Muslims minority denied the right to identify as Rohingya

Mangdaw, Arakan State: The Muslims minority was denied the right to identify themselves as” Rohinggyas” in so-called population data collection in northern Arakan, which was  conducted  since March 30 to April 10 and then from August to till now,  said Rahim( not real name) from the locality.   Continue reading

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Security force harass traveler on Shwezarr Bridge for so-called population data collection program

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Security guards-Burma border guard police- are harassing Rohingya travelers who cross the bridge for so-called population data collection program which was denied by Rohingya community of Maungdaw district, said  Mohamed Anwer, an elder from Shwezarr village.
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Foreign Secretary level meeting in Dhaka

Dhaka, Bangladesh: A meeting –foreign secretary level- will be held on August 31st, to get momentum and enthusiasm into relations between the two neighbors – Burma / Myanmar and Bangladesh, according to Former Bangladesh Ambassador to the UN, Geneva, Barrister Harun ur Rashid’s opinion  “Bangladesh-Myanmar FS level meeting” in the Daily Star newspaper.
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Block admin officer extorts money for entering new baby in family list

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Today, Yousuf – the number two block administration officer – is collecting money from villagers for entering their new born babies in their family list after participating so-called population data collection program, said Ashique, an elder from the village.
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Security force killed one, more injure for rejecting the so-called population data collection program in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Security force – Burma border guard police, army and police – had killed one and more injured today for rejecting the so-called population data collection program in Lound Don village under Maungdaw north, said Ahmed Hussion, an elder from the village.
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Dhaka to focus on Rohingya, border and yaba issues in FOC

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Dhaka will highlight on addressing issues related to repatriation of Rohingya refugees, along with undocumented Burmese nationals, peaceful border management and yaba tablets during the secretary-level foreign office consultation (FOC) between Bangladesh and Burma, to be held at the foreign ministry on August 31st, according to foreign ministry officials. Continue reading

Authority impose restriction on Rohingyas’ social, livelihood in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Authority from Maungdaw district had imposed restriction on Rohingyas’ social and livelihood after denying to participate the so-called population data collection program, said Halim, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.
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