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Smuggled guns from Burma to Bangladesh seized in India

Dhaka: Altogether 33 assault and automatic rifles and a light machine gun that were being smuggled to Bangladesh from Burma  via India have been seized by Indian police on Thursday and Friday.


Farms Confiscated for state project used for authorities own interests

Authorities in Kyauk Pru district in Arakan have leased out a farm to businessmen for their own interests after the farms were confiscated from a farmer in the name of  state project, said a relative of farmer.


Rock Mountains in Kyauk Pru mined

Many rock mountains located at the main area of the Shwe Gas project in Arakan state have been blown up by mines to produce rocks for the shwe gas project implemented by the Chinese government, said a report from residents in Kyauk Pru township.


Committee formed for creating an Arakanese National Day

Sittwe: A temporary endeavour committee for an Arakanese National Day has been formed in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan, to choose a day for Arakanese National Day, said U Aung Mra Kyaw, Arakan state lawmaker.


Class 9 student forcibly recruited as a child soldier

A 17 year old class 9 student in Arakan state, western Burma, was forcibly recruited by the Burmese army to serve as a soldier, said a member of HRDP (Rakhine) quoted his parents.


Ancient pagoda exist rock mountain blow up by mine for Shwe gas project

A company and the Burmese army has blown up a rock mountain in Kyuak Pru, where famous ancient pagodas existed, by dynamite to produce rock for the Chinese Shwe Gas project, said local residents and a lawmaker.


Victim of gang attack moves to Yangon from Sittwe with serious injuries

Yangon: U Ba Tin who received serious injuries in an attack by a gang of miscreants was moved to Yangon from Sittwe hospital to get better treatment, relatives said.


Tourism sector in Arakan suffers from prohibition of foreigners visit

The tourism sector in Arakan state is suffering from authorities in the tourism department who have barred foreigners visiting Arakan’s ancient City Mrauk U, said a hotel owner.


669 homes build for Arakanese refugees in Sittwe

Sittwe: The Arakan state government has implemented a project in Arakan state capital Sittwe with 669 homes that are being constructed for Arakanese Buddhist refugees who left their homes in the sectarian violence in Arakan state which took place in June and October last year.


9 Arakanese sentenced to one year in prison for besieging police station

Sittwe: Nine Arakanese Buddhists were sentenced to one year in prison by Sittwe township court on Thursday for besieging a police station on 3 June 2012, said lawyer Daw Aye Nu Sein who advocated their case.


10 Arakanese arrested in June violence acquitted

10 Arakanese, who were arrested in June’s violence, were acquitted on Friday from Sittwe Second District Court, said U Aye Maung, who is one of those acquitted.


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