Time for Norway’s Telenor to come clean on involvement in Burma Army atrocities, say Rohingya

In light of Norway’s state-owned Telenor’s planned fire-sale of all operations in Burma, Rohingya refugees who pressured Norway to investigate Telenor’s involvement in atrocities at their village, say Telenor should now come clean about their role.

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Rohingya villagers: UK government loans were used to support genocide

Today a group of Rohingya villagers made a formal complaint to the UK government that its loans supported the construction of telecommunication towers used by the Burma Army in their genocidal clearance operations in Arakan State in 2017.

Telenor Tower in Alethankyaw, Maungdaw

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Burma Army deploys 1,500 troops to northern Maungdaw amidst lull in fighting

About 1,500 Burma Army troops arrived by ship in southern Maungdaw on January 7 and were then transported by truck to northern Maungdaw, according to local villagers. Continue reading “Burma Army deploys 1,500 troops to northern Maungdaw amidst lull in fighting”

OECD: investigation warranted into Telenor’s role in atrocities against Rohingya

The Norwegian contact point of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has decided evidence warrants a formal investigation into whether Norway’s state-owned telecom company-Telenor, has violated OECD rules in the construction of a telephone tower in Alethankyaw village, Maungdaw township, northern Rakhine State during the Burma Army’s brutal “clearance” campaigns in 2016 and 2017.

Telenor Tower in Alethankyaw

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Newly deployed Burma Army troops destroying evidence of Rohingya genocide in northern Maungdaw

According to eyewitness sources, Burma Army troops newly deployed to northern Maungdaw have during the past week been destroying evidence of mass graves of Rohingya villagers killed in the August 2017 “clearance operations.” Continue reading “Newly deployed Burma Army troops destroying evidence of Rohingya genocide in northern Maungdaw”

Burma Army deploys over 3,000 ship-borne troops across Maungdaw

Since September 10, over 3,000 Burma Army troops have disembarked from four navy ships off the Maungdaw coast at Inn Din, and been deployed to northern and southern Maungdaw, according to Rohingya boat drivers forced to transport the troops. Continue reading “Burma Army deploys over 3,000 ship-borne troops across Maungdaw”

1,000 Burma Army troops arrive overnight by boat to northern Maungdaw from Inn Din

About 1,000 Burma Army troops arrived by boat in northern Maungdaw early in the morning of September 11, 2020, according to a Rohingya boat driver forced to transport the troops overnight from Inn Din. Continue reading “1,000 Burma Army troops arrive overnight by boat to northern Maungdaw from Inn Din”

ARNO: UN panders to Burma’s GAD in erasing Rohingya villages from MIMU maps

The Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) has accused the UN’s Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU) of pandering to Burmese government authorities in erasing Rohingya villages from maps of northern Rakhine State, and continuing to use the derogatory term “Ku Lar” in their labeling of Rohingya villages.

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ARNO critiques unconditional international support for Burmese government’s Covid-19 response in Rakhine

In a statement on May 1, the Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) critiqued the scale of international aid being provided unconditionally for the Burmese government’s Covid-19 response in Rakhine State, accusing donors of condoning and subsidizing the regime’s ongoing genocide against the Rohingya. Continue reading “ARNO critiques unconditional international support for Burmese government’s Covid-19 response in Rakhine”

Fire brigade restricts cooking in Maungdaw during university entrance exams

The Maungdaw fire brigade has issued a restriction to town residents of Block Two not to cook in the morning during the university entrance examinations starting on March 13, according to a block administration member. Continue reading “Fire brigade restricts cooking in Maungdaw during university entrance exams”