Month: September 2014

Creating new method, villagers arrested in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Creating new method, the Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) arrested six innocent villagers from Maungdaw north on September 27, over the allegation that they had linked with Rohingya Solidarity Organization (RSO), a rebellion group of Burmese Government, Shoffee (not real name) , a village leader preferring...

More Burmese drugs seize in Bangladesh

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized 90,000 sex-stimulating tablets from a boat on September 28, at around 7:00 pm near Sabrang area, under Teknaf police station of Naf River – the border river between Burma and Bangladesh, said Lt Col Abu Zar Al Zahid, commanding officer of...

BGP personnel extort money from villagers in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) extorted money from villagers in Maungdaw Township recently for not participating in so-called population data collection or census by implicating false and fabricated case against the villagers, said Amin, a local elder from the locality. ...

Police arrest 17 villagers in Maugdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: 17 villagers were arrested by Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) in Maungdaw north, on September 20 over the allegation that they were not participated in so-called population data collection or census, said a local businessman Jalil from the local. ...

Thunderbolt kills man in Buthidaung

Buthidaung, Arakan State:  A young man was killed by lightning strike at Maunu Para (village) under the Paungdaw Pyin village tract of Buthidaung north, Arakan    (Rakhine) State on September 16, said Abdullah from the locality. ...

Police using foreign mobile to extort money in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Police in plain clothes had used Bangladeshi mobile phone to extort money from Rohingyas on September 15 at about 4:00pm in Khonzabill village under Maungdaw south, said Hashim Ullah, a local elder from the local....

16 Rohingyas pushed back to Burma

Teknaf, Bangladesh: 16 Rohingyas were arrested by BGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) and sent back to Burma 0n September 16, according to Hafez Mohamed Khasim from Teknaf....

Three dead, 25 missing while going to Malaysia

Sittwe, Burma:  Three boat-people including one man and two women were dead while going to Malaysia from Sittwe (Akyab) by boat after sinking at the sea on September 11, at about 9:00 pm,  said  Shaker, one of the boat people from Sittwe....

Digitized Food Cards introduced in refugee camps

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: 32,000 Rohingya refugees are now entitled to have the facility as the World Food Program (WFP) in cooperation with the government introduced digitized Food Cards at Kutupalong and Nayapara refugee camps since September 11, according to WFP officials....