Monday, 29 May 2017

April 2009

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  The World Food Program (WFP) of the United Nations is attempting to change salty stretches to paddy growing fields for the benefit of villagers in Maungdaw Township since April 20, said a local trader on condition of anonymity.
Read more: WFP attempts to change salty lands to paddy fields in Maungdaw
Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Burmese military authorities are gearing up to form new Village Peace and Development Councils (VPDC) in northern Arakan with the support of the SPDC with the aim of winning the 2010 election, said a schoolteacher from Maungdaw Town on condition of anonymity.
Read more: New VPDC’s next month in northern Arakan
Teknaf, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) handed over 68 Burmese citizens to the Burmese authority (Burmese border security force, or Nasaka), yesterday afternoon at the high level flag meeting between the BDR and Nasaka, held at a rest house of border town Teknaf, Bangladesh, according to our correspondent.
 
Read more: BDR hands over 68 Burmese citizens to Nasaka
Maungdaw, Arakan State: An argument which broke out between the Burmese border security force, Nasaka, and local Rohingya community members turned serious yesterday afternoon, injuring two people, according to the village authority of the concerned village tract.
 
Read more: Two injured after argument in Maungdaw
Teknaf, Bangladesh: An elephant killed a Rohingya refugee on the Burma-Bangladesh border, when he went to the forest to collect firewood close to the refugee camp on April 26 at 6 am, says our staff reporter.
 
Read more: Elephant kills Rohingya refugee on Burma-Bangla border