By Aman Ullah
Dr. Emil Forchhammer, a German-born Swiss Professor of Pali at Rangoon College, in his report of Arakan , which was publish in 1891, described not only all the historical, social, cultural, archaeological aspects of Arakan but also its religious side. He touched from the dawn of history to end of its independent. The report was organized into 3 chapters; in chapter I he dealt with specially Mahamamuni Pagoda and other Buddhists monuments, in chapter II Mrohaung and in chapter III with Launnyet, Minbya, Urittaung, Akyab and Sandoway and in the 1970s reprint version it contains 115 pages.
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By Aman Ullah
Dr. Emil Forchhammer was German-born Swiss Professor of Pali at Rangoon College. He was the first Europeans who became involved in research of Old Burma. He was Superintendent of Archaeological Survey, which was newly founded in 1881. His premature death in 1890 meant a great loss to Burma. His reports on the archaeological remains of Arakan and Burma are Government publications; and his studies of Buddhist law are now extremely rare books, and the stores of knowledge they contain are not easily available.
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Battalions Commander level flag meeting was held between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Burma Border Guard Police (BGP) on February 18 at friendship bridge of Gumdum- Taungbro border (Bangladesh-Burma border) under the Naikonchari, Bandarban district, Mohammed, a local businessman from border said.
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Maungdaw, Arakan State: The villagers (Rohingya) of Khonzabill village are recently facing difficulties to go mountain side for firewood collecting, Mohin from Maungdaw south said. Continue reading “Villagers face difficulty for firewood collection”
Maungdaw, Arakan State: Two veterinarians extorted money from Rohingya farmers in Maungdaw north after giving false promises – would give injections to the cows/ buffalos to prevent from diseases, on February 9, according to Noman, a local elder from the village. Continue reading “Veterinarians extort money from Farmers”