Rakhine youths torture Rohingya woodcutters in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Twelve Rakhine youths of Sommona village caught some Rohingya woodcutters and tortured them in the forests on December 26, while going to forests to collect firewood, Mohin, a Rohingya well-wisher from Aley Than Kyaw said. Continue reading “Rakhine youths torture Rohingya woodcutters in Maungdaw”

If it is a conspiracy of silence, then what was that

By Aman Ullah

“The pain and loss of losing a loved one is the same for everyone; you don’t feel more or less if you’re a Buddhist or a Muslim or a Christian or a…”    Rev. John Iwohara (Venice Buddhist Temple)

A Thai court has sentenced two Myanmar migrants to death for murdering two British backpackers on a resort island last year.
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Burmese Yaba smuggler shot dead in Naff River

The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) shot a Burmese citizen to death, who was allegedly involved in drug smuggling, and held another at water control sluice number-3 of Teknaf flood control embankment at Teknaf on early December 24, Jaffar, alocal trader from Teknaf.
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Flag meeting held in Burma-Bangladesh border

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: Commander level flag meeting was held between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Burma Border Guard Police (BGP) at Gumdum point of Bangladesh-Burma border December 23 at around 10:00 am, according to BGB official.
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US Ambassador observes the situation of Burmese refugee camps

Ukhiya, Bangladesh: US Ambassador Ms. Marcia Bernicat along with other high level officers visited the Kutupalong official and unofficial camps on December 22 and observed the situation of the refugees, a refugee leader Jalal Uddin from the Kutupalong camp said.

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Tension along Burma- Bangladesh Border

Bandarban, Bangladesh:   Bangladesh has lodged a protest with Burma over what it called unprovoked attacked against its local villagers by its neighbor security forces on December 14 and 15 as one Bangladeshis was killed and another one was injured, according to a man named Noor Khobir.
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BGP kills Bangladeshi at Burma-Bangladesh border

Naikonchari, Bangladesh: A Bangladeshi grocery shopkeeper was shot dead by Burma Border Guard Police (BGP) between border pillar number 47-48 of Bangladesh-Burma border on December 14, at about 8:00 am, Juhar, a local from Naikong Chari, Bandarban District said. Continue reading “BGP kills Bangladeshi at Burma-Bangladesh border”

Bangladeshi fishermen face difficulties to fish in the Naff River

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Bangladeshi fishermen are now facing many difficulties for fishing in the Naff River as the Burma Border Guard Police (BGP) disturbs them since December 12, Ahamed Meah, a local fisherman from Whykong said. Continue reading “Bangladeshi fishermen face difficulties to fish in the Naff River”