By Tin Soe
Chittagong, Bangladesh: The event- London conference on decades of persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya – held at The Shaw library (Founders Room), 6th floor, Old Building, London School of Economics (LSE) on April 28, at 9:00 am, started with a prayer and a minutes silence for genocide victims; from Armenians, Bosnians to Palestinians…and the Rohingyas, said Ahamed Jarmal, General Secretary, Burmese Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK).
Teknaf, Bangladesh: A flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Burma’s border guard police was held at Zemon Khali BGB outpost on April 28, according to BGB official.
Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Rohingya from Maungdaw district –Maungdaw and Buthidaung – opposed the proposal which U Myit Kyine, head of the Immigration and Population Department, while his first visited these areas to register as Bengali or to keep the column blank, today at 4:00 pm, said Halim , a Human Rights Watchdog said.
Dr. Hla Myint, the coordinator of International advocacy group – Bangkok Rohingya conference held in 2013 – and other Rohingya living in Australia met the Chief Government Whip, Federal member for Berowra and Australia’s longest serving Minister for Immigration, Phillip Ruddock, MP, at an open forum in the University of Western Sydney (UWS)’s Parramatta campus on April 24, 2014, according to Rohingya advocacy group.
Dr. Hla Myint and Rohingya with the Chief Government Whip,Phillip Ruddock, MP
Maungdaw, Arakan State: The officer in charge of border guard police from Oo Daung outpost under Maungdaw south extorted 80,000 kyats from two Rohingyas’ transport vehicles on April 25 at about 7:30pm, according to a transport vehicle owner who deny to mention his name. Continue reading
Maungdaw, Arakan state: More than 35 Rohingya fire-wood collectors were severely tortured by a group of Rakhine extremists on April 22, in the evening, at Maungdaw Township, Hashim said from Maungdaw. Continue reading
Tekanf, Bangladesh: A Bangladeshi teenager has been languishing in Buthidaung jail of Arakan State, Burma since February 2014, said Nuru, a local from Teknaf. Continue reading