Massacre of Muslim pilgrims by the gang of Rakhine terrorists in Taungup

Akyab, Arakan State: A massacre of 8 Muslim pilgrims along with one escort – a Muslim lady – and one helper was occurred in Taungup Township in southern Arakan State, Burma yesterday at about 3:00pm by an organized terrorist gang of Buddhist Rakhines, according to a pilgrim who return from Thandwe and see off the eight Muslim pilgrims.

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ေတာင္ကုတ္တြင္ မြတ္စလင္ ၁၀ ဦး ရက္စက္စြာ အၾကမ္းဖက္ သတ္ျဖတ္ျခင္းခံရ

စစ္ေတြ၊ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္။  ။ ဂ်မာအသ္ျဖင့္ သြားေနေသာ မြတ္ဆလင္ ၈ ဦး ၊ ကားကုမၸဏီ၏အက်ိဳးေဆာင္ အမ်ိဳးသမီးတဦး ႏွင့္ ကား အကူတဦးတုိ႔ကုိ အၾကမ္းဖက္သတ္ျဖတ္သည့္ သတ္ျဖတ္မႈ တခုကုိ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္ ေတာင္ပုိင္းရွိ ေတာင္ကုတ္ျမိဳ႕တြင္ ဇူလုိင္လ ၃ ရက္ေန႕ ေန႔လည္ ၃ နာရီခန႔္တြင္ ၾကိဳတင္စီစဥ္ထားေသာ အစြန္းေရာက္ အၾကမ္းဖက ္ဗုဒၵဘာသာ ရခုိင္လူမ်ိဳးတစု မွ က်ဳးလြန္ခဲ့ေၾကာင္း သံတြဲ ဂ်မာအသ္ အဖြဲ႔မွ ျပန္လာသူတဦး က ေျပာျပသည္။

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A mother of four children works hard for food for her family in Leda (Tal)

Nur Fatema, a twenty-six year-old mother of 4, left her home in Arakan State and fled to Bangladesh along with her disabled husband eight years ago, because of brutal treatment by the Burmese Military.

“I along with my family members came to Bangladesh because of religious persecution and other human rights abuses such as forced labor, restrictions on movement and land confiscation, unfair taxation, extortion and arbitrary arrest by the military junta,” she told BNI in an interview.

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Fatema, a mother of four children, sells food goods to feed her sons and disabled husband because she is not recognized by the UNHCR and Bangladeshi authority at Leda (Tal)
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Election Overview Arakan State under Burma election 2010

Voters in 17 electorates in Arakan State will have nine political parties to choose from in the national elections to be held on 7th November 2010.

The two largest parties are the Union Solidarity Development Party and the National Unity Party both are strongly linked to the present ruling military regime.
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Is There Any Hope of “free and fair” 2010 election in Burma?

By Kyaw Hla

“A 70-year-old Arakanese Rohingya politician, Mr. AFK Jilani, the organizer of The National League for Democracy (NLD) for all of Arakan State, is calling for “free and fair elections in Burma in 2010 and transparency…”

A 70-year-old Arakanese Rohingya politician, Mr. AFK Jilani, the organizer of The National League for Democracy (NLD) for all of Arakan State, is calling for “free and fair elections in Burma in 2010 and transparency in the electoral process”.

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Asean test: New ‘boat people’ from Burma

By Leila Salaverria, Philippine Daily Inquirer

“When the dogs start baying at night, fear begins to grip those living in a village in the west of Burma (Myanmar) where the Rohingya people live. More often than not, the howling of the dogs means soldiers are coming …”

ON THE THAI-BURMESE BORDER—When the dogs start baying at night, fear begins to grip those living in a village in the west of Burma (Myanmar) where the Rohingya people live. More often than not, the howling of the dogs means soldiers are coming and one of the villagers will be taken away.
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