Teknaf, Bangladesh: Burmese Rohingya refugees have been facing an acute water crisis in Nayapara official and unregistered Leda (Tal) camps recently, Jafor, a refugee from Nayapara camp said.
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Maungdaw, Arakan State: One Rohingya died and four others were seriously injured in landmines explosion on Burma-Bangladesh border on April 5, said a close relative of a victim who did not say his name.
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Arakan Rohingya National Organization
April 6, 2016
The NLD Government embarks on Islamophobia
no change of attitude towards Muslims
We at Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) have strongly condemned the NLD Religious Affairs Minister Thura U Aung Ko for making an unprincipled statement that Buddhists were full citizens and the majority of Myanmar’s Muslims were “associate citizens,” implying that those who practice Islam are classified as partial citizens or foreigners.
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Maungdaw, Arakan State: There is no proper medical treatment for Bangladeshi people who have been languishing in the Burmese jails without trials since long, Mohin from Maungdaw said.
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Maungdaw, Arakan State: New settlers (Mros) are trying to create conflict with Rohingya villagers in Maungdaw south recently who were brought from Rathedaung to Maundaw south since March 15, Mohin from Maungdaw said.
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By Aman Ullah
The earliest name of Arakan was ‘Kala Mukha’ (Land of the Black Faces) writes Noel Francis Singer in his book ‘Vaishali and the Indianization of Arakan’. It was inhabited by these dark brown-colored Indians who had much in common with the people (today’s Bangladeshis, or more particularly Chittagonians) living on the north-western side of the Naaf River, along the adjoining coastal areas of the Bay of Bengal. The resemblance was not limited to physical features like skin color, shape of head and nose alone, but also in shared culture and beliefs.
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By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk, wrote, “When fear becomes collective, when anger becomes collective, it’s extremely dangerous. It is overwhelming… The mass media and the military-industrial complex create a prison for us, so we continue to think, see, and act in the same way… We need the courage to express ourselves even when the majority is going in the opposite direction… because a change of direction can happen only when there is a collective awakening… Therefore, it is very important to say, ‘I am here!’ to those who share the same kind of insight.” [The Art of Power] Continue reading “When hatred becomes extreme”
Maungdaw, Arakan State: The authority – Burmese border guard police (BGP) – from Aley Than Kyaw, is listing and taking photograph of repairing houses who had already repaired houses recently, Mohin from Maungdaw said. Continue reading “Authority list repairing houses in Maungdaw”