Arakanese Buddhist nationalists express anger at the government’s suggestion to the UN that sessions avoid using either of the terms “Rohingya” or “Bengali”.
Ashin Kawthala, the chairperson of the Magwe Division chapter of the Association for the Protection of Race and Religion, accused the protestors of “trying to whip up hatred”.
Bangladesh will send a protest note to Burma over an increased security presence near a portion of their border where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been sheltering just inside Burma, a Bangladesh border guard official said on Thursday.
Protestors call for the arrest of local immigration chief for issuing national ID cards to 53 Rohingyas.
ANP accuses regional immigration chief of issuing a national ID card to a “Bengali” woman who was born to non-Burmese parents.
Two locals from the Arakan capital Sittwe have been sentenced to three months in jail for staging an unauthorised protest against a Turkish government-backed plan to build housing for displaced Rohingyas.