Archive for January, 2016

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Buthedaung lawmaker faces police arrest warrant

The Buthedaung lawmaker is facing arrest warrant from the Mingla Taung Nyunt police station under Rangoon division as he avoided police summons, reported Radio Free Asia’s Burmese section.

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Arakanese lawmarker sentenced to yearlong imprisonment

An Arakanese lawmaker belonged to Arakan National party (ANP) was sentenced to one year imprisonment by the Mray Bon township court on Thursday, said his wife.

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Arakanese national arrested with 5 lakh Yaba tablets

An Arakanese goldsmith, now settled in Insein township of Yangon, was arrested from Yangon- Sittwe highway with over 5 lakh Yaba tablets.

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The machines and equipments for the sand-testing project piled up at Ahngumaw village

Arakan costal sands set for Titanium & Aluminum test

A Burmese company, backed by the Chinese government has prepared for testing the mineral sands of Arakan coast with an aim to produce Titanium and Aluminum.

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People wouldn’t be shifted without their consent: Arakan CM

Arakan State chief minister U Mra Aung declared that the Arakanese nationals, who were displaced because of gun-battles between the government armed forces and Arakan Army, would not be shifted without their consent.

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Gigantic whale found dead in Arakan coast

Gigantic whale found dead in Arakan coast

A gigantic whale of around 29 feet length was found dead in an Arakan coast on Sunday, said an eye witness.

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Arakan State Parliament’s emergency meeting held for three issues

An emergency meeting of Arakan State Parliament is being held in the capital city of Sittwe from 21 January 2016 to discuss about three important issues, said Arakan State Parliament’s vice chairman U Tha Nyunt.

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Arakanese nationals arrested by Burma Army

Two Arakanese nationals were arrested by Burma army personnel last week from Sittwe central market. Soon after their arrest, Hsan Win Tun and Arno alias Kyaw Soe Moe were taken away by the army personals to an unknown location, their families claimed.

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Woman arrested with Yaba tablets at Maungdaw

One Bengali woman was arrested by the police on 21 January from Maungdaw, the western border town in Arakan. The police team found a huge volume of Yaba tablets from her possession, said an officer of Maungdaw police station.

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Village administrator released under Presidential amnesty from Sittwe prison

A village administrator from Minbya locality of Arakan, who was sentenced to three years imprisonment for alleged links with Arakan Army, has been released on Friday as the Burma President has announced an amnesty to political prisoners.

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