creating new method, the Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) arrested six innocent villagers from Maungdaw north on September 27, over the allegation that they had linked with Rohingya Solidarity Organization (RSO), a rebellion group of Burmese Government, Shoffee (not real name) , a village leader preferring not to be named.  Read more ›

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More Burmese drugs seize in Bangladesh

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized 90,000 sex-stimulating tablets from a boat on September 28, at around 7:00 pm near Sabrang area, under Teknaf police station of Naf River – the border river between Burma and Bangladesh, said Lt Col Abu Zar Al Zahid, commanding officer of BGB Battalion-42.
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BGP personnel extort money from villagers in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) extorted money from villagers in Maungdaw Township recently for not participating in so-called population data collection or census by implicating false and fabricated case against the villagers, said Amin, a local elder from the locality.  Read more ›

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Police arrest 17 villagers in Maugdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: 17 villagers were arrested by Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) in Maungdaw north, on September 20 over the allegation that they were not participated in so-called population data collection or census, said a local businessman Jalil from the local.  Read more ›

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Thunderbolt kills man in Buthidaung

Buthidaung, Arakan State:  A young man was killed by lightning strike at Maunu Para (village) under the Paungdaw Pyin village tract of Buthidaung north, Arakan    (Rakhine) State on September 16, said Abdullah from the locality.  Read more ›

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Police using foreign mobile to extort money in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Police in plain clothes had used Bangladeshi mobile phone to extort money from Rohingyas on September 15 at about 4:00pm in Khonzabill village under Maungdaw south, said Hashim Ullah, a local elder from the local. Read more ›

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16 Rohingyas pushed back to Burma

Teknaf, Bangladesh: 16 Rohingyas were arrested by BGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) and sent back to Burma 0n September 16, according to Hafez Mohamed Khasim from Teknaf.
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Three dead, 25 missing while going to Malaysia

Sittwe, Burma:  Three boat-people including one man and two women were dead while going to Malaysia from Sittwe (Akyab) by boat after sinking at the sea on September 11, at about 9:00 pm,  said  Shaker, one of the boat people from Sittwe.
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Digitized Food Cards introduced in refugee camps

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: 32,000 Rohingya refugees are now entitled to have the facility as the World Food Program (WFP) in cooperation with the government introduced digitized Food Cards at Kutupalong and Nayapara refugee camps since September 11, according to WFP officials. Read more ›

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Fighting between police and smugglers in Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh:   Early on September 9, there was a gunfight between police and Yaba smugglers in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.  The Yaba tablets are being smuggled into Bangladesh from Burma, according to Detective Branch(DB)  police official of Cox’s Bazar.   Read more ›

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Burma agrees to take back Rohingya refugees

Burma has agreed to take back a small number of 2,415 out of over 32,000 registered Burmese refugees, known as Rohingyas, who have been living in two camps –Kutupalong and Nayapara – under Cox’s Bazar district for decades, according to Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque’s press briefing at Foreign Ministry office on August 31st.
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Muslims minority denied the right to identify as Rohingya

Mangdaw, Arakan State: The Muslims minority was denied the right to identify themselves as” Rohinggyas” in so-called population data collection in northern Arakan, which was  conducted  since March 30 to April 10 and then from August to till now,  said Rahim( not real name) from the locality.   Read more ›

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Security force harass traveler on Shwezarr Bridge for so-called population data collection program

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Security guards-Burma border guard police- are harassing Rohingya travelers who cross the bridge for so-called population data collection program which was denied by Rohingya community of Maungdaw district, said  Mohamed Anwer, an elder from Shwezarr village.
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Foreign Secretary level meeting in Dhaka

Dhaka, Bangladesh: A meeting –foreign secretary level- will be held on August 31st, to get momentum and enthusiasm into relations between the two neighbors – Burma / Myanmar and Bangladesh, according to Former Bangladesh Ambassador to the UN, Geneva, Barrister Harun ur Rashid’s opinion  “Bangladesh-Myanmar FS level meeting” in the Daily Star newspaper.
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Block admin officer extorts money for entering new baby in family list

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Today, Yousuf – the number two block administration officer – is collecting money from villagers for entering their new born babies in their family list after participating so-called population data collection program, said Ashique, an elder from the village.
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Security force killed one, more injure for rejecting the so-called population data collection program in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Security force – Burma border guard police, army and police – had killed one and more injured today for rejecting the so-called population data collection program in Lound Don village under Maungdaw north, said Ahmed Hussion, an elder from the village.
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Dhaka to focus on Rohingya, border and yaba issues in FOC

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Dhaka will highlight on addressing issues related to repatriation of Rohingya refugees, along with undocumented Burmese nationals, peaceful border management and yaba tablets during the secretary-level foreign office consultation (FOC) between Bangladesh and Burma, to be held at the foreign ministry on August 31st, according to foreign ministry officials. Read more ›

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Authority impose restriction on Rohingyas’ social, livelihood in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Authority from Maungdaw district had imposed restriction on Rohingyas’ social and livelihood after denying to participate the so-called population data collection program, said Halim, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.
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Forcibly collected population data in Maungdaw Township

Maungdaw, Arakan sate: Police and army accompanied by immigration forcibly collected so-called population data in Maungdaw Township including south and north, said Hakim from the locality.   Read more ›

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Traffic police officer extorts money from Rohingya vehicles’ owners

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Traffic police officer-Aung Khin Than- extorted 200,000 kyat and one million kyats from Rohingya vehicles’ owners on August 24, said Hamidul Rahaman, an elder from Maungdaw.
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Army destroy betel farms of Rohingya in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Amy of Marawaddy (Sommonia Rakhine village) destroyed betel farms of Rohingya on August 24, at Maungdaw south in Arakan state, said one of the betel farmers preferring not to be named.    Read more ›

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Rohingyas are full citizens of Myanmar

 By Fakhruddin Ahmed

ROHINGYA crisis has been weighing on the world’s conscience for decades.  The UN Human Rights Council lists Myanmar’s 800, 000 Rohingya Muslims among the world’s most persecuted minorities.  Residents of Myanmar for over 600 years, Rohingyas have been stripped of their Myanmar citizenship. Oppression and expulsion have been repeatedly perpetrated on them by Myanmar’s Buddhist majority for centuries.  An estimated 300,000 Rohingyas languish in Bangladeshi and Thai refugee camps.
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Villager shot dead in Maungdaw south

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A villager was shot dead in Maungdaw south by police on August 23, at about 8:00 pm while he was going to his home from outside the village, according to Mohamed Jalil, the father of the victim.   Read more ›

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200,000 yaba tablets seized in Chittagong

Bangladesh Coast Guard members seized 200,000 yaba tablets worth about Taka 10 million from the Karnaphuli river in Chittagong city on August 23 midnight, according to Coast Guard press statement.

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Burma-Bangladesh border on red-alert for Brain Fever

Teknaf, Bangladesh:  Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has become red-alert at Bangladesh-Burma border because of outbreak of a new virus called “Brain Fever” in Arakan State recently, according to BGB source.

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Teknaf Landport
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Twenty two Rohingyas pushed back to Burma

Tekanf, Bangladesh: Twenty two Rohingyas were pushed back to Burma by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on August 12, Jafar Alam from Teknaf borderTown said. Read more ›

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ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္ ျမိဳ႕နယ္အခ်ိဳ႕မွာ ညမထြက္ရ အမိန္႔ ရုပ္သိမ္း

ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္ျမိဳ႕နယ္အခ်ိဳ႕ျဖစ္ေသာ ေက်ာက္ေတာ္၊ ေျမာက္ဦး၊ မင္းျပား၊ ေပါက္ေတာ မ်ားမွ ည မထြက္ရ အမိန္႕ကုိ ရုပ္သိမ္းခဲ့ေသာ္လည္း က်န္ျမိဳ႕နယ္မ်ားတြင္ ဆက္လက္ထုတ္ျပန္ထားဆဲျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ရခိုင္ျပည္ နယ္အစိုးရအဖြဲ႔ သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ေရးေကာ္မတီ ဥကၠဌ ဦးလွသိန္း မွ ေျပာဆုိသည္။

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Act 144 withdrawn from some Townships of Arakan state

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Emergency Act 144 has been withdrawn from some townships – Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U,Min Bya and Pauktaw- and the Act 144 still remains  in other townships of Arakan State, according to U Hla Thein, press and information officer of Arakan state government.
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Rohingyas detained, forced to take part in so called data collection

Maungdaw, Arakan state: Rohingya villagers were detained and forced to take part in so- called data collection by Border Guard Police (BGP) which Rohingyas refused to participate in government’s so-called population data collection process recently, said Amin, an elder from Maungdaw north.
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No one participates so-called population data collection in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: No one from Rohingya community is going to participate the so-called population data collection in block number 2 and Myoma Khayoungdan village, while the data collecting officers are waiting in the areas today, said Rashid Ahmed, a school teacher from Maungdaw.
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Police extorting money from Rohingya in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Police personnel from Maungdaw police station led by Superintendent Khin Win are forcefully extorting money from Rohingya community with allegation of drug trafficking since August 5, said Anwer Hussion, a student from Maungdaw.
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New method for so-called population data collection process in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Maungdaw district officers are changing their methods and systems to force Rohingya to join so-called population data collection process program since August 1, according to Nurul Hamid, a village administration officer from Maungdaw.
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One Rohingya killed, two injured and more arrested ahead of John Kerry’s visit to Burma

Chittagong, Bangladesh: One Rohingya killed, two injured and 15 persons arrested from the Rohingya IDPs camp in Thandawlee village in Akyab (Sittwe), on August 6, ahead of John Kerry’s visit to Burma, stated in a press release of Burmese Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK).
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Burmese cattle come to Bangladesh

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Burmese cattle and buffalos are being brought to Bangladesh from Burma by a group of cattle traders from Burma and Bangladesh recently, Nurul Islam, a local trader from Teknaf said.
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Burmese livestock entry port of Sharpuridip

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Refugees refuse rations in camps

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Burmese Rohingya registered refugees of Nayapara and Kutupalong camps refused to accept rations on August 6 because the old original ration books had been seized after replacing of “new ration cards” by the concerned authority, Hashim, a refugee from the Nayapara camp said.
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A Burmese delegation to visit Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh: A delegation, led by Deputy Foreign Minister U Thant Kyaw of Burma is likely to arrive in Dhaka on a four-day visit in august 28 to attend the  8th Bangladesh-Burma Foreign Office consultation (FOC) meeting, according to United News of Bangladesh (UNB).  Read more ›

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Heavy rain destroys Leda refugee camp

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Heavy raining at Burma-Bangladesh border areas since July 29, and destroyed some shacks of Leda refugee camp, Kamal Hussain from Leda camp said.
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Rohingya community in Maungdaw under heavy threats

Maungdaw, Arakan state: Rohingya community in Maungdaw is under heavy threats and oppressions by the authority as they keep resisting a forced scrutiny by the government classifying them “illegal Bengali” immigrants, Khalil, a village elder from Maungdaw north. Read more ›

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Fishermen face many difficulties for survival in Maungdaw

Maungdaww, Arakan State: Rohingya fishermen of Maungdaw Township have been facing many difficulties for their survival as they have been barred from fishing since the third week of July by the concerned authorities of Burma, said Hashim, a fisherman from Maungdaw south.
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Two traffic laws on unregistered vehicles in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Recently, Maungdaw traffic police department is implementing two kinds of traffic laws on government issued vehicles without registration – no number plate – to ceasefire groups, said Abu Bakar, a vehicle owner from Maungdaw. Read more ›

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Population list resumed in Buthidaung

Buthidaung, Arakan State:  The concerned authorities have been resuming population list at Taung Bazar of Buthidaung north since August 1, said Dildar from the locality.  Read more ›

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I was repeatedly told not to use the term ‘Rohingya’ as this was not recognized by the Government: Ms. Yang Hee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur

Chittagong, Bangladesh: The new Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma, Ms. Yang Hee Lee stated during a press conference at Rangoon International Airport, Burma, on July 26 that she was told repeatedly not to use the term ‘Rohingya’ as this was not recognized by the Government.

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The new Special Rapporteur,Ms. Yang Hee Lee stated during a press conference at Rangoon International Airport, Burma,
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People runaway from village after BGP surrounded the village at night

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The people from Borgarbill village under Kyauk Hlai Khar (Dargadill) village tract had run out from the village after seeing 11 trucks of Burma border guard police (BGP) surrounded the village on July 31, at midnight, according to Hala, an elder from Kyauk Hlai Khar village track.
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Block admin officer sends a quid of betel seller to police custody for money

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Yousuf – the number two block admin officer – sent a quid of betel seller to police custody for not giving his demand money on July 29, about 6:00pm, said Alam, an elder from Maungdaw.

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Hluntin tortures laborer in Buthidaung

Buthidaung, Arakan State:  A poor laborer was severely tortured by two Hluntin at Taung Bazar of Buthidaung north on July 26, without giving any reason, said Abul , an elder from  Taung Bazar.
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Police humiliates two religious leaders in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Two Rohingya religious leaders were humiliated by police in Maungdaw north July 31, while they visited their relatives at Bawli Bazar of Maungdaw north, a closed relative of the victims said.
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Banned drugs entering country from Burma ahead of Festival

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Banned drugs like— Phensidyl, Yaba and heroin— are entering the country almost every day from the neighboring country – Burma – ahead of Festival, according to a businessman from Teknaf preferring not to be named for security reason.

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ေမာင္ေတာတြင္ ေရငံငါး ရွားပါးမႈ ၾကံဳေတြ႕ေနရ

ေမာင္ေတာျမိဳ႕ရွိ ျမိဳ႕မေစ်းတြင္ လြန္ခဲ့ေသာ အပတ္ မွ စ၍ ေရငံငါးမ်ား ေရာင္းခ်ျခင္း မရွိသည့္ အတြက္ ျပည္သူမ်ား ငါးရွားပါးမႈ ႏွင့္ ရင္ဆုိင္ေနေၾကာင္း ေမာင္ေတာျမိဳ႕မွ လူၾကီး ဦးေဇာ္ေကာ္ရီယာ မွ ေျပာျပသည္။
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Villagers tortured by Hluntin in Maungdaw

Maungfaw, Arakan state: Villagers were severely tortured by Hluntin from Maungdaw north on July 22, as the villagers refused to participate in population data collection, said Salay from the village.

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Clashes between police and villagers in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A clash between police and villagers was occurred yesterday at Maungdaw north as police forcibly took away beef from the villagers, Dilu, a villager said from the locality.
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Fresh fish shortage in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Maungdaw people are facing shortage of fresh fish in the market since last week, said Zakariya, an elder from Maungdaw. Read more ›

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Block admin officer harassing villagers for sentry money

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  The number two block administration officer – U Yousuf – is harassing  the villagers for sentry money which he runs  four sentry posts with hiring people monthly basis, said Halim, Human Rights Watchdog  from Maungdaw.
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Robbed Taka 280,000 from a refugee in Nayapara camp

Teknaf, Bangladesh:  Robbers robbed Taka 280,000 from a refugee in Nayapara registered refugee camp on July 23, night, said a refugee leader named Anu Meah. Read more ›

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Ten Rohingya pushed back to Burma

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Ten Rohingyas were arrested and pushed back to Burma by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on July 22, Kamal, a local from Teknaf town said. Read more ›

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What is happening against Muslims in Burma?

By Fayas Ahmed

The recent anti-Muslim violence in Mandalay that claimed two dead and many injured, in addition to colossal damages to the Muslim properties, has caused growing fear and consternation amongst the country’s Muslim communities. Round the clock senses of utter insecurity and abject haplessness on the part of the Muslims are prevalent in this holy month of Ramadan. Of the two dead one was a Buddhist named U Tun Tun and the other a Muslim namely U Soe Min alias Mohamed Noor. Both of them were killed by Buddhists. U Soe Min was attacked and killed in the early morning while he was going to mosque for morning payer, according to a local Muslim named U Hla Myint (not real name) on condition of anonymity. Read more ›

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Robbery committed in Leda unofficial refugee camp

Teknaf, Bangladesh:   A robbery was committed at Leda unofficial camp by local robbers on June 20, at around 1:00 am against five family members, said a refugee from the camp preferring not to be named.  Read more ›

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Twenty eight cattle abducted in Maungdaw south

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Twenty eight cattle of Rohingya were abducted by a group of Natala villages yesterday, Kholil, a local elder from Aley Than Kyaw said. Read more ›

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BGP area head officer called meeting at his office

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Rohingya administration officers and elders  from  Rohingya village tracts under the BGP (Burmese Border Guard Police) area No.6 of Maungdaw north were called to the Ngakura police camp  by its head officer and held meeting yesterday regarding the census matter, said one of the participants who denied to be named.
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Rohingya fisherman killed at Naff River

Teknaf, Bangladesh: A Rohingya fisherman was shot to death at Naff River by unknown persons today, at about 2:30 am while fishing in Burma side, a fisherman from border town said. Read more ›

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UN Human Rights envoy doesn’t meet Rohingya in Maungdaw district

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The United Nations new human rights envoy to Burma, Ms. Yanghee Lee, didn’t meet Rohingya from Maungdaw district, said Halim, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.
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BGB seized a rowboat with vermicelli at border

Teknaf, Bangladesh: A team of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized vermicelli along with a rowboat on July 16 while being smuggled to Burma from Bangladesh, Jafar, a local shopkeeper from border town Teknaf said. Read more ›

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ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ ဆုိင္ရာ ကုလသမဂၢ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အထူးကုိယ္စားလွယ္ မစၥယန္ဟီးလီ ေမာင္ေတာခရုိင္ရွိ ရုိဟင္ဂ်ာမ်ားႏွင့္ ေတြ႕ဆုံျခင္းမရွိ

ေမာင္ေတာ၊ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္။ ။ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ ဆုိင္ရာ ကုလသမဂၢ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အထူးကုိယ္စားလွယ္ မစၥယန္ဟီးလီ သည္ ေမာင္ေတာျမိဳ႕သို႕ ရဟတ္ယာဥ္ ျဖင့္ ယေန႕ နံနက္ ၁၁း၄၁ နာရီတြင္ ေရာက္ရွိေၾကာင္း၊ ေမာင္ေတာျမိဳ႕နယ္ ဌာနဆုိင္ရာ အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ား သြားေရာက္ ၾကိဳဆုိခဲ့ေၾကာင္း၊ ဦးဟာလိမ္၊ ေမာင္ေတာျမိဳ႕ရွိ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ေစာင့္ေရွာက္ၾကည့္ရွဳေရးအဖြဲ႕၀င္ မွ ေျပာဆုိသည္။

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BGP police officer threatens village administration officers

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  U Aung Myint Htun, the Burma border guard police (BGP) police officer yesterday expressed his intention to punish and threaten the village administration officers at the bi- monthly meeting of Township admin office, said Oliullah who attended the meeting. Read more ›

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Village administration officer kills again in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  A Rohingya  village administration officer of Thapaytaw (Barsara/Zoom Kara) was killed by unknown persons while he was going to Maungdaw bi monthly meeting of village administration officer at Maungdaw Township administration office on July 16, said Asif Anwer, an elder from Maungdaw south.
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Rakhines extort money from the cattle of Rohingyas

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A group of Rakhines of Maungdaw south extorted money from Rohingya villagers over the allegation that the cattle of them crossed the new road, Hussain Ahamed from Maundaw said. Read more ›

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No register for marriage of Rohingya in Bangladesh

Chittagong, Bangladesh:  The marriage registration of Rohingya is not legal, even if the marriage of a Rohingya was registered in Bangladesh, it would have no legal validity, said Syed Anisul Haque, the minister of law told members of the media recently. Read more ›

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ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ ကို ရခိုင္မူဆလင္ အျဖစ္ အသိအမွတ္ျပဳမည္ဟု အာဏာပိုင္ ေျပာ

စစ္ေတြ၊ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္။ ။ ျပည္ေထာင္စု ဝန္ႀကီးမ်ား ႏွင့္ စစ္ေတြျမိဳ႕ေပၚ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ ရပ္မိ ရပ္ဖ လူႀကီးတို႔ စစ္ေတြၿမိဳ႕ ဗႏၶဳလ ခန္းမ ၌ ဇူလိုင္လ ၁၃ ရက္ေန႕ေတြ႔ဆုံ ေဆြးေႏြးရာတြင္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာမ်ား အား ရခိုင္မူဆလင္ အျဖစ္ အသိအမွတ္ ျပဳမည္ ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း အာဏာပိုင္မ်ားက ေျပာၾကား သြားခဲ့သည္ ဟု ယင္းေတြ႕ဆံုပြဲ တက္ေရာက္သူမ်ား၏ ထြက္ဆုိခ်က္အရ သိရသည္။
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Robbers kill three villagers in Maungdaw south

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Three villagers had been killed by a gang of robbers in Maungdaw south recently, said a close relative of one of the victims.
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Paddy seedlings destroyed by tidal surge in Maungdaw south

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Most of the paddy seedlings were suddenly destroyed by tidal surge in Maungdaw south yesterday, said a farmer named Jalil  from Aley Than Kyaw village.  Read more ›

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BGP insult Qurans at its headquarters in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burma border guard police –BGP- hurled insult holy Qurans on a bus that plied Ngakura-Maungdaw road on July 7, according to Rakib Ullah from Ngakura village who is going to Maungdaw. Read more ›

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Bangladesh bars on marriage with Rohingya refugees

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Bangladesh law minister Syed Anisul Haque issued a circular on July 10, that the country would terminate officiating marriages for Rohingya Muslims, from Arakan, Burma with Bangladeshi citizens.
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Thai Police personnel arrest 13 Rohingyas in Southern Thai

Chittagong, Bangladesh: A group of Thai police personnel raid at a palm plantation in southern Thailand, arrested 13 Rohingyas and exposed a ring that trafficked Burma’s ethnic minority Rohingya Muslims into the country, police official said from Bangkok yesterday.
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No medical facility in Maungdaw custody

Maungdaw, Arakan State: There is no medical facility in Maungdaw police custody and many detainees are facing from several diseases, said Kasim, a detainee who released recently from Maungdaw.
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Army increase harassments in Maungdaw south

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Army personnel have been increasing harassments recently against the Rohingya community day by day in Maungdaw south, Delu, a local from Maungdaw said. Read more ›

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Burmese refugees face hardship for their survival in the camp

Kutupalong, Bangladesh:  Burmese Rohingya refugee who are living in Kutupalong makeshift camp – unregistered camp – are facing hardship for their survival, said a refugee watcher from Cox’s Bazar, named Hamid Husson.
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Kutupalong unregistered Rohingya refugee camp overview in rainy season

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BGP and army collect tolls from rowboat in Buthidaung

Buthidaung, Arakan State:  The Border Guard police and army are collecting tolls from rowboat which are plying along the Mayu River from Taung Bazar village tract to Gu Pyi village tract of Buthidaung north, said one of the shopkeepers who went to Gu Pyi market by rowboat.

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Village headman severely tortured by army in Buthidaung

Buthidaung, Arakan State:  A village head man was severely tortured by petrol army on the night of July 7 because of failing delivery of four big cocks to them, said a close relative of the victim, Karim.
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Deputy DG of BGP holds meeting at Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Deputy Director General (DDG)of Border Guard police (BGP) of Burma held a meeting at its headquarters, inviting religious and local elders from neighboring villages of police area No. 6 of Maungdaw north yesterday  for discussion about census, said  Moktar Ahmed, a participant of the meeting.
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District Police officer protects his drug business partner

Maungdaw, Arakan State: District police officer U Shwe Than issued an order to arrest a drug dealer from Bomuu para (village), under block number 4 of Maungdaw, but the police arrested a driver of drug dealer on July 4, at about 12:00 noon, said Hasu Meah, an elder of the village. Read more ›

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Soldier torture Rohingya old man

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  On July 3, a soldier of Marrawaddy military out-post severely tortured a Rohingya old man while he met him on the new road, which was built for official use as expressway, from Maungdaw three miles junction (Maungdaw-Buthidaung highway) to Ahngumaw of Rathedaung Township, Nurul Amin from Aley Than Kyaw village said. Read more ›

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The Ethnic Cleansing Going On Right Now You Probably Haven’t Heard About

By Joseph Allchin

“Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes, their leaders tortured and killed. Is this what democracy in Burma was supposed to look like?”

Two years ago, I stood in searing heat along a dusty rural road in Burma, lined for miles with local people waiting with hope and jubilation for history to be made: Aung San Suu Kyi—daughter of an assassinated Burmese independence hero, winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, and leader of the democratic opposition—would ride by on her way to cast a vote. In the first legitimate elections since a military junta took power in 1962, she won a seat in parliament.

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Buthidaung immigration sends eight Rohingya to jail

Buthidaung, Arakan State: Immigration officer from Buthidaung check-post at entry and exit point had sent eight Rohingyas to jail since last week, said Hamidullah, a driver who has been plying Maungdaw-Buthidaung route. Read more ›

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Government attempts to send back Rohingya refugees

Chittagong, Bangladesh: The government of Bangladesh is attempting to send back the registered Rohingya refugees to Burma, said Prime Minister in the Parliamentary session on July  2.
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Drugs smugglers change new route for restriction and tight security of Burma-Bangladesh border area

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh:  The drugs smugglers were now selecting for waterways to transport the drug to Bangladesh instead of land routes for  restriction of Burma-Bangladesh border area – especially Teknaf, a border Town and main entry point of drugs from Burma to Bangladesh, said Bangladesh Coast Guard officer Mahfuzul Islam.  Read more ›

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Prices of essentials high as Ramadan (fasting month) begins

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The essential commodities, mainly those which are used in preparation of iftar (fasting breaking) items are being sold at high prices in Maungdaw just from the beginning of the holy Ramadan (fasting month) which started on June 30, said Khala, a trader from Maundaw Town.  Read more ›

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Army and Rakhines destroy properties of Rohingya in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Amy and Rakhine villagers of Marawaddy have been destroying properties of Rohingyas and harassing cowboys since third week of June, Lala from Aley Than Kyaw village said.
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Cows lifting business going on in Maungdaw north

Maungdaw, Arakan State:   Cows lifting business is going on between Natala or Rakhine villagers in Maungdaw north since June 28, according to a villager named Kholil (not real name).  Read more ›

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New law for death and birth for Rohingya

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Maungdaw Township administration officer – U Kyi San – issued a new order for Rohingya community about death and birth, said Halim, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.
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Police chief suddenly checks the Maungdaw Juma Mosque

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The police chief of Maungdaw police station U Htay Lwin with three police officers suddenly visited the Maungdaw Juma Mosque at 4:30pm today, said Anu Meah, an elder from Maungdaw.
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Breaking news :Pay 10,000 kyat to meet Township administration officer

Maungdaw, Arakan State: U Tun Naing, the gateman of Township administration officer – U Kyi San- office and driver is taking 10,000 kyats of CDMa mobile card to meet the officer, said Mohamod, a Rohingya elder who tried to meet the officer for his rebuilding case.
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Municipal officer ordered to clean the drainage by Rohingya

Maungdaw, Arakan State: An executive officer of Maungdaw municipal office ordered only Rohingya shopkeepers and house owner between clock tower and Maungdaw Juma Mosajid to clean the drainage, said Rafique, an elder from the area.

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Township administration officer used power for harassing and extorting money from Rohingya

Maungdaw, Arakan State: U Kyi San- the Maungdaw Township Administration officer-used his power for harassing and extorting money from Rohingya who rebuilt their home with permission or without permission, according to Hamid, a village administration officer from Maungdaw.

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Block administration officer extorts money from accident

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Yousuf, the block # 2, administration officer extorted 100,000 kyat from a motorcyclist who made a minor accident on June 16, in front of ESB office near clock tower junction, Maungdaw, said Anu, an elder from the area.

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Administration officer harasses villagers to participate in census

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Maungdaw municipal, Block number 2, administration officer- Yousuf- is harassing the villagers to participate in census which authority frame for Rohingya community since June 16, said Aziz, an elder from Block # 2.

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Army destroy betel farms for firewood in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A group of army personnel from Marawaddy army outpost destroyed betel farms of Rohingya in Maungdaw south on June 22, for firewood, Hussain Ahamed from Aley Than Kyaw said.

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Changing dynamics in Myanmar impact Bangladesh’s geopolitics

By Zahedul Amin

On May 28, as the latest skirmish unfolded between Bangladesh’s Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP), leaving one BGB member dead, the uneasy relationship between the two neighbors again came to the fore. Although Bangladesh is mostly surrounded by India, it does share a short border with Myanmar, the importance of which has increased dramatically over the past decade. Despite the recent spate of unrest, Bangladesh is eager to resolve the simmering crisis, especially given Myanmar’s strategic importance as the gateway to China and ASEAN, and as a potential long-term supplier of natural gas.

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“I’d kill him” – Racist violence as state policy in Burma

By Andrea Gittleman

In some areas of remote Rakhine State in western Burma (officially the Union of Myanmar), mothers struggle to find medicine for their sick children, people avoid visiting clinics for fear of violence, and entire communities face serious illness and even death from preventable diseases. This black hole of medical care – created specifically to punish members of the minority Rohingya ethnic group – threatens millions of people in Rakhine State.
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Villagers summoned for meeting about census in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Villagers from Block number 4, Gaw Dhu Thar Ya and Bassara (Tha Win Chaung) including village administration officers and religious leaders were summoned by the concerned authority of Maungdaw and held meetings regarding the census of Rohingya, said one of the local village Administration officer from Aley Than Kyaw who denied to be named.

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More than 1, 300 boat-people die on the way to Malaysia

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: More than 1,300 boat-people have died on the way to Malaysia and hundreds have been ill-treated in overcrowded camps run by traffickers and people smugglers in Thailand, according to Ms Stina Ljungdell of UNHCR representative of Bangladesh in a statement released on June 11.
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60,000 Yaba pills seized in Bangladesh

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) from Teknaf seized 30,000 Yaba pills in an operation on June 20, according to BDR official.

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Government strategy paper on Rohingyas

Let humanitarianism prevail

By C.R. Abrar

JUNE 20 marked the World Refugee Day. The day beckoned the fortunate ones who have a place to call home to reflect and ponder on those who cannot go back to their homes for fear of persecution. This day, therefore, provides an opportunity to engage in soul searching about how as a nation we should treat those who come to our land fleeing persecution.

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Breaking News : BGP open fire at night in Maungdaw

Burma border guard police open fired in the night since June 18 and 19, in difference place- Alay Than Kyaw, Paungzarr and Maungni villages – for hearing the boats sailing sound in the Naf river according to the border guard police.

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Dhaka supports efforts to ensure rights of Rohingya

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Dhaka supports efforts of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation – OIC – to promote rights and welfare of the minority Muslim community in Rakhine State with cooperation from Burmese government, said Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on June 18, quoted by Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS).

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Terrorizing Rohingyas to identify as Bengali

By Fayas Ahmed

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Burmese government has been conducting the scheduled nationwide UN sponsored census again recently at Maungdaw Township against the local people wills
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BGP hands over 32 Bangladeshi prisoners to BGB

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Border Guard Police (BGP) of Burma handed over 32 Bangladeshi Released Prisoners (RP) to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) yesterday, according to BGB official.
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Joint Statement on terrorizing the Rohingya once again to identify as Bengali

Date: 13.06.2014

The government of Burma/Myanmar had conducted the scheduled nationwide UN sponsored census on 30 March-10 April. But it has discriminately excluded the entire Rohingya population from the census for self-identifying their Rohingya ethnicity.

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Refugee child dies for lack of proper treatment

Teknaf, Bangladesh: An unregistered refugee child died at the clinic of Lada makeshift camp (Tal) on June11, for the lack of proper treatment by doctors of Muslim Aids, said a refugee named Nuru from the camp.
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The Rohingya: A history of persecution

 By Ahmad Ibrahim

The UNHCR estimates that at the moment there could be as many as 500,000 unregistered Rohingya refugees inside Bangladesh. This number is in excess to the 25,000 that are registered refugees and are living in two of the camps provided by the UNHCR. What it means is that half a million people are living on Bangladeshi soil without any legal rights or provisions. They exist like ghosts in the wind because the government of Bangladesh does not recognise their presence.

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Maungdaw authority again imposes emergency Act 144

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Maungdaw Township administration office again imposed emergency Act 144 in Maungdaw for two month on June 8, according to Halim, A Human Rights Watch from Maungdaw.

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969 members torture sentry men at Maungdaw Township

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Some members of 969 organization – blacklist in Burma – members in disguise of police entered the Nwa Yon Daung (Horil Dil) village at about 11:00 pm and tortured the sentry men severely without any provocation, said Haroon, an elder from the village. Read more ›

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BGB Chief to visit Naypyidaw

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Maj. Gen. Aziz Ahmed is to visit Naypyidaw for holding meeting with Burma Border Guard Police (BGP) on June 10, according to BGB official report.

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Police harasses Rohingya travelers in Maungdaw south

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The concerned authority (Police and Hluntin) have been harassing and extorting money from Rohingya travelers since the first week of June 2014 in Maungdaw south who go to one village to another village and market after crossing the police check-post, Hamid, a local villager said.
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Burma border guard police returns arms and ammunition of Nayek Mizanur Rahman

Maungdaw, Arakan: Burma border guard police (BGP) returned the sub-machine gun (SMG) of slain border guard Bangladesh (BGB) Nayek Mizanur Rahman along with 120 bullets and four magazines following a flag meeting in Maungdaw at Daywanadee Hall between the two forces on May 5, according to BGB official source.

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Officials of BGB, in the right row and the officials of BGP in the left row. in the flag meeting held in Maungdaw. Photo: BGB  
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Though tension prevails on Burma Border, Border forces to meet

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: Amid tension along the Bangladesh-Burma border in Bandarban district, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will hold a sector commander-level flag meeting with their Burma’s counterpart at Maungdaw today, according to BGB official.

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Kyauk Hla Gaar market burnt down in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Kyauk Hla Gaar market was burnt down into ashes last night by Hluntin police, according to a villager preferring not to be named for security reason.
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13-villager jailed in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Thirteen Kilaidaung (Du Chee Yar Tan) villagers of Maungdaw Township were sentenced to seven years jail per each on May 30, from Maungdaw court over the accusation that they had involved in violence, which was happened on January 14 in KiIiaidaung village, according to Kiladaung village deputy Administration officer.

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Bangladesh-Myanmar border crisis

By Mahmood Hasan

WHAT happened on 28 May at Naikhanchori on the Bangladesh Myanmar border was most unfortunate and totally unwarranted. Unprovoked firing by Border Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar killed Nayek Md. Mizanur Rahman (43), a brave soldier of Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB). Myanmar BGP opened fire without provocation near border pillar 52 at Naikkhanchhari of Bandarban district, wounding Mizanur. BGP then intruded into Bangladesh territory and took away injured Mizanur. Mizanur apparently died without medical attention at the hands of BGP.

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The appalling apartheid state of the Rohingya must end

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

Nicholas Kristof is a very well-known news reporter and columnist for the New York Times where over the years he has posted many articles that are based on his firsthand account of the subject matter. In his latest article “Myanmar’s Appalling Apartheid” (NYT, May 28, 2014), Kristof wrote about Myanmar and the appalling apartheid nature of the murderous regime and its Buddhist populace that have long refused to accept the presence of the non-Mongoloid, Indian-Bangladeshi looking and racial group of people that are mostly Muslims and are known as the Rohingya people of Arakan (now called the Rakhine state), Burma’s western frontier state bordering Bangladesh.
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Red alert imposed at zero point of Bangladesh-Burma border

Naikonchari, Bangladesh: The authority of Bangladesh has imposed red alert at zero point of Bangladesh-Burma border from on May 29 after missing a member of BGB Nayek Mizanur Rahman by Burma Border Guard police on May 27 morning, according to BGB official report.

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Using new tactics police detain two brothers in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Using new tactics police of Maungdaw Township have been detaining two brothers and severely tortured in Maungdaw police station since May 25, said Haroon, a local villager from Maundaw south. Read more ›

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Nearly 200,000 Sedil injection seized by BGB at Bangladesh-Burma border

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Neary 200 thousand Sedil injections were seized by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on May 24, while being smuggled to Burma through Naf River, according to BGB official.   Read more ›

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Authority orders to destroy mosque and houses in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The concerned authority ordered to destroy a mosque accompanied by 14 other houses in Maungdaw south on May 24, according to our correspondent. Read more ›

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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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Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hasan Mahmood Ali discusses with UNHCR Chief in Dhaka Stina Lgungdell
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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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Over 61,000 Yaba tablets seized at Teknaf border town of Bangladesh

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) early yesterday seized over 61,000 pieces of Yaba tablets worth Tk 13 million yesterday midnight at Nitaungpara village in Burma-Bangladesh border, Teknaf upazila under the Cox’s Bazar district, which was being smuggled to Bangladesh from Burma, according to BGB official.

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Living in panic-stricken position in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Rohingya villagers are now living in panic-stricken position  in Maungdaw township for fear of another clash between Rohingya and Rakhine communities, said a village elder Hussain from the locality.
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Rakhines attack a Rohingya motor-cycle rider

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A group of Rakhines of Sommona Rakhine village attacked a Rohingya motor-cycle rider yesterday at about 3:00 pm while he was on the way to  home from Maundaw town, said Nazir from the local. Read more ›

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No option but to escape or face physical destruction: Nurul Islam, Chairman of the ARNO

By Tin Soe

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Speaking at the London Conference on “Decades of Persecution and Destruction of Myanmar’s Rohingya” held on 28 April in London School of Economics, Nurul Islam, Chairman of the Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) called on the international community to “protect the defenseless Rohingya”.

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