Friday, 10 April 2020

May 2007

Three members of a family in northern Arakan State have been fined Kyat 2.5 million by the Nasaka, Burma 's border security force for having sent a family member abroad. They have now fled their home to avoid being arrested by Nasaka, said a trader from Maungdaw. 

Read more: Villagers flee for fear of arrest by Nasaka

Teknaf, Bangladesh:  A tailoring training centre for men was opened in the Nayapara Burmese refugee camp yesterday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Male refugees will be trained in tailoring.

Read more: Men’s tailoring training centre opened in refugee camp

A tropical cyclone triggered a landfall in the Burma-Bangladesh coastal areas early today, local people on both sides of Burma and Bangladesh said.

Read more: Cyclone causes landfall in Burma-Bangladesh coastal region

Burmese refugees languishing in camps in Bangladesh and suffering untold misery are looking at a new life in Canada . They are seeking asylum through the UNHCR resettlement program. Their hopes of going to Canada revolve around their desire to build their future and to educate their children.

Read more: Burmese refugees look at new life in Canada

Teknaf, Bangladesh : The Burmese mangoes are being smuggled into Bangladesh from various points of Burma-Bangladesh border and are being spread to Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong districts, said Noor Mohamed, a mango trader from Teknaf.

Read more: Burmese Mangoes being smuggled to Bangladesh