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Muhammad Rashid, 22, came to Balukhali last October with his family of nine after they fled Baguna village in the Maungdaw area of Rakhine State. Two weeks ago, Rashid opened a cosmetics and toy store in the camp with the 7,000 taka (US$84) he brought with him. "I sell about 500 taka (US$6) of ...
Monir, from Maungdaw's Kyein Chaung village, said the situation had been like this since the passage of the 1982 citizenship law under which the Rohingya were effectively denied citizenship. He passed his grade 10 exam from Kyein Chaung's Basic Education High School in 2001. “Before 2012, we were ...

MAUNGDAW, Myanmar: “We want to live peacefully like other communities in Myanmar. We don't need to be discriminated (against)," 51-year-old Dil Mohammed shouted from across barbed wire fencing in the "no man's land" area between Myanmar and Bangladesh. However this is no simple task, ...
AFP-Jiji MAUNGDAW, Myanmar (AFP-Jiji) — A Myanmar official in Rakhine State said Saturday that Rohingya refugees who return will not be held in newly built camps “forever,” as concerns mount over a vexed repatriation process and efforts to reshape communities in the crisis-hit state. Ye Htut, the ...
Satellite images show the construction of at least three new security bases being built in northern Rakhine's Maungdaw township and one in Ah Lel Chaung village in Buthidaung township, where eyewitnesses told Amnesty International that soldiers evicted Rohingya to make way for the construction, ...
Myanmar workers dig a trench around structures just recently set up by Myanmar authorities in a field on the outskirts of Maungdaw in Rakhine state on Jan.24. The structures will be part of the Taung Pyo Letwe receiving center, which will help receive Rohingya refugees that fled to Bangladesh seeking ...

Their calculations are based on the Myanmar government's and INGO's statistics that show the population in majority-Muslim Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships, as well as nearby Rathedaung township in Rakhine State have fled to Bangladesh. “The Irrawaddy analyzed recent updated regional ...
Satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe indicates at least 28 villages or hamlets were levelled by bulldozers and other machinery in a 30-mile (50-kilometre) radius around Maungdaw between December and February; on some of the cleared areas, construction crews had erected new buildings or housing ...
SITTWE — Four Rohingya involved in an attack on a police outpost in northern Rakhine State in October 2016 were sentenced to death on Friday by a special court in the state's Maungdaw District. The four were among 30 people found guilty of involvement in an attack on Nga Khura Police outpost in ...
Indian government is going to build 250 houses in three villages in Maungdaw, northern Rakhine State, a source said. ... The Indian government will build 42 houses for IDPs in Nantthartaung village, Maungdaw, 60 houses in Kyeinchaungtaung village and 148 houses for Hindus in Shwezar village.
TAUNGPYO LETWE, Rakhine State — The immigration chief of Maungdaw District says authorities will prevent entry of any person deemed to not have resided in Myanmar before the most recent rounds of violence in Rakhine State. “We won't accept anyone who has not been scrutinised and if some ...
Rudra, a father of eight children who is from Chikonchhari, a village in Maungdaw township in Rakhine state, is part of a Hindu refugee community here that numbers around 439 people. They live in a refugee camp built exclusively for Hindus along the Ukhia-Teknaf road in Cox's Bazar district, and apart ...
Pyithu Hluttaw legislator U Tun Hla Sein from Maungdaw township told The Myanmar Times, ''Previously, people travelling to Sittwe from Maungdaw were required make a detour to Buthidaung and take a ferry there to get to Sittwe. Sometimes they had to spend a night in Buthidaung because the ferries ...
Authorities will transport the refugees across the border both by river and over land to a reception center in northern Maungdaw's Nga Khu Ya village. The statement says Myanmar will set up its own transit camp in Hla Phoe Khaung village, also in northern Maungdaw, to receive returnees five days per ...
Another resettlement site is also being prepared in the south of Inn Dinn village in Maungdaw, according to CRR secretary U Than Tun. “The burned lands are under the management of the government. So we will not utilise it without permission. There are lands donated by monks and the villagers. We will ...
According to Ministry for Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement, the government has prepared new villages to accommodate the refugees, including the Taung Pyo Letwe and Nga Khu Ya villages in Maungdaw township. After being accepted in these two locations, which are renovated that were once ...
Rohingya Muslims wait to cross the border to Bangladesh, in a temporary camp outside Maungdaw, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar November 12, 2017. Reuters. Aerial view of a ... Aerial view of a burned Rohingya village near Maungdaw, north of Rakhine State, Myanmar, Sept 27, 2017. Reuters.

Currently, plans are underway to export Maundaw paddy to China after grinding in Dedaye Township of Ayeyawady region. “We firstly purchased the paddy and then we will be exporting to Bangladesh. But, Bangladesh wants to offset, so we will send Maungdaw paddy to Dedaye Township where there ...
Rakhine State's government says it will provide any help for those who want to settle in southern Maungdaw Township and southern Yathaytaung Township. “As far as I know, there arrived ... A new ethnic village is to be established near Inndin village in southern Maungdaw Township. The new village was ...
Rakhine State's government says it will provide any help for those who want to settle in southern Maungdaw Township and southern Yathaytaung Township. “As far as I know, there arrived ... A new ethnic village is to be established near Inndin village in southern Maungdaw Township. The new village was ...
... in volatile northern Rakhine state. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) said it carried out the landmine and gunfire attack on a vehicle transporting a sick military officer to a hospital in Maungdaw township because the Myanmar military continues to commit “heinous crimes” against the Rohingya, ...
An aerial view shows the burnt-out village near Maungdaw township, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Jan 2, 2018. ... On Saturday, Myanmar state media reported a military engineering regiment vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device in Maungdaw township in northern Rakhine state ...
The curfew has been imposed in Rathedaung, Buthidaung and Maungdaw Townships in northern Rakhine State after ARSA attacks took place in these townships. Curfew has been imposed in 11 village-tracts of Rathedaung Township since August 25, 2017 under section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code ...
124 hit a landmine near Tarein, an ethnic Rakhine village in Maungdaw township, as it traveled to Taungbyo, sources said. A border police officer told the online journal The Irrawaddy that the soldiers were escorting a sick army officer in a civilian vehicle to Maungdaw for medical treatment. The ill officer ...
YANGON – Six soldiers were injured when their vehicle was struck by what police believe was a remotely detonated landmine in northern Rakhine State's Maungdaw Township on Friday morning, a border police officer in Kyein Chaung village told The Irrawaddy. The blast occurred near Tarein, an ethnic ...
Maungdaw – Maungdaw township market, which had been closed since August 25 due to terror attacks, reopened on Tuesday, December 26. More than ... Executive Officer Shwe Hla Maung of Maungdaw township development committee said: “We held a meeting on December 19 to reopen the market.
Lieutenant-General Aye Win was also the leader of Tatmadaw investigation that was formed to probe whether security forces followed their duties and regulations during the military's retaliation for attacks on government outposts in Maungdaw on August 25 launched by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army ...
Last week, at least five people were taken into police custody in Maungdaw. On Sunday, two were released while the others remain under police interrogation. Two reporters from Reuters were arrested on December 12 after they were reported by the state media to have obtained sensitive documents from ...
YANGON — The Tatmadaw said on Monday that security forces have discovered a mass grave on the edge of a village in northern Rakhine State, and have launched an investigation. A violent crackdown by the security forces in response to attacks by militants in the state has caused around 650,000 ...
The Tatmadaw and government security forces have been conducting clearance operations in the area to ensure stability, but some people are crying foul over some of these sweeps, which include the arrest of several people. U Maung Ohm, state MP for Maungdaw township's Constituency 2, decried the ...
MAUNGDAW- Paddy grown in Maungdaw Township, Rakhine State, will be dispatched to Yangon and Ayeyawady Regions, the government has decided. Government is now harvesting paddy plantations abandoned during the recent riot-hit Maungdaw region that led to some 620,000 refugees fleeing to ...
The abandoned fields harvested were handled separately in the Maungdaw southern and northern districts. The State's Agricultural Department was in charge in the southern district, where almost all the paddy sales have taken place so far, U Toe Wai, head of Rakhine State Agricultural Department, told ...
Likewise, the lower-quality rice cost, which was over K25,000 during the last rain season, has dropped to K15,000, according to the local merchants. The lack of stability in the region, coupled with poor transport infrastr-ucture, has made it difficult for traders to sell rice from Maungdaw and other regions, ...
Sittwe- Paddy from nearly 80,000 acres (32,000 hectares) of the terrorist-affected townships of Maungdaw region in Northern Rakhine State ...
KITSAPA- More than 8,000 children have received Japanese Encephalitis (JE) vaccinations since a campaign started in Rakhine State's ...
Police anti-drug squad has seized yaba pills worth K1.95 billion and arrested two suspects in raids in Maungdaw township in nothern Rakhine ...
Plans are underway to hand over the money earned from sales of harvested monsoon paddy from the unoccupied rice fields in Maungdaw ...
The security members discovered three tunnels being dug by ARSA Bengali extremist terrorists near Kyaukpandu and Thinbawkywt villages, ...
Security personnel discovered tunnels dug by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) terrorists in Kyaukpandu and Thinbawkway villages.
Authorities have issued National Verification Card (NVC) to residents in Shwezar Village in Maungdaw township, northern Rakhine, as a first ...
The government has begun construction of power lines and sub-stations in Yathedaung, Buthidaung and Maungdaw, northern Rakhine State, ...
Bashir, a native of Sikdarpara area under Maungdaw township, has been waiting in Daungkhali Char of Maungdaw for the past 15 days.
State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has, for the first time in years, visited the conflict-torn Maungdaw Region, Rakhine State on November 2.
About 30 Rohingya attacked the men with knives and sticks in the village in Maungdaw township, said Tin Aung, administrator of Thaye ...
KITSAPA- Forty hand-made mines were found underneath a bridge of Myo-U village, Maungdaw Township, Rakhine State, yesterday morning.
KITSAPA- Section 144 curfew has been imposed in Maungdaw District aftermath of two months of violence as some forces started withdrawing ...
YANGON — The Myanmar Army withdrew dozens of soldiers from conflict-torn northern Rakhine State's Maungdaw district on Wednesday, the ...
KITSAPA- Section 144 curfew has been imposed in Maungdaw District aftermath of two months of violence as some forces started withdrawing ...
record. Until October 17, NVCs were issued to 56 men and 27. Moreover, NID cards were issued to 66 men and 34 women. According to the ...
More than 200 new one-storey brick houses are being constructed in Maungdaw township to replace houses burnt down during the unrest that ...


 

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