Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Group’s application to stage protest delayed by authorities

6 December 2011
New Delhi (Mizzima) – A group led by an independent electoral candidate has applied 
to stage a demonstration under Burma’s newly enacted right to demonstrate and march 
law, but the application has been returned.

Villagers in Maungdaw area face extortion tactics

6 December 2011
Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Burma Border Security Force (Nasaka) Commander 
of Nasaka area No.6 in Maungdaw Township recently instituted a new plan to extort 
money from villagers in his area, according to an anonymous local trader.

“This morning, the deputy commander of Nasaka area No.6 summoned some 
villagers who had built houses or shops within his command area 16 or more 
years ago, after getting permission from the local Nasaka officer.”