Friday, 14 August 2020

August 2011

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The number of village sentry posts in Maungdaw Township has increased during the month of Ramadan (the Muslim holy fasting month) in order to harass the Rohingya community in Arakan State, said a religious leader from Maungdaw on condition of anonymity.
Read more: Village sentry posts increased in Maungdaw

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Twelve Arakanese Rohingya were arrested by Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) from Nazirpara Village in the Teknaf border area on August 13, while crossing the border illegally and trying to enter Bangladesh. Later, they were pushed back to Burma, said a local aide of BGB who declined to be named.
Read more: Twelve Rohingya pushed back to Burma

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Because of the recent nonstop rain and resulting floods in northern Arakan, thousands of villagers are facing difficulties as the price of commodities has shot up, said a local trader of Maungdaw Township.
Read more: Price of commodities rises in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A Nasaka agent has been collecting money since the beginning of this month from students who have to use the road of his embankment to get to their school, which is located between Nari Bill and Maung Nama villages, said one of the fathers who asked not to be named.
Read more: Nasaka agent collects money from students for crossing road

Maungdaw, Arakan State: After four days of incessant rain in northern Arakan State, thousands of villagers have found their paddy seedlings damaged from flooding, which has caused an acute crisis, said a local farmer on condition of anonymity.
Read more: Flooding destroys paddy seedlings in northern Arakan