Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rohingyas forced to pay extra for photocopy

9 January 2012
Maungdaw, Arakan State: A village administration office staff member 
forced Rohingya villagers to pay 200 kyat for a photocopy of a document
required by other government officials called the “family list” which normally
costs 30 kyats, according to a village administration office member
from Maungdaw.

4,000-MW power plant project cancelled in Dawei

9 January 2012
Rangoon (Mizzima) – The No. 2 Electrical Power Ministry Minister 
Khin Maung Soe said on Monday that a 4,000-megawatt coal-fired power plant 
project to be builtin the Dawei special economic zone in southern 
Burma will be cancelled.

Rohingya become landless, face starvation in Arakan State

9 January 2012
Hussain (not his real name), 50, lives in Bogri Chang village-tract, Buthidaung,
in Arakan State, western Burma. He and other Rohingya have been facing 
difficulty growing paddy and other essential crops because of confiscation 
of their lands by Burmese authorities.