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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Night time curfew shortens in Mrauk U

The local authority in Mrauk U, the ancient city of Arakan, has shortened the night time curfew from Monday this week, said local residents and officials.

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US Ambassador to Myanmar meets Arakanese leaders in Yangon

Yangon: US ambassador to Burma Derek Mitchell invited and met on Tuesday some Arakanese leaders in the US embassy in Yangon regarding the recent situation in Rakhine state, said RNDP general Secretary U Hla Saw, who attended the meeting.

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GE soldiers attacked and their vehicle burned down on Arakanese border

A group of soldiers of the Burmese army’s general engineering unit known as GE that is constructing a fence along the border in Maungdaw in northwestern Arakan State was attacked and their vehicle burned down allegedly by an armed group.

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Some government buildings set fire in Maungdaw

A group of Muslim living on the outskirts of Maungdaw, a western Burma border town, set fire to some government buildings after a Muslim man was shot dead by the Burmese army, said local residents.

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