Saturday, 17 April 2021

April 2008

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: International Burmese Monks organization, Inc (Bangladesh Branch) organized a signature campaign against the ensuing May referendum exhorting people to cats the "No" vote on April 26, at Tawya monastery in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, according to our staff reporter.
Read more: Monks in Bangladesh urge to cast "No" vote in referendum
Teknaf, Bangladesh: An abundance of hair worth Taka 2.1 million was sized by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) from the Bangladesh-Burma border on 27 April, while it was being smuggled to Burma, according to our correspondent.
Read more: Abundance of hair sized en route to Burma
Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Burmese Army was deployed on the Burma-Bangladesh border recently as the military had received information that joint Rakhine and Rohingya armed groups would penetrate Arakan State to disrupt the forthcoming national constitutional referendum, said a source close to the army
Read more: Burmese Army deployed on Burma-Bangladesh border
An anti-referendum paper was distributed in Akyab, Kyaukpru and Rambe towns in Arakan recently.
Read more: Anti-referendum paper distributed in Arakan
Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Deputy Home Minister Brigadier General Pone Swe has ordered concerned authorities to release the arrested Myanmar Muslim Council (MMC) members of Maungdaw town who were arrested on March 30 and on April 1, 2008. The minister gave the order when he was visiting Arakan State along with other higher officials on April 20 for campaigning for the referendum.
Read more: Deputy home minister orders release of arrested MMC members