Wednesday, 03 June 2020

April 2008

Teknaf, Bangladesh: About 155 metric tonnes (MT) of various kinds of valuable wood reached Teknaf land port, Bangladesh, from Taungguge Township in Arakan State in one day, according to our correspondent.
Read more: 155 tons of wood reach Teknaf land port in one day
The Light Infantry Battalions, or LIBs number 373, 374, 375 and 376 under Military Operation Commands (MOCs) Number 9 based in Kyauktaw, persuaded local farmers to cast the "Yes" vote in the May referendum by wooing with less taxation on rice cultivation and sops like developing roads and the economy, said an elder from Kyauktaw.
Read more: MOCs woo people to cast the "Yes" vote in Kyauktaw
Teknaf, Bangladesh:  Rohingya undocumented refugees living in Dum Dum Meah (Tal) perpetually face water shortage with the onset of summer in Bangladesh. The refugees meet their need for water from near the camp. Most women refugees fetch water for their house hold work.
Read more: Water crisis and rape
Maungdaw, Arakan state: The Burmese military junta has been issuing temporary identity (ID) cards to Rohingya and Rakhine communities above 18 years of age after extracting an assurance that they would cast the 'Yes' vote in the forthcoming referendum.
Read more: ID cards for referendum issued in Arakan State

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Many goods like--- fish, rice, Plums, cheek pea, Teak, (Ka Nyin) large tree yielding wood oil among others--- have been coming to Bangladesh from Burma through the Teknaf land port, says our correspondent. 

Read more: Many goods from Burma arrive at Teknaf land port