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Kaladan News (Kaladan Press Network)
Focus on the Rohingyas, but also covers wider issues including the economic and human rights situation in Northern Arakan and Bangladesh-Burma relations.

Websites/Multiple Documents

Title: "Kaladan Press Network"
Description/subject: BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO KALADAN PRESS NETWORK: "From 1948 to 1962 there was freedom of press and media in Burma but this was ended in 1962.After the present military regime came into power in 1988 the press media was totally banned. We believed that the independent media play the important roles of struggle for democracy and Human Rights. Therefore, some exile Rohingya elders consider to establish a news media group from the Rohingya community to provide news about Burma, especially Arakan and Arakan’s peoples to all Burmese nationalities and International communities. It is an independent and non-profitable News Agency covering Burma and Burma related issues. It maintains accurate, balanced and reliable news. It was established in February 2001 with the aim of promoting democracy and freedom of expressing. It provides information on Arakan State in particular and the whole of Burma in general. It produces news both in English and Burmese and provides about 350 people across the world through the electric media. Printing media yet to be printed as different difficulties. We hope that it will be produced in near future... Aims and objects: 1. To provide all out information of Arakanese peoples; 2. To established global network with the Rohingya people of Arakan State, Burma; 3. To make the ever green and peaceful world sharing with possible initiative; 4. To build the quality to international level journalism; 5. To make free Arakan for media and information and 6. To make the Burma to a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic State establishing the freedom of press, democracy and Human Rights... Activities: * Short time IT Training Program; * Basic Training on information service; * News update program; * Journalism performance program... Future Plans: * Organizing seminars, workshops and symposium; * Producing news bulletins; * Organizing short term journalism training; * To set up units of Kaladan Press Network in different places... The Alternate URL goes to a new Kaladan News site which is well designed but so far has only a small archive, though a good links section to other news sources...ARCHIVE FROM JANUARY 2006...Publishes "Kaladan News"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.kaladanpress.org/
Date of entry/update: 31 January 2004


Individual Documents

Title: Showing Legal Projects, Nasaka Extract Money from Villagers
Date of publication: 20 June 2005
Description/subject: Maungdaw, June 20: "Nasaka (Burmese Border Security Force) authority has been extracting money from villagers of Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships of Arakan State, since June 19, 2005. After forming some committees comprising with Nasaka, Immigration, Army, Military Intelligent (MI), police, Village Peace and Development Council (VPDC) members showing legal projects such as--- taking photographs and checking family lists of villagers extracting money , said a trader from Maungdaw..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2005


Title: Bangladeshi camp officials step up propaganda against Rohingya refugees
Date of publication: 19 June 2005
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, June 19: "Bangladeshi camp officials step up propaganda against Burmese Rohingya refugees, organizing some small families to support repatriation and to deny human rights abuses in the camps, a confidential source said. Yesterday at about 11:30 am, Mr. Mohammad Siddik, the Officer-in-Charge of the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) went to the office of the Camp-in-Charge (CIC) of Nayapara camp and held a meeting with Mr. Asaduzzaman (CIC), his all collaborators (Majees) and 21 members of organized family heads. They discussed about the policies of the government and hope for the supporters, source further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2005


Title: A Teenage Refugee Girl Tortured by Her Employer
Date of publication: 15 June 2005
Description/subject: Teknaf, June 15: "A teenage refugee girl was severely tortured by her employer in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazaar District, said Shifi Ullah from Dhumdumia makeshift camp..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2005


Title: A VPDC Chairman becomes Landlord in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 15 June 2005
Description/subject: Taungbro, Burma, June 15: "Recently, a VPDC Chairman in Maungdaw, northern part of Arakan becomes landlord with huge acres of refugees’ and public land, said villager from Taungbro, preferring not to mention his name..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2005


Title: Flue, Diarrhea Epidemic in Burmese Refugee Camp
Date of publication: 15 June 2005
Description/subject: Teknaf, June 15: "Viral fever, diarrhea and some other water born diseases have broken out in an epidemic form in the Burmese Rohingya refugee camp of Teknaf since last couple of weeks that killed many refugee children, said Maulvi Ayub, an Imam of a Mosque of the camp. Due to lack of health facilities at unofficial refugee camp of Dumdumia of Cox’s Bazaar district, patients of viral fever, diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid and other forms of viral or betrayal infections separately increased but non of the patients get treatment and get admission in any health center, he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2005


Title: Rice Crisis Leaves Many at Risk of Hungers in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 15 June 2005
Description/subject: Maungdaw, June 17: "Rice crisis leaves many at risk of hungers across Maungdaw Township of Arakan State, Burma in last couple of weeks, said a villager who is a victim of the crisis. People from the region expressed about their untold sufferings for food, water and other commodities, while crisis of rice become one of the most difficulties of their lives, as they are now facing the problems of viral fever, diarrhoea, dysentery and some other diseases, he said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2005


Title: A Conference Held in Paris about to Bring Democracy in Burma
Date of publication: 14 June 2005
Description/subject: Paris, June 14: "A Conference was held at Paris, France on 26th May, 2005, on the topic of “To bring democracy in Burma,” said U Hla Aung, NDPHR ( National Democratic Party for Human Rights) exiled. The Conference was organized by Danielle Mitterrand, the wife of former French president Mr. Mitterrand at the office of “Foundation Danielle Mitterrand.”..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html I11K)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2005


Title: Police Arrested 3 Burmese Refugees
Date of publication: 14 June 2005
Description/subject: Teknaf, June 14: "Police arrested 3-Burmese refugee from Nayapara camp of Cox’ Bazar District of Bangladesh on 12th June, 2005, to resume forced repatriation, said a refugee from Nayapara camp..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2005


Title: NUPA Leader Arrested in Chittagong
Date of publication: 13 June 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, June 13: "On 11th June 2005, at about 4: 15 pm security arrested Major Tha Kyaw Tun Chief of Burma's resistant group National United Party of Arakan (NUPA) from Chittagong, said Dr Khin Maung, the NUPA president. Then he was brought from Chittagong to Naikkhongchari BDR camp. Again, the BDR of Naikkhongchari arrested Maung Aye Chan and Kyaw Min from Cox’s Bazar yesterday. But, the reason is unknown why they were arrested, he further said..."
Language: Englsh
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2005


Title: Burma Appreciates Bangladesh for Repatriation of Its 172 Citizens
Date of publication: 12 June 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, June 12: "Burma has appreciated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all concerned authorities of the ministry of Home Affairs, and the Bangladesh Rifles for the speedy repatriation of 172 Burmese nationals, said a press release yesterday of Burmese Foreign Ministry..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2005


Title: Governments urged Bangladesh-China Road Link over Burma
Date of publication: 09 June 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, June 9: "Governments of Bangladesh and China were urged by their business leaders to establish a road link between two countries through Burma on a priority basis to boost bilateral trade and investment, yesterday. A meeting was took place in the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) at the Chamber building in Dhaka between two countries top businessmen. 11-member of Chinese trade delegation met with business leaders of Bangladesh, while Wang Chao, first Vice-Governor of Dehong Dai and Jinto autonomous prefecture of Yunnan province of China, led the Chinese delegation..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2005


Title: Rohingya Crisis to be solved as early as Possible
Date of publication: 09 June 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, June 09: "Rohingyas refugee crisis will be resolved as early as possible through bilateral talks, Asadul Habib, State Minister for Food and Disaster Management told Parliament responding to volley queried during the question hour, according to UNB report of 8th June 2005. Bangladesh hopes that the camp standing Rohingya refugee problem would be resolved as early as possible through bilateral discussion with Burma. The minister further said some 20,000 refugee are still stranded in two camps in Cox’s Bazaar District of Bangladesh after repatriating 130,000 Rohingyas refugees to Burma since 1991. Not single penny was spent for the refugees during the last 3 years” he added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (23K)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2005


Title: Buddhist buried at Muslim Cemetery in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 08 June 2005
Description/subject: Taungbro, Burma, June 8: "A dead body or corpse of Rakhaing Buddhist from Taungbro Left Natala Rowa (model village) was buried at the Muslim cemetery on June 03, 2005, according to a villager of Taungbro Left. The Rakhaing Buddhist was identified as Soe Naing who was serving as a police inspector at the police camp of Taungbro left..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2005


Title: Many get the sick after Heatstroke in Burmese refugee camps
Date of publication: 08 June 2005
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazaar, June 8: "Many refugees get the sick in Burmese refugee camps in southern Cox’s Bazaar District of Bangladesh due to excessive heat, said Jaber, ex-doctor who worked in refugee camp before. About 30,000 Rohingya refugees are staying in three refugee camps, namely Nayapara, Kutupalong and Dumdumia makeshift which is unregistered and illegal till today. The refugees have been suffering from water crisis through hot weather since May, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2005


Title: A Rohingya Teenaged Girl Gang Raped
Date of publication: 05 June 2005
Description/subject: Toungbro, June 5: "A 17 year-old Rohingya girl was gang raped by some members of the Burmese military on June 2. Speaking on condition of anonymity, one of the close relatives of the victim confirmed to Kaladan Press Network. The victim — daughter of Sayed Karim — was raped by at least 4 military personnel belonging to the Taungbro Left camp of Maungdaw, Arakan State, Burma..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2005


Title: Bangladesh Authority Faces Problem with 151 Burmese Prisoners
Date of publication: 02 June 2005
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, June 1: "Bangladesh authority faces problem with 151 Burmese prisoners in Cox’s Bazar jail, according to “The daily Bhakkhali”, a local news paper, yesterday. About 172 Burmese prisoners were sent back to Burma after negotiation between the two neighboring countries on 27th April. Afterwards, the Bangladesh authorities gathered all the Burmese prisoners in Cox’s Bazar jail who had already finished their jail terms..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: BRAJ Celebrated a Dinner Party together with AI
Date of publication: 02 June 2005
Description/subject: Japan, June 2: "Burmese Rohingya Association in Japan (BRAJ) and Amnesty International met over a dinner party on May 15 at the Tabetayashi City Hall in Tokyo. The dinner was arranged to celebrate the release of Abdul Kalam — a BRAJ member — from a yearlong immigration detention. A long-term refugee status for Musharaf Hussain was also celebrated. Zaw Min Htut — BRAJ president told Kaladan Press Network..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: BDR seized Birth Control Pills worth of Taka 400,000 En-route to Burma
Date of publication: 01 June 2005
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, June 01: "BDR seized birth control pills worth about Taka 400,000 while en-route to Burma, yesterday, according to a local newspaper named “The Daily Bakkhali”of June 01, 2005. On 31 May 2005, at about 10:00pm, a group of smugglers from Teknaf were trying to smuggle these quantity of medicines to Burma..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: A Workshop on HIV/ AIDs Launched in Burmese Refugee Camp
Date of publication: 31 May 2005
Description/subject: Teknaf, May 31: "A workshop on raising awareness about HIV/Aids was launched in the Burmese refugee camp of Nayapara on May 29, 2005. The young and old, male and female at about 100 refugees from the refugee camp were participated in the workshop..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Football Tournaments held between Nasaka and BDR
Date of publication: 30 May 2005
Description/subject: Taungbro (Maungdaw) May 30: "Football tournament was held between Nasaka and BDR on May 24 at Laikra village (Kuirkhali), the headquarters of the Nasaka sector No. 04, at about 15 miles of Maungdaw town in Arakan State of Burma, said Ali Ahamed, from Whykong. At first, the football tournament was organized by Burmese border security forces (Nasaka) by collecting money from nearby villagers..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Bangladesh Authorities Prepare a new List of Illegal Rohingya Refugees
Date of publication: 29 May 2005
Description/subject: Teknaf, May 29: "Bangladesh concerned authorities are preparing a new list of illegal Rohingya refugees from 6 Unions of Teknaf, a town of Bangladesh-Burma border..."
Language: Englsh
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: A Flag Meeting between Nasaka and BDR
Date of publication: 26 May 2005
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, May 26: "A flag meeting between Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and Burmese security forces (Nasaka) was held at Kur Khali (Lake Ya) village of Maungdaw north, Arakan State on May 18, 2005, said master Anwar hailed from Whykong village that has close relation with BDR. The aim of the flag meeting is to maintain good relation continuously between two neighboring countries, he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: About 10-thousand refugees inundated in Teknaf flash-floods
Date of publication: 25 May 2005
Description/subject: Teknaf, May 25: "About 10-thousand unofficial Rohingya refugees in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar District have been inundated due to flash-floods and onrush of water from Naff River, said Mr. Tin Soe, from Teknaf when contacted over phone yesterday evening. Due to excessive rainfall and gusty to squally wind coincided with the tide of Naff River inundated the whole makeshift camp of Dhumdamia, yesterday at about 2:00 pm. The huts of the refugees were floating on flood water in that all the huts had been made of plastic sheets..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Arakan Bodies Urge Bangladesh to Review its Policies towards SPDC
Date of publication: 24 May 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, May 24: "Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) urges upon Bangladesh to review its policies towards SPDC in line with the democratic aspiration of the Burmese people, including Rohingya of Arakan. ARNO also welcomes the renewed US economic sanction on Burma for SPDC’s continuing grave violations of human rights against Burmese people and large-scale repression of democratic oppositions, while it requests to the US President G.W Bush to take up the matter to the UN Security Council for further necessary actions..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (16K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Human Rights Violations increased after May 7 Bomb Blast, in Rangoon
Date of publication: 23 May 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, May 23: "Some Burmese analysts are thinking that after May 7 bombs blast in Rangoon, may lead to increase of Human Rights abuses inside Burma. “We condemn this cowardly act of terrorism against innocent civilians in Burma, and are worried that the reaction to this incident by the military junta, the State Peace and Development Council, or SPDC will lead to more Human Rights violations in Burma”, the politicians further added..."”
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (16K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Forced repatriation: harassment continues
Date of publication: 18 May 2005
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, May 18: "Harassment centering forced repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh camps continues. On May 11, 2005, Abdul Hamid — a refugee from Nayapara camp — was sent to Teknaf police station with a fabricated allegation of being ‘a criminal’. Later, he was released as police investigation proved otherwise..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (18K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: SPDC Orders ‘Population Control’ in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 18 May 2005
Description/subject: Maungdaw, May 18: "The State Peace & Development Council (SPDC) of Burma has recently instructed Rohingyas from northern Arakan ‘to control population growth’, a school teacher from Maungdaw confirmed. In a recent statement, SPDC observed that ‘northern Arakan is one of the most over populated areas in Burma’. Henceforth, SPDC needs to control its population growth to adjust with other parts of the country. “Due to over population, agro-products of the area are not enough to feed the people and there may be severe economic crisis in the future in the region that will bring people into acute poverty,” an official with the SPDC said. SPDC statement suggested, from now on, people will have to work towards fighting the future population growth. Suggested processes of ‘population growth control’ are: obtaining official permission for marriage, applying to the Township Peace & Development Council (TPDC) through respective Village Peace & Development Council (VPDC), Nasaka (Burmese border security forces) and other concerned authorities..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (14K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Government Allows NGOs to Help the Undocumented Refugees
Date of publication: 10 May 2005
Description/subject: Teknaf, May 10: "At the first time, Bangladesh government allows NGOs to help undocumented refugees of Dumdumia camp under Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar District. The Dumdumia refugee camp is 6-kilometer off Teknaf, a border town of Bangladesh and the NGO of “Integrated Humanitarian Approach (IHA)” provided the refugees a bag (50kg) of rice and a plastic for roofing of their huts in the rainy season, on 7th May 2005, said Salim, a refugee leader of the camp..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Poppy Cultivation of 100 Acres at Burma- Bangladesh Border Destroyed
Date of publication: 10 May 2005
Description/subject: Bandarban, May 10: "Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and army in joint raids recently destroyed poppy grown illegally on 100 acres of land in unreachable hilly areas of Thanchi close to border with Burma, said Maung Maung, from Bandarban of Chittagong Hill Tracts..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: A Revolutionary Leader Passed Away
Date of publication: 05 May 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, May, 05: "A Rohingya revolutionary leader Moulavi Deen Mohammed has died of heart failure in Riyadh at the age of 48, the capital of Saudi Arabia on May 3, 2005 at about 4:15 am. He left Bangladesh for Saudi Arabia for the cause of party matters on April 29, 2005, said Ruhul Amin, a spokesperson from the organization..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (15K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Robbery committed by Army at Buthidaung Township
Date of publication: 04 May 2005
Description/subject: Buthidaung, May 4: "Burmese army holding automatic guns committed a robbery against three houses at Maung Nama Playdaung village of Buthidaug Township, Arakan State and took away cash and valuables on 19th April 2005..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (14K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Cyclone and Disaster Management Workshop Burmese Refugee Camp
Date of publication: 02 May 2005
Description/subject: Teknaf, May 25: "A workshop on awareness of Cyclone and Disaster Management held in Nayapara Rohingya refugee camp, under Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh yesterday, said Mr. Ahmed, a participant of the workshop. A total of 73 people participated in the workshop. Of them 47 are refugees and the rest are police, Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), or Bangladesh Border Security Force and Ansars (Para military forces), while the workshop was organized by the Weather Department of Bangladesh, he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: UNHCR has not yet Signed the Annual Agreement and Threatens to pull out its Operations in Bangladesh
Date of publication: 02 May 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, May 22, 2005: "The (UNHCR) has not yet signed the annual agreement with the disaster management ministry of Bangladesh for the current year and threatens to pull out its operation in Bangladesh after a series of reported violations of human rights in two refugee camps for Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar, reports BDNEWS of Dhaka..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: A Bangladeshi fisherman died in Burma jail
Date of publication: 01 May 2005
Description/subject: Teknaf, May 01: "A Bangladeshi fisherman died in Maungdaw Town jail of Arakan State, Burma on 23rd April 2005. The dead body was identified as Noor Alam son of Sultan Ahamead hailed from Gular Para of Saint Martin Island of Teknaf police station under Cox’s Bazaar District, Bangladesh, said Mir Ahamed, a close relative of Noor Alam from Saint Martin..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: A Teenaged Girl Raped in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 30 April 2005
Description/subject: Maungdaw, April 30: "Burmese police accompanied by local Rakhaing youths committed rape against a Rohingya teenaged girl in Maungdaw Township of Arakan State, Burma, said a villager who recently came to Bangladesh for medical treatment..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Training on HIV/AIDS Held in Rohingya Camp
Date of publication: 30 April 2005
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, April 30: "Awareness training on HIV/AIDS has been held for four days at Kutupalong Rohingya refugee Camp in Bangladesh on April 24, 2005. Family Planning Association of Bangladesh (FPAB) and a local NGO took step to hold training with the cooperation of government officials to get awareness about HIV/AIDS, according to Dr. Zakir Hossain, a medical assistant..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Wild Elephant Killed a Refugee Boy in Bangladesh
Date of publication: 30 April 2005
Description/subject: Teknaf, April 30: "Wild elephant killed a Rohingya refugee boy in a forest nearby the west of Nayapara camp, Teknaf, under Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh, yesterday, said Alam, a refugee who could manage to escape from killing. Yesterday, at about 12:00 pm, a refugee boy named Mohammed Amin, 10, son of Mir Ahmed, bearing refugee card number MRC-41421 from Block-C, shed No. 6/2. He went to nearby hill to collect fire wood together with some other refugees from the same camp, he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Burma-Bangladesh Prisoners Exchange Resume
Date of publication: 28 April 2005
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, April 28: "Burma-Bangladesh prisoners exchange resumed, following a flag meeting between sector level commanders of the security forces of both neighbors, yesterday, said a local member from Teknaf who took part in the meeting. Nasaka and Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), border security forces of Burma and Bangladesh held a flag meeting with very cordial atmosphere at Netaung Hotel of Teknaf, a bordering town of Bangladesh, while both sides discussed bilateral issue, including trespassing the border and cross-border smuggling, he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (14K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Two Killed and 50 Injured in Arakan
Date of publication: 27 April 2005
Description/subject: Maungdaw, April 27: "At least 2 people were killed and 50 others were injured in a clash between robbers and villagers in northern Arakan, said a villager from Rathedaung Township of Arakan State, Burma..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (14K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Bangladeshi woodcutters subjected to Harassment by Nasaka
Date of publication: 26 April 2005
Description/subject: Cox's Bazar, April 26:"Burmese Border Security Force (Nasaka) often arrest Bangladeshi woodcutters from the no mans land of Burma-Bangladesh border, while they enter in forest to cut wood, bamboos and etc. On April 12, 2005, at about 12:00 pm, a number of 30 Bangladeshi woodcutters were picked up by the Nasaka from zero-line of Burma-Bangladesh border from the pillar No. 46 in Naikongchori area under Chittagong Hill Tracts while they went to cut wood at Asartali hill, said Shoib, a woodcutter from Naikhonchari..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (14K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Burmese Fishes Highly Demanded in Bangladesh
Date of publication: 23 April 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, April 23: "Smuggled fishes from Burma are highly demanded by consumers in Bangladesh as they are cheaper than those of other variety fishes in Bangladesh. The fishes mostly come from Arakan coast and Irrawaddy Division of Burma enters Teknaf, a border town of Bangladesh by smuggling boats. The smugglers load the fishes into trucks at Teknaf land port to transport them to Chittagong Fishery Ghat, managing all the check points from Teknaf to Chittagong. The Syndicates of Chittagon take responsibility for the transportation of smuggled fishes, said Kulshid, a broker of fishes..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: Seasonal fruits from Arakan highly demanded in Bangladesh
Date of publication: 21 April 2005
Description/subject: Teknaf, April 21: "Seasonal fruits from Arakan State, Burma are highly demanded in Bangladesh and daily entering in huge quantity under border trade through Teknaf, said Shahid Ullah Choudhury, a trader from Teknaf. Everyday, traders carry several boats with baskets of mangoes into the border towns of Teknaf and Ukhiya, under Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh through river and land routes. The southern district of Cox’s Bazar now becomes the main center of the sale of mangoes from Arakan, he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: Former Nasaka Officers with 5 Other Rohingyas Get Unusual Punishment
Date of publication: 19 April 2005
Description/subject: Akyab, April 19: "Former two Nasaka officers and 5 other Rohingyas businessmen were sentenced to long-term imprisonment on April 7, 2005 from the court of Akyab (Sittwe), the capital of Arakan State for their involvement in corruption, said a clerk of Akyab Court, on condition of anonymity. The convicted officers are Col. Aung Ngwe, the former Director and Lt. Col. Myint Oo, the Deputy Director of Nasaka, Arakan State were sentenced to 67 and 135 years imprisonment respectively. They earned millions of dollars from the civics of Arakan State by doing illegal business including heroin and narcotic drugs, said one of their collaborators from Maungdaw..."
Language: Englsh
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: Rohingya Children drown in a Dam in Bangladesh
Date of publication: 18 April 2005
Description/subject: Teknaf, April 18: "Two Rohingya refugee children died after they fell into a lake beside Nayapara camp under Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh, said Ahmed, a refugee from the camp..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: Facing Difficulties to Build Houses and Fencing Compounds in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 16 April 2005
Description/subject: Buthidaung, April 16: "Rohingya people from Buthidaung and Maungdaw Townships of Arakan State, Burma are facing difficulties to build their houses and fencing compounds. The present ruling military government formed nine Nasaka Areas in northern Arakan, especially in Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships. The name of Nasaka is changed into Nakapa after sacking Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt. An army officer is appointed as a Sector Commander to control the each of the area. The administration of the each Nakapa area is not same to those of the other Nakapa areas depending on the officer of the area, said a man who was once government servant during the Burma Socialist Program Party (BSPP)..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: Unusual Encouragement for Refugee Repatriation
Date of publication: 14 April 2005
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, April 14: "Bangladesh camp authorities increased encouragement for the voluntary repatriation of Rohingya Arakanese refugees to Burma. On April 11, 2005, a family consisting of 4 members was voluntary repatriated from Nayapara camp, with high encouragement of concerned authorities of Bangladesh, said a refugee from Nayapara camp..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (15K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: Burma ignores the International Calls for Changes
Date of publication: 13 April 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, April 13: "Burma had repeatedly ignored the international calls for changes in the country through genuine national reconciliation, advance democratic reforms and release political prisoners, including pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. Burma is a country ruling by one of the most brutal military dictatorships in the world and carrying a history of gross human rights abuses in the present day. It resulted tens of thousands of refugees and IDPs to its neighboring countries of Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos, China and India and etc..."
Author/creator: Md. Sadek
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (15K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: SPDC Officials Use Bangladeshi Mobile Phones
Date of publication: 12 April 2005
Description/subject: Maungdaw, April 12: "Officials of the Burmese military government, State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) in Maungdaw Township, Arakan State, are using Bangladeshi mobile phones. A “City Cell”, Mobile Telephone Company owned by Bangladesh Foreign Minister, M. Morshed Khan set up a frequency tower in Teknaf, a border town of Bangladesh, opposite to Maungdaw Township, Burma in February 2005 and that can be used in bordering areas easily, said a trader from Teknaf, on condition of anonymity as he often goes to Burma for business purpose..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: Diarrhoea spreads in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh
Date of publication: 08 April 2005
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, April 8: "The spread of diarrhoea diseases in this season, which started in early March, has marked an unusual rise across the Rohingya Arakanese refugee camps in Bangladesh. At least two percent of total populations of undocumented in makeshift camp of Teknaf are suffering of diarrhea, while some of them are suffering of blood and scanty mucus dysentery and malaria disease, said Moulana Mohammed Ayub an Imam of the camp. Since of March, refugees in the camps are in deteriorated position for their health as they are deprived of their refugee rights, which the refugees enjoy elsewhere in the world, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: Burmese Foreign Minister takes part in Asian Co-op Dialogue in Pakistan
Date of publication: 06 April 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, April 6: "The Burmese Foreign Minister U Nyan Win took part in a pre-conference seminar held in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan yesterday. He left Rangoon on April 4, with an official invitation from his Pakistani counterpart Mr. Khurshid M. Kasuri, while some SPDC officials along with Pakistani Ambassador to Burma Mr. Mohammed Newaz Choudury see off him at Rangoon International Airport, report Myanma Alinn of 4th April 2005..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (15K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: SPDC Authorities Checking Family Lists in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 06 April 2005
Description/subject: Buthidaung, April 04: "Family lists of Rohingya people in Buthidaung Township, Arakan State, Burma have been checking by Nakapa (including army, immigrations and police). A team consisting of two immigrations, three police and a military captain of the Battalion No.551, in total 6 members, at first, went to Khandaung village of Buthidaung Township on 19th March 2005, was checking the family lists and continued to other villages, said a village elder..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: A Dead Body of a Rohingya Kept Unburied over Week in Bangladesh Jail
Date of publication: 04 April 2005
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, April 4: "A dead body of Rohingya prisoner is kept unburied over week in front of Cox’s Bazar jail, Bangladesh, said Hasina, wife of dead prisoner. The dead prisoner is identified as Nurul Islam, (28), son of Abul Fayaz, hailed from Maungni Para (village) of Maungdaw Township, Arakan state, Burma..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: Burmese Goods Flood in Bangladesh Market
Date of publication: 01 April 2005
Description/subject: Teknaf, May 1: "Burmese goods are being flooded in Teknaf town, a border town of Bangladesh, opposite site of Maungdaw Township by legal and illegal means and becomes it as a market of Burmese, said Shokot Ali, a customer who recently went to Teknaf Town for buying Burmese goods. Generally, people of Teknaf are fond of Burmese goods as their households and daily uses. Comparatively, they use Burmese goods more than Bangladeshi as Burmese commodities are cheaper than the Bangladeshi goods, said Abul Hussain, a local trader from Teknaf..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (14K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: Indian Foreign Ministry Against Signing any MoU on the Gas Pipeline
Date of publication: 01 April 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, April 01: "The Indian foreign ministry reportedly warned their energy ministry against accepting three proposed conditions of Bangladesh in signing any MoU on the gas pipeline, according to UNB, Dhaka. From the beginning, Bangladesh has said that it would not sign any deal on gas pipeline unless India accepted its three conditions. The conditions are allowing Bangladesh to export goods to Nepal and Bhutan through Indian corridor, to import electricity from those two countries through Indian territories and measures to reduce huge trade imbalance with India..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: Burmese Delegation Submits Design, Land Document to Dhaka
Date of publication: 29 March 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, March 29: "Yesterday, the visiting Burmese delegation submitted to Dhaka the land-acquisition report and arrangement design of the Burma-Bangladesh Friendship Link Road to Communications Minister Nazamul Huda of Bangladesh, according to the Daily Azadi, a local Bengali newspaper..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: Military Order Villagers Erecting Fences in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 26 March 2005
Description/subject: Maungdaw, March 26: "Village tracts of Maungdaw north in Northern Arakan, Burma, bordering with Bangladesh are ordered to erect fences by military, said a villager from Taungbro left without stating his name. In the first week of this month, some military officers called the Village Peace and Development Council, or VPDC Chairmen, secretaries and some villagers in high school at Taungbro and ordered them verbally to erect fences all the village tracts of northern side of Maungdaw town immediately without any shilly-shallying, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: MP’s Family members face interrogation in Rangoon
Date of publication: 25 March 2005
Description/subject: Rangoon, March 25: "Family members of U Kyaw Min, the elected MP from National Democratic Party for Human Rights (NDPHR) are facing interrogations at the “Tamwe Police Station” of Rangoon capital. Wife of U Kyaw Min and his two daughters were summoned to the interrogation cell of Tamwe Police Station on March 20, 2005, while the said MP was picked up from his Rangoon resident on March 17, 2005, according to a man who has relation with U Kyaw Min’s family and asked not to be named out of fear of retribution of SPDC..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: 4-Nation Economic Forum Unborn for the Lack of New Delhi Support
Date of publication: 22 March 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, March 22: "The Kunming initiative to form an economic forum with Bangladesh, China, India and Burma (BCIB) fell flat for the lack of New Delhi support, said Chinese Ambassador Chai Xi on 20th March 2005 at a roundtable meeting held in Dhaka. The initiative is named after Kunming, a Chinese city, where the first meeting was held in 1999. Though it was taken by non-governmental bodies, the Kunming initiative was expected to result in an inter-governmental organization..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2005


Title: Burmese Junta Arrested Two MPS
Date of publication: 19 March 2005
Description/subject: Rangoon, March 19: "U Kyaw Min(a) U Anwar and U Kyaw Hsan, the two MPs were picked up from their Rangoon homes by the Burmese military ruling junta on 17th March 2005, said a relative of U Kyaw Min from Rangoon on condition of anonymity. Unique police agents went to U Kyaw Min’s house at around midnight and told him to follow them for some questions, and then he was carried away by car..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2005


Title: A Teenaged Girl Sentenced to a 2-Year Imprisonment
Date of publication: 17 March 2005
Description/subject: Maungdaw, March 17: "A Court of Maungdaw Town in Arakan State of western Burma on 12th February, 2005, sentenced one Rohingya teenaged girl to a 2-year imprisonment by alleging border cross, according to a member of her relative. Number two Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court of Maungdaw Town gave the verdict without proper inquiry of the case, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2005


Title: Tk One Crore of Fertilizer Seized by Bangladesh Navy En-route to Burma
Date of publication: 16 March 2005
Description/subject: Teknaf, March 16: "On March 13, 2005, members of Bangladesh Navy during their regular anti-smuggling drive seized about 7,700 sacks of fertilizer worth about Taka one crore while two engine boats en-route from Chittagong to Burma, according to Ali, our correspondent from Teknaf. Acting on a tip of, naval personnel challenged the boats carrying the fertilizer near Saint’s Martin’s Island and they chased the smuggling boats and seized all of them.These are locally produced urea fertilizers and were seized from the Bay of Bengal near Saint Martin’s Island of Cox’s Bazar District while en- route to Burma, Ali further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2005


Title: Bangladesh Sets pre-Conditions for allowing Pipeline
Date of publication: 15 March 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, March 15: "Bangladesh has set strict pre-conditions, for allowing the one-billion dollar Burma-India gas pipeline to pass through its territory, according to PTI. Bangladesh wants to resolve the three issues relating to using corridor through India for importing electricity, trade with Nepal and Bhutan and reducing trade imbalance with India before signing any (MoU) on the proposed tri-nation gas pipeline from Burma to India through Bangladesh, reports UNB..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2005


Title: Forced Labor Still Exist
Date of publication: 15 March 2005
Description/subject: Maungdaw, March 15: "The villagers of Maungdaw south of Arakan State have been engaged in forced labor at Nakapa (Border Security Force) Camp. According to an elder, the villagers of Alay Sankyaw and Myint Hlut village tracts of Maungdaw south have been engaged in forced labor at Nakapa camp since 27th February 2005. The villagers have to plough the farmland and to grow various vegetables, to construc buildings of the camps, to carry wood from the forest to bake bricks of building, to clean up the camp compounds everyday, and to repair the damaged roads and street nearby the camps, the elder man further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2005


Title: Illegal Migrant Workers Crackdown in Malaysia
Date of publication: 13 March 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, March 13: "From the beginning of March 01, 2005, a nationwide crackdown was carried out on illegal migrant workers in Maylaysia by deploying 300,000 police, government officers and civilian volunteers, sources said. During the crackdown operation, 868 illegal foreign workers were arrested within three days. Of them 73 were Burmese illegal workers, said Tan Cyai Ho, the Deputy Home Minister..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2005


Title: Two Men Killed and Two Others Injured by NaKaPa
Date of publication: 10 March 2005
Description/subject: Maungdaw, March 10: "On 27th January 2005, two men were killed and two others were injured on a fire by Nakapa at Inn Din village of Maungdaw in Arakan State, said a villager who is relation of the dead bodies, asking not to be mentioned. NaKaKa is newly formed Border Security Force in place of previous NaSaKa..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2005


Title: Burma and Bangladesh to exchange 200 prisoners
Date of publication: 08 March 2005
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, March 08: "Bangladesh and Burma are going to exchange about 200 prisoners, according to police sources from Cox’s Bazar. Nearly 115 Burmese prisoners languishing in Bangladesh prisons will be sent back to their homes on March 12, following a diplomatic negotiation between the two neighboring countries..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2005


Title: “Toward Understanding Rohingya”
Date of publication: 06 March 2005
Description/subject: Dated: Sunday, March 06, 2005 Article: (By Shau Khat alias MSK Jilani), USA"... "The name' Rohingya ' was not given by the separatists nor fundamentalists from Bangladesh after 1993-94. The word' Rohingya ' is a legitimate and recognized word during the periods of democratic rules in Burma. The word' Rohingya comes from' Rohang ' which was the original and ancient name of Arakan. Today, some Arakanese-Rakhine educated people were not interesting to really understand the word' Rohingya' and its actual meaning. A Rakhine educated person has mentioned in his writing message to a friend that he has never heard the word ' Rohingya ' and any Burmese Government did not recognized the Rohingyas in the past. He has also brought up various allegations against Rohingyas and its historical background and also accused that Rohingyas are fighting with Rakhine people and against them..."
Author/creator: Shau Khat alias MSK Jilani
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press
Format/size: html (20K)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2005


Title: Who Leads Chairmanship of the ASEAN in 2006?
Date of publication: 05 March 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, March 05: "Most of the ASEAN countries are discussing which country will lead the Chairmanship of the ASEAN countries in 2006. . Burma must relinquish the Chairmanship of the ASEAN as the people of the country are having a tough time because of the SPDC doesn’t need to establish democracy in the country, said AFK Jilani, the organizing secretary of Northern Arakan of National League for Democracy..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (14K)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2005


Title: Construction Companies in Rangoon in a Panic-Stricken Position
Date of publication: 02 March 2005
Description/subject: Rangoon, March 02: "Construction companies in Rangoon, Burma, mostly companies owned by the ethnic nationalities are in a panic-stricken position, said one of the companies of Rangoon on condition of anonymity. After the sack of ex-Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt, the SPDC authorities arrested, interrogated and gave punishment some of the Military Intelligent (MI), Nasaka (Border Security Force) who were involved in corruption and also the men who were the collaborators or co-workers of MI and Nasaka and who maintained relation with them, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 04 March 2005


Title: At the Last Moment India Merging in Tri-nation Gas Pipeline MoU
Date of publication: 28 February 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, February, 28: "India at the last moment of the final–day meeting agreed to merge in the draft MoU prepared at the tripartite techno-commercial meeting in Rangoon in February 24-25. Three conditions of Bangladesh for allowing India to install a gas pipeline from Burma through Bangladesh are ----transit facilities for Dhaka to import hydroelectricity from Nepal and Bhutan, space for Bangladesh to trade with the two countries and reduction of trade imbalance between Bangladesh and India, said sources in the government. They said although Delhi was positive about the bilateral conditions, it did not want to incorporate them in the MoU, to be signed to pave the way for the gas pipeline..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan news
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 04 March 2005


Title: Tri-nations Gas Pipeline MoU will be Soon
Date of publication: 28 February 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, Feb, 28: "A tripartite accord between Burma, Bangladesh and India will be signed next month in Dhaka for the proposed trans-border natural gas pipeline, report says. The 290-kilometer, which would run through Arakan (Rakhine), Burma, Mizoram and Tripura before crossing Bangladesh to Kolkata, is being considered by India to bring gas reserves at Shwe Gas field in blockA-1 in offshore of Arakan State, Burma, as well as volumes that are expected to be discovered in its adjacent block A-3, India’s minister Aiyar said on 27th February 2005..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 04 March 2005


Title: Gundom-Taungbro Bridge Over Taungbro River Foundation Laid
Date of publication: 26 February 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, February 26: "Visiting Burma foreign minister U Nyan Win and Bangladesh communication minister Nazmul Huda yesterday, jointly laid the foundation stone of Gundom-Taungbro Bridge over Taungbro River along Bangladesh-Burma border, said sources. It is to establish a direct road link between the two countries. The 42.68-meter long two-lane bridge will be constructed as part of the Bangladesh-Burma Friendship Road Link Project, which the communication ministry is implementing with its own resources, said the ministry in a press release..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2005


Title: Burma FM Reassures to Take Back Rohingya Refugees Soon
Date of publication: 25 February 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, Feb 25: "The visiting Burma Foreign Minister (FM), Nyan Win, yesterday reassured the Bangladesh government of taking back the remaining Rohingya refugees, sources said. Nyan Win arrived in Dhaka yesterday morning on a three-day official visit at the invitation of Bangladesh FM and also had bilateral talks with his counterpart M Morshed Khan on the first day of his first-ever visit since assuming office as the Burma foreign minister..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (14K)
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2005


Title: India Constructive on Bangladesh’s Tri-Nation Gas Pipeline Situation
Date of publication: 25 February 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, February 25: "In the first meeting of techno-economic working committee on Burma-Bangladesh-India gas pipeline in Rangoon yesterday, Dhaka made it clear that signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) depends on resolving bilateral issues with New Delhi..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (14K)
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2005


Title: A 2-MemberTeam of Bangladesh Goes to Burma for Gas Pipeline Talks
Date of publication: 24 February 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, February 24: "A two-member team of Bangladesh has left for Burma to take part in a two-day technical meeting begins today on a transnational gas pipeline from Burma to India through Bangladesh. Petrobangla Chairman SR Osmani and Director of Gas Transmission Company Ltd (GTCL) Salek Sufi will discuss international laws relevant to such pipeline scheme, wheeling charge and other technical aspects with Indian and Burmese officials , said a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (14K)
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2005


Title: Burmese FM Arrives in Bangladesh Tomorrow
Date of publication: 23 February 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, Feb 23: "Burmese Foreign Minister (FM) Nyang Win arrives in Dhaka tomorrow on a three-day visit to Bangladesh, sources said. During his visit, he will discuss ways for further cooperation between the two countries in the field of trade and commerce, direct road-link and repatriation of Burmese refugees..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2005


Title: 95 Percent Rohingya Refugees Repatriated
Date of publication: 19 February 2005
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar February 19: "So far, 95 percent of Rohingya refugees have been repatriated to their homeland and everything is being done for the repatriation of the remaining refugees, according to FM of Bangladesh in parliament on 17th February 2005. Some 20,197 Rohingya refugees from Burma still remain in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) have been instructed not to allow any more Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh, said State Minister for Home Affairs Lutfozzaman Babar in parliament. No Rohingya refugee has applied to the government seeking the citizenship of Bangladesh, the Home Minister further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2005


Title: Rohingya lost an Elite
Date of publication: 19 February 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, February 19: "Rohingya community lost an elite, named Mr. Mumtaz Jamil (alias) U Zaw Min, son of Sayagyi U Ba Maung (alias) Haji Abu Jamil, former headmaster of State Middle Schools. Mumtaz Jamil was died of cardiac failure on 25th January, 2005 at Chittagong Medical College..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2005


Title: Burmese Foreign Minister will Visit Dhaka to Finalize Road Link
Date of publication: 17 February 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, February, 17: "The new Burmese Foreign Minister Nyan Win will visit Dhaka on February 24 for a three day-visit for giving final endorsement to the project of the proposed road link between Dhaka and Rangoon, said a report..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2005


Title: 2 AK-47s with Bullets Seized at Chittagong Hill Tracts
Date of publication: 16 February 2005
Description/subject: Bandarban, Feb, 16: "Bangladesh army seized two AK-47 rifles and 150 bullets from a hotel in the Bandarban Town of Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh on 12th February 2005. The army also arrested an indigenous man named Maung Tun Sein, a Bangladeshi, hailed from Raytha village, about 5 kilometers away from Bandarban town, and 10 others in this connection from said hotel..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2005


Title: Rangoon Requests Dhaka to Send Its Representatives at Tri-Nation Gas Line Talks
Date of publication: 16 February 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, February, 16: "Burma government has requested Bangladesh to take part in the first meeting of techno-commercial working committee scheduled to be held by the end of February, according to sources. To pave the way for signing a trilateral agreement on a three-nation pipeline to take gas from Burma to India through Bangladesh..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (14K)
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2005


Title: Burma refutes press reports on fish export to Bangladesh with alleged traces of chemical substances
Date of publication: 15 February 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, February 15: "Burma exports fishes to Bangladesh to boost up trade ties through mutually beneficial arrangements like border-trade and other trading facilities, a press release of the Embassy of the Union of Burma said yesterday..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 15 February 2005


Title: A Slow Pace Repatriation Introduced in Burmese Refugee Camps
Date of publication: 13 February 2005
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, February 13: "Recently, a slow pace repatriation was being introduced in the refugee camps to repatriate the Burmese refugees to their home, said a refugee leader from Nayapara Camp. On 10th February 2005, 10 refugees of 3-family were repatriated from Nayapara refugee camp. Mohamed Hassan, 30, of Shed No. 44, Block No. C, Room No, 3 without his family (wife and a 5-year old son) and a 6-member family headed by Mohamed Jobair, 25, son of Abdul Shuker and another a 3-member family headed by Mostafa, 22, son of Abdul Ghaffar from Block No. C were repatriated. They all hailed from Buthidaung Township, Arakan State, he further added. Of them, some are forcibly and some are voluntary repatriated. The said Mohamed Hassan and 6-member family head by Mohamed Jobair were repatriated forcibly while 3-member family headed by Mostafa was repatriated by voluntary, the refugee leader more said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 14 February 2005


Title: Bangladesh Plans to Construct a New Deep Seaport
Date of publication: 10 February 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, Feb.10: "Bangladesh is planning to construct a new deep seaport on an island to create a link between Bangladesh and landlocked countries of China, India and Burma, said a report of the shipping Ministry of Bangladesh yesterday. The proposal location of the future seaport is the offshore island of Kutubdia of Cox’s Bazaar District. It is very close to Rambree Island of Arakan State, Burma, where SPDC has also recently decided to build a deep seaport. Regarding the deep seaport, the government is planning to float tender to appoint international consultants to study the economic feasibility and site of the planned deep seaport in Bangladesh..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 14 February 2005


Title: Missing 4, Wounded One at Arakan Coastal
Date of publication: 09 February 2005
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Feb. 09: "Nasaka (Burmese Border Security Forces) left a man wounded and 4-other missing at the mouth of Naaf River while a boat, loading with rice sacks tried to smuggle to Bangladesh from Burma on 26th January 2005, said a trader from Inn Din on condition of anonymity who recently crossed border for border trader purpose..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 14 February 2005


Title: Burmese Ethnic Groups Celebrated Cultural Program in New Delhi
Date of publication: 07 February 2005
Description/subject: New Delhi, Feb.7: "Ethnic groups from Burma have celebrated a cultural program under the tile of “Unity in Cultural Diversity” in New Delhi, said Tin Soe, a Rohingya participant at the program. The Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB) with the collaboration of Burmese Community Resource Center (BCRC) had organized the program in order to bring up better understating among the ethnic groups of Burma and it was celebrated on 5th February 2004 at Maharaja Banquets, Asslat Puri, New Delhi., he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 14 February 2005


Title: Burma FM Nyan Win due today
Date of publication: 02 February 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, Feb.24: "Burma foreign minister, Nyan Win, arrives on a three-day visit today. During his visit, he is expected to discuss covering the entire gamut of bilateral relations as well regional and international issues of common concern, the planned project on establishing direct Dhaka-Rangoon road link between two neighbors through construction of a bridge over the Naaf river and Rohingya refugee repatriation with his counterpart, said a source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2005


Title: Five Refugees Jailed for Refusal of Forced Repatriation
Date of publication: 28 January 2005
Description/subject: Teknaf, January 28: "Five refugees were arrested and sent to jail by police for refusal of forced repatriation in Bangladesh refugee camp, said a refugee leader on condition of anonymity..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


Title: Rohingya-Rakhine Clash in Arakan State
Date of publication: 28 January 2005
Description/subject: Kyauk Pru, January 28: "A Rohingya-Rakhine clash broke out in a town named Kyauk Pru of Arakan State on January 20, 2005, leaving the some injured from both sides, said a habitant of Kyauk Pru on condition of anonymity..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


Title: Ethnic groups condemned Junta’s brutality against religion in Burma
Date of publication: 25 January 2005
Description/subject: New Delhi, Jan 25: "Ethnic groups of Burma staged a rally in New Delhi, the capital of India against SPDC’s brutalities on religion in Burma yesterday..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


Title: EXTORTION ON RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL IN ARAKAN
Date of publication: 25 January 2005
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Jan-25: "The military personnel in northern Arakan State, Burma have been forcibly collecting taxes from all walks of people, who celebrated the Eid-ul-Adha (the sacrificed festival), the second largest Islamic festival of Muslims, reported by a villager on condition of anonymity for his security reason..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


Title: ARAKANESE GROUPS WELCOME THE US CALL
Date of publication: 23 January 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, Jan-23: "Rohingya Arakanese leaders welcome the recent call of US President; George W. Bush to bring freedom to the darkest corners of the world and Dr. Condoleezza Rice, US Secretary of State, Burma: "outposts of tyranny". After hearing Bush’s speech, in which the American President emphasized his country’s intention to expand freedom and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions around the world, some Rohingya Arakanese leaders along the Bangladesh Burma border reacted with enthusiasm..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (16K)
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


Title: Tri-nations Pipeline Issue: Trilateral Sign Depend on Bilateral Treaty
Date of publication: 17 January 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, Jan-07: "Bilateral treaty between Bangladesh and India become obstacles for recent agreement on trilateral MoU in Rangoon, Burma. On 15th January 2005, the Bangladesh State Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, AKM Mosharraf Hossain said on his return from the tri-nations energy meeting in Rangoon, “Without following the bilateral treaty, we will not sign the trilateral one.”..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


Title: Price Hike of Kerosene, Petrol This Year in Arakan State
Date of publication: 16 January 2005
Description/subject: Buthidaung, January 16: "The kerosene and petrol prices are increased in Arakan State, Burma, at the beginning of this year hamper mostly farmers, sources said. Now kerosene is being sold at Kyat 2,600/- per gallon whilst it has been sold at Kyat 2,200/- in previous month. Petrol is also being sold at Kyat 2,100/- while it has been sold at Kyat 2, 000/-at the end of 2004, said a trader who has a shop of selling kerosene and petrol..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


Title: Arakan Bodies Opposed the Tri-nations MoU on Arakan Gas
Date of publication: 14 January 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, Jan-14: "Rohingya Arakanese leaders strongly opposed the tri-nations agreement on exporting Gas from Arakan State, Burma to India through Bangladesh without the consent of its stakeholders. A spokesman of Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) said, “We will try until last time to preserve our natural resources, as it is our property that can be used for the benefits of Arakan’s people.”..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (20K)
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


Title: Surrendered Burmese Insurgent Entered Bangladesh
Date of publication: 13 January 2005
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Jan-13: "Seven members of Democratic Party of Arakan (DPA) re-entered Bangladesh on January 2, 2005 that surrendered to the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) troops on 21 December 2004, said Maung Ni from Maungdaw Town, Arakan State, Burma. Some DPA members including 100 family members have surrendered to the SPDC troops, based in Platwa township of Chin State with 20 modern guns from Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh, he more added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


Title: Bangladesh- Burma Border Trade Turns down
Date of publication: 12 January 2005
Description/subject: = Teknaf, January 12: "Burma-Bangladesh border trade has turned down due to some dealings taken by a new administration body, said our source from Teknaf, a border town of Bangladesh. After the sack of Prime Minister Khin Nyunt from his position on October 18, 2004, in place of Nasaka Force, temporally the administration is conducted by--- custom, police, immigration and army--- ( new administration body) excluding the Military Intelligence. Therefore, the administrations are being a little bit changed, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


Title: Two Burmese Smugglers Nabbed in Bangladesh
Date of publication: 12 January 2005
Description/subject: Cox’ Bazar, January 12: "Bangladesh police chased two Burmese smugglers at Cox’s Bazar and nabbed them from a car recently, said Shukur who is working at Cox’s Bazar Court. Police arrested smugglers are Zabir, 35 and Sallim, 32, both of them hailed from Shwe Zarr village under the Maungdaw Township of Arakan State. They were carrying medicines by a car from Teknaf (Bangladesh) to Chittagong through Cox’s Bazar town, he more added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


Title: Bangladesh Delegation leaves for Rangoon to finalize Tri-Nation Gas Pipeline
Date of publication: 11 January 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, Jan. 11: "Today, a three member delegation of Bangladesh led by the State Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, AKM Mosharraf Hossain, is leaving the country for Rangoon, the capital of Burma to finalize the proposed Tri-nation gas pipeline tomorrow. According to a report, Bangladesh would propose at a discussion among Burma, Bangladesh and India on the proposed trans-boundary gas pipeline in Rangoon, as it would be part of a regional energy and power- sector cooperation, while Bangladesh would seek passage through Indian territories to import electricity from Nepal and Bhutan in exchange for allowing a tri-nation gas pipeline through Bangladesh..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (14K)
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


Title: 12-Top Level Nasaka Officers Including Nasaka Director Arrested
Date of publication: 10 January 2005
Description/subject: Maungdaw, January 10: "12-top level Nasaka officers including Nasaka Director, Nasaka deputy Director and Military Intelligence-18 ( MI-18) Chief [were arrested]on 25th December 2004, from Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships, Arakan State of Burma, according to a man who is close to government officials. A team headed by Lt. Gen Khin Maung Than, a member of State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) and in-Charge-of Arakan State, which include the Western Command Commander Brig General Min Aung Naing, the Western Commander have arrived at Nasaka Headquarters of Maungdaw Township of Arakan by two helicopters on 23rd December 2004 to access the situation and arrested the Nasaka Director, Col. Aung Ngwe, the deputy Director of the Nasaka, Lt Col. Myint Oo, the MI-18 Chief, Major Than Sin, he further added. The team also arrested 9-Commander of Nasaka Sectors of Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships. They are: Major Aung Naing Win, Major Aye Tun Lin, Major Soe Maung Maung, Major Zaw Min Oo, Major Rang Naing Soe, Major Tun Tun Oo, Major San Aung, Captain Soe Min Hlatt and Captain Khine Moe, said another man who is also close to officials indirectly and requested us not to mention his name.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (15K)
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2005


Title: Burma Int’l Carrier to Spread Wing to Japan
Date of publication: 06 January 2005
Description/subject: Chittagong, January 6: "The Burma Airways International (BAI) will spread wing to Japan early this year as its sixth destination of international flight, the local news journal 7-Day reported on December 29, 2004. Negotiation on direct flight to Osaka or an indirect one via Hong Kong using MD-82 air craft is soon completed, the MAI sources was quoted as saying..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2005


Title: Statement on Arakan Natural Gas (Press Release)
Date of publication: 06 January 2005
Description/subject: REF: ST/06/2004. "The Rohingya Youth Development Forum (RYDF) strongly protests the SPDC’s exporting of Arakan natural gas to India and the forthcoming energy ministerial meeting of three nations of Burma, Bangladesh and India to be held in Rangoon (Yangon) on 12-13 January 2005..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Rohingya Youth Development Forum (RYDF) viaw Kaladan News
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2005


Title: Deprivation of Education in Arakan, Burma
Date of publication: 05 January 2005
Description/subject: Dated: Wednesday, January 05, 2005: "Arakan, Burma is extremely deprived of high level of illiteracy among the children as well as adults, said Hamid, who is studying in Malaysia University. Most of the village tracts have at least one primary school (class 1 to 4). But remote areas’ admission is weakened by distance and lack of communication during the rainy season. But, widespread poverty keeps many children have to leave school as they are compelled to support to their families. Most of the students have to give up their schools during the winter and summer seasons to provide helps to their parents in their croplands. Most of the parents send their children for religious education in Madrasa and Maqtab to learn Quarn in Arabic. Furthermore, teaching in primary schools is only conveyed in Burmese language, which most of the children cannot speak and understand, said an intellectual..."
Author/creator: Fayas Ahmed
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (22K)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2005


Title: TWO REFUGEE GIRLS RAPED IN BANGLADESH
Date of publication: 01 January 2005
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar Jan-1: "Two Rohingya Arakanese refugee girls were raped by local goons at nearby place of Nayapara camp under the Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh, said Ahmed, a refugee from the camp..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2005


Title: SYMBOLIC REPATRIATION OF REFUGEES STARTED AGAIN
Date of publication: 30 December 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, Dec 30: " Today, a group of 10 Rohingya refugees from one family were repatriated to Burma again, said the UNHCR official from Cox’s Bazar office, Bangladesh, who decline to mention his name. “It is a good symbol for the repatriation refugees. We hope that the repatriation process will be continued in future. It is first time repatriation after it was stalled in last August 9, 2004 after the repatriation of 7 members from 2 families, UNHCR official further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2005


Title: A Huge Earthquake off Northern Indonesia Triggered Burma Casualties
Date of publication: 27 December 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, December 27: "A huge earthquake off northern Indonesia triggered giant tidal waves and flash floods across southern Asia also caused casualties in Burma yesterday, said a trader who crossed the border and was reluctant to give his name for his security. Six men and four women were killed in the coastal town of Kawthaung, the southern side of Burma when a huge wave caused by earth quake collapsed the bridge while they were crossing it, according to Reuters, Rangoon..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2005


Title: Three Nations Sit Jan 12-13 to Talk Gas Pipeline: Arakan People would be Aware about Gas pipeline.
Date of publication: 20 December 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, December, 20: "The Energy ministers of Bangladesh, India and Burma will meet in Burma on January 12 and 13 to discuss regional energy cooperation, including the possibility of implementing a transnational gas pipeline, reported by the “The Daily Star” yesterday. The possibility of implementing a transnational gas pipeline will also be discussed during the January 9-11 SAARC summit in Dhaka..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2004


Title: Burmese Opposition Groups Completed a 3- day Seminar
Date of publication: 19 December 2004
Description/subject: Chiang Mai, December 19: "Some Burmese opposition groups have completed a three-day seminar on “Another Development for Burma” in Chiang Mai, Thailand today, according to Sadek who is participated the seminar..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2004


Title: Over 165 Rohingya University Students Deprived of Appearance in their Supplementary Exams: As Denied Issuing their Travel Documents by SPDC Authority:
Date of publication: 09 December 2004
Description/subject: Maungda, December 09: "Over 165 Rohingya University students were deprived of appearance in their supplementary examinations as they were denied issuing their travel documents to go to Sittwe by the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) authority, said a parent of a student of Maungdaw town who preferred not to mention his name because of security reason..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2004


Title: UNHCR’s Asia- Pacific Director Visited the Rohingya Refugee Camps
Date of publication: 06 December 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, December 06: "A team of UN High Commissioner of Refugees led by Asia-Pacific Director Janet Lim visited the two Rohingya Camps on 4th of December 2004, said a refugee leader when Kaladan Press asked him by telephone. At first the delegation visited the Kutupalong refugee camp at about 10:00 am and left to Nayapara refugee camp at about 2:00 pm, the refugee leader further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2004


Title: The 3-Day Biswa Ijtema Ends Today with Final Prayer
Date of publication: 05 December 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, December 05: "The 3-day Biswa Ijtema ( world religious gathering) in the suburban town of Tongi about 30 km off Dhaka is set to end today with akheri munajat ( final prayer), said Tin Soe, Kaladan Press Staff, who participated the gathering. More than 3 million people including President Iajuddin Ahamed, Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and other cabinet members, and leader of the opposition Sheikh Hasina and other opposition leaders joined in the last prayer led by Maulana Jobayer Hasan of New Delhi at 11:50 am, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2004


Title: UNHCR’s Asia-Pacific Director Visits Rohingya Refugee Camps
Date of publication: 04 December 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar: December 04: "UNHCR’s Asia-Pacific Director Janet Lim will visit the refugee camps on the first week of this month, said a refugee leader from Kutupalong camp of Cox’s Bazar district, he did not mention his name for security reason. She will visit the camps to observe the situation of the refugees and to decide about the two Rohingya refugee camps after a series of incidents against a UN staff in October led to a government crackdown on refugees on 18th and 19th of November 2004, officials said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2004


Title: Ijtema (Religious Gathering) Begin Today in Dhaka
Date of publication: 02 December 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, December 02: "The Biswa Ijtema (world religious gathering), a congregation of world Muslims organized by the Tablig Jammat, begins today at Tongi about 12 km north off the Dhaka, said Tin Soe, Kaladan Press Staff, who is a participant of the Ijtema. It is the second largest congregation of Muslims next to Hajj on the planet and was being held regularly at the same place since 1966..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2004


Title: MI and Nasaka Officials, Their Collaborators Interrogated for Illegal Involvement in Business Deals
Date of publication: 30 November 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, November 30: "The Military Intelligence (MI) and Nasaka (Burmese-Border Security Force) officials together with their collaborators are interrogated by the Tactical Operation Command (TOC) of Buthidaung, Arakan State, said a collaborator of MI who is barred from interrogation by TOC. The officials of MI and Nasaka including their co-workers have been interrogated by the TOC for their illegal involvements in business deals after sacking of Prime Minister Khin Nyunt, he further continued..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (19K)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2004


Title: Indian Prime Minister Seeks Rangoon’s and Dhaka’s Help to Fight Insurgents
Date of publication: 29 November 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, November 29: "Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed hope that Burma and Bangladesh will help India deal with the northeastern Indian insurgent outfits allegedly operating in those countries, said during his trip to Assam state that ended on Monday 22nd November, according to Pallab Bhattacharya from New Delhi. “We’ve made separate representations to Burma and Bangladesh to provide us assistance in dealing with north-east based militant groups in those countries,” Singh told reporters in Assam’s capital Guwahati on the second day of his visit to the state..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (16K)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2004


Title: UNHCR to Review Rohingya Refugee Policy
Date of publication: 27 November 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, November 27: "The UNHCR is likely to review next month its stance on two Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar to persuade the government to end the stalemate in negotiations over the fate of the remaining 20, 000 refugees, said Ashfaq Wares Khan from Dhaka on 26th November 2004. The UNHCR wants to provide these refugees with work permit and freedom of movement beyond their two camps at Ukhia in Cox’s Bazar. But the government wants to confine the refugees to the camps and speed up their repatriation as a section of the Rohingyas is drifting into crime and other anti-social activities, he further added. The UN body last year threatened to wind up its operations in Bangladesh over the disagreement..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2004


Title: Dhaka to Attend Energy Co-op Talks In Burma
Date of publication: 26 November 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, November 26: "Bangladesh will sit with India and Burma in Rangoon in January 2004 to discuss cooperation in energy sector but exact agenda for the tripartite dialogue is not yet finalized, said State Minister for Energy Mosharraf Hossain of Bangladesh on 24th November 2004..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2004


Title: What Happened to the Kutupalong Refugee Camp On 18th and 19th November?
Date of publication: 26 November 2004
Description/subject: Thirteen Burmese Rohingya refugees died, over 100 wounded and more than a hundred refugees were arrested in a clash with Bangladeshi policemen on 18th and 19th November 2004, in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, said sources. The clash was started when Muhammad Nurul Alam Chowdhury, the in charge of the camp, went to see the meeting with a fellow police officer with the cooperation of police and ansars. He found some of the Rohingya refugees holding a meeting against their forced repatriation to Burma. But, previously, he was informed by a Majee (a collaborator of camp officials) with some fabricated and false information about the meeting. In fact, after the meeting, the refugees seeking heavenly helps from God if they were forcibly repatriated to Burma and wish peacefully living in refugee camps in future. But, police raided the refugees and arrested the refugee leader Mohammad Ishaq"ue, also a schoolteacher and two others. The angry mob of the refugees tried to rescue the arrested persons from the police and then the clash was erupted between police and refugees said a refugee leader who is temporary outside the camp to avoid the arrest of police..."
Author/creator: Fayas Ahmed
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (23K)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2004


Title: 5 killed, Over 100 Wounded and more than 100 Arrested in a Police Firing in a Refugee Camp of Bangladesh
Date of publication: 19 November 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, November 19: "At least five refugees were killed, over a hundred wounded and more than a hundred refugees were arrested in a violent clash between refugees and police at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya upazila, under Cox’s Bazar district yesterday, said a refugee leader who prefers not to mention his name. The trouble erupted at about 9.30 am when about one hundred refugees are holding a meeting against their forced repatriation to Burma in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp, the refugee leader further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (16K)
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2004


Title: EID-UL-FITR IN ARAKAN
Date of publication: 15 November 2004
Description/subject: Mahngdaw Nov. 15, 2004: "Thousands of Muslim Rohingyas of Arakan celebrated their religious festival Eid-ul-Fitr today like Millions of Muslims in the world celebrated it after one month of fasting, reported by an elite Rohingya from inside Arakan on condition of anonymity..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2004


Title: Child Labour in Arakan
Date of publication: 04 November 2004
Description/subject: Feature: Date: November 4, 2004... Chittagong, November 4, 2004: "There is a child on the east bank of a creek that follows to a river called Naf, which separated the two neighboring countries of Burma and Bangladesh. He is look like mud with muddy working at construction site of mud that know dam for shrimp cultivation (fishery damp). The child only 12-years old named Zahid Ullah from the village of Taungbro left under Maungdaw Township (a bordering village closed to Bangladesh), Arakan State, Burma. He works heard but he can earn very little recompense from his service. He is an orphan and is compelled to work there as, he has no other alternative for his survival. While asked, little Zahid said “that my father was picked up by military before 4 years but he never come back to home again. I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers with my mother. I am the eldest son of the family. So, I work to earn money for my family members, while my mother works in neighboring houses for our survival. We had some lands that also seized by the Nasaka for new Buddhist settlers”. Now, I am working for the construction of dam at shrimp cultivation site but I have no fix works to do. Earlier I was engaged for cowboy to some neighboring houses with recompense of 30 tins of rice paddy in a year. I would take care of cows, bulk and others for them but I was not exempted from other general works that they have in house. If I get any money by any means, working out side, I would pay it to my lord, as I am a full time (24-hours) employee of this lord..."
Author/creator: Md. Sadek
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (18K)
Date of entry/update: 04 November 2004


Title: Local Group Attempts to Destroy Burmese refugee camp in Bangladesh
Date of publication: 23 October 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, October 23: "A group of Bangladeshi youth in Teknaf town made and attempt to destroy the unofficial Rohingya refugee camp on 19th October 2004, said Salim from the camp. This unofficial camp is situated at Teknaf border town of Bangladesh close to Burma, was set up after an army operation against illegal Rohingya immigrants in bordering areas in early 2003. On 8th October 2004, Teknaf local youths backed by some elderly people formed a committee named the “Voluntary Committee for Illegal Rohingya Immigrants (VCIRI)” to drive out the refugees from Teknaf makeshift camp that consists of 40 local youths. The said committee forbids refugees to go out of the camp for works for their livelihood and watch the refugee camp by routine the whole day and night, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 04 November 2004


Title: Smuggling of W.Y Drug Tablets Increases at Burma-Bangladesh Border
Date of publication: 19 October 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, October 19: "Smuggling of WY named drug tablets is now increasing in Burma-Bangladesh border, a source in the law enforcement agency at Maungdaw said on condition of anonymity. Smuggling syndicates on both sides of the Burma and Bangladesh border have recently increased their operations along the border and the WY drug tablets are smuggled into Bangladesh from Burma through the different border routes. At present, there is no bilateral cooperation between Burma and Bangladesh on repression of smuggling along the common porous border, the source further added. Big syndicates of Burmese smuggling rings operate in amalgamation with the highest in the Burmese junta. Many corrupt officials on both sides of the border act as party to the illegal cross-border smuggling. The Burmese smuggling rings operate at Maungdaw and Sittwe in Arakan State in Western Burma close to Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong in Bangladesh, said a father of drug addict from Maungdaw town and who has relation with local Nasaka(Burmese- Border Security Force) authorities..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 04 November 2004


Title: Nasaka Forcibly Extracts Labor and Donation from Rohingya villagers
Date of publication: 18 October 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, October 18: "Nasaka forcibly extracts donation and labor from Rohingya villagers for construction of Buddhist pagoda and temple in Maungdaw township of Arakan State, western Burma, said a villager. On June 2004, Nasaka (Border Security Force) authorities have newly established a Natala village (a model village) named Aung Thaya model village near Wabag village (Myaw Taung village) of Maungdaw north in Arakan State. It has 495 persons of 130 family including 242 male and 253 female members. Newcomers were brought in from Burma proper for this Natala village dotted with pagoda, monastery, and community center built with forced labor and forced donation of the Rohingyas, the villager further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 04 November 2004


Title: Western Commander orders villagers to move out
Date of publication: 14 October 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, October 14: "The Commander of the Western Command in Burma has ordered the villagers to move out of their village in western Burma, a village elder here said. A group of high military and border security forces visiting Thet Khine Nyar Village on 6th October 14, 2004 inquired about the circumstances of the death of a junior military officer in the area. The team members also asked about the whereabouts of the gun possessed by the dead soldier. The western Commander, Major General Maung Oo in a heated speech ordered the villagers either to hand over the missing gun or face being forced out of the village, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 04 November 2004


Title: Nasaka Arrested a 3-Member of Mosque Committee for not Complying Order
Date of publication: 11 October 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, October11: "Nasaka (Burmese- Border Security Force) arrested a 3 -member of mosque committee for not complying the order of Nasaka to destroy a mosque of their village at Maungdaw Township in Arakan State, western Burma, a villager of this area said. In the first week of September 2004, Col.Tun Tun Oo, the Commander of the Nasaka Sector No. 6 of Maungdaw Township ordered the villagers of Zun Baina to destroy the ancient mosque. But the villagers didn’t comply the order of the Nasaka, the villager further added. So, the Nasaka arrested Zahir Ahmed, 56, son of Omor Abbas, Molvi Zakaria, 52, son of Lukman Hakim and Abul Khasim, 54, son of Tanda Meah on 25th September 2004 because of their leading role in not complying the Nasaka’s order. The victims all hail from Zun Baina village of Maungdaw Township. Afterwards, they were detained at the Nasaka camp, said another villager..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 04 November 2004


Title: Unfriendly Gesture in Dhaka-Rangoon Relations
Date of publication: 10 October 2004
Description/subject: "There was a cloud of misunderstanding between Bangladesh and Burma over a visit by a Bangladeshi Survey Engineering team that had to return home immediately for lack of response from Burma side, reported the “The Daily Ajker Desh Bidesh” reported on 26thSeptember 2004.
Author/creator: Fayas Ahmed
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Daily Ajker Desh Bidesh" via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (18K)
Date of entry/update: 04 November 2004


Title: U-21 Challenge Cup Final Today
Date of publication: 08 October 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, October 8: "Bangladesh gets champion in the five–nation competition today beating India 4-2 in the place–deciding match at the Maulana Bashani Stadium today, according to Bangla NTV of Bangladesh. The U-21 International Hockey Tournament was organized by Bangladesh Hockey Federation, which was started on 30th September 2004..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 04 November 2004


Title: A Marriage away from Home
Date of publication: 02 October 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, October 02: "In first week September, a Rohingya couple, whose engagement was announced nearly one year ago, had to leave their homeland to marry in Bangladesh because of the marriage restriction in Arakan, said Abdul Jalil, the bridegroom..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 04 November 2004


Title: Essentials Prices Soaring at Western Border of Burma
Date of publication: 29 September 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, September 29: "The prices of essentials keep soaring in the Maungdaw market in Arakan State, western Burma, on short supply, threatening to make a dent on the purse of the middle and lower income group during the month of Ramadan, which is just a few weeks away, said a trader who has a shop at Maungdaw town. All most all kinds of vegetables and essentials are selling higher price per kg against the prices before the recent weeks while the price of rice goes down significantly, he further added. Traders and shopkeepers attribute the increase the price to dearth of supply as the new harvest will be reached at the market at least one month later..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 04 November 2004


Title: Private Tutoring become Common Practice in Arakan State
Date of publication: 27 September 2004
Description/subject: Monday, September 27, 2004: "What is happening today did not previously exist. In the past, only the dull students who could afford tuition fees used to go to private tutors. Usually they were from well-to-do families. Generally the students did not require private tuition if they were regular to their classes and attentive to their school lessons. It was primarily because in those days the teachers were dedicated to their noble profession. They took special care in the studies and welfare of their students. They were proud of students’ better results and improvement. They were not acquainted with the bad practice of cheating in teaching despite economic hardship with many of them. Today’s education system encourages private tuition by schoolteachers too. Private tutoring of school and college students for high tuition fees has become a common practice in Arakan State, Burma..."
Author/creator: Fayas Ahmed
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 04 November 2004


Title: One woman killed after rape and another jailed for 20 years
Date of publication: 26 September 2004
Description/subject: Buthidaung, September 26: "Military Intelligence-18 (MI) personnel raped two Rohingya women of whom one was killed and the other one was sentenced to 20 years jail at Buthidaung Town, Arakan State, Burma, said a trader of Buthidaung town..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 04 November 2004


Title: Crackdown On Rohingya Villagers
Date of publication: 25 September 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, September 25: "The Nasaka and police are terrorizing the Rohingya people in the village of Thet Kaine Nyar (Shatkania) and its localities in northern Maungadw, Arakan State, said Sayed Alam, who recently crossed the border to Bangladesh. The Nasaka troops and police started crackdown on the villagers on September 15 in retaliation for the death of a Nasaka Junior officer Rang Aung who had raped a young girl and injured a villager by gunshot, Sayed further continued..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 26 September 2004


Title: Drug Addicts Increasing in Arakan State
Date of publication: 24 September 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Sept. 21: "The young people in Arakan State of western Burma have now become increasingly addicted to smuggled illicit drug of Indian cough syrup “Phensidyl”..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (13k)
Date of entry/update: 26 September 2004


Title: Flag Meeting Held on Burma-Bangladesh Border
Date of publication: 24 September 2004
Description/subject: Cox’ Bazar, Sept. 24: "Regional Commander level flag meeting was held between Burma-Bangladesh borders on 21st September 2004, said a participant in the meeting, who declined to mention his name. Meeting took place at a guesthouse of Limosari under Naikhogchari poilice station of Bandarban district in Chittagong Hill Tract, Bangladesh, which is very close to Aungtha Pye Village Tract of Maungdaw Township, Arakan State, Burma, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 26 September 2004


Title: Gold Shines on International Price: Price may cross Kyat 2,30,000, a Tical within few Months
Date of publication: 19 September 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Sept. 19, 04: "Gold price continuously rising in local market and the local people fear the price for the first time in the country’s history may cross Kyat 2,30,000 in a Tical (1 Tical = 17.49 gm) within a few months, said a goldsmith from Maungdaw Town. Local people attribute the price hike mainly to rising international prices coupled with the rising domestic demand. A Tical of gold now sells at Kyat 2,30,000 which was Kyat 1,80,000 only two weeks ago. The price of gold was only Kyat 1,70,000 per Tical in January 2002. In early 2003, the price crossed Kyat 1,80,000 and late 2003 it suppressed Kyat 2,90,000, he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 26 September 2004


Title: Confiscation of 315 Acres for Nasaka Business and Forced Labor
Date of publication: 16 September 2004
Description/subject: Buthidaung, September 16: "Nasaka forces confiscated about 315 acres of farmland and the villagers have to pay forced labor to grow paddy in the confiscated lands at Buthidaung Township of Arakan State, belonging to villagers for their own business purpose, said a villager of Panze. In the first week of August 2004, by the order of Nasaka Sector Commander No. 9, the local Nasaka officials confiscated the farmland from villagers of Buthidaung north. Nasaka confiscated 200 acres from Kyaung Taung, 12 acres from Tin May and 103 acres from Ba Da Gar village tracts of Buthidaung Township, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 20 September 2004


Title: Demolition of Mosques in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 16 September 2004
Description/subject: Buthidaung, Sept 16, 04: "Recently a total of 9 mosques had been demolished while many more are about to destroy completely in Arakan, said Rashid (nicknamed), a villager of the locality of Ba Da Gar village tract in Buthidaung Township, Arakan State. The Nasaka troops had forced the villagers into demolishing 9 mosques on 12 and 13 August that include 1 from Kinusi, 2 from Fatiya, 4 from Panze, 1 from Tanzama Dia and 1 from Nan Mraung villages, he further said. Nasaka officials said, “ It is not necessary to have many mosques in one village, one big mosque is enough for prayers. Soon many mosques will be demolished.”..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 20 September 2004


Title: BDR Seized 2,500 Sacks of Fertilizer En-route to Burma
Date of publication: 14 September 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, September: "The police-BDR (Bangladesh Rifles) in a joint raid seized 2,500 sacks of urea fertilizer in Cox’s Bazar district on 11th September 2004, night, said Alam from Cox’s Bazar. They seized fertilizer from an engine boat anchored at Pookkhali Ghat (port) in Moheshkhali Island of Cox’s Bazar district that was en-route from Bangladesh to Sittwe (Akyab), Burma, said police of Cox’ Bazar..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 20 September 2004


Title: Sentry imposed in Northern Arakan for SPDC authorities
Date of publication: 13 September 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Sept. 13: "Recently, Western Command Commander imposed sentry on Rohingya villagers to ensure the security of SPDC authorities in Northern Arakan. Everyday, a number of 20 villagers are being engaged to stay in sentry posts in every village of Maungdaw Township since the end of August 2004 that was ordered in the first week of August 2004. Of them, 10 for daytime and another 10 for nighttime, while a section of Nasaka (Border Disciplinary Control Force) forces or military also have been patrolling and checking the sentries in every village at night. But, illagers have to provide food to the patrolling forces, said a villager from Maungdaw..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 20 September 2004


Title: Two Killed Over the Rape of a Teenaged Girl in Maungdaw Township
Date of publication: 12 September 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Sept 12: "wo people including a Nasaka (Border Disciplinary Control Force) were killed over the rape of a teenaged Rohingya girl in Maungdaw Township in northern Arakan, Burma, according to the Nasaka officials..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 20 September 2004


Title: Burma Resumes Its Border Transit Point after 14 Days
Date of publication: 07 September 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, September 07: "Burma resumes its border transit point today with Bangladesh on Maungdaw-Teknaf borderline and other frontier points after 14 days apparently amid political tempers in Bangladesh triggered by the August grenade attack, said Sayed from Teknaf by telephone. Today morning, Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) officials say Burma border security forces resumes the route without prior notice..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 20 September 2004


Title: Nasaka Abducted a Bangladeshi Fisherman
Date of publication: 04 September 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, September 04: "A Bangladeshi fisherman was abducted by Burmese-Border Security Force (Nasaka) from Naf River while he was fishing, according to our correspondent. On August 24, 2004, the victim Shabir Ahamed, 32, son of late Kalu Meah of Ullo Bonia village of Whaikong union under the Cox’s Bazar district was abducted by Nasaka while fishing at the Naf River of Bangladesh water territorial boundary, according to the victim’s wife..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 20 September 2004


Title: Burma-Bangladesh Border Became Tension
Date of publication: 03 September 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, September 03: "Burma-Bangladesh Border became tension after eight Bangladeshi businessmen were pushed back to Bangladesh border by Burmese authorities from Burma border, according to our correspondent. After pushing back eight Bangladeshi businessmen by Burmese authority on 24th August, the Burma–Bangladesh border has been closed so far. The reason behind is still unknown, the Daily Cox’s Bazar reported on August 25, 2004..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 20 September 2004


Title: Arakan Rebel Leader Surrendered to Bangladesh Security Forces
Date of publication: 31 August 2004
Description/subject: Bandarban, August 31: "A leader of the Democratic Party of Arakan (DPA), a rebel organization of Arakan State, Burma surrendered to the security forces of Bangladesh, according to a local newspaper. On 28th August 2004, the DPA leader, Ba Ohng Maung with his family surrendered to the security forces in Tarachha in Roangchhari upazila of Bandarban District of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, the paper further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Un-named local newspaper via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 September 2004


Title: Nasaka Authorities Declared Forced Labor Prohibited in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 29 August 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, August 29: "On 12th August 2004, Nasaka(Burmese- Border Security Force) authorities declared forced labor is prohibited in Northern Arakan from August 12, 2004 to infinity, according to our correspondent. But, the villagers of Fakira Bazar (Kha Moung Zeik), Shab Bazar(Ta Man Thar), Bawli Bazar( Kyein Chaung) of Maungdaw township in Arakan State, western Burma have been engaged in forced labor for construction of bridges, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 29 August 2004


Title: MI Extorted Money from Rohingya Traders
Date of publication: 28 August 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, August 28: "Military Intelligence (MI) extorted Kyat-3 crore (US Dollar 33, 333) from three Rohingya cattle traders of Maungdaw Township in Arakan State on June 30, 2004, according to our correspondent, inside Arakan..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 29 August 2004


Title: Arakan Insurgent Group abducted Tribal UP Member
Date of publication: 26 August 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, August 26: "The member of Democratic Party of Arakan (DPA), Arakan insurgent group abducted a tribal Union Parishad (UP) member of Bangladesh from his house recently, a local people of Bandarban told our correspondent at Cox’s Bazar. The victim was Jacob Tripura of Barathali Para in Ruma, Bandarban of Chittagong hill Tracts of Bangladesh, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 26 August 2004


Title: Forced Labor for Model Village
Date of publication: 26 August 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, August 26: "Nasaka forces are taking forced labor for construction of model villages from Rohingya villagers of Maungdaw Township in Arakan State, western Burma, according to our correspondent inside Arakan. Since June 10, 2004, the Nasak (Burmese- Border Security Force) has been taking forced labor from the Rohingya villagers of Maungdaw Township for constructing 120 houses at Wabag village nearby Nasaka Headquarters of Maungdaw Township, our correspondent further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 26 August 2004


Title: Two Bangladeshi Woodcutters Snatched by Burmese Border Security Force
Date of publication: 24 August 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, August 25: "Nasaka (Burmese Border Security Force) abducted two Bangladesh nationals from inside Bangladesh land territorial boundary, according to our correspondent from border area. On August 16, 2004, the Nasaka members entered the Bangladesh land territory and kidnapped two Bangladeshi woodcutters into Burma, reported by Ajker Desh Bidesh on 20th August 2004..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 25 August 2004


Title: Two Rohingya Youths Sentenced to 7-year Imprisonment in Western Burma
Date of publication: 23 August 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, August 23: "A Court of Maungdaw Town in Arakan State of western Burma on August 13, 2004, sentenced two Rohingya youths to 7-year imprisonment for alleging anti-government activities, according to our correspondent from Maung daw Town..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 23 August 2004


Title: 7 Rohingya Refugees Arrested at Cox’s Bazar Magistrate’s Court
Date of publication: 19 August 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s bazaar, August 19: "Seven Rohingya refugees were sent to jail after they were arrested alleging in connection with terrorist’s activities and creating obstacles in refugee repatriation process while they were appearing before the magistrate’s court according to their fixed date for their previous cases, said an eyewitness from Cox’s Bazar. The seven refugees were previously arrested in 2002 from Kutupalong refugee camp by alleging involvement in terrorist’s activities and creating obstacles in refugee repatriation process. After some months in the jail hazard, they got bail from the court with the cooperation of Camp- in-Charge of the refugee Camps and staying peacefully in their previous refugee camps. But they have to attend regularly to the Cox’s Bazar Court on the date of their cases, said a refugee from the camp, who declined to mention his name..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 19 August 2004


Title: Rohingya welcome Annan’s Initiative
Date of publication: 19 August 2004
Description/subject: Date: 19th August 2004 "Rohingya People welcomes UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s call on 17th August on Burma’s government to immediately release opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Gyi from house arrest and engagement in “Substantive Dialogue” with NLD and other political parties. We, the Arakan people of Burma express special thanks to UN Secretary for this initiative. It is hoped that the UN Secretary’s latest initiative will bring the standoff to an end among SPDC, NLD and other parties. In a statement released on 17th August by the UN, the Secretary General believes that without National League for Democracy (NLD) and other political parties’ participation, the “National Convention” and the 7 points road map process will be incomplete and lacking in credibility..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 19 August 2004


Title: Local People Demanded to Repatriate the Rohingya Refugees
Date of publication: 18 August 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s bazaar, August 18: "A local refugee repatriated committee from Ukhiya under the Cox’s Bazar district demanded to the Government to repatriate the Rohingya refugees as early as possible to their home, according to a local Daily Cox’s Bazar paper on 6th August 2004. The said committee organized and held a meeting at Ukhiya Government Primary School on 5th August and discussed about the repatriation of Rohingya refugees and they demanded to the government to repatriate the refugee, paper further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (15K)
Date of entry/update: 18 August 2004


Title: Foreign Goods Prohibited to Enter Bangladesh from Burma-Bangladesh Border Except Burmese Goods
Date of publication: 16 August 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, August16: "Customs hope that tax will be decreased from Burma-Bangladesh border trade during current fiscal year---July 01, 2004 to June 30, 2005--- for barring foreign goods to enter Bangladesh from Burma- Bangladesh border except Burmese goods, according to Abul Kalam Azad from Teknaf. At the beginning of August 2004, the Bangladesh government concerned authority asked the customs of Teknaf areas not to allow foreign goods to enter Teknaf points except Burmese goods, he further added...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 17 August 2004


Title: Rohingya Youths Observed International Youth Day
Date of publication: 13 August 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, August 13: "Rohingya youths observed the 5th International Youth Day through a discussion meeting at Chittagong, Bangladesh yesterday. The meeting was organized by the Rohingya Youth Development Forum (RYDF) to strengthen the commitment of young people to increase opportunities for their participation in the society activities, said Jamil, a participant of the meeting..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2004


Title: Rohingyas Observe the 16th Anniversary of 8888 Pro-Democracy Movement in Burma
Date of publication: 08 August 2004
Description/subject: Chittaogong, August 8: "Rohingya organizations observe the 16th anniversary of 8888 anniversary of people democracy movement in Burma today. Today, 8th August 2004, the Rohingya Youth Development Forum (RYDF), Arakan Human Rights Organization (AHRO) and many other Rohingyas in exile gathered in a discussion meeting in Chittagong to remark the 16th anniversary of 8888 democracy movement of Burma. Various leaders and elderly Rohingya delivered speeches at the meeting, said a participant of the meeting..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 12 August 2004


Title: A Religious Teacher Sentenced a 7-year Jail Sentence
Date of publication: 07 August 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, August 7: "On 19th July 2004, a religious teacher was sentenced for 7 years jail sentence for his absence from his house in western border of Burma, according to our correspondent..." The victim was Moulvi Nurul Islam, 42, son of Moulvi Abdul Zaber hailed from Ywet Nyo Taung Para of Buthidaung Township in Arakan State, he further added.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 12 August 2004


Title: HIV: You Cannot Hide for Long: Fight It from the Very Beginning
Date of publication: 06 August 2004
Description/subject: Date: August 6, 2004: "Aids stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), which causes havoc on the human immunity system utterly destroys it and leads its victims to sure death. The first case was detected in the US in 1981.From then on the whole world is combating it. The global AIDS situation is very grim. This deadly disease affects a large proportion of our total world populations..."
Author/creator: Fayas Ahmed
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press
Format/size: html (20K)
Date of entry/update: 12 August 2004


Title: Additional Recommendation Suggested by the Participants of the Dhaka Seminar On 5th July 2004
Date of publication: 04 August 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, August 04: "A Seminar on the recent published Amnesty International Report on Rohingya Minority of Myanmar was at the VIP Lounge of National Press Club of Bangladesh on 5th July 2004. Ignoring minor difference of opinions, participants in the Seminar supported and agreed to the Amnesty International report titled “Myanmar: Rohingya Minority, Fundamental Rights Denied,” and the participants adopted all the recommendations made by Amnesty International, according to CDS-BLA-HRF Human Rights Campaign Program. Participants further suggested to add the following Recommendations of the Seminar to the recommendations made by Amnesty International: ..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (17K)
Date of entry/update: 12 August 2004


Title: Present Situation of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Date of publication: 04 August 2004
Description/subject: Date:04/08/04: There are more "than 20,000 Rohingya refugees in two refugee camps of Kutupalong and Nayapra in Cox’s Bazar. They are living in shabby huts. A room of 12ft X 8ft is provided to each family, irrespective of its size. There are average 7 members in each family. It is socially uncomfortable, even socially wrong, to live so many people together in jam-packed. The living condition in the camps is not satisfactory, injurious to health. The ration is distributed on weekly and monthly basis. 3kg of rice, 250 grams of edible oil, 250 grams of dal, 150 grams of sugar, 100 grams of salt, 250 grams of sugi (blended food) are distributed to each member of the family on weekly basis. 240 kgs of firewood, 3 pieces of soap, 1 litre of kerosene are distributed to each family on monthly basis. A piece of clothing is distributed to each member once a year, particularly on the occasion of Eidul-fitr (an annual festival after the month of Ramadan). Rice is the main and only staple food for the refugees. They used to take it three times a day (breakfast, launch, dinner) and, therefore, the rice is not enough for most of the refugee families. Healthcare is now left in the hand of Ministry of Health, Bangladesh (MOH). When it was entrusted with MSF refugees received enough care, but now they receive very little. There have been many complaints lodged by the inmates with the camp in charge about their not receiving medicine and proper treatment. Many refugees are reported to have been suffering now due to non-availability of the free medical treatment. Most of them are affected by malaria, TB, asthma, gastric, skin diseases. Children are vulnerable to pneumonia and other child diseases. Most of the women are affected by ill health with various diseases..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 12 August 2004


Title: A Couple of Bride and Bridegroom Crossed the Burma-Bangladesh Border
Date of publication: 03 August 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, August 03: "A couple of bride and bridegroom have crossed the Burma-Bangladesh border after failing to get their marriage permission from the Nasaka (Burmese-Border Security Force) due to unable to manage bribe money, according to our correspondent from Teknaf..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 12 August 2004


Title: BIMST-EC Summit Closes with Economic Action Call
Date of publication: 01 August 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, August 01: "Asian leaders representing 1.3 billion people closed their first ever summit yesterday with a united call for joint economic action, according to the Daily Star of today. The two-day meeting in Bangkok was the first for leaders since the groups was launched seven years ago, with its short history marked by slow progress towards a free trade deal. Despite the criticism, the leaders remained bullish about the trade potential through BIMSTEC, designed as a bridge between south Asia and Southeast Asia. Trade within the group is worth just 3.7 billion dollars, or four percent of their total trade..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Dhaka and Beijing to Open the Direct Road Link, via Burma
Date of publication: 01 August 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, August 01: "The eight-member Chinese delegation headed by Shao Qiwei, vice-governor of Yunan, arrived in Dhaka earlier in the day to expend trade and to open the direct link between Bangladesh and Yunun Province of China, via Burma, according to the report of the Daily Star of Bangladesh...The road link will connect Bangladesh with China’s southwestern Yunun Province, which is the closest in proximity between the two countries..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Tk. 1 Crore-Fertilizer Seized By Navy En-route to Burma
Date of publication: 01 August 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, August 1: "On July 29, 2004, Bangladesh Navy seized 24,000 sacks of fertilizer worth Tk. one crore 8 million while seven engine boats en-route to Burma, on the Bay of Bengal near Bhola Channel, according to the local news paper. Acting on a tip of, Naval personnel challenged the boats carrying the fertilizer near Char Tajmuddin, and they chased the smuggling boats and seized all of them..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: BIMST-EC Summit in Bangkok
Date of publication: 31 July 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, July 31: "A BIMST-EC (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Economic Cooperation) summit was held in Bangkok yesterday and is set to be renamed it “ Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation” (BIMSTEC), according to the “ The Daily Star”..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Daily Star" via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (13k)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: General Khin Nyunt Flies off to Join BIMSTE-EC Meet in Bangkok
Date of publication: 30 July 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, July30: "According to the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt flies off to Bangkok today morning to attend the first summit of the BIMST-EC (Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), and Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation, according to Burmese news..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Increasing of Model Villages in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 30 July 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, July 30: "Increasing of model villages (Natala village) in northern Arakan by new settlers of Bangladeshi Buddhist minorities and Burmese from proper Burma, according to our sources from inside Arakan..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: A Suspected Informer of SPDC Held In Southern Bangladesh
Date of publication: 29 July 2004
Description/subject: Ukhiya, July 29: "Bangladesh police arrested a young man from a bordering village of Bangladesh suspecting of SPDC’s spy on July 26, 2004, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Bangladesh Police Seized a Cargo Boat of Fertilizer En-route to Burma
Date of publication: 29 July 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, July 29: "Bangladesh police seized a cargo boat carrying fertilizer that en-route to Burma on 24th July 2004, according to a reporter of Kaladan Press named Sayed Noor. The cargo boat was captured at Bay of Bengal nearby Barkali River mouth while it was its way to Burma from Islampur Jetty of Cox’s Bazar .The boat was traversing at midnight towards Burma with 7 crewmen and it carried about 22,000 bags of fertilizer worth Tk. 5 million including cargo boat, he further added quoting from a local newspaper. Since the Burma government production of fertilizer has not been able to cover the domestic demands, the sea-smuggling trade of fertilizer from Bangladesh is blooming..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Bangladesh, Burma Signed Coastal Shipping Agreement
Date of publication: 28 July 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, July 28: "Bangladesh and Myanmar signed a coastal shipping service agreement in Rangon on Monday to increase trading between the two countries, according to The Daily Star of today..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Daily Star" via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: India, Burma signed MoU
Date of publication: 28 July 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, July 28: "India and Burma in New Delhi on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) to develop the Burma Railways according to the Times of India yesterday... As per the agreement, India will make available a Line of Credit of 56.385 million USD to Myanmar for augmenting its railways..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: InIndia, Burma signed MoU
Date of publication: 28 July 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, July 28: "India and Burma in New Delhi on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) to develop the Burma Railways according to the Times of India yesterday... As per the agreement, India will make available a Line of Credit of 56.385 million USD to Myanmar for augmenting its railways..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Bridges Construction by Forced Labor in Western Burma Border
Date of publication: 27 July 2004
Description/subject: Maungdawa, July 27: "Nasaka (Burmese-Border Security Force) authorities are busy with bridges construction by forced labor in Maungdaw north, Arakan State, western Burma Border, according to a local villager of Bawli Bazar of Maungdaw Township. Since 3rd week of June 2004, about 500 indigeneous Rohingyas (Arakanese) from different villages of Maungdaw north have been engaged with the construction of bridges on the road, which is connecting from Ye Aung Tha Phwai (Rani) to Kyien Chaung (Bawli Bazar) road, he further said. The villagers were ordered by Nasaka that the bridges should be completed by the end of August 2004, while the 5 large and other culverts are being constructed of cements, stones, wood and other materials, a youth from Rani village while he visited his relatives in border area told our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (5K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Commerce Minister leaves Bangladesh for Rangoon Today to Review Bilateral Trade
Date of publication: 25 July 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, July 25, 2004: "Bangladesh Commerce Minister Altaf Hossain Choudhury leaves here for Rangoon today to attend a meeting of the Burma-Bangladesh Joint Commission tomorrow accompanied by a six-member delegation, according to BSS, a Bangladeshi News Agency. Bangladesh ambassador to Burma ABM Rahim, president of Burma-Bangladesh Joint Business Council Rashed Maksud Khan and its Vice President Syed Mahmudul Haq are in the delegation team..." The one-day meeting will review Dhaka-Rangoon trade ties and seek to find ways and means to further enhance bilateral trade. Two agreements may be signed on the occasion, the first one aimed to make operational the account trade between the two countries. The second agreement may be on putting into service the coastal shipping service between the two countries.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (15K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Bridge to be Built on Karnaphuli Linking Road to Rangoon
Date of publication: 24 July 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, July 24: "A third bridge would be built on the Karnaphuli River in Chittagong and it will be connected with the proposed road to Rangoon, capital of Burma, Commerce Minister Altaf Hussain Chowdhury said on July 20, 2004 while addressing a view exchange meeting with leaders Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: A ROHINGYA BEATEN TO DEATH FOR FORCED LABOR IN NORTHERN ARAKAN
Date of publication: 22 July 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, July 22: "A Rohingya (Arakanese) was beaten to death by Nasaka (Burmese- Border Security Force) for forced labor on 15th July 2004 in Maungdaw north, Arakan State of Burma, said a villager from the village. Victim, Abdus Salam, (50), hails from Hlaing Thi village tract of Mangdaw Township, Arakan State of Burma. He was engaged for forced labor in construction of a bridge over the Laya Chaung (creek) accompanied by other villagers. In one stage, he was taking rest as he became very tired in carrying of heavy stones from hillsides to the constructing bridge for a long time. The bridge has been constructing with wood and stones, he more added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Police Seized 35 Thousand Burmese Made Polythene Bags and Longies at Bus Terminal of Cox’s Bazar
Date of publication: 22 July 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, July 22: "On 15th July 2004, police of detective branch seized 35 thousand of Burmese made polythene bags and 50 longies from Bus-Terminal of Cox’s Bazar, according to our correspondent. These goods were carried by smugglers from Burma by putting them in plastic drums and its were covered with shrimps to avoid the customs’ arrest. But, the shrimps are allowed to sell in Bangladesh, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html; (8K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Nine Bangladeshi Woodcutters Sentenced Three-Year Imprisonment by Court in Burma
Date of publication: 21 July 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s bazaar, July 21:" Nine Bangladeshi woodcutters were sentenced to a 3-year imprisonment by a law court in Burma on July 7, 2004, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Nasaka Issued Ultimatum to the Villagers whether to Pay Kyats 500, 000 or to Demolish the Houses
Date of publication: 20 July 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, July 20: "Nasaka issued an ultimatum to the Rohingya villagers whether to pay Kyats 500,000 per house or to demolish their tin roofed houses in Maungdaw Township, northern Arakan State of Burma, according to our correspondent, in side Arakan..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Japan Vows Aid to Burma Despite Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's Detention
Date of publication: 19 July 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, July 19: "Japan is to provide 344 million yen (3.1 million dollars) in aid to help Burma battle environmental deprivation, regardless of the ongoing detention of opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, according to Myanmar Times..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Bangladesh Earned Revenue US$ 8.94 Million from Burma- Bangladesh Border Trade within 12 Months
Date of publication: 17 July 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, July 17, 2004: "Bangladesh has earned revenue over Taka 53 crores (US$ 8.94 million) from Burma-Bangladesh border trade (Teknaf) within 12 months, according to a local the Daily Ajker Desh Bedesh..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ajker Desh Bedesh via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (4K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Bangladeshi farmers Facing Scarcity of Fertilizer for Smuggling to Burma
Date of publication: 15 July 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, July 15: "Bangladeshi farmers, especially Bangladesh-Burma border areas are facing scarcity of urea fertilizer for smuggling to Burma, according to our correspondent. Burma depends on the fertilizer of Bangladesh because of the rate of the fertilizer is very high in Burma. So, the smugglers of border areas, hoping to get high price in Burma, they smuggled fertilizer to Burma at night after bribing Taka 20 per bag to BDR (Bangladesh Rifles), he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (4K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: A Refugee Arrested and Detained in Ukhiya Police Station
Date of publication: 14 July 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, July 14: "A refugee was arrested from Kutupalong refugee camp by police and detained in Ukhiya police station under Cox’s Bazar District today accusing him as a terrorist, said a refugee from Kutupalong refugee camp..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Dominant of Naf River and Bay of Bengal by Nasaka and Pirates Makes Bangladeshi Fishermen fell Frightened
Date of publication: 13 July 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, July 13: "The Bangladeshi fishermen throughout the coastal belt of Cox’s Bazar district and the fishermen of the western bank of the Naf river fell frightened about the dominant of Bay of Bengal by Nasaka (Burmese-Border Security Force) and pirates, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (5K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: One Burmese among 5 Illegal Workers Die in Malaysia
Date of publication: 12 July 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, July 12: "Four illegal foreign workers including a Burmese drowned and another died from a heart attack when they tried to flee from a police raid in northern Malaysia, a news report said on 10th July..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Bangladesh Law Minister Call for Logical Solution of Rohingya Problem
Date of publication: 06 July 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, July 06: "Bangladesh Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Barrister Maudud Ahmed called for a logical solution of Rohingya problem through negotiation yesterday, according to Staff Correspondent. He was addressing in the seminar that was jointly organized by Centers for Development Studies, Bandhujana Lawyers Association and Human Rights Forum to put forward recommendations based on Amnesty International report on “Myanmar: The Rohingya Minority Fundamental Rights Denied,” as a chief gust at the National Press Club, Dhaka..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Burma Handed over 6 Bangladeshi Detainees to Bangladesh
Date of publication: 06 July 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, July 6: "Nasaka (Burmese Border Security Force) handed over six Bangladeshi detainees to Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) yesterday morning at Maungdaw Township in Arakan State..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN PRESS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: A Religious Teacher Sentenced 3 Years imprisonment for Human Trafficking
Date of publication: 05 July 2004
Description/subject: Buthidaung, July 5: "A religious teacher was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for suspected involvement in human trafficking by the Court of Buthidaung, on 23th June 2004, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Two Rohingya Girls Gang Raped in Bangladesh
Date of publication: 04 July 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, Jul 4: "Two Rohingya refugee girls were gang raped by Bangladeshi local goons at Teknaf, a border town of Bangladesh, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (4KI)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: 6 Bangladeshi Fishermen Detained in Burma
Date of publication: 03 July 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, July 03: "Six Bangladeshi fishermen were detained in Maungdaw Town of Arakan State,Burma, according to our correspondent from Tekanf, according to our correspondent. On June 17, 2004, five fishing trawlers of Bangladesh were sank in the Bay near Saint Martin Island due to storm and downpour while they were fishing in the Bay of Bengal. Two fishermen were killed while 7 other fishermen reached the shore of Arakan coast, Burma by swimming, he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: Nasaka Ordered Villagers to Destroy an Ancient Mosque in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 03 July 2004
Description/subject: Taungbro, July 03: "Nasaka (Border Security Force of Burma) ordered to the villagers to destroy an ancient mosque at the bordering village of Taungbro Right under the Maungdaw Township in Arakan State, Western Burma, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2004


Title: An Odd Deal of Burma with a Bangladeshi Survey Team: Team returned just after 4 hours from four days
Date of publication: 02 July 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, July 2: "Burmese authorities deal strange with a Bangladeshi survey team that went to Burma for four days, but returned home only after four hours without any response from concerned authorities, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Rohingya Refugees Call off 21-day Long Strike
Date of publication: 01 July 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, July 1: "Burmese Rohingya (Arakanese) refugees in Kutupalong camp under Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh called off their 21 day long food Strike yesterday, after they have received positive assurance from both UNHCR and the Govt. of Bangladesh, according to our correspondent. On 30 July 2004, at about 10:30 am, a team of high officials from UNHCR, Govt. of Bangladesh, NGOs and other local authorities met with refugee leaders at the women center of the Kutupalong refugee camp and discussed in details the matter of standoff between refugees and Bangladesh camp authorities for an amicable solution, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (5K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Elephant killed a Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh Camp
Date of publication: 30 June 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, June 30: "Wild elephant killed a Rohingya refugee at Kutupalong camp under Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh today, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Uncertain Future of Rohingya Prisoners in Thailand
Date of publication: 29 June 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, June 29: "Rohingya prisoners are facing an uncertain future in Thailand jail, as they have no alternative ways for their release, said Zahir, a Rohingya who is now living in Bangkok. Thirty-eight (38) Burmese Rohingyas are imprisoned in the Immigration Detention Center (IDC) of Bangkok in November 2002.They were arrested by Thai police while crossing Burma-Thai border with a small boat through Ranong, a border town of southern Burma, he further said. After the incident, Thai police lodged cases against them as they were illegal immigrants to Thailand and were kept in IDC at Bangkok. It is almost two years have been passed, no result has been found yet for their release, said another Rohingya from Bangkok..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (4K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Two Crore Worth of Goods Trawler Capsized, 3 Crewmen Missed in Naf River
Date of publication: 28 June 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, June 28: "A trawler with two crore worth of goods has been capsized and three crewmen were missed at the mouth of Naf River, hit by tornado on 24th June 2004, according to our correspondent. The trawler was hit at midnight by tornado and sank at the mouth of Naf River off the Saint Martin Island of Bangladesh with 10 crewmen while en-route to land port of Teknaf town, he more added..."
Language: Englisdh
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: State Aided Colonization of Rohingya Homeland Through Model Villages and Militarization
Date of publication: 27 June 2004
Description/subject: June 27, 2004: "The military regime in Burma has been conducting the most brutal campaign of Rohingya extermination by ethnic cleansing. It has been importing large number of people of Buddhist faith into the traditional Rohingya areas in North Arakan. The Rohingyas’ concern about the “colonization scheme” is related to insecurity about their physical safety and forcible dispossession of their lands and also to fear that the Rohingya will become insignificant or negligible minority in their traditional homeland. The Rohingyas are not opposed to individual migration but only to large-scale state aided colonization schemes, which change the ethnic composition of an area..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (16K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Rangoon Signed Protocol Yesterday with other BIMST-EU Countries
Date of publication: 26 June 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, 26: "Burma signed a protocol with other BIMST-EC countries yesterday as the prelude to outstanding a deal for free trade among the Bay of Bengal communities, according to UNB, Dhaka. Burma Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs U Kyaw Thu and Thai Commerce Minister Watana Muangsook and ambassadors from the other five countries signed the Protocol yesterday..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Forced labor for Newcomers and Relocated the Rohingya Villagers in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 23 June 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, June23: "The Nasaka (Border Security Force) of Burma has been extracting Rohingya forced labor to build houses for newly arriving settlers from central Burma and relocated the Rohingya villagers in northern Arakan since the end of May 2004, according to a relocated villager. An order has been issued by the Nasaka acting Director Lt. Col. Myint Oo to evacuate 130 Rohingya houses from Myaw Taung (Wa-beg) and Kyi Kan Pyin (Kawa Bil) villages of Maungdaw Township to build houses for newly arriving settlers, which are closed to the Nasaka Headquarters. These newcomers are arriving soon from central Burma to the Maungdaw Township, Arakan, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (5K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: A Rohingya chopped to Death in Western Burma
Date of publication: 22 June 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, June 22: "On 6th June 2004, unidentified men chopped to death a Rohingya man and were thrown into a well nearby a government primary school of Khari Para (village) at Mungdaw Township in Arakan State, western Burma, according to our sources. The next day, the dead body was found in the said well by some local women while they were going there to carry water. Hearing the hue and cry of women, local people rushed to the spot and they identified the dead body as Sidique (a) Maung Tun, 34, son of Habi Ullah, hailed from Khari Para of Maungdaw Township, sources further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (4K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: BDR Seized a Trawler of Hilsa Fish with some Burmese Currency inside Bangladesh
Date of publication: 21 June 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, June 21: "Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) seized a trawler of hilsa fish with some Burmese currency, in Teknaf, a border town of Bangladesh on 18th June 2004, according to our correspondent from Teknaf..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (3K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Standoff still continues in Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh
Date of publication: 21 June 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, June 21: "After 12-days of standoff between the Bangladesh camp officials and the Rohingya refugees of Kutupalong camp, Bangladesh, a small team of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Cox’s Bazar sat with refugees this morning but nothing comes out from their discussion, said a refugee leader who participated in the discussion..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (3K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Hungry Rohingya Refugees Observed World Refugee Day 2004
Date of publication: 20 June 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, June 20: "Today, thousands of hungry Rohingya refugees in Kutupalong camp of Bangladesh, observed World Refugee Day-2004 to find a durable solution of the refugee crisis, said a refugee from the camp. There are about 7,000 Rohingya refugees in Kutupalong camp are still refusing to take food rations since 9th June 2004, demanding adequate protection and full refugee status, while they are totally dependent on UN and other aid agencies for food. But, the UNHCR, Bangladesh authorities and the International Community have paid little attention to the standoff of refusal of rations, he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Rohingya Barred from Cyclone Relief in Arakan -- Though Rohingya donated US$ 2,67,000/- for Cyclone Victims
Date of publication: 18 June 2004
Description/subject: Akyab( Sittwe): June 18: "Though Rohingyas from Rangoon donated a large amount of money for cyclonic storm affected victims in Arakan State, Rohingyas were barred from relief, according to our sources. .."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Only 30 Refugees Repatriated within two Months after Burmese PM’s Visit at Bangladesh
Date of publication: 15 June 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, June 15: "After two months of Burma’s Prime Minister Khin Nyunt’s visit to Bangladesh, only 30 Burmese Rohingya refugees were repatriated though he assured the Bangladesh authorities all the refugees should be repatriated soon according to the procedure, according to Mr. Giyas Uddin. On March 8, 2004, Nasaka pushed back six-repatriated Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh and the tense situation was prevailed between two governments. It caused repatriation temporally blocked till May. But repatriation was resumed in May. On 3rd May 19 refugees and on 11th May 11 refugees of two families, in total 30, refugees were repatriated. Only 139 refugees were repatriated this year (till June15, 2004)..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Marriage Restrictions Still Imposed on Rohingya Community
Date of publication: 14 June 2004
Description/subject: Buthidaung, June 14: "Marriage restrictions that have been imposed on Rohingya community by Nasaka (Border security Force) since 1999 still exist, according to our correspondent. The marriageable age is fixed 25 years for the bridegroom and 18 years for the bride. The couples are required to give undertakings that they would not take more than three children. In addition, the bridegroom has to assure not to take more than one wife, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: More than 8,500 Rohingya Refugees are in Fear of Possible Attack and Arrest in Bangladesh Camp
Date of publication: 13 June 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, June 13: "More than 8,500 Rohingya are in fear of a possible attack and arbitrary arrest at Kutupalong UN refugee camp under Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh, said a refugee from the camp. These refugees have been refusing food ration and staging on hunger strike since Wednesday, the 9th June 2004, demanding adequate protection and full refugee status, he further said. Although it has been already four days the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) and other concerned authorities have not taken any necessary step yet to solve the problem, said another refugee..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: For Extortion: A Man Detained with False Case by MI (18) in northern Arakan
Date of publication: 11 June 2004
Description/subject: Rathedaung, June 11: On 19th May 2004, the Military Intelligence No.18 (MI-18) arrested and detained one man in their camp by accusing of involvement with insurgent groups, according to our correspondent.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: India to Export Petroleum to Burma
Date of publication: 11 June 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, June 11: "India soon export diesel and other petroleum products to Burma besides unveiling plans for laying a pipeline to import gas from that country, according to Sakyasen Mittra, Kolkata. An official of the petroleum ministry said the process of exporting diesel to Burma from the Numaligarh Refinery in Assam would begin by next month..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: What a fate of unofficial Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh! - One killed and 35 others injured in 2-day Attacks
Date of publication: 11 June 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, June 11: "One Rohingya refugee woman was killed and 35 others injured yesterday, in the makeshift camp of Teknaf, Bangladesh by the local terrorist attacks, according to our correspondent. In the evening of 9th June 2004, a group of local youths armed with knives and sticks suddenly came and attacked the helpless and hapless refugees. As a result, 20 refugees were injured. On resistance, the terrorists withdrew within half an hour, he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Burmese Rohingya Refugees Called Hunger Strike at refugee Camp
Date of publication: 10 June 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, June 10: "Burmese refugees called an indefinite hunger strike at Khutu Palong refugee camp from yesterday morning till now, following a meeting among the refugees yesterday, said a refugee who preferred not to mention his name..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (5K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Changes at Bangladesh-Burma Immigration Jetty Hamper Passengers of Both Countries
Date of publication: 09 June 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, June 9: "Changes effective on June 2nd, 2004 at the Bangladesh-Burma immigration jetty from Teknaf main town to land port (Port jetty), makes passengers of both countries uneasy to cross the border, according to our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Forced Labor Still Exists in Arakan, Western Burma
Date of publication: 08 June 2004
Description/subject: Buthidaung, June 8: "The Military Operation Command –15 (MOC-15) Commander of Buthidaung Township, Arakan State, had ordered five villages to provide forced labor to work in the military Battalions, according to our source. The villagers of Quan Dine, Tharakani, Dabru Chaung, Sinyan Way and Nanragong of Buthidaung Township have been engaged in forced labor for military Battalins since last month 2004, he further added. The villagers have to provide forced labor to the army battalions No.551, 556, 564 and MOC-15 headquarters, which have been established at Koya Sori, Krakma Taung, Palay Daung and Dabru Chaung villages respectively. Forced labor is continuing in Arakan State of western Burma. The commander warned the villagers of serious action in case of non-compliance..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (4K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: A Nasaka Agent Stabbed in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 07 June 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, June 7: "A Nasaka (Burmese Border Security Force) agent was stabbed severely by village youths in northern Arakan on 4th June 2004, according to our correspondent. He was immediately sent to Maungdaw hospital for medical treatment where doctors said that the condition of the wounded person was very serious, source further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (4K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: BDR Seized two Boats of Smuggling Salt En Route from Burma to Bangladesh
Date of publication: 06 June 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, June 6: "On 6th May 2004, BDR (Bangladesh Rifles) seized two cargo boats of smuggling table salt en- route from Akyab(Burma) to Bangladesh, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Conditions Set for Three-Nations Gas Pipeline Project
Date of publication: 06 June 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, 6 June: "The Bangladesh government has put some conditions in allowing construction of gas pipeline from Burma to West Bengal (India) through Bangladesh Territory, according to UNB, Dhaka. The Energy and Mineral Resources Division (EMRD) prepared a draft for the proposed Burma-Tripura (India)- Bangladesh-West Bengal gas pipeline project, official sources said. The EMRD draft set certain stipulations like importing gas from Burma, when required, and keeping provision for transmission of Bangladesh’s gas domestically or for export through the pipeline network for the trans-border project, they added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Rohingya Youths & Women jointly completed a Media Training and Basic Photojournalism Workshop
Date of publication: 03 June 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, June03: "Kaladan Press Network (KPN) based in Bangladesh conducted 5-day long basic media training and photojournalism workshop with the participants of Rohingya youths and women, was jointly completed yesterday. This is the first time; with six members including two Rohingya women participants attended the basic media training and photojournalism camp conducted by Kaladan Press Network The basic media and photojournalism training camp was held in Burma-Bangladesh border area from 29th May to June 02, 2004..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (4K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: BDR Arrested Eight New Arrival Rohingya
Date of publication: 27 May 2004
Description/subject: Naikongchari, May 27: "Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) arrested eight new arrivals Rohingya from Bangladesh-Burma border, accusing them illegal refugees, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: BDR Destroyed about 100 Huts of Unofficial Rohingya Refugees at Teknaf
Date of publication: 27 May 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, May 27: "Recently, Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) destroyed about 100 huts of unofficial Rohingya refugees at Teknaf, who have been living among the Bengali villages, according to our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (3K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Diarrhea Claims Three Infants in Teknaf Makeshift Refugee Camp
Date of publication: 23 May 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, May 23: "Three infants have so far died of diarrhea at Teknaf Makeshift Burmese Rohingya refugee camp (unofficial refugee camp), said Ibrahim, reporter of Kaladan Press Network. Diarrhea broke out in an alarming at Teknaf refugee camp from the beginning of this month, but the diarrhea patients could not be admitted to any health complex, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 01 August 2004


Title: Burma Abusing Muslim Minority, Amnesty Says
Date of publication: 22 May 2004
Description/subject: Chitagong, May 22: "The Muslim ethnic minority (Rohingyas) continue to suffer from multiple restriction and human rights violations, said Amnesty International on Wednesday, May 19, 2004. They, generally known as the Rohingyas, who live in northern Arakan (Rakhine) State, western Burma are often forced to work on roads and at military camps and they are also subjected to forced eviction and house destruction, land confiscation and various forms of extortion and arbitrary taxation including financial restrictions on marriage, the rights group said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 22 May 2004


Title: A Flag Meeting Between BDR and Nasaka
Date of publication: 21 May 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, May 21: "A flag meeting between Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and Burmese border security forces (Nasaka) held at Chakdhala border area under Naikongchari Police Station of Bangladesh yesterday. It was held at about 11:00 am and ended at 1:00 pm. During their 2 hours meeting, they discussed issues of cross border and various topics, particularly the flight of Rohingyas from Arakan State, said a local member of Naikongchari who is accompanied by BDR..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 22 May 2004


Title: BDR Arrested two Burmese Nationals with Guns from Bangladesh-Burma border
Date of publication: 21 May 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, May 21: "The Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) has arrested two Burmese nationals with guns from Bangladesh-Burma border, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 22 May 2004


Title: A Rohingya National Convention Completed and Formed Working Committee
Date of publication: 17 May 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, May 17: "A three-day Rohingya National Convention (RNC) was completed in a Burma–Bangladesh border area yesterday. It formed a “Working Committee” with the participants for building consensus and drafting Arakan State Constitution, in a manner consistent to democracy and federalism, according to Chairperson of the convention named AFK Jilani..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (20K)
Date of entry/update: 22 May 2004


Title: BDR Seized a Cargo Boat of Table Salt Being Smuggled into Bangladesh
Date of publication: 16 May 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, May 16: "Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) seized a cargo boat carrying table salt that was being smuggling into Bangladesh on 6th of May 2004, said our correspondent from Teknaf. The cargo boat was captured at Naff River, while it was on its way to Bangladesh from Akyab, Burma. The boat was traversing at midnight towards Banglades with 9 crewmen and it carried out about 5,000 mounds (160 metric tons) of table salt worth Taka 11,20, 000/-(US$ 1.32 millions), he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 22 May 2004


Title: Nasaka Raped a 12-Year Old Girl and Strangled
Date of publication: 12 May 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, May 12: "On April 27, 2004, a Nasaka (Border Security Force) from Nasaka Headquarters of Kyi Kan Pyin (Kawa Bill) village of Maungdaw north, Arakan State, raped and killed a 12-year old girl by strangling her, according to our sources..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 22 May 2004


Title: Smuggled Burmese Longyi Seized at Cox’s Bazar
Date of publication: 10 May 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, May 10: "Four hundred and forty eight (448) Burmese longies smuggled from Burma to Bangladesh were seized in southern Chittagong District, Cox’s Bazar, according to our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 22 May 2004


Title: Bangladesh Earned 5.5 Million US$ from Burma-Bangladesh Border Trade in 7 Months
Date of publication: 09 May 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, May 9: "Bangladesh has earned 330 million Taka (US$ 5.5 million) of revenue from Burma-Bangladesh border trade in 7 months, according to a local The Daily Bashkhali of May 6..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Daily Bashkhali" via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 22 May 2004


Title: Nasaka Handed 48 Prisoners over to BDR after Flag Meeting
Date of publication: 07 May 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, May 7: "Nasaka (Burma-Border security Force) handed 48 prisoners over to Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) after flag meeting between Nasaka and BDR at Maungdaw Town, Arakan State, according to our reporter..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 22 May 2004


Title: Re-open an Old Transit Point between Burma-Bangladesh Border
Date of publication: 07 May 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, May 7: "Burma- Bangladesh old transit point Ngakura-Nhila is going to be re-opened after 2 years and 8 months closed, according to our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 22 May 2004


Title: Diarrhea killed 3 in Teknaf Makeshift Camp, and many fighting for Life
Date of publication: 06 May 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, May 6: "Diarrhea claimed 3 lives and attack at least 50 in Teknaf makeshift camp of Burmese Rohingya refugee (unofficial refugee camp), sources from Teknaf said yesterday. On 4th May 2004, three Rohingya refugee children namely Hossain Ahmad, 7, son of Kala Mia, Deen Mohammad, 5, and other one in the makeshift camp of Teknaf died of diarrhea in one day and many other children and old people have been suffering with such disease. They are fighting for their lives, as there is no action from any quarters, sources further added..." N.B. photo of part of the camp in Alternate URLs.
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K), jpeg (26K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/KP2004-05-06-photo.jpeg
Date of entry/update: 07 May 2004


Title: Why Bangladesh choose ‘Look East’ Policy?
Date of publication: 05 May 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, May 05: "It is the manifestation of the "Look East Policy" of the Bangladesh government and must be given its due to priority if Bangladesh really wants to come out of the choking economic stranglehold of its huge western neighbor, according to Mr. Ali, a reporter from Dhaka. The new " Burma Road" is the road to the future of Bangladesh. Raw materials from China, Thailand etc. come by sea via Singapore or other intermediate ports where transshipment and its related costs are involved. In addition, to being slow and time consuming..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2004


Title: Arakan People Welcomes US Congress’s Renewal of Sanction on Burma
Date of publication: 04 May 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, May 04: "Arakan people welcome congressional leaders for renewal of sanction on Burma placed on Burma’s military regime in July of last year, said a NLD member inside Arakan, who declined to mention his name..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2004


Title: Bangladesh Chamber Leaders Urged Revision of Account Trade Deal with Burma
Date of publication: 03 May 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, May 3: "Bangladesh Chamber leaders have urged the government to revise the account trade agreement with Burma saying the deal is not helpful to augment bilateral trade, according to the Daily Star of Bangladesh..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Daily Star" via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2004


Title: Barbaric Killing of a Religious Teacher in Nasaka Custody
Date of publication: 28 April 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, April 28: "A barbaric killing of a religious teacher in Nasaka (Border security Force) custody was occurred on 21st April 2004, in Maungdaw township, Arakan State, according to our sources..."
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K), jpeg (19K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/KP2004-04-28-photo.jpeg
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2004


Title: A Burmese teenage Girl Committed Suicide in Bangladesh Refugee Camp
Date of publication: 25 April 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, April 25: "A Burmese teenage girl committed suicide taking poison in a refugee camp of Bangladesh on April 23, 2005 after taking an altercation with her mother, said Amin, a refugee from Kutupalong camp..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2005


Title: SPDC’s Campaign for National Convention in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 25 April 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, April 25: "SPDC authorities were campaigning in Northern Arakan for its National convention in Northern Arakan to divert the people from supporting pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2004


Title: 15 Burmese Nationals Get four Years Imprisonment for Smuggling Rice
Date of publication: 24 April 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, April 24: "A court in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Thursday sentenced 15 Burmese nationals to four years in jail for smuggling rice, according to our reporter from Cox’s Bazar..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2004


Title: A 3-Day Thingyan (Water Festival) of Burmese Community Ends in Cox’s Bazar
Date of publication: 22 April 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, April 22: "A three-day Thingyan (Water Festival) of Burmese community (Rakhaing) ended in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on Monday, April 19, 2004, according to our source named Saiful Alam. Groups of young Rakhaing Boys and girls in same new dresses gathered under huge canopy and participated in water pouring--- a game of sprinkling water on each other, to celebrate the Rakhing New Year, he further added. Canopies were set up at different area of Cox’s Bazar on the occasion..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2004


Title: A Press Release of ARNO on Recent Attack on Burmese Embassy in Malaysia
Date of publication: 11 April 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, April 11: "Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) releases a press release on recent attack on Burmese Embassy in Malaysia on Sunday April 11, 2004. According to the press release, the ARNO states that: ARNO does not approve of the recent attack on the Burmese embassy in Kuala Lumpur, on last Wednesday, the 7th April 2004, by three Burmese refugees, reported to be Rohingyas. ARNO does not support violence against civilians and does not support violent action against SPDC in 3rd countries. ARNO's struggle is confined within Burma and is for the self-determination and democracy of Arakan." [full text]
Language: English
Source/publisher: ARNO via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2004


Title: Fire at the Burma Embassy: Rohingya Refugees behind the Arson Attack
Date of publication: 10 April 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, April 10: "On 7th April 2004, at 9.30 am, three Rohingya refugees armed with lethal weapons, illegally entered the embassy compound and setting it on fire, according to Dr. Kamal, who is living in Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2004


Title: UNDP to Rebuild Maungdaw-Kayinchaung Road
Date of publication: 10 April 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, April 10: "The UNDP staff in Arakan showed keen interest to rebuild a two kilometre long depleted road, which passes through Shweza village, linking Maungdaw town with Kayinchaung village, said a Village Council Member of the area preferring not to mention his name..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2004


Title: Burmese Security Force abducted 6-Bangladeshi Nationals
Date of publication: 08 April 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, April 8: "Burmese Security Force abducted two Bangladeshi fishermen with 2 rowing boats and 4 other wood cutters within a week. Two fishermen were abducted on April 6, 2005 who are identified as Mohammad Kasim and Kabir, hailing from Wabrang village of Nhila Union, a bordering village of Bangladesh that close to Burma. The Burmese Security Force asked them to pay toll for fishing, while they were catching fish in the Naf River. In failure of paying tolls, the Burmese forces picked up them from the river and are still kept in their custody, said Rafiq, a Bangladeshi fisherman from Nhila..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2005


Title: Dhaka –Rangoon Highway Stone Laid
Date of publication: 07 April 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, April 7: "Communication Minister Nazamal Huda and Burma Transport Minister Major General Hla Myint Swe laid the foundation stone for the 133-km highway on 5th April 2004 that is expected to be complete in a year and a half according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2004


Title: Rohingyas Cast Doubt on SPDC National Convention
Date of publication: 07 April 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, April 7: "Rohingyas cast doubt on SPDC National Convention which is to be convened on 17th May 2004, said a press release of ARNO. In a press release issued on 6th April, 2004 Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) expressed its concern over the SPDC sponsored National Convention scheduled to be held on 17th May 2004 to draft a state constitution. The statement is reported verbatim: “ Without free and fair participation and representation of NLD, other political parties and ethnic nationalities, including the Rohingyas of Arakan, the convention lacks credibility and as such the peoples of Burma as well as international community will not accept it..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2004


Title: Khin Nyunt’s First Visit to Bangladesh after He Took Office
Date of publication: 05 April 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, April 5: "General Khin Nyunt termed his visit significant because it is his first visit to any country after he took office as Prime Minister. General Khin Nyunt arrived at Dhaka on 4th April, at 11:30am on a three-day official visit accompanied by a 41-member delegation including several ministers and government officials. Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and her cabinet colleagues received him, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2004


Title: Rohingya Refugees seek High School education in Bangladesh Camp
Date of publication: 02 April 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazaar, April 2: "Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps seek High School education for their children in the refugee camps, reports our correspondent. On 23/3/04, a group of refugee women staged demonstration in Kutupalong camp demanding High School Education for their children and to stop oppression of camp officials and their collaborators (Majees) on them, while Mr. Faruk Ahmed Khan, the Secretary In-charge of Bangaldesh Relief Ministry and Ms. Masiko Kondo, the country representative of the UNHCR in Dhaka, visited the camp. But the refugees received no positive response to their demand, said a refugee leader from the camp..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALDAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2004


Title: Violence against Rohingya Refugees in Burma – Bangladesh border
Date of publication: 26 March 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, Mar 26: "A violence fire broke out in the makeshift camp of Rohingya refugees in Taknaf injuring 8 inmates while damaging belongings of thousands of others, said a refugee leader of the camp..."
Language: Engliah
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2004


Title: Continued Extortion of Money in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 16 March 2004
Description/subject: Maungday, Mar-16: "Nasaka (Border security Forces) extorted Kyat 700,000 from a Rohingya villager in Maugdaw Township, Arakan State, Burma on 29 February 2004, said Ali Miah, of the same village..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2004


Title: Rohingyas’ concern over “ANC”
Date of publication: 16 March 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, Mar. 16: "The Arakan National Preconvention was held in New Delhi, India, on March 1-6, 2004 and it formed Arakan National Council (ANC) that claims to have been given political leadership role to represent the Arakan people and national interest, but the Rohinghyas of Arakan express their concern over it..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2004


Title: SPDC Authority Sentenced a Cattle Trader a 7-Year Jail Sentence
Date of publication: 07 March 2004
Description/subject: How a Cattle Trader Becomes a Terrorist! Ann, March 07: "A cattle trader was sentenced to 7-year imprisonment for suspecting of terrorist by a speedy tribunal without proper trial in Ann township of Arakan State, said a detainee released from Nasaka detention center..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (4K)
Date of entry/update: 13 March 2004


Title: DHAKA, RANGOON PLAN TRADE EXPANSION
Date of publication: 06 March 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, March 6: "Bangladesh and Burma will set up a joint trade commission during PM Khaleda Zia’s visit to Rangoon on 19th this month. A foreign ministerial joint commission will also be set up to oversee bilateral relations, according to the Daily Star report..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Daily Star" via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (3K)
Date of entry/update: 13 March 2004


Title: Is Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Ready to Work For Democracy With General Khin Nyunt?
Date of publication: 06 March 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, March 6: "Burmese Prime Minister Khin Nyunt is committed to taking his country to democracy and opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is ready to work with him on it, UN special envoy Razali Ismail said on 4th March 2004, according to AFP, Reutera, Kuala Lumpur..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (5K)
Date of entry/update: 13 March 2004


Title: 72 Burmese Nationals Sent Back to Their Home
Date of publication: 03 March 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, March 03: "A group of 72 Burmese nationals, who served different terms in Bangladeshi jails, were sent back home on Saturday, according to our correspondent. Following a top-level flag meeting between Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and Nasaka Force at Teknaf Rest House in Cox’s Bazar District, both sides agree to deport them to their land, meeting sources said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (2K)
Date of entry/update: 13 March 2004


Title: Bad Days For Fishermen In Coastal Areas
Date of publication: 03 March 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, March 03: "Burmese military junta earns huge foreign currency by exporting fishes abroad every year, but the fishing sector remains neglected, said a fish exporter from Rangoon, who recently visited Bangladesh. Hundreds of fishermen in the coastal area of Arakan State have been passing days in misery. They lack capital for building new boats or repairing old ones and making fishing nets, a fisherman told our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (4K)
Date of entry/update: 13 March 2004


Title: A Heroic Fighting Between Man And Tiger
Date of publication: 29 February 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, February 29: "A superhuman fighting was occurred between man and tiger at Maungdaw Township in Arakan State, western Burrma, said a village Chairman to our sources..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (5K)
Date of entry/update: 13 March 2004


Title: A Team of 84 Army Officers Arrived At Arakan State From Rangoon
Date of publication: 28 February 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, February 28: "An army team consists of 84- army officers led by one ex-Nasaka Director, has arrived at Maungdaw Township in Arakan State, western Burma, said our sources..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (3K)
Date of entry/update: 28 February 2004


Title: Elephant Killed a Minor Boy in Bangladesh Refugee camp
Date of publication: 28 February 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf, February 28: "A Rohingya refugee minor boy was killed by an elephant today at Khutu Palong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh, according to a refugee named Khala Meah from the refugee camp..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (3K)
Date of entry/update: 28 February 2004


Title: Rakhine and Rohingya Student Clashes in Sittwe University
Date of publication: 24 February 2004
Description/subject: Sittwe, February 24: "Clashes had been erupted between Rakhine Buddhist and Rohingya Muslim students in Sittwe (Akyab) University in Arakan (Rakhine) State of western Burma, according to our sources..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (5K)
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2004


Title: An Arakanese Youth Fighting For Life In Hospital
Date of publication: 17 February 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Feb. 17: "An Arakanese Rohingya youth is fighting for his life in Maungdaw hospital with serious injury from gun firing by Nasaka (Border Security Force) in Arakan State, Burma. The youth Mohammed Ismail, 25, son of Deen Mohammed is a professionally fisherman hailing from Kyauk Chaung (Shill Khali) Village Tract under Maungdaw Township was fired by Nasaka in front of his family members with the accusation of link with rebel group, said a family member to our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (3K)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2004


Title: An Unfortunate Death dead of A Rohingya In Naf River
Date of publication: 16 February 2004
Description/subject: Buthidaung, Feb.16: "A Rohingya labor named Mir Ahmed (40) son of Lalu Mia of Yaung Chaung village under Buthidaung Township, Arakan State, died unfortunatelyt when their small country boat was capsized in the river Naf on 24th January 2004, said a trader from the town..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (2K)
Date of entry/update: 16 February 2004


Title: Seasonal fruits from Arakan
Date of publication: 14 February 2004
Description/subject: Teknaf Feb, 14: "Seasonal fruits from Arakan are daily entering into Bangladesh in huge quantity under border trade through Teknaf, said a trader from Teknaf..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (2K)
Date of entry/update: 14 February 2004


Title: 24 MORE BURMESE ROHINGYA REPATRIATED FROM BANGLADESH CAMPS
Date of publication: 09 February 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar Feb-09: "UNHCR and the Bangladesh camp officials jointly repatriated 24 more Burmese Rohingya refugees to their homes in Arakan State of Burma from the official camps in Bangladesh on 5th February 2004..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 09 February 2004


Title: Rice Prices Increase in Arakan State
Date of publication: 09 February 2004
Description/subject: Mauungdaw, Feb. 9: "Prices of different varieties of rice have increased in a month in different towns of Arakan State. Due to short supply in markets caused by blockages of Nasaka to bring rice to the northern Arakan from the southern side, which is called granary of rice, said traders. Prices of a 50kg bag of rice have increased from Kyat 5,000 to Kyat 7,000 in a month in Maungdaw Townships of Arakan State, which was at Kyat 4,500 to Kyat 5,000 in December 2004. The lowest price in the retail market is about Kyat 115 per kg and the highest Kyat 150..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 14 February 2005


Title: Burma-Bangladesh Road Link Resumes in Next Month
Date of publication: 08 February 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, Feb. 8: "Burma and Bangladesh have finalized the direct road link route between Rangoon and Dhaka in the recent joint meeting held in Rangoon with Technical Task Force (TTF) of the two countries, said official of the Bangladesh Communication Ministry. According to The Independent, a daily newspaper of Bangladesh, Additional Chief Engineer of Roads and Highways Mohammad Idris Mia led a 4-member Bangladesh team to the meeting, while a 6-member Burmese delegation was headed by Managing Director of the Construction Ministry U Han Zaw. Both the countries have agreed to develop a 130-kilometre of highway to be built from Ramu in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh to Kyauktaw Township, Arakan State in Burma..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (16K)
Date of entry/update: 14 February 2005


Title: Forgotten people: Burmese Rohingyas’ Uncertain Destiny In Bangladesh Prison
Date of publication: 31 January 2004
Description/subject: Chitagong, January 31: "Some Burmese Rohingyas are being blocked with an uncertain destiny in Bangladesh prisons for many years after the expiry of their prison terms. There are seventy-four Burmese prisoners have already spent 5 to 12 years after the expiry of their prison terms in Bandarband Jail, a district jail of southern Chittagong Hill Tracts, said a prison clerk of the jail, named Dipok Sharker. A total of 230 prisoners are lingering in a Bandarban jail, of them 74 prisoners are Burmese citizens. Two of them are Burman from Rangoon capital, who were caught while fishing illegally in the Bangladesh waters with Thai fishing Boat and the rest 72 are Burmese Rohingya from Arakan State, Burma. They were also caught while taking shelter in Bangladesh after crossing Burma-Bangladesh border and some were caught, fishing in Bangladesh waters, he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 31 January 2004


Title: A Motor Cyclist Fined Kyat 70,000 By Police At Maungdaw Town
Date of publication: 19 January 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Jan-19: "A Rohingya youth motorcyclist was fined Kyat 70,000 for alleged violation of traffic regulations, said a trader from Maungdaw Town..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 22 January 2004


Title: A Football Contest Organized By Nasaka In Maungdaw Township
Date of publication: 18 January 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Jan-18: "A football contest was organized by Nasaka in Maungdaw Township, Arakan State, Burma, said a youth from the town. Nasaka Sector No. 6 Commander arranged 10 teams of players including one from Nasaka in this football competition from 15 to 25 January 2004. Although it was organized with the collection of the villagers, it will be competed among the teams in thrilled mood, he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 18 January 2004


Title: Continued Curfew Paralyses Movement of Rohingyas in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 18 January 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Jan-18: "The continued curfew paralyses the movement of Rohinyas in northern Arakan State, Burma, according to a trader from Maungdaw town. SPDC authorities have been imposing dark to down curfew on Rohingyas in Maungdaw Town, Arakan State, after the arson attack to a mosque, which was happened in Maungdaw town on November 4, 2003, he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 18 January 2004


Title: Large Natural Gas Deposit Discover at Offshore Of Arakan Coast
Date of publication: 18 January 2004
Description/subject: Rangoon, Jan-18: "A major natural gas filed has been discovered in an area of offshore of Arakan Coastline, according to the New Light of Myanmar. The new find block A-1 of Burma’s Arakan State contains “a world class commercial scale gas deposit” estimated to hold 42 trillion to 5 billion cubic feet of gas, with a top side potential of 14 trillion cubic feet (tcf). The Burma Oil and Gas Enterprise reached an agreement with the Daewoo International Corporation of the Republic of Korea to explore Arakan Coast on 4th August 2000 under production sharing contract..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The New Light of Myanmar" via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 18 January 2004


Title: Marriage program: Nasaka benefited But Villager Lost In Arakan
Date of publication: 16 January 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, January 16: "Nasaka (Border Security Force) has benefited Kyat 100,000 by arresting a bride at Maungdaw Township in Arakan State, said a relative of the victim..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 16 January 2004


Title: Planned Road Link Promises Closer Ties Between Burma-Bangladesh: PM Tells Burma Envoy
Date of publication: 16 January 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, Jan-16: "The planned road link between the two neighbors would bring closer as well as the other countries of the region, said the Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, according to The Daily Star, Bangladesh..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Daily Star" via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 16 January 2004


Title: Flow Of Pilgrims From Arakan State to Makkah
Date of publication: 15 January 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, January 15: "Pilgrims from northern Arakan State flow in Bangladesh to continue to Makkah to perform Haj (pilgrimage), said a pilgrim in Bangladesh, who is on his way to Makkah. A pilgrim from Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships of Arakan State has to pay Kyat 150,000 to Nasaka (Border Security Force) and Military Intelligent (MI)-18 respectively. Anyone who is able to pay said money is allowed to perform pilgrimage to Makkah through Bangladesh, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 15 January 2004


Title: A Minor Refugee Girl Raped by Bangladeshi Youth
Date of publication: 13 January 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, January 13: "A minor refugee girl was raped in Bangladesh refugee camp by a Bangladeshi youth on January 2, 2004, according to the victim’s father..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 15 January 2004


Title: Burmese Rohingya Refugees Detained for Refusal of Forced Repatriation in Bangladesh
Date of publication: 11 January 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, January 11: "Six Burmese Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh camp were sent to police custody for refusal of forced repatriation on first week of January 2004, said a refugee from Nayapara Camp..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 11 January 2004


Title: Refugees Urged UNHCR, Information For Local Integrity
Date of publication: 10 January 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, January 10: "Burmese Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have urged the UNHCR of Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh to allow them to choose a suitable place where there is no hatred and national discriminations of Rohingyas for temporary settlement, according to a refugee leader..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2004


Title: Nasaka Burnt Down 3 Alive Rohingya Youths in Maungdaw Township
Date of publication: 08 January 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Jan-08: "Nasaka (Border Security Force) burnt down three alive Rohingya youths on 5th December 2003 in Maundaw Township of Arakan State, western part of Burma, said one of the victims’ relatives..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 08 January 2004


Title: Judgment Without Proper Trial in Arakan: SPDC Authorities Sentenced A Retired Health Assistant to 6 Months Jail
Date of publication: 07 January 2004
Description/subject: Buthidaung, Jan-07: "SPDC authorities have sentenced a retired health assistant to six months jail without proper trial on 24th December 2003, said a relative of the victim..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN PRESS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 08 January 2004


Title: A New Method set up for forced repatriation of Refugee in Bangladesh Camp
Date of publication: 06 January 2004
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, Jan-06: "Recently, the Bangladesh camp officials set up a new method for forced repatriation in Burmese Rohingya Refugee camp in Bangladesh, said a refugee from Kutupalong camp. Mr. Mohammad Yasin, the Camp-in-Charge of the Kutupalong camp, ordered his clerks and other refugee collaborators (Majees) to count the family members and to demand Taka 200/- in absence of a person during the queue of ration receiving from ration distribution center. The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) distributes rations to the refugees, which are provided by the World Food Program (WFP), he further added. If any refugee fails to pay said bribe, he/she would be signed or thumb impressions on affidavits for voluntary repatriation. Otherwise, half of the rations would be cut off from the family members, said another refugee preferring not to mention him..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 07 January 2004


Title: INDIA SENT TROOPS TO TRAIN BURMESE FROCES FOR JOINT OPERATION
Date of publication: 04 January 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, January 4: "India has sent troops to train Burmese forces in Burma for joint operation against anti-Indian rebels, the Chief of the Indian army General N.C.Vij said on January 02, 2004, according to a local newspaper..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 04 January 2004


Title: Prices Of Some Essential Commodities Go Up While Paddy Price Go Down In Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 03 January 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, January 03: "The prices of some essential items continued to show an upward trend in the markets of Maungdaw townships in Arakan State for the last few days while the price of paddy goes down significantly the end of the year, said a trader of Maungdaw town. Prices of some commodities, especially onion, garlic, chilli, mustard oil, meat and fish, rose by leaps and bounds to abnormal proportions towards the end of the year. But, the price of paddy goes down below the price of production rate, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 03 January 2004


Title: A NASAKA GATE SET UP TO CHECK ROHINGYA TRAVELERS
Date of publication: 02 January 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, January 02: "A Nasaka (Border Security Force) check-post has been set up recently at 3-miles off Maungdaw Town to check the Rohingya travellers within the Maungdaw Township, according to our correspondent. This check-post is well known as a gate of “Bawli Bazar-Monestory Nasaka Gate,” which is under Nasaka control. They check the Rohingya travelers who cross the check-post. It is especially set up for up and down travelers, those who want to go to northern Maungdaw and who come to Maungdaw from northern side of Maungdaw Township, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 02 January 2004


Title: Burma, India, Thailand Run Survey On Mega Highway Project
Date of publication: 01 January 2004
Description/subject: Chittagong, January 10: "Burma, India and Thailand have conducted a survey in New Delhi on December 23, 2003 for the construction of a( 1,360-km) long highway connecting the three countries to expand trade, tourism and people-to people contact, according to a correspondent of local newspaper..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 01 January 2004


Title: Nasaka (Border Security Force) taking Photos Of Rohingya Families
Date of publication: 01 January 2004
Description/subject: Maungdaw, January 01: "Nasaka (Border Security Force) has been taking photographs of Rohingya families of Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships in Northern Arakan since December 19, 2003, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 01 January 2004


Title: Paddy Farmers Have To Grow Mustard, The Green Gram Seeds In Their Paddy Lands In Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 31 December 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, December 31: "The State [Township?] Peace and Development Council (TPDC) Chairman has ordered the paddy farmers of Maungdaw Township in Arakan State to grow mustard and the green gram seeds in their paddy lands, according to our sources. On December 24, 2003, regarding this, the TPDC Chairman Captain Hla Pho held a meeting in his office inviting all the Village Peace and Development Council (VPDC) Chairmen and Secretaries. In this meeting, he asked all the participants to grow mustard and the green gram seeds in their paddy lands. He also threatened the attendants if any one meet not to comply with the order, all his arable lands would be seized and the owner also will be punished according to the local law and administration, sources further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 31 December 2003


Title: 26 DWELLING HOUSES DESTROYED BY SPDC AUTHORITIES IN NORTHERN ARAKAN
Date of publication: 30 December 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, December 30: "On December 27, 2003, the SPDC authorities destroyed 26 dwelling houses of Myo Ma Kayan Dan (Shikdar Para) village of Maungdaw Town in Arakan State, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 30 December 2003


Title: Akheri Munajat (Last Prayer) of Ijtema(Religious gathering)
Date of publication: 30 December 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, December 30: "Million of peoples from home and abroad including top National Leaders of Bangladesh offered Akheri Munajat (concluding supplication) at the end of Biswa Ijtema (world religious gathering) at Dhaka yesterday, according to a participant of Ijtema..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 30 December 2003


Title: BURMA EAGER TO TAKE BACK CITIZENS FROM BANGLADESH
Date of publication: 30 December 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, December 30: "The Burma government is eager to take back its citizens from the refugee camps in Bangladesh as early as possible, according to a local newspaper of Bangladesh..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 30 December 2003


Title: Nasaka Collecting Paddy From Farmers For Model Villagers In Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 30 December 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, December 30: "The Nasaka (Border Security Force) of Maungdaw Township in Arakan State has been collecting paddy from Rohingya farmers since 9th December 2003, for Buddhists Natala (Model) villagers, according to a villager, who is contributed Kyat for Natala village..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 30 December 2003


Title: Ijtema (Religious Gathering) Began Yesterday in Dhaka
Date of publication: 27 December 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, Dec. 27: "Biswa Ijtema (world religious gathering), a congregation of world Muslims organized by the Tablig Jamaat, began at Tongi about 20 kms north off the Dhaka, according to our correspondent, who has been participating in the gathering..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 27 December 2003


Title: Kyat 4 Million Bribes to Western Command Commander for A Boat of 37 Cattle
Date of publication: 27 December 2003
Description/subject: Man-aung, Dec. 27: "The Western Command (WC) Commander and Chairman of Arakan State PDC General Maung Oo received an amount of Kyat 4 million as a bribe for a permission of a boat of 37 cattle bringing it to Bangladesh, according to Trader, Maung Saw Kin..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 27 December 2003


Title: Paddy Procurement Process: Betrayal of Appointment Letters for Representatives of Paddy Procurement
Date of publication: 25 December 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Dec. 25: "Recently, appointment letters for representatives of paddy procurement of Buthidaung and Maungdaw Townships, Arakan State, were sent from Ministry of Commerce and Trade but concerned authorities betray to handover the selected persons, said a VPDC member..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2003


Title: Army Apprehended A Passenger Boat And Goods In Arakan
Date of publication: 24 December 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, Dec. 24: "Army apprehended a passenger boat and goods of passengers in the second week of this month, while it was plying from Buthidaung town to Taungbazar area of the town, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8k)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2003


Title: Arakan body urges PM not to allow pipeline
Date of publication: 23 December 2003
Description/subject: . Chittagong, Dec. 23: "The Arakan Muslim Community Development Foundation of Burma has urged Prime Minister Khaleda Zia not to allow construction of Burma to India gas pipeline through Bangladesh, according to Mr. Mohammad Zahir Gaffari, the President of the Foundation..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 23 December 2003


Title: Burma-Bangladesh Friendship Road Starts this Winter
Date of publication: 23 December 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, Dec. 23: "Burma-Bangladesh Friendship Road will be started in coming winter for direct road link between Rangoon and Dhaka, Bangladesh Communications Minister Nazmul Huda said yesterday, according to UNB, a local news agency of Bangladesh..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 23 December 2003


Title: MOVE TO DESTROY CENTURIES OLD VILLAGE FOILED
Date of publication: 23 December 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Dec. 23: "On December 11, 2003, local women and students foiled on attempt to destroy centuries old village in the city’s predominantly Rohingya Muslims area of Myo Ma Kayan Dan (Shikdar Para) village of Maungdaw town in Arakan State, after clashes between police and village women and students, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 23 December 2003


Title: FURTHER RESTRICTION IMPOSED ON THE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF THE ROHINGYA
Date of publication: 21 December 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, Dec. 21: "Recently, the SPDC authorities have imposed severe restrictions on the movement of the Rohingyas in northern Arakan, according to our correspondent. For traveling from Buthidaung to Maungdaw, a distance of 16 miles within the same locality, a Rohingya has to obtain recommendation first from Village Peace and Development Council (VPDC) paying Kyat 200, then Form 4, (which is normally used for foreigners) with recommendation from Township Immigration Office paying Kyat 500. After that he has to approach with all these papers and recommendations, to the Nasaka transit camp at the gate of Buthidaung town for its permission paying Kyat 200. Finally, he has to appear before the offices of TPDC and DPDC submitting all the relevant papers and recommendations for approval by paying bribes of Kyat 500 and Kyat 200 respectively, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2003


Title: Forced labor for harvest in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 20 December 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, Dec. 20, 03: "The Military Operation Command (MOC-15) Commander ordered to the villagers of Buthidaung Township, Arakan State to harvest 10 acres of land, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 20 December 2003


Title: WB to help Bangladesh-Burma Rail Networks
Date of publication: 20 December 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, Dec.20, 03: "The World Bank (WB) has expressed its interest to provide financial assistance for construction of Bangladesh-Burma rail networks, according to UNB, a local news agency..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNB via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 20 December 2003


Title: Burmese Army killed a Traveler at Maungdaw-Buthidaung Road
Date of publication: 16 December 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, Dec.16: "Burmese army killed a Rohingya traveler at Maungdaw-Buthidaung road on 19th November 2003, according to our corresponedent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 16 December 2003


Title: Meeting To Avoid Communal Violence Held At Maung Daw
Date of publication: 10 December 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, December 10: "Recently a meeting on the issue of communal violence was held at Maungdaw Town, Arakan State, with the initiative of Tactical Operation Command (TOC) Commander of Buthidaung, urging the participants to guard and avoid any communal troubles, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 16 December 2003


Title: DA BYU CHAUNG – PALAY DAUNG ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION WITH FORCED LABOUR
Date of publication: 08 December 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, December 08: "A 16 kilometers long road from Da Byu Chaung to Palay Daung is being under constructed in Buthidaung Township, Arakan State with forced labour of villagers, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 16 December 2003


Title: Arakan Alliance Signed Deed of Commitment Under Geneva Call
Date of publication: 07 December 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, December 07: "Recently the Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) and the National United Party of Arakan (NUPA), the two component organizations of the Arakan Independence Alliance (AIA), had separately signed the Geneva Call Deed of Commitment for Adherence to a Total Ban on Anti-personnel Mines and for Cooperation in Mine Action (DoC)..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 16 December 2003


Title: Chittagong Research Society Formed
Date of publication: 06 December 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, December 06: "A Chittagong Research Society (proposed) was formed yesterday in a meeting held at Chittagong, Bangladesh, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 06 December 2003


Title: Arson Attack to a Mosque and Its Guesthouse
Date of publication: 02 December 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, December 01: "On November 04, 2003, some Rakhine youths made an arson attack to a mosque and its guesthouse at around 9:00 pm in Buthidaung Town, Arakan State, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 06 December 2003


Title: Mosques Under Guards During Prayer Times
Date of publication: 24 November 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, November 24: "Mosques at Maungdaw Town are under police guards during prayer times, in the month of Ramadan, since November 9, 2003, according to our correspondent. On 9th November at around 8:00 pm, while the Muslims were praying inside the mosque of No. 5 quarter of Maungdaw town, a group of Rakhine youths backed by policemen had suddenly torched the mosque and the basic religious school attached to it. Both the mosque and school were made of bamboo and thatched with dhani (sea palm leaves). The school was partly burnt down while the mosque could be saved from the fire, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2003


Title: Nasaka Authorities Illegally Taking Money From Public to Support their Armed Force
Date of publication: 23 November 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, November 23: "Nasaka (Border Security Force) of Maungdaw Township in Arakan State was taking Kyat 500,000/- from a businessman by giving a license for a sole agent of vermicelli for only Maungdaw Township, said a trader from Maungdaw Town..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2003


Title: BANGLADESH SOUGHT THE CHINESE COOPERATION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF ASIAN HIGHWAY
Date of publication: 18 November 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, November 18: "On November16, 2003, Bangladesh sought the Chinese cooperation for the construction of a highway passing through Dhaka, Chittagong , Cox’s Bazar, Burma, Thailand and China, according to BSS. Bangladesh government has adopted a“Look East” policy to develop road communication with other Asain countries connecting Bangladesh with Asian Highway, the Communications Minister Nazmal Huda said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2003


Title: Residents of Taungbru Left Relocated for New Battalion and Jail Project
Date of publication: 15 November 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, November 15: "Residents of Taungbru left (Day Banna) village in Maungdaw Township, Arakan State have been relocated recently for a new army battalion and jail project by SPDC authorities, according to our sources. According to local news, over 53 houses and a Muslim graveyard in Taungbru left village of Maungdaw Township have already been destroyed, followed by the SPDC authorities..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2003


Title: A Cowboy Boy Sodomized by Army
Date of publication: 12 November 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, November 12: "An army in Buthidaung Township in Arakan State sodomized a Rohingya cowboy, according to a relative of victim..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2003


Title: Unofficial Makeshift Refugee Camp of Teknaf Relocated to Dhomdomia
Date of publication: 12 November 2003
Description/subject: Teknaf, November 12: "Unofficial makeshift Refugee camp of Teknaf was relocated completely to a new place, close to Dhomdomia BDR check post of Teknaf Town on 28th October 2004, according to Deen Mohammed, a leader of the refugee camp. This unofficial camp was situated at Teknaf border town of Bangladesh close to Burma, set up on a private land after an army operation against illegal Rohingya immigrants in bordering areas in early 2003, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2004


Title: BANGLADESH BDR SEIZED SOME ARMS AND AMMUNATION FROM RNA
Date of publication: 11 November 2003
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, November 11: "The Bangladesh BDR (Bangladesh Rifles) seized some arms, ammunition and equipments from Rohingya Freedom fighters on November 6, 2003, according to R NA (Rohingya National Army) spokesman..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2003


Title: PRICES FALL IN MAUNGDAW TOWN
Date of publication: 10 November 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, November 10: "Prices of essentials, which shot up with the advent of Ramadan Month (Sabbath month), have started falling in local markets, said a trader from Maungdaw Town, yesterday. Prices of items like turmeric, petrol had registered moderate rise but vegetables virtually went beyond the reach of the common man, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN PRESS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2003


Title: A Regional Conference on Protection for Refugees from Burma
Date of publication: 09 November 2003
Description/subject: Chian Mai, November 9: "A two-day long Regional Conference on Protection for Refugees from Burma was held in Thailand between 6 and 7 November 2003, according to a participant named Idris. The conference was organized by Forum-Asia, Altsean, Jesuit Refugees International and Non-violence International on Protection for Burmese Refugee..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2003


Title: No Rohingyas Camped Across the Naf River to Cross the Border
Date of publication: 08 November 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, November 8: "There were no Rohingyas from the Burma Province of Arakan State have camped across the Naf River for last couple of days with intent to cross into Bangladesh, according to our correspondent from Maungdaw town..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2003


Title: Forced Collection of Money for Conducting Civil Defense
Date of publication: 04 November 2003
Description/subject: Akyab, November 04: "The ruling State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) officials have been engaged in forcefully collecting money from Rohingya villagers for conducting short-term military training from across the Akyab (Sittwe) Township in Arakan State, the western part of Burma, sources in the Akyab Town said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 07 November 2003


Title: SOME NASAKA EMPLOYEES IN BANGLADESH
Date of publication: 22 October 2003
Description/subject: Teknaf, Oct. 22, 03: "Recently, Nasaka (Border Security Force) are being employed as goldsmiths in different gold shops of Bangladesh, said Jabed Iqbal Choudhury from Teknaf. Some gold shops were established along the border of Cox’s Bazar district with the collaboration of two syndicates, one U Myint Aung from Maungdaw (Burmese) and another one is Kyaw Hla Oo from Nhila (Bangladeshi), in which most of the employees are Burmese nationals (Rakhines) and of them some are Nasaka or Nasaka agents as goldsmiths, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2003


Title: Conducting Population Survey in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 21 October 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Oct 21: "The Burmese military regime is conducting a survey on population and other things in the bordering township of Maungdaw, Arakan State, from October 7, 2003, said a source close to Village Peace and Development Council (VPDC)..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2003


Title: BURMESE ARMY DEMANDS FARM PRODUCTS AND FIRE WOOD TO WITHDRAW FARMLANDS CONFISCATION ORDER
Date of publication: 19 October 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, October 19: "Rohingya villagers have to pay chili, potatoes, peas and fire woods for army battalion to withdraw their confiscated farmlands and grazing ground in Buthidaung Township, Arakan State, said villager..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2003


Title: ARMY LOOTING GOODS FROM PASSENGERS AND TRAVELERS
Date of publication: 15 October 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, October 15: "Since September last week, 2003, Burmese army have been looting goods from the passengers and travelers in Buthidaung Township, Arakan State while crossing army check-posts, said a trader to Kaladan Press..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2003


Title: A Refugee Woman Missing from Refugee Camp
Date of publication: 13 October 2003
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, October 13: "A Burmese Rohingya refugee woman has been missing from refugee camp since September 21, after being clashed between refugee women and police, according to a victim’s parents. On September 21, 2003, in Kutopalong refugee camp of Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh, there was a clash between Rohingya refugee women and policemen as the refugees’ defense against forced repatriation. In the clash, 7- Rohingya women and two other elderly men were severely beaten up by the police. Among them Miss. Sajeda Begum, 22, and Ms. Dil Bahar, 25, a pregnant woman were seriously wounded, they further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2003


Title: AN AGREEMENT HAS TO BE SIGNED BETWEEN NASAKA AND NEW COUPLES
Date of publication: 12 October 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, October12: "Recently, Nasaka has released an order for the Rohingya community to sign on an agreement between Nasaka (Border Security Force) and new married couples for birth control, said a new married couple to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2003


Title: Township Chairman Ordered to Vacate 65 Dwelling houses at MaungdawTownship
Date of publication: 11 October 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, October 11,2003: "Maungdaw Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) Chairman had ordered the Rohingya village to vacate their dwelling houses by October10, 2003, according to our correspondent of Maungdaw. On September 18, 2003, the TPDC Chairman Captain Hla Pu had ordered the Ba Gone Nah village of Maungdaw south in Arakan State to vacate 65 dwelling houses as to establish a new army camp by October10 but the villagers still refuse to vacate the houses, he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2003


Title: FIVE ROHINGYAS SENTENCED FOR 7- YEARS JAIL IN BUTHIDAUNG
Date of publication: 10 October 2003
Description/subject: . Buthidaung, Oct. 10: "Five Rohingyas of Buthidaung Towship were sentenced 7 years jail each for a little bit extension of Madrasa by the Court No.2 of Buthidaung Town in Arakan State on September 10, 2003, according to a Madrasa teacher, named Mv. Anwar. All victims hail from Ywet Nyo Taung village of Buthidaung Township and were arrested by Nasaka (Border Security Force) of camp No.21 of Nasaka area No.9 on February 2, 2003 by accusation of for extension of Madrasa (Religious School) without permission of concerned authorities..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2003


Title: Burmese Nasaka Gave Ultimatum to Bangladesh Businessmen
Date of publication: 09 October 2003
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, Ocober10: "The Burmese Nasaka (Border Security Force) has given an ultimatum to two Bangladeshi businessmen for immediate release of seven arrested Burmese nationals by Bangladesh police, said Hamid Mohamed Ershad, a local reporter. Seven- Rakhine (Burmese nationals) including one Aung Kyaw Sein has been arrested on 4th October 2003 by police in Ukhiya of Cox’s Bazar District under the accusation of passport Act..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2003


Title: Army Headquarters Became a Market
Date of publication: 08 October 2003
Description/subject: Buthiaung, October 08: "The army Headquarters of Battalion No.551 of Thin Ga Net village of Buthidaung north in Arakan State has become a market since September 20, 2003, according to our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 07 November 2003


Title: A SPDC Deputy Minister Held a Meeting at Maungdaw Town, to Support the 7-Points Road Map.
Date of publication: 07 October 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw. October 07: "A SPDC Deputy Minister held a meeting at Maungdaw Town in Arakan State in supporting the 7-points road map by the new Prime Minister on 20 th September 2003, according to a participant of the meeting..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2003


Title: U-17 Booters lost All Three Practice Matches in Rangoon
Date of publication: 07 October 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, October 07: "Bangladesh lost all the three-practice matches they played in the Burma, according the sports reporter..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2003


Title: A female Refugee Detained in Cox’s Bazar Jail
Date of publication: 26 September 2003
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, September 26: "A female Rohingya refugee from Khutupalong camp named Shajeda Begum, 22, is being detained in Cox’s Bajar Jail, in Bangladesh, according to our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 28 September 2003


Title: Forced Labour is Still Continuing in Arakan
Date of publication: 13 September 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, September 13: "Forced labour is still continuing in Buthidaung Township, Arakan State, according to our correspondent. The villagers of Buthidaung Township have to pay forced labour at Nasaka camps (Border Security Force), military camps, Military Intelligent (MI), such as to clean the camps, to fence the camps, to build the latrines, to carry water, to prepare firewood, and etc, he further said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 28 September 2003


Title: Policemen together with Immigration Arrested 120 Men and Extortion
Date of publication: 11 September 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, September 11: "On August 30,2003, a team of police together with immigration have arrested 120 Rohingyas from Koin Daung (Kwan Dine) village of Buthidaung Township in Arakan State and extorted money, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2003


Title: S. KOREA AND BURMA BUSINESSMEN MEET
Date of publication: 07 September 2003
Description/subject: Rangoon, September 7: "South Korean products recently have found ready market in Burma said a Rangoon businessman, according to Burma Times..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Times" via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2003


Title: SPDC Authorities conducted a Buddhist Rites to Prevent Curse
Date of publication: 07 September 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, September 6: "On 27th August 2003, early morning, the authorities of the State Peace and Development Council( SPDC) conducted a religious ceremony at Maungdaw Town in Arakan State, according to our sources..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2003


Title: 2858 Rohingya Refugees Returned Home in August and till 4th September
Date of publication: 06 September 2003
Description/subject: Teknaf, September 6: "Some 2858 Rohingya refugees returned to Burma in August and until 4th September from Kutopalong and Nayapara refugee camps of Cox’s Bazaar District, according to our sources..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2003


Title: BRC and UNHCR Don’t Take Responsibility If Political Refugees of Burma Sent to Mae Sot
Date of publication: 03 September 2003
Description/subject: Mae Sot, September 03: "On September 2, 2003, a press release was released for the security of political refugees of Burma, by (BRC), which takes care of political refugees, who are living in Bangkok, Thailand, according to Muslim Agency for News..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2003


Title: Border trade with Burma halts on trader strike
Date of publication: 02 September 2003
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, September 2: "Border trade between Bangladesh and Burma came to a halt yesterday as traders at the frontier went on an indefinite strike to protest harassment by law enforcers while transporting goods through the Teknaf (border Town) Highway, according to UNB, Cox’s Bazar..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2003


Title: Bangladesh Army Seized Some Arms and Ammunition from Rakhine Armed Groups
Date of publication: 01 September 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, September 01: "The Bangladesh army seized some arms, ammunition and equipments from Rakhine armed groups on August 25, 2003, according to Daily Star..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Daily Star" via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2003


Title: Burma Announces Democracy Roadmap
Date of publication: 31 August 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, August 31: "Burma’s military government announced a seven-point roadmap towards democracy yesterday that includes "free and fair" elections to be held under a new constitution, according to the newly installed Prime Minister Khin Nyunt said in his first speech yesterday..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2003


Title: Primary Education System Deteriorated in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 30 August 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, August 30: "Primary education system is deteriorated day by day in northern Arakan, Burma, according to a prominent Rohingya leader of Maungdaw Town..." children, UNICEF, school
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2003


Title: What Happened to the Shrimp Culture?
Date of publication: 26 August 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, August 26: "The shrimp farmers of Maungdaw Township in the western part of Burma are facing difficulties arising from constantly changing polices on shrimp farming, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2003


Title: China to Promote Bilateral Relations with Burma
Date of publication: 23 August 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, August 23: "China will promote bilateral relations with Burma to ensure stability and development even as sanctions are leveled against Rangoon by the United States and other nations, state media reported yesterday, according to AFP, Beijing..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2003


Title: Does Forced labour Exists in Arakan?
Date of publication: 22 August 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, August 22: "On June 30,2003, the Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) Chairman of Buthidaung Township under the Arakan State ordered five villages to plant seedlings along the roadsides, said our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2003


Title: Two Deals with Burma in the Process of Implementation
Date of publication: 21 August 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, August 21: "Two deals with Burma are in the process of implementation, said Commerce Minister Amir Khosoru Mohmud Chowdhury to reporters after an inter-ministerial meeting held at the Ministry of Commerce Conference room on 18th August, according to Star report.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Daily Star" via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (4K)
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2003


Title: Nasaka Confiscated a Garden From a Poor man
Date of publication: 20 August 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, August 20: "The Nasaka (Border Security Force) of Nasaka headquarters of Maungdaw Township in Arakan State confiscated a garden from a poor man for new Buddhist settlers, on July 27, said a victim’s relative to our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (4K)
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2003


Title: Account Trade with Burma Hangs in the Balance
Date of publication: 19 August 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, August 19: "Account trade between Bangladesh and Burma hangs in the balance as the US has imposed economic restrictions on Yangon,according to Star report. Dollar crisis worsened in Yangon following the economic restrictions. Due to restriction on opening Lcs in Burma, Dhaka and Yangon had decided to introduce account trade, which has now become uncertain due to the US sanction, said a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2003


Title: Money Extorted From Farmers for Model Village
Date of publication: 19 August 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, August17: "The Buthidaung Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) Chairman had extorted Kyat 250,000/-from five farmers under the pretext of establishing a model village for Buddhist settlers, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2003


Title: US Sanctions Cripple Burma Economy
Date of publication: 19 August 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, August 19: "US sanctions against Burma have plunged the military State’s ailing economy into chaos, crippling trade and prompting the junta to devise ways of beating the measures, analysts say, according to AFP, Rangoon..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: AFP via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2003


Title: Government Servants to Take Military Training
Date of publication: 17 August 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, August 17: "On August 13, the Commander of the Western Command issued an order asking government servants to take a short-term military training by the end of this month, according to our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2003


Title: SPDC Authorities and DKBA Jointly Checked Mosques
Date of publication: 17 August 2003
Description/subject: Mae Sot, August 17: "The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) authorities and their collaborators Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) were jointly checking the Mosques in Karen State and Pegu Devision of Burma, on August 01, 2003, according to Burma Agency for News..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burma Agency for News via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2003


Title: 17 Families Refugee Returned Home
Date of publication: 16 August 2003
Description/subject: Teknaf, August 16: "17 families of Rohingya refugees returned home on August13, 2003 from two existing refugee camps Kutupalong and Nayapara of Cox’s Bazar District, according to our correspondent of Teknaf..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2003


Title: Paddy Purchasing Representatives Appointed in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 15 August 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, August 15: "On July 23, 2003, the Western Command Commander has appointed two representatives for procurement of paddy from Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships of northern Arakan State, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2003


Title: Two Muslims Arrested for identification of Islam on NID Cards in Southern Burma
Date of publication: 14 August 2003
Description/subject: Moulmein, August 14: "On 11 August 2003, two Muslims named U Win Khrine, 42, and Zaw Win Naing, 35, were arrested by a combined cell, consisting of Nasaka (Border Security Force) and Immigration because of their identification of Islam in religion on their National Identity Cards (NID), said Muslim Agency for News..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Muslim Agency for News via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2003


Title: Muslim Migrant workers celebrated Mother’s Day in Thailand
Date of publication: 13 August 2003
Description/subject: Mae Sot, August 13: "Muslim migrant workers celebrated Mother’s Day in Thailand on 12 August 2003 to honour Queen Sirikit Kitiyakorn’s 71st birthday, which is also marked as Mother’s Day in Thailand, according to Muslin Agency for News..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Muslim Agency for News via Kaladan Press
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2003


Title: Five Muslims Arrested in Myawaddi Town
Date of publication: 11 August 2003
Description/subject: Myawaddi, August 11: "A combined operation cell consisting of Military Intelligence (MI), Nasaka (Border Security Force) and USDA members arrested five Muslim youths in Mya waddi town of Karen State, a border town of Thai- Burma, on August 8, 2003, according to Muslim Agency for News..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Muslim Agency for News via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2003


Title: FOUR ROHINGYA REFUGEES DROWNED AS TRAWLER SANK
Date of publication: 10 August 2003
Description/subject: Teknaf, August 10: "Four Rohingya refugees drowned as their fishing trawler sank in the Naf River on 31 st. July 2003, due to inclement weather, said a refugee from Nayapara Camp..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2003


Title: SPDC Recruiting Villagers For Short-term Military Training
Date of publication: 10 August 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, August 10: "The local SPDC authorities in Arakan State are recruiting villagers for short-term military training in Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships, according to our correspondent. Members of Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) in Arakan State went round the villages in their townships, called meetings, and enlisted the villagers to attend the military training. They registered youths of 18 to 25 years old, source further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2003


Title: Army Abducted and Married a Rakhine Girl
Date of publication: 09 August 2003
Description/subject: Rathedaung, August 8: "On July 9,2003, a Rakhine girl was abducted and married by an army named Tat Naing, according to our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan news
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2003


Title: BDR Seized Smuggled Goods In Teknaf
Date of publication: 09 August 2003
Description/subject: Teknaf, August 08: "On July 26, 2003 a BDR (Bangladesh Rifles) team of Teknaf in a daylong anti-smuggling drive seized a motorboat with full load of goods in Kauyar Khali Creek of Bangladesh while it was on way to Burma, according to our source from Teknaf..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2003


Title: Two Nasaka Beaten up By One Villager
Date of publication: 09 August 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, August 9: "On 12th July 2003, two Nasaka (Bordr Security Force) forces were beaten up by a villager during altercation among them, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2003


Title: Army Beat Up a Cleric’s Wife and Daughter
Date of publication: 08 August 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, September 8: "Army beat up a cleric named Fayazul Islam’s wife and daughter because of their scarves on their heads while entering the compound of army, in which they were taking photographs of Rohingya people on 2n September 2003, according to our sources..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2003


Title: Coastal Guards Seized Series of Cargo ships with Fertilizer
Date of publication: 04 August 2003
Description/subject: Teknaf, August 04: "On July 27, 2003, Bangladesh Coastal Guard seized a cargo ship loaded with fertilizer in Bay of Bengal near Saint Martin Island while on their way to Burma, said an owner of the cargo ship..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2003


Title: 986 Rohingyas Returned Home in July.
Date of publication: 03 August 2003
Description/subject: Teknaf. August 03: "Some 986 Rohingya Refugees of 178 families returned to Burma in July from Kutopalong and Nayapara refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar District, said our correspondent from Teknaf..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2003


Title: Human Rights Workshop for Arakanese Youths in Bangladesh
Date of publication: 03 August 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, August 03: "The Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB) Based in Thailand conducted a one-day long training between two youth groups of Rakhine and Rohingya in Bangladesh ended on 1st August 2003, according to a participant..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2003


Title: SIX TRAWLERS SINK IN BAY, FOUR FISHERMEN DROWNED, 60 MISSING
Date of publication: 30 July 2003
Description/subject: Teknaf, July 30: "Four fishermen drowned and at least 60 are missing as six fishing trawlers sank in the Bay of Bengal on July 27,2003, due to inclement weather, trawler owners association of Teknaf said to our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2003


Title: A MOTOR BOAT SEIZED AND EXTORTED
Date of publication: 29 July 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, July 29: "On July 10, 2003, a motorboat carrying 22 bulls was seized by Nasaka (Border Security Force) of Area No. 8 of Maungdaw Township and was later released after paying a bribe of 2.8 million Kyats, a border trader said to our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2003


Title: SUU KYI WILL NOT REMAIN DETAINED FOR LONG TIME
Date of publication: 29 July 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, July 29: "Aung San Suu Kyi will not remain in detention in Burma "for a long period," the Foreign Minister Win Aung said yesterday, according to AFP, Jakarta..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: AFP via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2003


Title: A VPDC Chairman Arrested for Second Marriage
Date of publication: 28 July 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, July 28: "On June 15, 2003, a Village Peace and Development Council (VPDC) Chairman named Imam Hussain, 50, was arrested by the Nasaka- Border Security Force- camp No. 21 of Nasaka Area No. 9 of Buthidaung Township, Arakan State, for the cause of second marriage, said a relative of the victim to our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2003


Title: FISHING IS RISKY IN NAF RIVER NOW
Date of publication: 27 July 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, July 27: "Fishing is risky in Naf River now as many fishermen were looted of their fishing nets, fishes, cash and other belongings. Yet the poor fishermen are going for trawling in the river with great fear for their livelihood, said a fisherman from Maungdaw town to our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 28 July 2003


Title: Nasaka’s Reckless Shooting in a Bordering Village of Bangladesh
Date of publication: 25 July 2003
Description/subject: Cox’s Bazar, July 24: "The Burmese Border Security Force (Nasaka) personnel crossed the international border over the Naf River and started firing at Ulobonia village in Waikhong Union under Teknaf Township of Cox’s Bazar district in southern Chittagong, Bangladesh, eyewitnesses told Kaladan Press..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 28 July 2003


Title: Seven Rohingya Muslim Seek Refugees Status
Date of publication: 25 July 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, July 25: "Seven Rohingya Muslims from Burma climbed the perimeter fence into the compound of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at Jalan Bukti Petaling there on 8th July 2003 to demand refugee status, according to the New Straits Times of Malaysia..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Straits Times" via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 28 July 2003


Title: A ROHINGYA WOMAN RAPED
Date of publication: 23 July 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, July 23: "On July 01, 2003, a Rohingya woman named Ms. Nasima Khatoon (nickname), 25, was raped for two days in Nasaka (Border Security Force) camp by a Nasaka officer, said a victim’s relative to our source..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 28 July 2003


Title: REPAIR WORKS OF MAUNGDAW JAME-MOSQUE AGAIN HALTED
Date of publication: 21 July 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, July 21: "On 11 July 2003, The Chairman of the Maungdaw Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) Capt. Hla Poo had issued an order to stop again all the repair works of the Maungdaw Jame-Mosque, said a community leader to our Kaladan Press..."
Language: eNGLISH
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K
Date of entry/update: 28 July 2003


Title: BLACK PEPPER CULTIVATION IN NORTH ARAKAN
Date of publication: 20 July 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, July 20: "On July 3, 2003, the Chairman of the Maungdaw Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) has introduced black pepper cultivation in north Arakan and issued an order asking every family to the villagers to plant seedlings of black pepper, said a farmer to our correspondent preferring not to refer to his name..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 28 July 2003


Title: NASAKA COMMITTED SERIES OF ROBBERY
Date of publication: 19 July 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, July 19: "On 1st July 2003, Nasaka (Border Security Force) troops had looted a shrimp culture project in Loun Don village of Maungdaw township, Arakan State, Burma, said a schoolteacher to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 28 July 2003


Title: ROHINGYA WELCOMES US APPROVED SANCTIONS ON BURMA
Date of publication: 17 July 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, July 17: "Rohingya people of Arakan State, Burma, welcomes US approved sanctions on Burma in protest against its recent crackdown on the pro-democracy opposition, said an exiled NLD member living in Chittagong..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 28 July 2003


Title: BURMA-BANGLADESH BORDER ALERT
Date of publication: 15 July 2003
Description/subject: Taungbro (Maungdaw) July 15: "From last week of June 2003, the border security forces of both Burma and Bangladesh are on alert all along the border due to possible sporadic fresh influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh, according to our correspondent. At present, about 80 Rohingya families, most of whom were repatriated refugees from Bangladesh have, in their attempt to cross the border to Bangladesh, gathered in a bordering village of Taungbro Left in Nasaka Sector No.3. After repatriation, they are not properly rehabilitated in their original places and are denied the right to own their lands and properties, sources said..."
Author/creator: Md. Sadek
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 15 July 2003


Title: Football Tournament Organized by NaSaKa With the Villagers
Date of publication: 15 July 2003
Description/subject: Taungbro( Maungdaw) July 15: "A football competition was held, between NaSaKa Sector Nos. 3 and 4, from 30 June to 5 July 2003, at Laikra village (Kumirkhali), the headquarters of the NaSaKa Sector No.4, about 15 miles north of Maungdaw town, said our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 15 July 2003


Title: Process of Forced Repatriation Continued in the Rohingya Refugee Camps
Date of publication: 11 July 2003
Description/subject: Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, July 11: "The Bangladesh camp officials and the local UNHCR staffs are continuously threatening the remaining Rohingya refugees in Kutupalong and Nayapara refugee camps to go back to Burma without any protection, said a Rohingya refugee leader. The refugees have been forced to put their signatures or thumb impressions on blank papers to be used later stating voluntary repatriation, he further said. The refugees, who refuse to do so, cannot live in the camps. If any one disobeys such order of the camp officials, he is jailed under false and fabricated charges (such as criminal charges under Bangladesh Penal Code) or forcibly repatriated or deprived of all his entitlements and facilities in the camp such as, food, ration, medical treatment and shelter etc., he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 13 July 2003


Title: Forced Labour Still Continuing in Northern Arakan
Date of publication: 09 July 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung July, 9: "Forced labour is still continuing in Arakan State of Western Burma. As part of SPDC’s design, the Commander of the Battalion No.565 of Burma Army in Buthidaung Township ordered the Rohingya villagers of Nan Ra Gon, San Nyin Way (Lambarbil-East) and Quendaung villages to construct a bridge on the “Dabruchaung River”, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 13 July 2003


Title: FORCED LABOUR FOR GROWING PADDY
Date of publication: 01 July 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, July 1: "On 12th June 2003, the Commander of the Military Operation Command (MOC)-15 of Buthidaung Township,Arakan State, had ordered five villages to provide forced labour to work in farmlands controlled by the army camps, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 04 July 2003


Title: A FIGHTING BETWEEN PRO- NLD AND ANTI- NLD SOLDIERS
Date of publication: 22 June 2003
Description/subject: Sittwe, June 22: "On 12 June, an armed fighting was occurred between pro-NLD and anti- NLD soldiers in the battalion No. 232 in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State, according to our correspondent of Sittwe..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2003


Title: 48 MORE REFUGEES REPATRIATED
Date of publication: 19 June 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, June19: "Forty-eight more Rohingya refugees of 8 families went back to Burma from two existing refugee camps yesterday, according to our correspondent. Officials of Bangladesh and UNHCR saw them off on the bank of Naaf River at Teknaf, he further said. In Burma side, Burma immigration officials received the refugees at Kayaung Chaung reception Center of Maungdaw Township, source said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2003


Title: TWO MEN DETENTION BY NASAKA WITH FALSE CASE
Date of publication: 19 June 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, June 19: "The commander of Nasak Area No. 6 detained two men on 12th June 2003, by accusing of involvement in human trafficking in Maungdaw Township in Arakan State, said our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2003


Title: 94 MORE ROHINGYAS REPATRIATED
Date of publication: 04 June 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, June 04: "More 94 Rohingya refugees belonging to 15 families returned to Burma on first June Sunday from Nayapara and Kutupalong refugee camps, according to the Daily Star. Bangladesh and UNHCR officials saw them off on the bank of Naaf River at Teknaf. Burma Immigration officials received them at Kayinchaung Reception Centre, Maungdaw..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: A MEETING BETWEEN FBCCI AND UBFCCI
Date of publication: 03 June 2003
Description/subject: Coxs Bazar, June 03: "A meeting was held between directors of Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) and the visiting five-member Burma business delegations led by Union of Burma Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( UBFCCI ) president U Win Myint, at the FBCCI conference room yesterday, according to today Daily Star. In the meeting, the Bangladesh side identified that the visa restrictions, lack of transportation, and absence of effective transactions mechanism are the major hurdles to the growth of business between Bangladesh and Burma..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: WORLDS OLDEST WOMAN DIED IN BANGLADESH
Date of publication: 03 June 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, June 3: "An old woman named Begum Poirunessa, presumed to be the oldest woman in the world, died on 1st June 2003, night at her Chargobindapur residence under Sujanagar Upazila at the age of 151, according to BBS of Pabna..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: BBS via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: 704 ROHINGYAS REPATRIATED IN MAY
Date of publication: 02 June 2003
Description/subject: Coxs Bazar, June 02: "A total of 704 Rohingya refugees belong to 121 families were repatriated to their homes in Burma from Ukhiya and Teknaf camps in May, according to BSS of Coxs Bazar..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: BSS via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES ORDERED CLOSED FROM MONDAY
Date of publication: 02 June 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, June 02: "Universities and colleges in Burma have been ordered closed from Monday 2 June until further notice following the arrest by junta authorities of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi , according to AFP, Rangoon..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: AFP via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: FLAG MEETING BETWEEN BDR AND NA SA KA
Date of publication: 01 June 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, June 01: "A flag meeting between Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and Border Security Force (Na Sa Ka) was held in the Bandola Camp (Nasaka camp) of Maungdaw north in Arakan State on 30th May 2003, according to Dainik Purbokone..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: SUU KYI TAKEN UNDER TEMPORARY ARREST
Date of publication: 01 June 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, April 01: "Burmas opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been put under temporary arrest after a violence clash between her supporters and pro-junta group in northern Burma, according to "The Daily Star"..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Daily Star" via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: AIA DECLARATION
Date of publication: 26 May 2003
Description/subject: "According to our correspondent, we came to know that an emergency meeting of the Arakan Independence Alliance (AIA), an umbrella organization of the National United Party of Arakan (NUPA) and Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO), was held on 24-25 May 2003. He further added that the meeting discussed about the present political situation and other matters of national importance. The issue of launching an active peaceful political movement was one of the important agenda items dominated in the discussions of the meeting. Considering the need for reconciliation among different peoples in Burma in order to bring the autocratic rule of the illegitimate military regime to an end, the AIA declares to continue its joint movement until the inalienable right of the people of Arakan to self-determination is achieved. We have learnt that the AIA has just released a declaration today, which has included the following points:..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: 175 ROHINGYA REFUGEES REPATRIATED
Date of publication: 25 May 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, May 25: "A group of 175 Rohingya refugees belonging to 27 families returned to their homes in Burma on 21st May from Nayapara and Kutupalong refugee camps, according to the Daily Star correspondent, Coxs Bazar..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Daily Star" via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: DAW SUU KYI, GENERALS TO TALK SOON
Date of publication: 24 May 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, May 24: "Burmas military government and opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will hold long-awaited talks within the next few weeks, Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai of Thailand said, according to the Nation/ANN, Bangkok..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Nation"/ANN via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: NASAKA INSPIRE SMUGGLING FUEL OIL FROM BANGLADESH
Date of publication: 23 May 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, May 23: "The concerned authorities of Nasaka in Burma inspire smuggling of fuel oil into the country from Bangladesh. The dealers of Burma pay money in advance to their Bangladesh counterparts for fuel oil, according to our correspondent. Smuggling through Bangladesh-Burma border at Ukhiya and Teknaf in Coxs Bazaar continues unabated, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Burmese Rohingya in Bangladesh Face an Uncertain Future
Date of publication: 22 May 2003
Description/subject: Veronika Martin and Kavita Shukla [of Refugees International] are in Asia for an assessment mission on Burmese refugees. "By June 30, 2003 the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is planning a dramatic change in its responsibilities towards the remaining 21,000 Rohingya refugees from Burma residing in two camps in Coxs Bazaar district of Bangladesh. The proposed plan outlines an 18-month assistance program. The guiding principle of the program is self-sufficiency within local communities for refugees who do not opt for repatriation by the proposed July 1 deadline, when UNHCR plans to disengage from its role in normal care for refugees, as well as from repatriations. The plan for this residual case load, left over from the influx of 250,000 Rohingya in the early 90s, proposes providing skills training with the intention of enabling refugees to become economically and socially independent by the end of 2004..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Refugees International via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (17K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: SERIES OF BOMBS LEAVE 4 DEAD IN BURMA
Date of publication: 22 May 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, May 22: "Four bombs exploded in a Burma town on the border with Thailand yesterday, killing 4 people, a Burma government spokesman said, according to AP, Rangoon..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: AP via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: ROHINGYA REFUGEE REPATRIATION STARTS AGAIN
Date of publication: 21 May 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, May 21: "Repatriation of Rohingya refugees resumed Monday after over a couple of years with the return of 123 refugees from 20 families to their homeland, Arakan, Burma, according to the Daily Star. Another 150 refugees are expected to return today. The Rohingya refugees have been in Bangladesh for the last 12 years. They will be repatriated twice a week--- on Mondays and Wednesdays. About 21,658 refugees are still waiting for repatriation, said Bangladesh officials..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Daily Star via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: A YOUNG GIRL RAPED BY POLICE
Date of publication: 12 May 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, May12: "A girl was gang raped by police while she was returning to her home after visiting her relatives at Rathedaung Township on 19th April 2003, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: ARMY ARRESTED 20 VILLAGERS FOR FORCED LABOR
Date of publication: 07 May 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, May 07: "A section of army went to Koin Daung village of Buthidaung Township in Arakan State on April 20, 2003, and arrested 20 villagers for forced labor, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: BURMA FREES 21 PRISONERS
Date of publication: 05 May 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, May 5: "Burmas military government has released 21 prisoners, including prominent academic Salai Tun Than and 12 members of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), according to AFP, Rangoon, said in a statement Sunday..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: A MEETING ON FORCED LABOR
Date of publication: 27 April 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, April 27: "The Commander of Military Operation Commands (MOC)-15 called a meeting with Maulanas (religious leaders) at Buthidaung in order to obtain false statements that forced labor has totally stopped in the villages now. He strongly warned the participants to use the word volunteer helps instead of forced labor for any unpaid labor, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: FORCED COLLECTION FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION
Date of publication: 27 April 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, April 27: "The Commander of the Tactical Operational Command (TOC) of Buthidaung, Arakan State, had forcibly collected from villagers an amount of Kyat 700,000/- for construction of a 7 kilometre-long road, linking Let Wai Dad and Nga Kyi Dauk village, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: 6 MADRASSA COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND TEACHERS ARRESTED
Date of publication: 21 April 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, April 21: "3 committee members of a madrassa (religious school) with 3 teachers, who were arrested on 15 March by Nasaka for expanding the madrassa structure, are still in police custody, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: ARBITRARY ARREST AND EXTORTION BY NASAKA
Date of publication: 21 April 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, April 21: "Nasaka (Border Security Force) arrested a Rohingya man unlawfully and extorted money on 27th March while he was visiting his relatives at Buthidaung township of Arakan State from neighbouring Maungdaw town, according to our correspondent..."
Language: Engl;ish
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: 32 PRISONERS HANDED OVER AFTER TWO DAYS OF FLAG MEETING BETWEEN NASAKA AND BDR
Date of publication: 09 April 2003
Description/subject: Teknaf, April 09: "32 prisoners of both countries were handed over between Nasaka (Burma border security force) and Bangladesh Rifle (BDR){Bangladesh border security force} after two days of flag meeting between Nasaka and BDR at Teknaf (a border town of Bangladesh), according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Bangladesh PM back from Burma
Date of publication: 22 March 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, 22nd March: "Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia returned home yesterday afternoon from Rangoon, winding up her three-day official visit to the Union of Burma. She visited the Burma at the invitation of Burma Prime Minister, according to the BSS, Dhaka..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: BSS via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: BANGLADESH PRIMINISTER LEAVES FOR BURMA TODAY: ECONOMICS TIES WITH BURMA TO EXPEND.
Date of publication: 19 March 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, 19th March: "Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia leaves Dhaka for Rangoon today for a three- day official visit to Burmam at the invitation of SPDC Chairman and Prime Minister Senior General Than Shwe, the Daily star said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Daily Star" via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: FACING AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE:
Date of publication: 17 March 2003
Description/subject: "During 1991-92, nearly 300,000 Rohingya Muslims sought refuge in Bangladesh from persecution by the army in Burma. Since then, the bulk of them have been repatriated, but new influxes are happening occasionally, as the situation was not improved at all in Arakan. The Burmese junta has not yet restored citizenship of the Rohingyas also breaking the promise they have given to Bangladesh earlier. About 20,000 refugees remain in camps under difficult conditions. The conditions in the refugee camps are particularly appalling..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (24K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Burma, 4 other countries for freetrade agreement
Date of publication: 09 March 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, Mach 09: "Commerce ministers from five countries around the Bay of Bengal on 7th March, called for a free-trade pact to boost regional economic cooperation, according to AFP, Colombo..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: AFP via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Quarrel Occurred Between a Rohingya Student and a Local Rakhine Youth But benefit for Police and MI
Date of publication: 07 March 2003
Description/subject: Akyab, 7th March 2003: "A quarrel was occurred on 10th February 2003, between a Rohingya Student and a local Rakhine youth at Nazirpara village of Akyab, the capital of Arakan State. But, this facility has benefited to the police and Military Intelligence (MI-10) to extract Kyat-11, 00,000/- from the elder brother of the student, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: DHAKA, RANGOON PLAN TRADE EXPANSION
Date of publication: 06 March 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, March 6: "Bangladesh and Burma will set up a joint trade commission during PM Khaleda Zias visit to Rangoon on 19th this month. A foreign ministerial joint commission will also be set up to oversee bilateral relations, according to the Daily Star report..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Daily Star" via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: NASAKA IMPOSED MOVEMENT RESTRICTION TO THE VILLAGERS OF MAUNGDAW SOUTH
Date of publication: 05 March 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, March 5: "The villagers of Maungdaw south are being imposed further movement restriction by the Nasaka to go to Maungdaw town for the cause of committed an armed robbery in those areas by the Bangladeshi dacoits, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: SOME RAHKINE FAMILIES RE-ENTERED BANGLADESH
Date of publication: 21 February 2003
Description/subject: Naikongchari, Feb. 21: "Some Rakhine families from Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung townships of Arakan State re-entered Bangladesh, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: ROHINGYA AND RAKHINE YOUTHS JOINTLY COMPLETED A HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP
Date of publication: 20 February 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, February 20: "Rohingya and Rakhine youths successfully completed a joint human rights workshop at Dhaka from 4th to 8th February 2003, according to a participant of the workshop..".
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Eid- ul- Azha Celebrated in Arakan
Date of publication: 19 February 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, February 19: "Rohingya Muslims across the Arakan State on 12th February 2003 celebrated the holy Eid- ul Azha with due religious fervour and sprit of sacrifice, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: BANGLADESH FAIR BEGINS IN RANGOON MARCH 20
Date of publication: 18 February 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, February 18: "The second Bangladeshs single country fair will be beginning in Rangoon on March 20, said in the Daily Star..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Daily Star" via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: AIA HAS RELEASED A JOINT PRESS RELEASE ABOUT THE RECENT RECENT AGREEMENT OF BURMA AND INDIA TO DEVELOP ECONOMIC PROJECTS
Date of publication: 05 February 2003
Description/subject: CHITTAGONG, 5th Feb 2003: "The Arakan Independence Alliance (AIA), an umbrella organization of the National United Party of Arakan (NUPA) and Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) has released a joint press release today about recent agreement of Burma and India to develop economic projects, said the statement..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10k)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: PRICES OF RICE AND ONION HAVE MARKED SHARP RISE IN WESTERN BURMA
Date of publication: 05 February 2003
Description/subject: Maungdaw, February 5: "Prices of rice and onion have marked sharp rise by Kyat 12 per kg and Kyat 100 per viss (I viss=1.74 kg) respectively. Rice is now being sold Kyat 260 per kg as against Kyat 228 Per kg, onion kyat 400 per viss as against kyat 300 four months back, in western Burma, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Bangla-Myanmar shipping begins
Date of publication: 31 January 2003
Description/subject: Chittagon, January 31: "A shipping service began yesterday between Bangladesh and Myanmar, marking the first legal sea vessel between the neighbours since a 1988 coup in Yangon, said in the Daily Star..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Daily Star" via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: A FATHER DIED FOR HIS DAUGHTER s MARRIAGE AFFAIRS
Date of publication: 30 January 2003
Description/subject: Buthidaung, January 30: "A father was dead on January 13, 2003, for his daughters marriage affairs to a young man without getting permission from Nasaka (border security force)..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (15K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Myanmar FM visits India to talk economic ties
Date of publication: 20 January 2003
Description/subject: Chittagong, January 20: "Myanmar Foreign Minister U Win Maung arrives in New Delhi today on a six-day visit to deepen the economic content in relations with India; Bangladesh could be left behind to reap the benefit from developmental spin-offs in infrastructure and energy sectors according to the Daily Star..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Daily Star via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (15K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: FORCED LABOUR AND EXTORTION STILL EXISTS IN ARAKAN
Date of publication: 26 December 2002
Description/subject: Buthidaung, December 26: "Forced labour and extortion are still continuing in Arakan State even if SPDC authorities have officially denied the existence any forced labour across the country, according to our correspondent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: BANGLADESH STAND BY MYANMAR FOR CONSTRUCTION OF ASIAN HIGHWAY
Date of publication: 25 December 2002
Description/subject: Chittagong, December 25, 2002: "If the tangle over the Asian Highway is not resolved immediately Bangladesh should stand by Myanmar regarding the following confusing matters with all her available resources, said in the Daily Star on December 22. In this regard, building a bridge over the Naaf River should get precedence over any other similar project inside the country, it further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Daily Star" via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: FORCED COLLECTION OF CHICKEN BY ARMY
Date of publication: 23 December 2002
Description/subject: Buthidaung, December 23, 2002: "Rohingya villagers of Buthidaung Township, Arakan State are still being paid 8 to 12 Visses (1 Viss = 1.75 kgs) of chicken to the army camp per quarter in every 3 months, according to our correspondent..."
Language: Enlgish
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: A PREGNANT ROHINGYA WOMAN KICKED OUT A NASAKA
Date of publication: 22 December 2002
Description/subject: Maungdaw, December 22: "A pregnant Rohingya woman kicked out a Nasaka while he checked her stomach and whole body insincerely on 5th December, said a man to our source who preferred not to mention his name..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: $1B GAS PIPELINE PROJECT PROPOSED
Date of publication: 20 December 2002
Description/subject: Plan to link Myanmar with India via Bangladesh... Chittagong, 20 December: "The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has accepted, in principle, a proposal for the construction of a Myanmar-Tripura- West Bengal gas pipeline through Bangladesh, according to the Independent of 19th December..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Independent" via KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (15K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: DHAKA-RANGOON DEAL TO SET UP JOINT TRADE COMMISSION FINALISED
Date of publication: 19 December 2002
Description/subject: Dhaka, December 19: "Resolving all pending issues of bilateral trade, Bangladesh and Myanmar on yesterday finalised agreements to establish a Joint Trade Commission and introduce Accounts Trade and Coastal Shipping Link, report in Financial Express. The agreements are expected to be signed next March, opening new vistas in trade between the two neighbouring countries, officials said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: BURMESE JUNTA LEADER REACHED DHAKA YESTERDAY
Date of publication: 18 December 2002
Description/subject: Chittagong, December 16,02: "The Burmese junta leader Gen. Than Shwe, also the chairman of Myanmars SPDC, arrived Dhaka yesterday morning for a two-day state visit to Bangladesh at the invitation of Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: FOUR FISHERMEN ARRESTED IN AKYAB FOR MURDER OF TWO WOMEN AND THROWING OF TWO OTHER MEN INTO THE RIVER
Date of publication: 16 December 2002
Description/subject: Sittwe, December 16, 2002: "Four Rohingya fishermen were arrested in Akyab (Sittwe) for murdering and robbing two Rakhine women and for throwing two other Rakhine men into the river while they were crossing the mouth of the Kaladan river on 11th November 2002, according to our source in the Police Department..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: MYANMAR PM VISIT DHAKA TOMORROW
Date of publication: 16 December 2002
Description/subject: Chittagong, December 16: "Myanmar (Burma) Prime Minister Senior General Than Shwe will fly in Dhaka tomorrow on two-day visit to Bangladesh, according to the Daily Star.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Daily Star" via Kaladan News
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: A MAN KILLED AT MINBYA IMMIGRATION OFFICE IN ARAKAN
Date of publication: 10 December 2002
Description/subject: Minbya, Dec. 10: "An immigration officer has beaten and killed a man during investigation with an accusation of made contact with his son by telephone in Saudi Arabia on 11th November 2002, said a source in the Minbya Township Administration..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: BURMESE NASAKA TROOPS SUMMARILY EXECUTED TWO ROHINGYA VILLAGERS IN ARAKAN
Date of publication: 04 December 2002
Description/subject: Maungdaw, Dec. 04: "Burmese Border Security Force (Nasaka) summarily executed two Rohingya villagers on 23rd November 2002 in the Headquarters of Nasaka Sector No.2, at Maungdaw Township in Arakan State, Western part of Burma, said a source in Nasaka Headquarters..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (5K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: THE REMAINING 162 PERSONS RELEASED, EXCEPT 4 ROHINGYA YOUTHS
Date of publication: 19 November 2002
Description/subject: By our correspondent: Maungdaw, November 19: The remaining 162 persons including the 4 women were released at the end of October 2002, with a bribe of Kyats 10,000 to 70,000 for each and 4 main accused Rohingya youths still kept in police custody of Maungdaw, Arakan State, according to our correspondent.
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: OVER 100 FISHERMEN MISSING IN BAY OF BENGAL AS CYCLONE HITS
Date of publication: 18 November 2002
Description/subject: Coxs Bazar, November 18: "Over 100 Rohingya fishermen remained missing after 12th Novembers Cyclone hit that lashed the coastal belt of Coxs Bazar of Bangladesh..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan news
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: ARMY USED FORCED LABOUR IN ARAKAN STATE
Date of publication: 14 November 2002
Description/subject: "Buthidaung, November 14: The Commander of the Military Operation Command of (MOC-15) of Buthidaung Township, Arakan State used forced labor for reaping his own crop, according to our source. The villagers of Nanragoon and Quandaung village tracts of Buthidaung township of Arakan State had to pay 100 labors daily for reaping the said Commanders own paddy crop from last October 22 to 27. The two village tracts, about one mile east of Buthidaung town consisting of 1125 households, said a villager..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: PRICE-HIKE OF RICE MAKE PEOPLE STARVE IN ARAKAN
Date of publication: 14 November 2002
Description/subject: Dated: October14, 2002. Maungdaw, October 14: "The price of rice hikes up over twofold in northern Arakan, western part of Burma, compared to previous two months and poor people of the area are now facing starvation, said a trader of Maungdaw..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KALADAN NEWS
Format/size: html (12k)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: 13 FAMILIES OF NEW SETTLERS BROUGHT TO MAUNGDAW
Date of publication: 08 November 2002
Description/subject: "Maungdaw, 8th November: 13 families of new settlers were brought to Maungdaw north, Arakan State from Rangoon for settlement on 22nd October, according to our source...Since August 2002, the authorities have been very busy construction of aforesaid model village for the new settlers. In addition, some acres of Rohingya lands were seized within a short time for these settlers..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: 2 army [personnel] killed and 2 others wounded in landmine blast
Date of publication: 03 November 2002
Description/subject: "Maungdaw, November 3: Two Burmese army personnel were killed and two others wounded in an explosion of landmine inside their territory on the Burma- Bangladesh border on 21st October 2002..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: 231 YOUNG MEN AND 4 WOMEN DETAINED AT MAUNGDAW
Date of publication: 30 October 2002
Description/subject: "Maungdaw, October 30: From 11th to 15th October 2002, police arrested 231 young men and 4 women from Baggona village, a place 2 miles south of Maungdaw, Arakan State, said a trader of Maungdaw..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Price-hike of rice makes people starve in Arakan
Date of publication: 14 October 2002
Description/subject: "Maungdaw, October 14: The price of rice hikes up over twofold in northern Arakan, western part of Burma, compared to previous two months and poor people of the area are now facing starvation, said a trader of Maungdaw..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: A FISHERMAN SHOT DEAD, HIS DEAD BODY THROWN INTO THE BAY BY NASAKA
Date of publication: 01 October 2002
Description/subject: "Maungdaw, October 1: A Rohingya fisherman was shot dead and his dead thrown into the Bay of Bengal by the Burmese Nasaka forces, said a fisherman to Kaladan Press..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan News
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: ALL LUCRATIVE BUSINESSES ARE CONTROLLED BY SPDC AUTHORITIES IN NORTH ARAKAN
Date of publication: 19 August 2002
Description/subject: "Maungdaw, August 19: The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) authorities through their agents in North Arakan control almost all lucrative businesses such as paddy, cattle, red-chilli, onion, hardwood, bamboos, fishes and salt, etc, said a businessman of Maungdaw Township..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: A ROHINGYA VILLAGE HEADMAN WAS FINED KYATS 10,000 FOR REPORTING LOOTING OF MILITARY INTELLIGENCE PERSONNEL
Date of publication: 18 August 2002
Description/subject: "Akyab, August 17: Mr. Abul Hussain, a Rohingya Village Headman of Nazir Para also known as Nazi Yowa of Akyab (Sittwe) city, Arakan state, western part of Burma was fined Kyats.10,000 by Military Intelligence (MI) personnel of MI No.10 stationed in Akyab on 12 th July 2002 for reporting looting of MI personnel, said a local trader..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: CONSTRUCTION OF ANOTHER NEW MODEL VILLAGE FOR NEW SETTLERS IN MAUNGDAW TOWNSHIP
Date of publication: 18 August 2002
Description/subject: "Maungdaw, August 18: At about 50 houses are being built in Nasaka Area No. 2, between Ngaran Chaung and Lanchi villages of Maungdaw Township, adjacent to the Burma-Bangladesh border for the new Buddhist settlers by the forced labour of Rohingya villagers, said a member of local village council..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: A ROHINGYA GIRL WAS RAPED BY A BURMESE SOLDIER
Date of publication: 17 August 2002
Description/subject: "Akyab, August 16: Miss Sakina Khatoon, age 23,daughter of Mohamed Modu hailed from Ambari village of Akyab(Sittwe), the capital of the Arakan State was raped by a Burmese soldier on 23th July 2002 and the culprit is still set free by the authorities, said a relative of victim..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: A ROHINGYA GIRL RAPED BY BURMESE ARMY
Date of publication: 16 August 2002
Description/subject: "Akyab, August 16: Miss Sakina Khatoon, age 23,daughter of Mohamed Modu hailed from Ambari village of Akyab(Sittwe), the capital of the Arakan State was raped by an army on 23th July 2002 and is still set free, said a relative of victim..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: A MINOR GIRL RAPED BY A LOCAL RAKHING YOUTH
Date of publication: 31 July 2002
Description/subject: "Rathedaung, July, 31: On 10th June 2002, a Rohingya minor girl, named Lalu Khatun, 9, daughter of Gura Mia hailed from Thamila village of Rathedaung Township was raped by a local Rakhing youth, said a relative of the victim..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH URGED UN SPECIAL ENVOYS TO BURMA TO
Date of publication: 27 July 2002
Description/subject: "Chittagong, July 27: Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged former Malaysian Ambassador Razali Ismail, the U.N.'s special envoy to Myanmar, to take up the plight of the country’s embattled Muslim community. The HRW also urged the Burmese Govt. to allow Ambassador Razali and the U.N. Special Rapporteur for Myanmar, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, unrestricted access to Muslim areas, including the sites of last year's violence, so that they can meet with local Muslim residents and community leaders..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (15K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: A ROHINGYA TEENAGE GIRL GANG RAPED
Date of publication: 24 July 2002
Description/subject: "Rathedaung, July 24: On 10th July 2002, a Rohingya teenage girl named Ms. Tayaba Khatun, 13, daughter of Maung Bullah hailed from “Thamila village” of Rathedaung township, Arakan State was raped by three Burmese armed forces, said a relative of the victim..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: TWO PRISONERS OF LABOUR CAMP DIED OF HARD WORK
Date of publication: 16 July 2002
Description/subject: "Mrauk-U: July 16: Two prison labourers of the Layant Taung prison labour camp in Mrauk-U township, Arakan state, died of exhaustive hard labour on June 1, 2002 while they were collecting stones by diving into the Lemro river..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Census carried out in North Arakan
Date of publication: 15 July 2002
Description/subject: "Akyab, 15 July: The government is conducting population census in the areas inhabited by Rohingyas, particularly in the townships of Akyab, Buthidaung and Maungdaw in Arakan state, said a source close to District Peace and Development Council (DPDC). ..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: MILITARY ATTACKS ON MOSQUE AND VILLAGERS
Date of publication: 15 July 2002
Description/subject: "Buthidaung, 15 July: On 10th June 2002, at about 4:20 pm 4 army personnel equipped with knives and swords in civil dresses attacked the mosque and villagers of “Saan Gana”(Thin Ga Net) village tract, about 12 miles north of Buthidaung while praying, including the Imam (the religious leader leading the prayer) of the mosque without provocation, said a villager from Saan Ganavillage who recently crossed the border..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: EIGHT ROHINGYA VILLAGERS STILL DETAINED FOR BRIBE MONEY
Date of publication: 28 June 2002
Description/subject: "Buthidaung, June 28: Eight Rohingya villagers implicated in a false case of beating a Nasaka personnel are still detained, as they could not afford the bribe money being demanded by Nasaka officer for their release, said a relative of victims yesterday to Kaladan Press. Earlier on 19th March and 1st April 2002, the said eight Rohingya villagers had been arrested by Nasaka authority of Camp No.21 in Sector 9 from ‘Atwin Nget Thay’ village, a place about 6-miles South-east of Buthidaung town in Arakan State, he further added..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (21K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: MORE LAND CONFISCATION FOR BURMAN BUDDHIST INCOMERS ON THE ORDER OF WESTERN COMMAND
Date of publication: 22 June 2002
Description/subject: "Maungdaw, June 22: The Commander of the Western Command Brig. Gen. Maung Oo, accompanied by Da Sa Ka Commander of Akyab (Sittwe), visited the northern Arakan on 1st June 2002, and instructed the local officers to confiscate 750 acres of Rohingyas’ farm lands from Nwa-Ron-Daung (Khoror Dale) village tract in Maungdaw North, told the Kaladan Press by an owner of the confiscated land..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (13K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: UNUSAL PRICES HIKE PUSHING ARAKAN PEOPLE INTO GRIEVOUS SITUATION
Date of publication: 18 June 2002
Description/subject: "Buthidaung, Arakan, June 18: The prices of essential commodities, including rice, have shot up in Arakan affecting the people into grievous situation, said a village council member..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Land Confiscation And Forced Labour For Model Villages:
Date of publication: 08 June 2002
Description/subject: "Maungdaw, Arakan, June 08: The commander of the Sector No. 6 Major Than Tun has confiscated about 300 acres of Rohingyas’ lands from “Khoror Dale” (Nwa-ron-daung) village, a place 3.5 miles north of Maungdaw while extracting forced labour for constructing 80 tin roofed houses for the new Buddhist settlers. This has been done by the order, dated May 13, of Lt. Col. Soe Twe, the chairman of the District Peace and Development Council (DPDC) and Lt. Col. Aung Ngwe, the Commander of Nasaka headquarters of Maungdaw Township, said a trader to the Kaladan Press..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Bangladesh Plans to Repatriate all Rohingyas Refugees by June 2003
Date of publication: 05 June 2002
Description/subject: "Dhaka, June 4: The Bangladesh government plans and is taking allout measures to complete repatriation of remaining 21,982 Rohingya refugees by June 2003 through negotiation with neighbouring Myanmar (Burma), reports BSS of Bangladesh..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: BSS via Kaladan Press Network
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Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Return of Rohingyas
Date of publication: 05 June 2002
Description/subject: Editorial, The Independent, Dhaka. June 5 2002. "The repatriation of the remaining Rohingyas from the soil of Bangladesh is likely to take place very soon, thanks to a well-concerted move by the governments of the two countries, Bangladesh and Myanmar..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Independent (Dhaka) via Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: FORCED LABOUR FOR ROADWORKS
Date of publication: 04 June 2002
Description/subject: "Buthidaung, Arakan, June 04: On May 12, the commander of the Military Operation Command (MOC) No.15 Brig. General Sein Hlaing has ordered the Village Peace and Development Council (VPDC) chairmen and secretaries of 5 Rohingya villages of Buthidaung township to build a 10 kilometre long connecting road between battalion No. 551 and the jetty of Mayu river at Buthidaung town, told Kaladan Press by a retired school teacher..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: UNHCR DISTRIBUTES RICE AMONG ADULT LEARNERS
Date of publication: 02 June 2002
Description/subject: "Buthidaung, Arakan, June 2: The UNHCR staff at Maungdaw is now distributing rice among the elderly villagers reading under Adult Education Program of UNHCR, said a villager..."
Language: Engl;ish
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Forced Labour and Lands Confiscation Continued in Arakan
Date of publication: 30 May 2002
Description/subject: "Maungdaw,Arakan, May 30: On May 25, 2002 the SPDC armed forces ordered to the chairmen of the many local Village Peace and Development Council ( VPDC ) in Maungdaw Township, Arakan State to supply house building materials and construct a total of 347 houses within the next few months on the confiscation lands of Rohingyas with the forced labour of the Rohingya villagers, said a VPDC chairman..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: UNHCR and WFP’s Assistance for Settlers
Date of publication: 28 May 2002
Description/subject: "Maungdaw,Arakan, May 28: The two UN aid agencies, UNHCR and WFP, who are working inside Arakan State of Burma are now rendering financial help in cash and kind to the new illegal Buddhist settlers..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: A ROHINGYA GIRL RAPED
Date of publication: 27 May 2002
Description/subject: "Teknaf, May 27: On May 13 Jamalida, aged 14 years, daughter of late Jamal of Pranpru village under Na Sa Ka Sector No. 6, in Maungdaw north, Arakan State, Burma, was raped by one Rahmat Ullah (28), son of Kabir of same the village. The culprit is an agent of the Na Sa Ka as well as chairman of the Village Peace and Development Council (VPDC), a villager, requesting anonymity, said yesterday..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: HOUSES BUILT FOR SURRENDERED INSURGENTS WITH FORCED LABOUR
Date of publication: 27 May 2002
Description/subject: "Maungdaw, Arakan, May 27: The surrendered Rakhaing insurgents numbering about 245, including their family members, are being settled by the SPDC authorities in houses built with forced labour in “Prasa” village, a settler village 3 miles east of Maungdaw, Arakan, Burma, said a local villager..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: JUST FOR ONE NIGHT STAY A ROHINGYA HAS TO BRIBE 3,000 KYATS
Date of publication: 23 May 2002
Description/subject: "Teknaf, May 23: “Any Rohingya travelling from Buthidaung to Maungdaw has to bribe 3,000 Kyats to concerned authorities,” a Rohingya who recently crossed the border, told Kaladan Press yesterday in Teknaf..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (12K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: A VILLAGER UNABLE TO BRIBE 5 MILLION STILL DETAINED
Date of publication: 18 May 2002
Description/subject: "TEKNAF, May 17: A Rohingya villager named Abdul Gaffar from Wamakya village of southern Buthidaung in Arakan State, Burma, who was arrested on April 19, 2002, is still detained in Na Sa Ka camp No. 23 of Sector No- 9, as he could not afford to pay a bribe of 5,000,000/- (five million) Kyats to the Na Sa Ka officer, a villager who wanted not to be named, told Kaladan Press yesterday..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: THE WORST KIND OF MOVEMENT RESTRICTION AND ROHINGYA STUDENTS' APPEAL TO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
Date of publication: 14 May 2002
Description/subject: "Buthidaung, May 13: Cattle can freely move from grazing ground to grazing ground, but we Rohingyas cannot move from place to place, even within a same locality. The whole Arakan is like a hell for the Rohingyas, said Sultan who is a student of Akyab University..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (16K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Kachin, Karen and Rohingya Leaders Welcome Unconditional Release of Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: 13 May 2002
Description/subject: "Chittagong, May, 13: The leaders of Kachin, Karen and Rohingya welcome the unconditional release of Nobel Peace laureate and pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from 19 months of house arrest in Burma on 6 May 2002, said in their respective press statements..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kaladan Press Network
Format/size: html (17K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003