Month: February 2015

Azan (prayer call) barred in Maungdaw District

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Azan (prayer calls) in mosques were barred by concerned authority in Maungdaw district (Maungdaw and Buthidaung) Townships since February 24, Illiyas, a local leader said from Maungdaw. ...

Robbery in Leda unregistered refugee camp

Teknaf, Bangladesh:  A robbery was committed at Leda unregistered Rohingya camp, Nila union, under Teknaf police station by local robbers on February 23 and looted away some cash, gold ornaments and some properties from the possession of refugees, said Leda chairman Hafez Ayub. ...

High level delegation visit Burmese refugee camps

Teknaf, Bangladesh: A high level delegation of foreign embassies of Bangladesh visited the Kutupalong makeshift camp on February17, Hashim, a refugee from the camp said. “The delegation observed the situation of Kutupalong makeshift camp – situated near the UNHCR and Bangladesh government recognized registered camp and living in small...

Army, BGB and police destroy poppy fields in Bangladesh

Bandarban,, Bangladesh: A joint team of Bangladesh Army, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and the police destroyed 24 poppy fields under Bandarban Reserve Forest adjacent to Myanmar border February 16, according to army official. Joint force destroyed the poppy plan in Bandarban, Bangladesh....

Four Rohingya youths arrested in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Four Rohingya youths were arrested by Burma Border Guard Police (BGP) today at about 11:00am, while they were coming home after collecting and breaking stones for GE soldiers in Maungdaw Township, a close relative of the victims said on condition of anonymity. ...

BGP seizes white cards in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Burma’s Border Guard Police (BGP) has been seizing white cards from Rohingya people while travelling within the Township since February 12 in Maungdaw Township, said Nasim (not real name) for security reason. ...

Too early to say for white card issue: ARNO president

Nurul Islam, the president of ARNO (Arakan Rohingya National Organization) said it is too early to comment) about the announcement of white card by President Thein Sein.White card is automatically invalid from 31 March 2015. The announcement says nothing about issuing other identity cards in place of white cards,...