Thursday, 28 May 2020

January 2008

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Nasaka, Burma’s Border Security Force has been taking photographs of Rohingya families in Maungdaw Township in Arakan State since January 1, 2008, says our correspondent.
Read more: Nasaka photographs Rohingya families in Maungdaw
Maungdaw, Arakan State: The soaring price of rice, the staple food of the country, because of poor production due to bad weather and frequent floods has created a serious situation. Coupled with this, is the ruling junta purchasing paddy from farmers since last month, according to farmers in Arakan.
Read more: Soaring price of rice in Maungdaw Township
Teknaf, Bangladesh: Consumers from lower and middle income brackets have been hard hit by the skyrocketing price of rice in the last two days in Teknaf border areas because Burma stopped exporting rice to Bangladesh after arresting two Bangladeshis who were taking photographs on January 1, according to our correspondent.
Read more: Price of rice touching new high in Bangladesh-Burma border
Sittwe, Arakan State: The police in Akyab, capital of Arakan State, fined money from a villager when he failed to return home within the scheduled time. He went to visit his second wife after taking a pass from the authorities, said a relative of the victim.
Read more: Police fines a villager, not return on time
Maungdaw, Arakan State:  A Commander of Nasaka Burma’s border security force was arrested on December 28, 2007, for taking bribe from parents of a student. He took the payment to ensure that the student was not expelled from school and was not arrested for getting involving in a quarrel with a female student, according to an aide of Nasaka.
Read more: Nasaka Commander arrested for taking bribe