Breaking news: June 29, 2012

No relief for Rohingya in Maungdaw

Two helicopters with relief goods arrived yesterday in Maungdaw and all the relief goods are kept in Myoma monastery where the relief goods were distributed to the Rakhines who are not taking shelter as refugees. Most Rakhines have homes and foods but they receive the relief from distribution centers. The authority setup three centers in Maungdaw – Myoma monastery, Myo Oo Pagoda monastery and Ward number 5 junctions “Community hall for Buddha religious purposes.”
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The recent situation of Maungdaw and Rathidaung Townships

The concerned authorities brought many Rakhine poor villagers from different parts of northern Arakan to Maungdaw and are kept under the Nasaka camps of Maungdaw south to show them as Rakhine refugees to UN delegation that will come next to survey the situation of Maungdaw.
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News on June 18, 2012

The authorities – Army, Nasaka and police- have been engaged in systematic looting, rape females, arson attack, and arrest on village after village inhabited of Rohingya community, accompanied by new settlers and Rakhines and butchering Rohingya men, women and children indiscriminately, a politician from Maungdaw

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Muslims are not protected in Arakan: Nurul Islam, President of ARNO

Chittagong, Bangladesh:  Muslims are not protected in Arakan –Maungdaw and Akyab- by the security force – Nasaka , Lon Htin and police –  and have become killer forces said Nurul Islam, President, the Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO), at a  peaceful rally to protest against the mass killing of Rohingyas and Muslims in Arakan in front of the Burmese embassy in London on 13 July 2012.

NUrul Islam, ARNO President called in a peaceful rally in of the Burmese embassy in London
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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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