Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Burma Border Security Force (Nasaka) is using new a technique to extort money from the Rohingya community, said a village authority member from Maungdaw.
Read more: Nasaka uses new method to extort money from females
Chittagong, Bangladesh: Two boat-loads of 158 Rohingya boat voyagers were held in Thailand on 22 and 23 January while they were sailing the Andaman coast in an attempt to reach Malaysia where they are likely to receive more humane treatment than in Thailand or their native Burma, according to a member of Rohingya boat voyagers’ watch group.
Read more: 158 Rohingya boat voyagers detained in Thailand
Chittagong, Bangladesh: Dhaka has opened a dialogue with a Burmese company to buy hydropower from Burma’s Arakan State, said Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni while speaking at a press conference in Dhaka on January 25.
Read more: Dhaka plans to buy hydropower from Burma
Teknaf, Bangladesh: RTM has narrowed down the group of applicants for teaching jobs in Nayapara Refugee Camp on January 26 from a field of candidates that included refugees and local people, according to a refugee teacher from the camp.
Read more: RTM begins selection of teachers for refugee camp
By Tin Soe
Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Rohingya community in Maungdaw is facing discrimination from a blood bank officer at Maungdaw General Hospital, according to a resident from Maungdaw.
Read more: Discrimination by blood bank officer in Maungdaw