Tuesday, 25 April 2017

February 2008

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Nasaka, or Burma’s border security forces pushed back five women to Bangladesh by row boat on February 26, according to our staff correspondent.
Read more: Burmese security force pushes back five women to Bangladesh
Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Twelve villagers of Thinn Baw Gwe (Kol Loon) in Maungdaw Township have been sentenced to seven years in jail by the Maungdaw High Court on February 24 for renovation of a mosque and Hafez Khana (Quaran memorial center), said a close relative of one of the victims on condition of anonymity.
Read more: Twelve sentenced to seven years in jail for renovation of mosque
Teknaf, Bangladesh: Two human traffickers were arrested and four Burmese girls were rescued from traffickers by the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on February 25 at about 2 am from Teknaf, the border town of Bangladesh, said a close aide of Rab.
Read more: Two human traffickers arrested, 4 Burmese girls rescued by Rab
Akyab( Sittwe), Arakan State: Akyab, the capital of Arakan State   has become the main port for travellers to Malaysia . On February 20, at mid night, about 531 boat-people with five engine boats departed to Maylaysia from Akyab, said a trader of Sittwe.
Read more: Akyab becomes main port for travel to Malaysia
Teknaf, Bangladesh: Over 2,000 metric tonnes of rice have been imported to Bangladesh from Burma on February 22 and 23 through the Teknaf port as part of border trade, said Hashem in the port area. 
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