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Myanmar government allowed Rohingya Haj Pilgrims halted by Rakhine extremists from going to Yangon

Rakhine extremists

August 8, 2017 AT Staff Report At least twenty one Rohingya Haj pilgrims who were permitted by Myanmar government to go to Saudi Arabia for performing Haj have been halted by Rakhine extremists at AungNguma area while going to Sittwe for Yangon today, 8 August 2017. According to report, 13 pilgrims from Maungdaw and 8 pilgrims from Buthidaung were allowed ...

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Muslim residents attacked by Ma Ba Tha in Myitilla


12 July 2017 AT Correspondent, Myitilla The members of Ma Ba Tha led by Maung Win stormed into the house of a Muslim resident in Myitilla Township and hacked the family members indiscriminately on 10 July 2017. According to report, Mohamed Ali’s whole family members were stabbed and cut to injury and Mohamed Ali is in critical state among the ...

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18 Bangladeshi, 1 Rohingya handed over to Bangladesh authority by Myanmar after jail term expiry


AT Online Report At least 18 nationals of Bangladesh and 1 Rohingya refugee were handed over to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) by Myanmar immigration on 14 June 2017 through bipartite meeting held inside Myanmar. According to Teknafnews.com, the meeting was held in TaungPyo left, northern Maungdaw opposite the GunDum border of Naikhonchuri of Bandorban, Bangladesh where the Lt. Col of ...

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Swedish Rohingya Association demonstrates in front of Swedish Parliament House


By Arakan Times Swedish Rohingya Association (SRA) organized a demonstration which was held in front of Swedish Parliament House today, 13 June 2017 where it raised several issues of Rohingya people of Arakan, Myanmar. The demonstration was organized by Swedish Rohingya Association along with the European Rohingya Council (ERC) where hundreds of people took part at the demonstration. SRA invited ...

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33 nationals of Bangladesh obtain release from Myanmar prison


AT Staff Report At least 33 Bangladeshi nationals have been released by Myanmar government from the prison of Thananthayi recently. The prisoners were identified as Bangladeshi nationals after verification by concerned authorities. They were pardoned by Myanmar government as it was requested by ambassador of Bangladesh based in Yangon. It is learnt that the 33 nationals detained in Myanmar jail ...

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Myanmar army plane disappeared over Andaman Sea

AT Mynmar

  AT Online Report A Myanmar military plane has gone missing which was flying between the Southern city of Myeik and Yangon and the salvation works are going on. The army said in a statement that communication was suddenly lost at about 1.35 pm when the plane reached about 20 miles west of Dawei Township. The plane, a Y8 transport ...

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Myanmar peace talks end with no deal on federal plan

By Kyaw Ye Lynn

By Kyaw Ye Lynn YANGON, Myanmar: A peace conference to end decades of ethnic conflict in Myanmar ended Monday without reaching a major agreement between the government and rebels, state-run TV reported. The six-day summit in capital Nay Pyi Taw stumbled over rebels’ calls for greater autonomy amid fears federalism could lead to the break up of the country. Representatives ...

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Rohingya residents in fear following sudden deployment of army in three townships


26 May 017 AT Staff Report Myanmar has recently deployed tens of thousands of military in every village under Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung Townships causing panic among the Rohingya Muslims in the areas. According to report, the army from upper Arakan State has been sent by Myanmar government to western Arakan particularly Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung. The army has taken ...

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Shops and homes gutted in Sittwe

AT Fire

  AT Correspondent, Sittwe Several shops along with houses of Rohingya Muslims at Thay Chaung village of Sittwe were burnt to ashes by a destructive fire on 23 May 2017 at around 9: 00 pm. According to our correspondent, the massive fire originated from a line of market where at least five houses and several other shops of Rohingya residents ...

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Concocted news about Rohingya published in Rakhine news media


AT Staff Report A Rakhine news media has published fake news that the Rohingya people are equipped with fire arms and entered the upper and lower Rajarbil village tract of Rathedaung from the forest nearby. A Rohingya activist said, the Rakhine people are trying to create communal violence by spreading fake news to people in the state. The Rakhine residents ...

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