Saturday, 17 April 2021

February 2007

Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh: Ten Burmese, heading for Malaysia along the sea route, were arrested by Bangladeshi authorities on March, 18 from a hotel in Cox's Bazaar, police said.
Read more: Burmese group rounded up from Cox's Bazaar hotel

Rangoon, Burma: The Burmese military regime has awarded yet another contract to explore for natural gas in the Gulf of Bengal to the South Korean conglomerate Daewoo International Corp, the state media said on Tuesday.

Read more: Daewoo bags gas exploration deal in Burma

Rangoon, Burma: Burma plans to double rubber cultivation to 400,000 hectares in 2007-08 fiscal beginning April, the state controlled official newspaper New Light of Myanmar reported yesterday.

Read more: Burma to step up rubber cultivation in next fiscal

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Local Bangladeshi goons tried to kill a Burmese Rohingya girl on February 19, when she was returning to the refugee camp after giving evidence in a rape case involving her in the Cox's Bazaar court. 

Read more: Goons attempt to murder Burmese rape victim

Bandarban, Bangladesh: A joint force of the Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) arrested three Burmese carrying arms and opium in the bordering area of Alikadam upazila in Bandarban, Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT).

Read more: Poppy fields destroyed in Bangladesh, three Burmese held