Sunday, 31 May 2020

July 2008

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Villagers in Maungdaw Township, Arakan State are starving in a famine like situation over the last three weeks because of incessant heavy rain and a consequent rise in prices of essential commodities, said a schoolteacher on condition of anonymity.
Read more: Famine-like situation in Maungdaw
Maungdaw, Arakan State:  The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) has been confiscating lands from Rohingya farmers for Natala (model) villagers since the first week of this month in Maungdaw Township, said a farmer.
Read more: SPDC seizes lands from Rohingyas for Natala villagers
Maungdaw, Arakan State: Villagers in Maung Nama village tract, Maungdaw Township have been passing sleepless nights for fear of Natala burglars who steal their draught cattle from cow sheds during the night.
Read more: Villagers don't sleep nights because of Natala burglars

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Over 500 prisoners from Buthidaung jail, northern Arakan (Rakhine) State in Burma, have been forced to reconstruct Maungdaw-Buthidaung Road as of July 9, by local Burmese junta authorities.

 
Read more: Prisoners forced to construct Maungdaw-Buthidaung Road
Sittwe, Arakan State:  A clash between policemen and labourers of No. 1 jetty in Sittwe (Akyab), the capital of Arakan State on July 11, resulted in the death of a policeman and injury to three labourers, according to a local villager. 
Read more: Police and laborers clash, one dead, three injured in Sittwe