Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Rohingya villagers are not free from the arrest of Nasaka, army, Hluntin and police personnel at Maungdaw Township. The higher government authority lets them free to harass the Rohingya community without any fear, according to a school teacher from Maungdaw south requesting not to be named for security reason.
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Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: Police and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) held 23 Rohingyas from a jeep in Naikhongchhari upazila and others 36 Rohingyas from the areas of Teknaf police station on August 28, said a local from border.
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Teknaf, Bangladesh: Teknaf land port- dealing border trading and handling weekly passengers from Burma and Bangladesh- was resumed yesterday after 80 days, said a passenger named Keramat Ali from Teknaf.
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Dr. Habib Siddiqui
[Author’s Note: Keynote speech delivered at the International Conference on “Contemplating Burma’s Rohingya People’s Future in Reconciliation and (Democratic) Reform,” held on August 15, 2012 at the Thammasat University, Bangkok.]
As a conscientious global citizen of our planet, I have been writing for the past 32 years since my days as a university student on a plethora of issues, which include history, culture and civilization of the peoples of the South Asia and the Middle East. I have also studied and written on international politics, human rights and terrorism. In my decades of studies I have not found a people that are more persecuted than the Rohingyas of Myanmar, or what used to be called Burma.
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