Archive for July, 2016

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Cargo boat carrying flood reliefs sunk in Arakan

A cargo boat carrying many relief items from World Foods Program (WFP) had sunk in Lay Myo river in Minbya township of Arakan State on 28 July evening, said an eye witness.

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Lady trafficker with 8 Muslims arrested in Mon State

The Myanmar security forces arrested eight Muslim nationals along with a lady at Kyaikto township of Mon State in southern Myanmar on Wednesday.

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Arakan Liberation Party leader arrested

An Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) leader was arrested by the Sittwe police on Monday under a defamation case.

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Al demands Sulphuric acid factory to get relocated

Global rights body Amnesty International (AI) urged the Myanmar Union government in Naypyidaw to immediately relocate a hazardous Sulphuric acid factory, built close to Kankone village, as it was posing serious health & environmental problems in the locality.

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Locals demand Arakan government to pay compensation

The local residents of Ann township in Arakan State of Myanmar demanded the State government to pay compensation for the affected families of oil & gas exploration & transportation in the locality.

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Amnesty International calls for release of Burmese student-workers

Continuing its call to release all prisoners of conscience in Myanmar (also known as Burma), Amnesty International demands an immediate and unconditional release of 15 factory workers and student union members, who were detained by the Myanmar authority after clamping criminal charges for organizing a peaceful protest demonstration.

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MPC donates life-jackets for Arakan students

Myanmar Press Council (MPC) recently donated 100 pieces of life-jackets for students of Arakan State. The initiative was taken following seven students drowned in a boat capsizing on 1 June in Rakhine as they were on their way to the school.

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Mature elephant died of poisoning in Arakan

A mature elephant, injured by poisoning arrows of hunters in Roma range of southern Arakan died this weekend, said the police.

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Three Burmese protestors charged with Procession Act 19

Three Burmese protesters, who led a demonstration against the use of Muslim community terminology (in Arakan State) in Yangon on 10 July were recently charged by the Bahan township police under the Procession Act 19.

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Three Arakanese convicted for maintaining links with Arakan Army

Three Arakanese nationals including a social activist were convicted of maintaining links the outlawed Arakan Army.

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