Saturday, 17 April 2021

March 2007

Maungdaw, Burma: A murder led to a massive combing operation causing acute harassment to villagers in “Kyar Gaung Taung village” in Maungdaw Township, Arakan State as of March 2. The goal of the operation, more than finding the killers, was two fold: to make arbitrary arrests and take bribes on release and force the villagers to abandon their village, a village elder said.
Read more: Villagers fleeced in the name of murder investigation
Maungdaw, Burma: Fifteen Bangladeshis were released following a flag meeting between Nasaka (Burma's border security force) and the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) yesterday. They were imprisoned in Burma for a long time, a source close to the police in Maungdaw said.
Read more: Fifteen Bangladeshis released after flag meeting
Paris, France: Burmese activists living in France and French NGOs staged a demonstration outside the South Korean Embassy in Paris to protest against the "Shwe Gas" project in Arakan (Rakhine) State, on March 26.
Read more: Demonstration in Paris over "Shwe Gas"
Maungdaw, Burma: There is simmering tension following clashes between Natala villagers in Shwe Yin Aye and Rohingya villagers of Khadirbil (Nyaung Chaung) in Maungdaw Township on March 24, which left many injured.
Read more: Simmering tension following Natala-Rohingya clashes
Sittwe (Akyab), Burma: The Burmese military is forcibly collecting taxes on the use of rickshaws transporting firewood, kitchen ware and passengers in Sarki Para of Akyab, Arakan State, Burma.
Read more: Military taxation a way of life in Arakan