BGB removes 39 mines from Bangladesh-Burma border

Naikhon Chari,Bangladesh:  Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) removed at least 39 land mines from Bangladesh-Burma border pillar No. 44, nearby Kachubunia village in Naikhong Chari of Bandarban district, according to BGB’s December 29 information.
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Handicapped man jailed in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A handicapped man was sentenced to one year jail on December 16, by Maungdaw judge court over allegation that he was irreverent to a Saya Ma Gyi (School Headmistress), according to a close relative named Sharif (not real name) of the victim.

“The victim is identified as Nazir Ahmed (30), son of Noor Ahmed, hailed from Thay Chaung (Balu Khali) village under Phar Wut Chaung village tract of Maungdaw Township.”

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More Methamphetomine tablets smuggled to Bangladesh

Teknaf, Bangladesh: MoreMethamphetamine (Yaba) tablets have been smuggled to Bangladesh from Burma but the concerned authorities of Bangladesh are unable to stop smuggling Yaba tablets along the Bangladesh-Burma border, said a local trader from Teknaf border.
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Bangladesh and Burma exchange prisoners

Naikonchari, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) handed over five released prisoners to the border immigration of Burma on December 10, while Burma’s border immigration handed over two Bangladeshi prisoners through flag meeting between BGB and border immigration of Burma nearby Lal Bridge of Gumdum upazila, according to BGB official.
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Village Admins extort money from villagers in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Village Administration officers of Pawet Chaung village tract of Maungdaw Township extorted money from villagers by giving them false promises to give marriage permission for their sons and daughters, said a local leader Hamid (not real name).
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Prices of essential commodities increased in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The prices of essential items including rice, onions, vegetables and fish have been increased in kitchen markets in Maungdaw Townships, Nuru (not real name), a trader from Maungdaw said.
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No safe for Rohingya females on Maungdaw-Buthidaung road

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Police personnel who are station on Maungdaw-Buthidaung road, physically harassing Rohingya females who were going on this road, said Hakim (not real name), a businessman who ply on this road for his business.
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