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One constable dead during a Muslim mob attack in Arakan

A police constable was killed and another one was seriously injured when a Muslim mob masterminded an attack in Manzi areas, an outskirt of Arakan capital city of Sittwe. The incident took place on Monday afternoon and the victim constable is identified as Thant Zin Win (22 years old, son of U Kyaw Win), said the officials and hospital sources.

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The photo was taken by RFA reporter Ko Min Thein Aung while they arrived at Kyauk Taw. (Photo- RFA)

Buddhist families from south Bangladesh migrate to Arakan

Nine Buddhist families from trouble-torn south Bangladesh have entered into Burmese territory through India- Burma-Bangladesh tri-junction areas recently, said a confidential government source.

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Public honour to RNDP president Dr Aye Maung

A prominent Rakhine politician has been awarded a gold medal for his relentless struggles for the cause of Arakanese people by the residents Pauktaw township, 30 miles east of the Arakan capital city Sittwe.

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(Photo- Arakan Coral)

ICRC initiative to improve policing in Arakan

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Myanmar Police Force have joined hands in organising a four-day workshop cum seminar on international policing standards & the exercise of police powers in Sittwe, the capital city of Arakan (Rakhine) State in western Burma.

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Sittwe Prison

Court sentences Arakanese Buddhists for attack on Muslim village

Three Arakanese Buddhists were sentenced to prison by the Sittwe district court on Monday for their involvement in the attack on a Muslim village of Arakan State in western Burma last year. Of course, five other associates were released by the court, said Daw Aye Nu Sein, a lawyer of the defenders.

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Biman resumes Dhaka- Yangon flight

(Dhaka, 9 December 2013): Regular return lights from Dhaka to Rangoon (Yangon) have started today after seven years of break following the decision of Biman, the national airlines of Bangladesh, to resume the service. The Biman airlines authority had suspended the service in October 2006 because of loss incurred by the flights from the Bangladesh capital city to Burma’s former capital with its same day return journey.

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Arakan National Convention to be held in April 2014

The Arakan National Convention is scheduled to take pace in coming April somewhere in Arakan State of western Burma, as the decision of many significant Arakanese leaders, who gathered in Chiang Mai of Thailand, goes.

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Halt in India-Burma border fencing work

(Guwahati, 6 December 2013): Indian Union government has asked to stop the ongoing border fencing work with Burma (Myanmar) across Manipur in northeast India. The suspension order from the Union home ministry to the Border Road Organisation on the fencing work came following the allegation that it passes through the Indian land in many points.

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The seizing cargo ship along with woods. (Photo by Cox'

Smuggled Burmese woods seized in Bangladesh

(Teknaf, 29 November 2013): A cargo ship loaded with Burmese woods was seized by the Bangladesh navy on 27 November 2013. The navy personnel also detained 10 Burmese nationals from the cargo ship, said an official on duty. The seized woods are suspected to be smuggled timber items, weighing few tons, which were captured from ST Martin Island locality in Bangladesh water.

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Khaman statement

Ethnic party to scrutinize Kaman population in Burma

(Yangon, 29 November 2013) : An ethnic national party of Burma (Myanmar) announced that it has decided to collect the population list of Kaman people in the country, which is a small ethnic group of Arakan practicing Islam.

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