144th BIMSTEC Working Group meeting held in Dhaka

The 144th meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Working Group was held at BIMSTEC Secretariat in Dhaka on September 14, according to its press release.

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Army collects toll from sacrifice animal of forthcoming religious festival in Maungdaw

Burmese army has been collecting tolls from the sacrifice animal of forthcoming religious festival or traders of Rohingya since September 19, Jalal Sha, a trader from Aley Than Kyaw said. Continue reading “Army collects toll from sacrifice animal of forthcoming religious festival in Maungdaw”

NHRC’s notice to state government of Tamil Nadu over Burmese refugees

The National Human Rights Commission of India has issued notice to the Chief Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu and Commissioner of police, Chennai calling over alleged harassment of refugees from Burma, according to NHRC press release on September 7. Continue reading “NHRC’s notice to state government of Tamil Nadu over Burmese refugees”

Two traffic laws for two communities in Maungdaw

Police officer Thaung Htay, head of Maungdaw district traffic police station is using traffic law into two depend on community since first week of September, according to Halim, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.
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Are these people really citizens of Burma?

By Aman Ullah

“Every national and every person born of parents, both of whom are indigenous nationals are citizens by birth. Even though they are Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Burma, Mon, Rakhine and Shan, they are not national races if they permanently live in other countries, not in Myanmar. Same national races who have settled in Myanmar after 1824 are not indigenous races. So they are not citizens by birth. The law also states that national races who acquire citizenship of other countries and persons born of parents, both of whom are those foreign citizens cannot become Myanmar citizens,” Section-5, of 1982 Citizenship Law,

There was a legendary love story which albeit ending in a tragic estrangement , between a police officer Diraj Bhattacharya and Ma Thin, daughter of a local Rakhine landlord, during British period.

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LOVE SYMBOL PRESERVED: This well at Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar district serves as a remembrance of the legendary love, albeit ending in a tragic estrangement, between then police officer Diraj Bhattacharya and Ma Thin, daughter of a local Rakhine landlord, during the British period.
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Police Seize 21 Rohingya Motorcycles in Maungdaw

Police seized 21 motorcycles belonging to Rohingyas travelling to and from Maungdaw Town, Arakan State on 7 August because the drivers allegedly did not have the necessary documents according to Shamim, a local elder.
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