updated Fri. July 29, 2022
March 21, 2018
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) ofÃÂ ...
March 21, 2018
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 wereÃÂ ...
March 20, 2018
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,ÃÂ ...
The Japan News
March 19, 2018
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, theÃÂ ...
Radio Free Asia
March 12, 2018
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,ÃÂ ...
March 1, 2018
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 seekingÃÂ ...
February 24, 2018
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 regionalÃÂ ...
February 23, 2018
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 housingÃÂ ...
The Irrawaddy News Magazine
February 23, 2018
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 inÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
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.