Monday, June 11, 2012

Burma Army force civilians to use their cars and trucks as soldier transport

The Burma Army camp based east of Tenasserim division in Southern 
Burma has increased its demands on villagers to use their vehicles 
to transport military supplies.

Tense Calm Returns after Latest Outbreak of Violence in Arakan State

The situation in northern Arakan State is stable but tense in the wake 
of a wave of mob violence that claimed at least seven lives and saw 
the complete or partial destruction of nearly two dozen villages 
in two townships on Friday, according to official and local sources.

Villagers accuse Burma Army and government officials of extortion

Villagers living along the Dawei to Kanchanaburi road, in Southern 
Burma accused the Burma Army of illegally extorting money 
from them and for driving their motorbikes.

Attack in Sittwe Raises Tensions in Arakan State

Tensions in Arakan State continue to climb after a fresh outbreak 
of violence on Sunday left five people injured, despite a growing 
security presence in the state following attacks on Buddhist 
villages by Muslim mobs on Friday.


State of Emergency Declared for Western Burma

RANGOON — Burma’s pesident on Sunday night declared a state 
of emergency in a western state where sectarian tensions 
between Buddhists and Muslim Bengalis have unleashed deadly violence.

Four Dead in Religious Clash

Saturday, 09 June 2012 12:20 RFA
Four people were killed on Friday following sectarian clashes 
between Muslims and Buddhists in western Burmese police 
opened fire and ordered a curfew to quell growing tensions, 
according to residents.