Maungdaw authority – U Khin Maung Lwin, the District Administration Officer and U Hla Myint, the Township administration officer- had denied UNHCR officers to meet Rohingya elders from Maungdaw on July 11 , said Halim, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.
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Burma border guard police (BGP) are using dump truck for transporting Rohingya prisoners from Buthidaung jail to Maungdaw town court, Amina Begum, a closed relative of one prisoner from Maungdaw.
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Maungdaw, Arakan State: Maungdaw Police looted Kyat 300,000 from a villager of northern Maungdaw on July 3, over the allegation that he had involved in human trafficking, Hamid, a close relative of the victim.
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Teknaf, Bangladesh: A robbery was committed at Leda unregistered Rohingya camp, Nila union, under the Teknaf police station by local robbers on July 8, at about 12:30 am, and wounded eight refugees including two minor boys and woman, said Hakim, a refugee leader from the camp.
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Teknaf, Bangladesh: Teknaf land-port of Bangladesh earned revenue over 450.45 million Taka to and from Burma over the 2013-2015 Fiscal year, according to Teknaf custom official.
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Buthidaung, Arakan State: A special court of Buthidaung released some Rohingyas from Buthidaung jail on July 1 who were arrested by army in violence at 2012, according to Halim, a Human Rights watchdog from Maungdaw. Continue reading “Burma releases 62 Rohingya prisoners from Buthidaung jail”
Maungdaw, Arakan State: In Maungdaw south, people have been facing difficulties in traveling and finding food since June 26, after destroying bridges and paddy seedlings by heavy rains and high tides, Jaker, a villager from Maungdaw south said.
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By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
The Outlook India magazine has recently conducted an interview of General Maung Maung Ohn, the chief minister of the Rakhine state of Myanmar. In that he shared his opinions about the Rohingya people who are recognized as the most persecuted people in our planet. During his tenure in office we have seen the exodus of tens of thousands of Rohingyas who have fled the country and have become the ‘boat people’ of our time. He has been a major player in implementing Myanmar government policies that has led to such genocidal activities against the Rohingya people.
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By Aman Ullah
“I think one of the most important things is to put an end to discrimination against people because of what they look like or what their faith is. And the Rohingya have been discriminated against. And that’s part of the reason they’re fleeing.” Obama
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By Aman Ullah
“The Rohingya have been subject to stigmatisation, harassment, isolation, and systematic weakening. The Rohingya are faced with only two options: stay and face annihilation, or flee” : Professor Penny Green of Queen Mary University of London
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