Archive for September, 2014


Lakhs of Yaba tablets seized from Arakan tourist destination

The Arakan police seized over four lakhs of Yaba tablets from an ancient palace in Mrauk U, a well known tourist destination of western Burma.

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Rapist sentenced for life imprisonment in Arakan

Maungdaw district court has sentenced a 30 years old individual for life imprisonment against his offence of sexually abusing a tribal girl in Buthidaung township in northern Arakan.

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Ten persons sentenced to imprisonment for Arakan sectarian violence

Ten people were sentenced to imprisonment by the Thandwe district court of Arakan for their involvement in sectarian violence that erupted in October 2012. Among those convicted individuals, a 30 years old Buddhist national named Ko Zaw Zaw Tun from Sin Khaung Village under Thandwe Township received the order of life term.

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22 Arakanese nationals trafficked this year, all are rescued

The number of trafficked individuals from Arakan is slowly increasing and this year the toll has reached to 22.

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Two Arakanese arrested with US made hand-grenades in Sittwe

The police Tuesday arrested two Arakanese nationals along with few arms and ammunition in the State capital city of Sittwe.

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Wind power project is coming up in Arakan

Burma is looking for the alternate energy source and a wind power plant is under consideration in the isolated islands of Manaung in Arakan State. The budget is 160 million USD for the plant.

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Prolonged night curfew lifted from Sittwe

The prolonged night curfew, which was imposed in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan, in June 2012 was finally lifted by the Rakhine State authority.

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India to import rice from Burma

India is planning to import rice grain from neighbouring Burma (Myanmar) for the benefit of two far eastern States namely Nagaland and Mizoram. Both the provinces of northeast India are far from the mainland and adjacent to Burmese provinces Sagaing, Chin and Arakan.

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Township committee formation for Arakan National Party is on the way

The preparation for the first conference of Arakan National Party (ANP) to be held in Thandway by the end of September 2014, is going on full swing and the election process for the formation of township committees is on the way.

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Businessman arrested in Arakan suspecting drugs smuggling

A businessman from Arakan was recently arrested by the police in connection with the illegal possession of Yaba tablets and ammunition, according to Arakan state government report .

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