Sunday, 20 August 2017

March 2017

Speaking to crowds assembled in the capital for Armed Forces Day on March 27, Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing insisted that Muslim Rohingya are illegal immigrants. He also defended a security crackdown that saw tens of thousands from the minority group fleeing the country.

Read more: “We don’t have Rohinygas in our country”: army chief

Local officials are arranging buses to Buthidaung jail so that villagers can visit relatives detained in connection with an insurgency in Rakhine State.

Read more: Relatives bussed to Buthidaung jail to visit suspects detained in crackdown

A 26-year-old man from Maungdaw Town was arrested for smuggling methamphetamines across the border in Bangladesh on March 27, according to border guard officials.

Read more: Maungdaw drug smuggler arrested by BGB

A Rohingya man vanished last week when he was thought to be traveling between Buthidaung and Maungdaw north, his family says.

Read more: Rohingya family reports missing relative in Buthidaung

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh:  A six-member delegation from the Rakhine Commission was greeted by protests as they arrived at an unregistered camp in Bangladesh on March 19.

Read more: Rakhine Commission visits Bangladesh camp on fact-finding mission