District Police officer protects his drug business partner

Maungdaw, Arakan State: District police officer U Shwe Than issued an order to arrest a drug dealer from Bomuu para (village), under block number 4 of Maungdaw, but the police arrested a driver of drug dealer on July 4, at about 12:00 noon, said Hasu Meah, an elder of the village. Continue reading “District Police officer protects his drug business partner”

Soldier torture Rohingya old man

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  On July 3, a soldier of Marrawaddy military out-post severely tortured a Rohingya old man while he met him on the new road, which was built for official use as expressway, from Maungdaw three miles junction (Maungdaw-Buthidaung highway) to Ahngumaw of Rathedaung Township, Nurul Amin from Aley Than Kyaw village said. Continue reading “Soldier torture Rohingya old man”

The Ethnic Cleansing Going On Right Now You Probably Haven’t Heard About

By Joseph Allchin

“Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes, their leaders tortured and killed. Is this what democracy in Burma was supposed to look like?”

Two years ago, I stood in searing heat along a dusty rural road in Burma, lined for miles with local people waiting with hope and jubilation for history to be made: Aung San Suu Kyi—daughter of an assassinated Burmese independence hero, winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, and leader of the democratic opposition—would ride by on her way to cast a vote. In the first legitimate elections since a military junta took power in 1962, she won a seat in parliament.


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