Archive for November, 2013

The seizing cargo ship along with woods. (Photo by Cox'

Smuggled Burmese woods seized in Bangladesh

(Teknaf, 29 November 2013): A cargo ship loaded with Burmese woods was seized by the Bangladesh navy on 27 November 2013. The navy personnel also detained 10 Burmese nationals from the cargo ship, said an official on duty. The seized woods are suspected to be smuggled timber items, weighing few tons, which were captured from ST Martin Island locality in Bangladesh water.

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Khaman statement

Ethnic party to scrutinize Kaman population in Burma

(Yangon, 29 November 2013) : An ethnic national party of Burma (Myanmar) announced that it has decided to collect the population list of Kaman people in the country, which is a small ethnic group of Arakan practicing Islam.

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No communal violence, but minor fire incidents: Maungdaw police chief

( Maungdaw, 26 November 2013) : An enquiry carried by a senior police officer reveals that the incidents related to fire on November 23 last in Maungdaw township of Arakan State were not related to any communal violence.

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Burma wants trades with northeast India

(Guwahati, 26 November 2013) : Two Burmese political leaders, who arrived in Assam for a business summit, made an unanimous call for improving trade linkages with the northeastern States of India. Addressing the 9th North East Business Summit 2013 at Dibrugarh in eastern Assam, Mandalay chief minister U Ye Myint and Sagaing chief minister U Thar Aye stated that the region, which is adjacent to northern Burma (Myanmar) has a huge potential of trades.

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Japanese donor offers USD 50,000 for Arakan-education

(Yangon, 25 November 2013) : A Japanese national has donated USD 50,000 in order to renovate the primary schools in Arakan State, said a report published in the government run newspaper of Burma.

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The victim of Mi Mi Nge (Photo- Rakhine Citizen journalists)

Dozen arrested in Arakan relating to minor girls’ murders

(Sittwe, 21 November 2013) : At least 12 people have been arrested by the Arakan police suspecting their hands with the recent two minor girl murders which took place separately in the State on November 17 and 18 last.

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Arrested Arakanese youth brought to Rangoon

(Sittwe, 21 November 2013): An Arakanese detainee named Ko Bo Bo Tun (aged 30) has been brought to Rangoon from the Arakan capital city of Sittwe by the authority on Tuesday.

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The body of Mi Mi Nge and anxious villagers. (The photo was taken by Wai Hun Aung)

Two minor girls murdered in Arakan

(Sittwe, 20 November 2013) : Two minor girls of Arakan State in western Burma were murdered in separate incidents that took place on November 17 & 18 last, informed police officials and community leaders.

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Security tighten in Arakan after two killings

(Pauk Taw, 4 November 2013) : The authority has tighten the security net in many villages under Pauk Taw township, 30 miles east of Arakan capital city, Sittwe after the murder of two individuals in separate incidents, said the police and local administration officers.

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68 Muslims sent to prison for 2012 Maungdaw violence

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