Monday, 10 August 2020

June 2009

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Forced labour is increasing in Maungdaw Township due to the building of the fence on the Burma-Bangladesh border, after Cyclone Aila lashed the area, a local businessman said on condition of anonymity.
Read more: Forced labour increases in Maungdaw Township
Maungdaw, Arakan State: Three villagers, including one woman from Maungdaw Township, were arrested on May 22 and are being tortured by the police, on suspicions that they were involved in setting fire to a video room owned by Natala villagers, a school teacher from the locality said.
Read more: Three villagers tortured by police in Maungdaw
Maungdaw, Burma: Over 300 Burmese from upper Burma arrived in Maungdaw yesterday to settle in Northern Arakan as part of the ruling junta’s programme, said an elder from Maungdaw.
Read more: Three hundred Burmese settlers reach Maungdaw
Maungdaw; Arakan State: Parents of students are worried due to high admission costs for their children, despite the Burmese military junta’s claims of providing free education from primary to high school-level in Northern Arakan, beginning June 1, a school teacher from Maungdaw said.
Read more: Parents in Northern Arakan find admission costs very high
Dhaka, Bangladesh:  The Burmese military junta needs to change its policy and security system for the safety and stability of all neighbouring countries, said Thailand's Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya at a joint press briefing at the Foreign Ministry office in Dhaka, Bangladesh on June 1.