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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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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 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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Hundreds Protest Presence of Chinese Oil Tankers in Myanmar Port City


By RFA 23 May, 2017 About 600 residents of the deep-water port town of Kyaukphyu in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Monday protested against Chinese oil tankers moving into the area, as the operation of a long-delayed and controversial U.S. $1.5-billion pipeline gets under way. The residents boarded more than 100 motorboats and piloted them from Kyaukphyu to Maday Island, ...

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Fishing boat capsizes in Sittwe

 Arakan Times Correspondent, Sittwe At least two fishing boats capsized in the river of Thae Chaung, Sittwe on 13 May 2017 at around 10: 00 am. Source said to our correspondent, the boats sank just after a while of setting off the shore for sea to catch fish. The crews of the boats could however and fortunately survive as they ...

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A Rakhine slain by Mramagyi men in Sittwe


Arakan Times Correspondent, Sittwe A Rakhine Buddhist resident was slain by three same Buddhist men from Mramagyi (Borgoa) community in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan on 6 May 2017. According to report, three men from Mramagyi community slaughtered a Rakhine man but the reason behind the incident is unknown. The deceased was identified as Ko Saw Mrat Oo of Udang ...

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Two Rohingya killed in Maungdaw South


AT Correspondent, Maungdaw Two Rohingya men have been slaughtered at same night respectively in Tahwinchaung (Bassara) of Maungdaw South by unknown killers on 4 May 2017. According to report, among the two dead, one was identified as Hafiz Arif Ullah;a religious student,25 yrs.old, s/o Rafique from Thawinchaung .The other  victim was Mohamed Ayub;38 yrs.old and  a car driver whose further details ...

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