Friday, 05 June 2020

February 2008

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Police collected toll for two bodies in Maungdaw Township. While one person was killed by an elephant another drowned in a shrimp dam on February 21.
Read more: Toll collected by police for bodies in Maungdaw
Teknaf, Bangladesh: A minor refugee boy was critically injured in a car accident yesterday at about 10:30 am while crossing the Cox's Bazaar- Teknaf road near the Nayapara refugee camp in Teknaf, a border town, said a close relative of the victim.  
Read more: Minor refugee boy injured in car accident
Teknaf, Bangladesh: The Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Battalion No. 23 of Teknaf seized smuggled goods worth Tk. 2.5 million in two months from various entry points of Teknaf. Cases were filed against 235 persons and 19 people were arrested since December 2007 to January 2008, according to officials.
Read more: BDR seizes goods worth Tk. 2.5 million in two months from border
Cox's Bazaar: Monks and pro-democracy activists in exile demonstrated on the streets and marched to the Press Club in Cox's Bazaar yesterday evening. They were protesting against the visit of the Rakhine state Sangha Organization to organize and promote monks from Bangladesh who support the military junta of Burma on February 19.
Read more: Monks in exile demonstrate in Cox's Bazaar
Maungdaw, Arakan State: A Rayaka (Village Peace and Development Council, or (VPDC's) clerk  named Tun Win (Rakhine youth)  along with Bo Bo, a Rakhine youth of  the USDA collected taxes on February 18, from betel shopkeepers of Bawli Bazaar in Maungdaw Township without any document authorizing them from any concerned quarter, said one of the betel shopkeepers.
Read more: Rayaka clerk and USDA member collects taxes from shopkeepers in Maungdaw