Chiang Mai: Thailand-based Arakanese NGO known as the Arakan Human Rights and Development Organization (AHRDO) have published a report on Thursday to highlight the problems and difficulties still facing the survivors of Cyclone Giri in Arakan State.
Thandwe: Burma’s union parliamentary commission for investigating confiscations of agrarian land and other land has recently investigated 1,000 acres of farms seized by the army in Gwa Township in southern Arakan State.
The local residents said they are planning to stage a protest outside the office of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) that is in charge of projects related to the gas and oil pipelines on Kyaukpru’s Madae Island in Arakan State on 26th of December.
Minbya: The local farmers in Minbya Township in Arakan State have been summoned and threatened by the Burmese army reportedly for filing a complaint to the higher authorities over their farms being confiscated by the army.
Sittwe: Arakanese Buddhist monks held a peaceful demonstration on Wednesday at the ground of the Pyi Lone Shan Thar Pagoda in Sittwe, the capital in Arakan State, in order to show their support for the monks and people who protested against the Lat Pan Daung copper-mine project.
Sittwe: The Arakan State Government said it is planning to repair the main reservoir pond in Sittwe after taking a loan from Japan when it answered a lawmaker’s questions regarding with the pond in the parliamentary session held on 10th of December.
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.
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