An Arakanese political prisoner known as Ko Naing Soe (a) Mae Lone who is still being held in Pakokku Prison and four others have been awarded a “Nonentity Hero Prize”.
The Parliament of Arakan State has discussed a 1.2 billion kyat addendum of 2012-2013 budget in its fifth session that started on 10th of December, according to the local lawmakers.
The Land Investigation Commission that has been formed by the Union Parliament is now conducting field investigations for the second time for 14 more cases of confiscation of agrarian lands in Arakan State.
The Burmese vice president Dr. Sai Mauk Kham along with many foreign diplomats has arrived in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State on Friday and travelled to Maungdaw and Minbya, a troubled towns of Arakan in June and October, from Sittwe.
Burmese democratic forces have held a demonstration at the Burmese consulate in New York on Saturday decrying the recent violent crackdown on the protestors of the copper mine project at Lat Pan Daung Mountain in Sagaing Division in Burma.
The Burmese government has issued a statement on Friday opposing Al Jazeera’s plan to telecast a documentary that is said to have included allegations of “genocide against the so-called Rohingya” during the violent communal riots that broke out last June and October in Arakan State.
A 7-year old local girl was killed after being rape by a worker from a construction site at the Shwe Gas Project on Madae Island in Kyaukpru in Arakan State on Sunday.
Buthidaung: School teachers from Buthidaung in Arakan State said the education department in their area has forced them to buy portraits of the president U Thein Sein even though the price for the portrait is unaffordable to them.
An Arakanese team has reportedly left for Sagaing on Monday with the donations contributed by the Arakanese at home and abroad in order to help the Buddhist monks injured in violent protest crackdown at Let Pan Daung copper mine.
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