Saturday, 17 April 2021

May 2008

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burma's border security force returned Kyat 3.2 million to a businessman after looting Kyat 6.4 million from him while he was returning home from Maungdaw Town after selling his wife's ornaments on May 23, said a relative of the victim.
Read more: Border security force returns Kyat 3.2 million after looting 6.4 million from businessman
Maungdaw, Arakan State: Village Peace and Development Council members of Oo Shaikya (Borashidar Para) village tract in Maungdaw Township are extorting money from laborers who went to work in neighboring Nasaka areas from Nasaka area No.5, said a village elder in the locality.
Read more: VPDC members extort money from laborers
Maungdaw, Arakan State: An informer of Burma’s border security force has channeled in salt water through canals following high tide in his dam making 30 acres of adjacent arable land unfit for growing paddy. The incident occurred in the first week of May, said a villager on condition of anonymity.
Read more: Saline water makes arable land unfit for paddy
Visiting Chief of UN High Commission for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, met foreign adviser Iftekhar A Chowdhury and Chief Adviser Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday, regarding the Rohingya refugees' issue, especially in resuming talks with Burma for refugee repatriation, the United Nations refugee agency of Dhaka said yesterday. 
Read more: UNHCR Chief meets Bangladeshi advisers
Ukhiya, Bangladesh: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees  (UNHCR) António Guterres visited the Burmese refugee camp Kutupalong accompanied by 10 other representatives yesterday, at about 10 a.m., according to a Majee (shed leader) of the camp.
Read more: UNHCR chief visits Burmese refugee camp