November 22, 2018
New report debunks “terrorist attack” pretext for BurmaArmy operations against Rohingya
A new report by Kaladan Press gives a detailed account of theBurma Army’s August 2017 “clearance operations” in the large fishing village ofAlethankyaw in southern Maungdaw, uncovering new evidence that the operationsagainst the Rohingya were carefully pre-planned, and not a response to“terrorist attacks” on August 25, as claimed by the Burmese government.
Twenty Rohingya fishermen were arrested and severally beaten up by a Burmese Navy in Maungdaw south on April 11, while fishing in the sea, Nir Ahmed, a fisherman Kalil from Maungdaw said.
Teknaf, Bangladesh: Bangladeshi fishermen are now facing many difficulties for fishing in the Naff River as the Burma Border Guard Police (BGP) disturbs them since December 12, Ahamed Meah, a local fisherman from Whykong said. Continue reading
Teknaf, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Coastguard arrested 21-Burmese fisherman along with a fishing engine boat from the Bay of Bengal nearby Sant-Martin Island recently, Dilu, a local from Sant-Martin Island said. Continue reading
Maungdaww, Arakan State: Rohingya fishermen of Maungdaw Township have been facing many difficulties for their survival as they have been barred from fishing since the third week of July by the concerned authorities of Burma, said Hashim, a fisherman from Maungdaw south.