Archive for December, 2013


17 Arakanese women died in boat capsize

Seventeen women died after an overloaded engine-boat had capsized in Kyauk Pru township of Arakan State in western Burma. The incident took place in a creek of Sin Book village on the evening of 28 December, said the police and relatives.

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(Photo- Internet)

25 Burmese Muslims sent back to Arakan

The Bangladesh authority has sent back 25 people to Arakan of western Burma after they were rescued from a capsized boat on Naff river which demarcates the boundary of Burma and Bangladesh.

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Pauk Taw

Arakanese farmers detained for 11 months

Seven farmers from Pauktaw township of Arakan State remain under the police detention for 11 months as the township court delayed its verdict in regards to their case. U That Tun Aung, an Arakan State Parliamentarian from the township alleged that all 7 farmers from Nga Pree Thet village under Pauktaw township were arrested by the police on February 11 after a clash between two group of villagers.

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The photo was taken by RFA reporter Ko Min Thein Aung while they arrived at Kyauk Taw. (Photo- RFA)

Buddhist families from south Bangladesh migrate to Arakan

Nine Buddhist families from trouble-torn south Bangladesh have entered into Burmese territory through India- Burma-Bangladesh tri-junction areas recently, said a confidential government source.

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Public honour to RNDP president Dr Aye Maung

A prominent Rakhine politician has been awarded a gold medal for his relentless struggles for the cause of Arakanese people by the residents Pauktaw township, 30 miles east of the Arakan capital city Sittwe.

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Arakan State Day observed

Arakanese observed December 15 as its State day with trepidations. The people of Arakan celebrated the anniversary day, remembering the moment when Arakan got Statehood under Burma 39 years back. Earlier Arakan was recognized as a division under the Burma constitution drawn in 1947, a year before Burma got independence from colonial British forces.

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The town welcoming Signboard of Min Bya

Missing Arakanese girls found in south Burma

Six Arakanese young women, who went missing from a construction site in Arakan during the first week of December, were found recently in Tanintharyi division, located at southern part of Burma near Thailand border, informed family members. All the six missing girls were found in a Tanintharyi township construction site by the family members. Earlier they lodged a missing report in Minbya police station.

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11 Arakanese Buddhists released from Thandwe prison

Altogether 11 Arakanese Buddhists were released on bail from Thandwe prison in the last fortnight as they completed nearly two months behind bars. They were convicted for their involvements in the sectarian violence that broke out in October 2012, said officials representing the government and the social networking group.

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Fire broke out at Arakan Muslim refugee camp

Major fire broke out at a refugee camp in Pauk Taw township of Arakan on December 12 afternoon destroying at least 34 makeshift buildings (similar to barracks), which were constructed by the authority for the Muslim inmates at Nget Chaung, said an inmate and eyewitness from the camp.

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(Photo- Arakan Coral)

ICRC initiative to improve policing in Arakan

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Myanmar Police Force have joined hands in organising a four-day workshop cum seminar on international policing standards & the exercise of police powers in Sittwe, the capital city of Arakan (Rakhine) State in western Burma.

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