Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Soldiers Extort Money From Cattle Farmers

26 Nov 2012

Matupi Township cattle farmers say they are being extorted by Burma army soldiers.
Maj. Than Zaw Hteik and six soldiers from the Light Infantry Battalion-140 
have been confiscating their livestock. If the farmers want their cattle back 
they have to give the soldiers whatever they ask for.

Burma Army Arrests A Rohingya Youth From Maungdaw

26 Nov 2012

Another Rohingya youth was has been arrested by the Burma army last week
 in Maungdaw Town over allegations that he was involved in sectarian violence on June 8.

Electricity Flows Freely In Chin Capital Hakha

26 Nov 2012

Electricity power lines that were originally supplying army camps, hotels, 
government workers’ homes and monasteries in Hakha have been re-routed 
in order to provide equal distribution of power in the town after growing protests 
from locals who have been left in the dark.

Trade Resumes At Teknaf

26 Nov 2012       

Trade between Burma and Bangladesh has resumed in Teknaf. The Bangladesh 
border point that is a subdivision of Cox’s Bazar District was closed for 
five-months after sectarian violence in June broke out in Arakan State.  
“Traders of both countries can freely travel back and forth after attaining 
a seven-day border” said one Bangladeshi businessman.

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26 Nov 2012      

Five senior members of the People Democracy Party (PDP) were arrested last month 

after the party publicly accused Kachin State Chief Minister Lajawn Ngan Seng 

(La John Ngan Hsai) of corruption. The arrested party leaders of the small opposition 

group were reportedly charged with incitement and defamation after printing party 

literature accusing Ngan Hsai and his deputies of soliciting bribes from motorbike 

salesmen and organizers of the annual Manau festival in the Myitkyina area.

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Dr. Tun Aung sentenced to 12 years in jail

26 Nov 2012

The Sittwe District Court ordered Dr. Tun Aung also known as Nurul Haque 
who has been arrested by the authorities on five charges relating to communal 
violence last June in Arakan State to serve 12 years in prison with hard labor.

He was sentenced to one year in prison with hard labor for violating 
the section-6 (1) of the Public Properties Protection Act, four year in prison 
with hard labor for shattering state peace and stability and seven years in 
prison with hard labor under section 5 of the Emergency Provision Act.

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