Archive for March, 2014

Arakan state parliament building.

Arakan bans unregistered NGOs

The lawmaking body of Arakan has passed a bill on Tuesday to ban the activities of all unregistered NGOs in the western Burma State.

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8 Muslims charged for slaughtering a police officer

The police in Maungdaw, one of Burma's western border towns, have accused 8 Muslims for a murder case involving a police officer in January this year. According to a source close to the police department, the accused Muslim residents killed a police officer named Aung Kyaw Thein on January 13, 2014.

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Arakanese to demonstrate against changing of Bengali title during census

Protesting against some 'Bengali' people's initiative to change their titles in the nation-wide Burmese census, many city dwellers of Kyauk Pru in Arakan have decided to demonstrate their resentments.

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103 houses gutted in Maungdaw township

103 houses gutted in Maungdaw township

A major fire broke out in two Muslim villages of Maungdaw township on March 10 that gutted nearly 103 houses.

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Ashin U Wirathu greeted with auspicious Rakhine rhythm

Masoeyine Tikethit, Mahar Aung Mray of Mandalay, U Wirathu arrived in Pauk Taw, 30 miles east of Sittwe, on Tuesday morning, where he was welcomed by the local Rakhine people with the beating of holy drums.

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