Sunday, 31 May 2020

November 2006

Buthidaung, Arakan State , Burma : Land grabbing by the Burmese Army from the Rohingya community seems to be an unending process. Arable land belonging to the community villagers is being confiscated for setting up an army camp.

Read more: Army confiscates land for setting up camp

Imran Khalid


I was pleased with the discussion with the Burmese leaders but the outcome of the visit depends on what concrete and positive decisions they are taking in a number of areas. I got the sense that my message was understood, and I think they must be debating as to how best to respond," said Ibrahim Gambari, the UN undersecretary for political affairs, who has just returned from Yangon after holding a second round of negotiations with the military junta and Aung San Suu Kyi.

Read more: Myanmar junta still standing

Akyab, Burma: Arbitrary action by the authorities is a by word in Arakan. The Burmese Army in Akyab (Sittwe), the capital of Arakan State has arbitrarily fined a Rohingya car driver and a rickshaw puller.

Read more: Army fines Rohingya car driver and rickshaw puller

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) seized a cargo boat laden with urea fertilizer from the Bay of Bengal near Shapuri Dip (Island). The boat was heading for Burma.

Read more: BDR seizes fertilizer laden cargo boat heading for Burma

New Delhi , India: The Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi, is currently in Burma on a 'goodwill visit', according to India Abroad News Service (IANS).

Read more: IAF chief in Burma