Sunday, 31 May 2020

May 2008

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Western Command Commander has ordered township authorities in Maungdaw to collect money from government servants for the regime's fund for Nargis cyclone victims in Irrawaddy delta, said a source close to police authorities in Maungdaw Town.
Read more: Forcible collection of money for cyclone fund in Arakan
Maungdaw, Arakan State: A Ronhingya farmer belonging to Maungdaw Township was arrested by Burma’s Military Intelligence - the Sarapa on May 19 for filling a pond near his farmland to grow paddy, said a relative of the victim.
Read more: Rohingya arrested by Sarapa for filling pond
Chittagong: The contentious Rohingya refugee problem cannot be solved without resolving the political imbroglio in Burma , said a press release issued on May 19, by Neeti Gobeshona Kendra, or Policy Research Centre.
Read more: Seminar held in Chittagong on Rohingya refugee problem
Chittagong, Bangladesh: The government of Australia donated US $ 1.4 million for constructing new sheds for refugees of the Kutupalong camp where over 10,000 refugees have been living since 1991, according to the Daily Star.
Read more: Australia donates US $ 1.4 m for new shelters for refugees
Maungdaw, Arakan State: In another blatant instance of religious persecution, a villager was arrested by Burma's border security force located in Sector No.5 on May 13, for building a "Hafez Khana (Quaran memorizing center)" adjoining his house, said a relative of the victim.
Read more: Villager arrested for building Hafez Khana