Rohingya activist receives RI Richard C. Holbrooke Leadership award

A Rohingya – Tun Khin, an activist and Burmese Rohingya Organisation, UK (BROUK) president – received Refugees International’s (RI) Richard C. Holbrooke Leadership award at its 36th Anniversary Dinner in Washington DC on 28th April, according to BROUK’s General Secretary Ahamed Jarmal.

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The Rohingya issue is no more internal affairs of Myanmar

By Aman Ullah

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality,” Desmond Tutu.
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Burma and Human security

By Aman Ullah

“Human beings, the world over, need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential.”   Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Organized society is, perhaps, primarily the product of mankind’s search of security of life and property. No people leave their traditional hearths and homes unless there is a serious threat to their personal security. For decades, wave after wave of Burmese refugees have fled war and oppression in their native land to seek uncertain exile in neighboring countries. The toll in human suffering is in calculable, and the continual mass migrations have created serious regional disruptions and tensions.
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540 houses burned down at Kyauktaw, Arakan

Pauktaw, Arakan:  About 540 homes of Rakhine community were burned down by military in Kyauktaw Township on April 21, because of helping and giving shelter to Arakan Army (AA), according to a man through telephone from Kyauktaw who denied to be named.  Continue reading “540 houses burned down at Kyauktaw, Arakan”

Myanmar and Washington lobbyists

By Aman Ullah

The government of Myanmar has hired lobbyists in Washington for the first time in more than a decade, signing a contract worth US$840,000 (K840 million) with the Podesta Group,  a powerful US lobbying firm, to represent its interests in Washington, reports The Hill, which covers US politics, on April 16.
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Price of beef skyrocketing in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan state: The price of beef or red meat is skyrocketing in Maungdaw since March 20, in Maungdaw Township as auction bidders were taking license with huge amount of money from government, Rashid, a local elder from Maungdaw.  Continue reading “Price of beef skyrocketing in Maungdaw”

Drug trafficker handovers a Rohingya to BGP Headquarters

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A drug trafficker handed over an innocent Rohingya to the Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP), to arrest with the help of his drug supplier on April 13, according to Mohamed Noor, a school teacher from Maungdaw. Continue reading “Drug trafficker handovers a Rohingya to BGP Headquarters”

Requisition order issue to Rohingyas’ vehicles for Songkran transport in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Maungdaw high level officers issued an order to the traffic police department to requisition all Rohingyas’ vehicles to transport civilian Buddhist community to join the opening ceremony of Songkran stage of district admin office on April 12, said Mohamedullah, a Tawlagyi driver from Maungdaw.
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