UK senior State Minister visits Burmese refugee camps

Ukhiya, Bangladesh:  Ms Baroness Sayeeda Hussain Warsi, the Senior State Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom (UK) visited Kutupalong official and makeshift refugee camps on February 20, said Sayed Alam, a member of Refugee committee from makeshift camp.

Ms Baroness Sayeeda Hussain Warsi checking the computer center of camp

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Nasaka arrests 18 villagers, loots goods from market in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Burma’s border security force (Nasaka in Burmese) arrested 18- Rohingya villager and looted goods from market on December 13-14, at night, according to a local leader who denied to be named.
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VIDEO: Burma’s Rohingya – The Human Story

Mabrur Ahmed

By Mabrur Ahmed
Rohingya Project

This film has been created by Restless Beings using its extensive network of sources on the ground in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Malaysia and was filmed between 16th-22nd July 2012.

Until now, the mainstream media has failed to report on this issue from inside Myanmar as there are security concerns of filming there.  Restless Beings has put together this film to demonstrate the type of harsh treatment the Rohingya are subjected to in Arakan state of Burma.  The second objective of the film is to show the international media community that it is possible to obtain footage and report fairly without bias.

WARNING: There are distressing images in the film.

Update news on July 11, 2012

Maungdaw Township:

Seven villagers of Lound Don and Daybonia (Taungbro letwe) were arrested by the Nasaka personnel from Nasaka Headquarters of Kawar Bill (Kyigan Pyin) of Maungdaw Township on July 8, at about 2:00 pm while they were going to their village after finishing their religious duty at Donsay Para of Maungdaw south, according to a relative of victim.
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Update News of July 9, 2012

Natala and security forces destroy Holly Qurans, religious books and vandalize religious school

Thayet Gonetan (Sairkongbow) Madrasa (Religious school) of Maungdaw Township had been vandalized by Natala villagers accompanied by security forces today at about 12:30pm, according to an elder from village.
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