Archive for February, 2014


Hundred Arakanese workers left Kachin for native places

The ongoing conflicts in Kachin province of Burma have forced hundreds of Arakanese workers to return back. For record, 182 Arakanese workers including some children on Sunday returned to their native villages in Arakan after spending 6 years there, said U Pru Tha Chay, vice-president of Arakanese literature and culture association based in Myitkyina.

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More police stations proposed in western Burma border

More police stations along the western Burma border are on the card, as the government has planned to set up four additional police stations in these localities.

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Robbers arrested with gold items in Maungdaw

Five persons were arrested by the police in Maungdaw, a western Burma border town, on the suspicion of being involved with robberies.

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Burma President urged to cancel MoU with MSF

The Burma President U Thein Sein has been urged by four Arakanese organizations to cancel the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), said U Than Tun, a senior leader from Sittwe, the capital of Arakan province of Burma.

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Myanmar people against UN Quantana

UN representative faces public furies in Sittwe

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights for Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, today faced a public protest when had arrived in Sittwe, the Arakan capital city of western Burma.

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Arakanese convention is scheduled for April

Arakanese National Convention is scheduled for the coming April at Kyauk Pru of Arakan, where leaders from various Arakanese political parties & social groups are expected to participate in it, said a statement issued by the organizing committee.

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Arakanese national killed in Malaysia

Arakanese national Ko Aung Gyi, who is a member of 88 generation student group, was killed in Kuala Lumpur on February 4, said media reports.

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Arakanese leaders in Malaysia

Arakanese leaders escaped assassination attempt in Malaysia

A delegation led by prominent Arakanese leaders U Aye Tha Aung and Dr Aye Maung faced an assassination attempt in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday but luckily they could escape. Addressing the media in Rangoon today, the surviving leaders recollected the horrible incident that happened in the Malaysian capital on February 6.

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Hundreds staged protests against UN and INGOs

Over 1000 Arakanese people in Buthidaung staged a protest program on Thursday against the UN and INGOs as those organizations had recently accused the Arakanese Buddhists of killing many Muslim people in Du Chayar Dan village in the their findings, said U Tun Hlaing, who led the demonstration.

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Forced labor reappears in Arakan

The practice of forced labour, which was understandably diminished under the U Thein Sein government since it came to power in 2010, has surfaced again in southern Arakan, where many villagers are being reportedly engaged forcefully in a construction site of water channels there.

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