OIC Secretary General brings up Rohingya issue to EU commission president

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ishanoglu brought up the issue of the Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar and urged EU to take affirmative steps in support of their rights, while meeting EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, on June 25, according to 24th issue of OIC Journal, on June 29.

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Elephant tramples to death Rohingya in Bandarban

Naikhon Chari,Bangladesh:  A Rohigya man was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Jarulia Chari area under Naikhonchhari upazila of the Bandarban district on Friday night, said Nazir, a friend of the victim. Continue reading

11-Rohingya send to jail in Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: Bangladesh police personnel arrested eleven Rohingyas from difference areas of Bangladesh-Burma border and sent them to the jail recently, Monaf,a local elder from border area.
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No format to handle border issues: BGB chief

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) is facing difficulties to handle border issues with its counterpart Burma border security force (Nasaka) as the Nasaka is unwilling to sit for discuss, according to Major General Aziz Ahmed, the BGB Director General.
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Bangladesh-Myanmar 7th JWGBTO meeting held at Teknaf

Teknaf, Bangladesh:  A meeting of Bangladesh-Myanmar seventh Joint Working Group for Border Trade was held at Teknaf Central Resort on June 22, at around 10:00 am and completed around 2:15 pm, according to official of JWGBTO from Teknaf.

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Two laws for two community in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Two motorcycle accidents – one was Buddhist community and another was Muslim community- were occurred at Maungdaw – Aley Than Kyaw High way on June 22 and 23, where the authority arrested and fined the Muslim (Rohingya) community but, the Buddhist community was free without any action, said a trader from Aley Than Kyaw who did not say his name.  Continue reading

Salt water destroys paddy plants in Arakan

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The salt water from rivers has destroyed the paddy fields in Maungdaw south recently. The salt water entered to the paddy fields from rivers with high tide where Rohingya farmers grew paddy nearby streams, said a farmer on condition of anonymity.
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