Archive for July, 2014


10 Muslims arrested in Arakan

At least 10 Muslim inmates from Bodupa Muslim refugee camp in Sittwe were arrested by the police in connection with the attack on a village administrator’s house few days back.

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100000 yaba tablets seized, 3 arrested in Arakan

A huge volume of contraband yaba tablets were seized by the police on duty in Buthidaung, a bordering town of Arakan State of Burma, which is adjacent to Bangladesh.

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More Buddha statues get damaged in Arakan

Eight Buddha statues in a pagoda of Arakan State have been damaged by the miscreants few days back, informs the police and local sources.

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September to witness ANP’s first conference

Arakan National Party (ANP), will hold its first conference in September at Thandwe, a southern district town of Arakan. It was decided by the party leaders in a two-day meeting (19 & 20 July) held in Rangoon.

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Arakanese suffer from flash-flood without relief

Heavy rains and high tide have inundated many costal locations of Arakan in western Burma, where hundreds of families had to suffer from the flash-flood.

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Prayer campaign in Arakan

Prayer campaign in Arakan for Unity journalists

A prayer campaign for five media employees of Unity Weekly News, who have been sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment for an article published in the journal, was held on Monday in Sittwe, the capital city of Arakan.

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Buddha images got demolished in Arakan

At least five Buddhist statues have been demolished by the miscreants in Kyauk Taw township of Arakan, which had earlier witnessed a series of violent incidents involving the Buddhists and Muslims in 2012, informed the police.

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New western commander visits Burma-Bangladesh border areas

Newly appointed commander of western command General Aung Lin Dwe visited several areas along the western Burma border adjacent to Bangladesh and during his visit the commander inspected many armed force outposts located in the frontier areas of Maungdaw township in Arakan to Palatwa township of Chin State.

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The incident took place in the village of Tin Nyo.

Lightning kills a farm worker in Arakan

A farm worker was killed and four other injured when the lightning struck them at Tin Nyo village of Mrauk U township in Arakan.

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Ward administrative office set on fire in Arakan

A ward level administrative office in Min Bya town of Arakan was set on fire on Monday night by some unknown persons, suspectedly the opponents of the ward administrator.

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