Village administrators summoned at BGP camp in Maungdaw south

All Village Administration officers including village elders under the Border Guard Police of Burma (BGP) area No. 7, Maungdaw south were summoned for meeting on the present situation on May 20, Rukon, a village elder from Maungdaw said.
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Police extort money in Buthidaung

A  police officer in Buthidaung extorted money from local Rohingyas by giving accusation that they have link with Rohingya militants who had attacked BGP out-posts including headquarters on  9th October, 2016 in Maungdaw, Zabbar Ali from Buthidaung Town said.
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Soldiers arrest three Rohingya youths in Maungdaw

Burmese soldiers raided the village of Tolatoli in Bolibazar of Maungdaw north on May 12, after firing randomly and arrested three innocent Rohingya youths without any allegation, a village elder Kasem from Tolatoli village said.  Continue reading “Soldiers arrest three Rohingya youths in Maungdaw”

President and Prime Minister urge Myanmar to settle Rohingya issue

President Abdul Hamid urged the outgoing Myanmar Ambassador in Dhaka Myo Myint Than to convey the message to his government to repatriate the Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh when the ambassador made a farewell call on him at Bangabhaban, on May 11 at afternoon, according to press release, government office.

Abul Hamid, the president of Bangladesh

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Bangladesh detains over a dozen Rohingya headed to Malaysia

Bangladeshi security forces have detained more than a dozen members of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslim community and two men accused of attempting to smuggle them into Malaysia by boat on May 9, said the Office-in-Charge (OC), Mainuddin Khan from Teknaf police station.

Rohingya and boat people

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Aung San Suu Kyi met by protesters, criticism upon receiving Freedom of London award

A demonstration against Aung San Suu Kyi, calling for baseless crime against humanity and ethnic cleansing to Rohingya people in Western Myanmar, as she arrived at Guildhall for the award ceremony of Honorary Freedom of the City of London on May 8, during an official state visit to the UK.

Aung San Suu Kyi receiving honorary freedom of the city of London at Guildhall

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Japan donates $2 million for Burmese refugees in Bangladesh

The Government of Japan provided Emergency Grant Aid of US$2 million to support the displaced Rohingya people where an estimated 74,000 people crossed the border from Burma and living in Bangladesh since October 2016, according UN website.
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