No religious freedom in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The concerned authority of Maungdaw south declared people can enjoy to perform their religious freely, but the Burma border security force (Nasaka) arrested a person who performed his religious duty in the religious place on February 27, according to a village administration officer who denied his named.
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Security force harass Rohingya on the road

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Security forces – police, Hluntin and Nasaka – harassed Rohingya community who were going to and from Maungdaw market on Shwezar bridge on February 23, according to a politician from Maungdaw.

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Trade barriers must be removed, to boost trade within BCIM

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Bangladesh, China, India and Burma (Myanmar), which make up the BCIM Forum held in Dhaka urged governments to remove trade barriers for greater economic cooperation in the region in accordance with the fast-changing global and regional dynamics as well as to promote multimodal connectivity through rail-road-water and air linkages within the region. The BCIM countries could gain significantly from trade and transit corridors, according to joint statement of BCIM.

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