Burmese frigate in Naaf River, at Maungdaw

Teknaf, Arakan State: Burmese Navy warship 554 and other two deployed in Naaf River along Bangladesh-Burma border, at Maungdow Town, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) sources said.

Burmese warship 554 stationed at Poung Zarr (Ashika para), Maungdaw
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Rohingya’s fate behind the facade

U Kyaw Min

So purported high birth rate and infiltration of Bengalis into Myanmar’s Rakhine State are popular topics among the Rohingyas’s adversaries. These are not correct assessment, but illusion. There, in Myanmar side, police, military, paramilitary (Hlun Htinn), immigration and NaSaKa (border immigration special task force) are heavily stationed. NaSaKa forces have tight grasp on the population (Rohingya) of north Arakan. They have been on patrolling duty in every village day and night for the last twenty years. Again there are six monthly checking of family members and house hold animals. Legal and administrative actions are taken for any discrepancy on records. Guests cannot stay for the night without reporting to the local authority. Further there are double fences of barbed wire along the whole border. In this situation, how can a Bengali enter into Myanmar? For a native Rohingya who for some unavoidable reasons crossed the border into Bangladesh the chance to come back is nil. Once he comes back he is subjected to extortion and long term jail. It is quite unthinkable for a foreigner to come into Arakan illegally. This accuse of illegal immigration is sheer a pretext to suppress this Rohingya people.
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