Archive for December, 2014


Arakan police plan to arrest over 100 for communal violence

The Arakan police have prepared a list of over 100 individuals suspecting their roles in communal violence that erupted two years back in Kyouk Taw locality of western Burma.

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Centuries old stone scripts

300 years old stone script found in Arakan

Centuries old stone scripts are found in an Arakanese palace which might threw more light on the history of Rakhine people.

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Buthidaung (2)

Three arrested for arsenal stealing

Three persons, including one soldier, were arrested by the authority for their involvement with a theft case in the armory belonged to an infantry battalion in northern Arakan, which is adjacent to Bangladesh, said a police source.

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ANP seeks nominations for Minbya representatives

Arakan National Party (ANP) has invited nominations for candidates who are interested in contesting Parliamentary polls scheduled for next year. The ANP is expecting all the nominations by December 31, said a party source.

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Arakanese villager hospitalized after attacks

An Arakanese villager, who was attacked by a group of Muslim villagers, was hospitalized, said the concerned relatives. Tun Tun (alias Sauklon), a 39 year old Arakanese villager in Sittwe township faced the unprovoked attacks from the gang on 14 December 2014, while he was fishing in a creek.

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Asian Development Bank (ADB)

$100 million loan for Burma’s infrastructure connectivity

Burma (Myanmar), as it passes through various phases of transformation from a military dictatorship to multi-party democracy, is expected to improve its infrastructure connectivity as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered a sizable volume of loans for the same.

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No Compensation for 1,600 Acres of Land Confiscated for Ponnagyun Industrial Zone

Farmers told Narinjara News that they still have not received compensation for over 1,600 acres of farmland that were confiscated from them to build the Ponnagyun Industrial Zone project near Ponnagyun Township, in Arakan State.

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