Tuesday, 19 March 2019

August 2008

Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar: At least 240 kilograms of headless shrimps were seized at several entry points on the Burma–Bangladesh border by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) on August 3. The shrimps were being smuggled to Bangladesh, said a shrimp trader at the border on conditions of anonymity.
Read more: Shrimps seized by BDR at Bangladesh-Burma border
Mrauk U, Arakan State: The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) authorities of Mrauk U Township, Arakan State seized about 100 acres of toddy and flood-tide and ebb-tide forests from a minority group named Khami on August 2, according to official sources.
Read more: SPDC seizes about 100 acres of toddy, flood-tide and ebb-tide forests
Sittwe, Arakan State: Security has been beefed up in southern Arakan including the capital Sittwe by the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) authorities as of August 2, apprehending another uprising like the September 2007 saffron revolution in the ensuing 20th anniversary of the 1998 people's uprising, said an aide of the police in Sittwe.
Read more: Heightened security in southern Arakan
Maungdaw, Arakan State: On August 2, two drug smugglers were arrested along with 4,000 WY tablets by Maungdaw district police in Maungdaw Township in Arakan State, according to a police source in Maungdaw Town. They were let off later as part of police-smuggler nexus.
Read more: Two drug smugglers arrested with 4000 WY tablets in Maungdaw
Buthidaung, Arakan State: The Commander of Nasaka, Burmese border security force area No. 9 of Buthidaung Township paid advance money to  farmers in Buthidaung township since July 15,  to buy paddy for the fiscal year 2008, said a village elder requesting not to be named.
Read more: Junta advances money to farmers for paddy