Monthly Archives: June 2016

Myanmar should dismantle laws blocking free speech: Human Rights Watch

Linda Lakhdhir, legal consultant at Human Rights Watch, talks during a news conference in Yangon, Myanmar June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Arakan Times: Myanmar’s government, led by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), should amend and abolish laws that threaten freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Wednesday. Laws covering areas from telecommunications to defamation have been used to arrest at least 70 people this month, said the report’s author, Linda Lakhdhir. The ...

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi reiterates stance on not using term ‘Rohingya’ – official

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By Reuters Staff  Arakan Times: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi told the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights on Monday that the government will avoid using the term “Rohingya” to describe a persecuted Muslim minority in the country’s northwest, an official said on Monday. Also on Monday, the top U.N. human rights official issued a report saying the Rohingya have ...

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Huge amounts of drugs seized, 3 arrested in Sittwe

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AT Correspondent Myanmar police seized about 8 lakh (800, 000) pieces of intoxicated Yaba tablets at the sea port of Sittwe, Arakan State on June 27, 2016 evening. According to source, these intoxicated drugs were smuggled to Sittwe from Aungminglar, Yangon by the Yangon-Sittwe high way in a private bus. On secret information, a group of police rushed to the ...

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Rakhine extremists encroach Rohingya’s lands in Rathedaung

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AT Staff Report The Rohingya residents owned lands of Kuluwa Pya village of Anokpyin union, Rathedaung Township, Arakan State have been grabbed by the radical Rakhine with the help of BGP. According to reports, on June 24, 2016 the Border Guard Police, In Charge of Kudan police camp along with the Rakhine extremists went to the Rohingya village and seized ...

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“ROHINGYA ARE NEITHER STATELESS NOR NOWHERE PEOPLES”

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  By Mir Ahmed Siddiquee “Even a bird has rights. A bird can build a nest, give birth, bring food to their children and raise them until they are ready to fly. We don’t have basic rights like this.” It is much touching my heart and almost spoiled my brain by reading two words used to write on Rohingyas are ...

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Situation is terrible in Kyauktaw Township

AT Correspondent The police along with Rakhine extremists stormed into a house beside the Jame mosque of Rohingya Muslims of Paithe village in Kyauktaw and hijacked five Rohingya men on June 26, 2016. According to reports, about 50 police and Rakhine terrorists suddenly came at 9: 00 pm while the Muslims were performing their Tarawi prayers in the mosque and ...

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OIC Distributes Aid to Rohingya in IDP Camps

OIC Urges Myanmar Govt. to Investigate demolition of a Mosque

AT Online The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has donated not less than 550 bags of rice (50kg each) through the Non Governmental Organization ‘HUMANiTi’ Malaysia during the Holy Month of Ramadan for the Muslims. Dr. Syed Hamid Albar, President of ‘HUMANiTi’ Malaysia and OIC Special Representative for Myanmar said more than 1100 families living in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar, received aid. Syed Hamid added the OIC is determined to help IDPs and refugees living in the ...

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OIC Urges Myanmar Govt. to Investigate demolition of a Mosqu

OIC Urges Myanmar Govt. to Investigate demolition of a Mosque

  The AT Online A Muslim holy building (Mosque) including other buildings in the compound in Thuyethamain village under Pego Province near central Myanmar was demolished by aggressive Buddhist mob on June 23, 2016. According to reliable sources, the attack erupted centering an argument over a religious school under construction in the mosque compound. One Muslim man was injured following ...

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Myanmar torches drugs worth nearly US$60m

Myanmar torches drugs worth nearly US$60m

  Arakan Times:   Myanmar police today torched drugs with a street value of nearly US$60 million (RM245.6 million) as authorities struggle to tackle the scourge of poppy cultivation and shut down pill laboratories in lawless border zones. The impoverished nation remains the world’s second biggest producer of opium from which heroin is made, according to the United Nations. Decades of ...

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Religious tensions flare up after Muslim holy building destroyed

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  AT Staff Correspondent Police forces have been deployed around the area to ensure security of Muslims in central Myanmar where religious tension is swelling high after the Muslims holy structure was destroyed by Buddhist mob. Officials said around 200 Buddhist hardliners ransacked a Muslim mosque of a village in Pego Region over an altercation between Buddhist and Muslim neighbors ...

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