Sunday, 31 May 2020

March 2008

The activities of Rohingyas posing as Rohingyas to get special favor from the Saudi authorities have become a major impatience for Dhaka , Bangladesh officials said. Read more: Rohingya becomes “a major impatience” for Dhaka

Sittwe (Akyab):  A quarrel broke out between Hlun Htein (riot police) and trustees of the "Phayar Hmyar Sindaw" pagoda of Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State , on March 5, at about 11 am. The dispute had its roots in the riot police mingling with prostitutes after drinking in front of pagoda, said a trader from Sittwe.

Read more: Quarrel between Pagoda trustee members and Hlun Htein in Sittwe

Pletwa, Chin State: The Burma Army battalion No. 289 under the Western Command based in Inn Township has been forcing villagers into forced labor for the army's lucrative business, according to official sources.

Read more: Forced labor for Burmese army's lucrative business

Maungdaw, Arakan State: In Maungdaw Township, in Arakan State, police, army, immigration and tax department officials have been jointly collecting the family list since March 1 for the referendum on the draft constitution to be held in May 2008, said a schoolteacher.

Read more: Collection of family list in Maungdaw Township again
Kensington, Australia: Speakers at a seminar, held on March 5, said that the Rohingyas are both stateless and refugees. The seminar was on "Launch a report and film on Rohingya Refugee in Bangladesh." organized by UNHCR. It was held at the Council Chancellor Hall, Chancellery Ground Floor, University of New South Wales , Kensington, Auatralia in the morning, said Abdus Samat, the secretary of Burmese Rohingya Community in Auatralia, or BRCA in Australia .
Read more: Rohingyas are both stateless and refugees