Media team interviews local authorities and visits IDP camps in Sittwe

A media team consists of local journalists and foreign correspondents interviewed local authorities and visited IDP camps in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan on April 1, a displace person Maung Tin said from IDP camp of  Sittwe.
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Ten shops and one house set on fire in Sittwe

Sittwe, Arakan State: Ten shops and one house owned by Rohingya community were burnt downed into ashes by security force Hluntin November 6, in Sittwe (Akyab), the capital of Arakan, according to a villager named Sajedd from Debye village of Sittwe.
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Three released persons arrested again in Sittwe

Akyab (Sittwe), Arakan State:  Three released prisoners were arrested again in Sittwe (Akyab) on March 8 by police as courts was not satisfied with previous imprisonment under three penal codes, according to Bo Min Aung from Akyab.  Continue reading “Three released persons arrested again in Sittwe”

Teenage girl died of malaria at Akyab refugee camp

Akyab, Arakan State: A teenage girl died of malaria today morning at Goduba refugee camp of Akyab (Sittwe), the capital of Arakan State because of lack of proper medical treatment, according to a refugee leader from the camp preferring not to be named.  Continue reading “Teenage girl died of malaria at Akyab refugee camp”

Three dead, 25 missing while going to Malaysia

Sittwe, Burma:  Three boat-people including one man and two women were dead while going to Malaysia from Sittwe (Akyab) by boat after sinking at the sea on September 11, at about 9:00 pm,  said  Shaker, one of the boat people from Sittwe.
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Emergency Act 144 and curfew again impose in Sittwe

Sittwe, Arakan State: Arkan State government again imposed Emergency Act 144 and dusk-to-dawn curfew today at about 4:00 pm after Rakhine mobs attacked all INGOs – aids working groups ‘offices and its residences, according to residents and official.


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Verification of Rohingya in Arakan

By Nurul Islam

Immediately after the two genocidal onslaughts against Rohingya and Kaman Muslims in Rakhine State (Arakan) in June and October 2012, random operations were launched by the immigration authorities, guarded by police and armed forces, to verify the citizenship of the Muslims – to verify who has the right to be a citizen of Myanmar, and who does not. The operations began quietly with no public announcement and the villagers were taken by surprise. They had not been told what the operations were for.
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