Monday, 25 May 2020

July 2011

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burma’s border security force, or Nasaka, continues to arbitrarily extort money from the Rohingya community in Maungdaw Township. Nasaka personnel collect money by making allegations that Rohingya people are illegally holding mobile phones, are involved in human trafficking, or border crossing without permission, said a local elder who asked not to be named.
Read more: Nasaka’s arbitrary extortion of money continues in Maungdaw

Chittagong, Bangladesh: The Bangladesh government will send representatives to a joint trade commission (JTC) meeting next week in Rangoon, according to an officer from the Commerce Minister’s Office on July 7.
Read more: Bangladesh sends representatives to talk trade with Burma

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Bangladesh-Burma joint business groups held a meeting to discuss border trade in Maungdaw at Daywanadi Hall on July 7, 2011.
Read more: Bangladesh-Burma joint business groups hold meeting in Maungdaw

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Rohingyas inside Burma and abroad welcome the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) resolution number 4/38-MM “On the situation of the Muslim community in Burma” from the 38th Session of Council Foreign Ministers which was held from June 28-30, 2011, in the Astana Republic of Kazakhstan, according to a politician from inside Arakan who declined to be named. 
Read more: Rohingyas welcome OIC resolution on Burmese Muslims

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Rohingya living in Canada have requested help for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Thailand through an appeal petition to John Baird, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, via honorable Member of Parliament Mr. Stephen Woodworth on June 30, according to Nur Hashim, the Chairperson of the Canadian Burmese Rohingya Organization (CBRO).

CBRO Members with Member of Parliament Mr. Stephen Woodworth

Read more: Canadian Rohingya request help for Rohingya refugees