Bangladesh-Burma strengthening connectivity is strategic imperative

By Tin Soe

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) organized an international seminar on Enhancing Bangladesh-Myanmar Relations at BIISS auditorium on 21 May 2014 to discuss “the problems in the bordering area” under the Dhaka’s proposal of “security dialogue” and Naypyidaw agreed it, said Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque.

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The Update news of Maungdaw, September 6, 2012

Army collecting money from villagers

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Recently, an army check- post is established nearby Shwe Zaar bridge of Maungdaw Town.  Many Rohingya villagers have to cross the bridge to go to Maungdaw town. Nearby Shwe Zaaar Rohingya village, the army has been collecting Kyat 5000 per house excluding Rakhine village. The money is for their ( Amy’s ) ration. The money is collecting from the villagers while they have been suffering from acute food crisis as the authorities do not allow Rohingya people to buy food from the market. The curfew is only imposed to Rohingya community excluding Rakhine community, according to Town dwellers.

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More Rohingya villagers arrested in Maungdaw south

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Nasaka (Burma’s border security force) personnel arrest and harass the Rohingya Muslims in Maungdaw south constantly without any obstacles. Many Rohingyas were arrested over the allegation that they were involved in the recent communal violence occurred which was happened on June 8, said a local elder on condition of anonymity.
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Nasaka’s arbitrary arrests, extortion at Maungdaw north

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Nasaka Commander of Nasaka area No. 6, with the collaboration of Ayas, son of Dil Mohamed, hailed from Paun Zaar village of Maungdaw Township and Shah Alam, son of Issaque, hailed from Labbor Zaar village arbitrary arrested many villagers from Labor Zaar village since the sectarian violence backed by concerned authorities that occurred in northern Arakan on June 8, according to a local elder from the locality who did not mention his name.
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Army destroys market, loots and beats up people at Thaman Tha, Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  More than 40 army personnel went to the Fokira Bazar ( Thaman Tha) from Medike army camp of Maungdaw Township  and surrounded the whole market and arbitrary beaten up the people where the army met in the market and looted cash and goods from the marker etc.,on September 1, at about 2:00 pm, said a one of the shopkeepers of Fokira Bazar
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Villages’ admin force students to go school in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The village administrators are forcing Rohingya students to go the school (High School) by request of headmaster U Kyaw Zaw Htun on August 30, according to a parent from Maungdaw.
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Update news of Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Rohingya villagers are not free from the arrest of Nasaka, army, Hluntin and police personnel at Maungdaw Township. The higher government authority lets them free to harass the Rohingya community without any fear, according to a school teacher from Maungdaw south requesting not to be named for security reason.
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