Saturday, 17 April 2021

January 2009

Bandarban, Bangladesh: Two intruders from Burma were arrested after an hour-long gunfight between the Bangladesh Security forces, the Bangladesh Rifles on the Bangladesh-India-Burma border in Ruma upazila of the district on January 30, according to our correspondent.
Read more: Two Burmese intruders held in Indo-Burma border
Maungdaw, Arakan State: A Village Peace and Development Council (VPDC) Chairman was sacked from his position and re-elections held on January 29, for a new VPDC Chairman in Bawli Bazaar village tract of Maungdaw Township, said a schoolteacher who requested not to be named. 
Read more: VPDC Chairman sacked, re-election held
Burmese army beaten and burned the boat people and set fire their boat
Teknaf, Bangladesh: Four boats with Rohingya boatpeople arrived and caught in Thailand from January 17, 19 and 26. They were intercepted off Surin Island in the Andaman Sea at around midnight, when they tried to enter Thailand, according to our source from Thailand
Read more: More refugees reach Thailand by boat
Devotees are coming to join at congregation ground of Ijtema
Dhaka, Bangladesh: The annual three-day Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest Muslim congregation after Hajj, starts today at Tongi, 20 kilometers from the capital Dhaka. Participants are coming from about 152 countries, said our source in Dhaka.  
Read more: Bishwa Ijtema starts today in Dhaka
Buthidaung, Arakan State: Two businessmen were arrested by the police of Buthidaung Town on January 18, on allegations of being involved in human trafficking, according to a relative of those arrested. 
Read more: Two businessmen arrested on false charges by police in Buthidaung