Mr. Fayas Ahmed, the Chief Editor of Kaladan Press Network (KPN) – the first Rohingya news agency dedicated for Rohingya media since 2001 and the first Rohingya journalist – passed away with heart attacked on July 30, 2017 (Sunday) at 23:54 hour in Chittagong Metropolitan Hospital, a private medical hospital in Chittagong. Inna lillahi wa inna ilahi rajeun – Truly, to Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return. [Noble Quran 2:156]
Thirty-three Bangladesh nationals have secured Myanmar President’s clemency as they were jailed in Myanmar for their illegal entry into the neighboring – Myanmar, according to diplomat source.
During the holy month of Ramadan, the prices of essential items including— rice, chickpea (Sona), beef, onion, sugar, edible oil and fish have been increasing in kitchen markets in Maungdaw Townships, Nir Ahmed from Maungdaw said.
Six unofficial Rohingya refugees, including women, children and men were injured in lightning strikes at new Balukhali makeshift camp on June 7, Jafar, a refugee from the camp said.
Director general Dr. Ko Ko Naing from the ministry for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Maungdaw District Administrator U Aye Htut and officials from various departments delivered financial aid to the cyclone effected villagers in Buthidaung Township on June 2, according to local elder Kala Meah from Gwa Sone village said.
Mostly unofficial Rohingya refugees are facing problems and difficulties to repair their huts due to financial crisis, Rahamat Ullah from Balukhali makeshift camp said. Continue reading
Since October 3, 2017, Maungdaw township authorities and Border Guard Police have been jointly organizing the clearing of burned Rohingya villages in Maungdaw, according to Halim, a Human Rights watchdog from Maungdaw. Continue reading