Thursday, 24 August 2017

February 2009

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Since the advent of this year, Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) has forced villagers to pay heavy fees for renewing family lists and to take photographs in Maungdaw District in north Arakan,  said a businessman from Maungdaw Town on condition of anonymity.  
Read more: Extortion for family lists and photographs in north Arakan

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The World Food Program (WFP) provided rice to villagers who built latrines in village as supporting the program of WFP in Maungdaw Township, in Arakan State, on February 27, a village elder said preferring not to be named. 
Read more: Supporters of WFP program get rice in Maungdaw
Taungbro, Bangladesh: Burma’s border security force, or Nasaka shot dead a Bangladeshi fisherman and injured another on February 24, at about 8:00 am, while they were fishing in the Naff River, which demarcates the Burma-Bangladesh border, our correspondent from the border area said.
Read more: Nasaka kills Bangladeshi fisherman, injures another
Buthidaung, Arakan State:  Burma’s authorities have been forcing villagers from neighboring villages of Sine Daung water fall under the Buthidaung Township to work on construction of roads and cut through earth to build houses in the area since the last two months, a local village elder said.
Read more: Authorities force villagers into construction work at Sine Dine water fall in Buthidaung
Buthidaung, Arakan State: Burma has released 113 prisoners including Rakhine and Rohingya from Buthidaung jail in Arakan State on February 22 night. Among the freed were 22 Rakhine and the rest were Rohingya prisoners, said a relative one of the released prisoners on condition of anonymity.
Read more: Burma releases 113 prisoners from Buthidaung jail