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  • 29 February 2012
  • 6 April 2011
    • Asia-Pacific / 6 April 2011English-language weekly TV Myanmar – state-run, operated by Myanmar TV and Radio Department – broadcasts in Bamar, Arakanese (Rakhine), Shan,…

    • Asia-Pacific / 6 April 2011… the Burman people, who are related to the Tibetans and the Chinese. Burman dominance over Karen, Shan, Rakhine, Mon, Chin, Kachin and other minorities…

  • 16 February 2011
    • Asia-Pacific / 16 February 2011… or any other country which is willing to take us in,” he was quoted by AFP as saying. Escape by sea The Rohingyas live in northern Rakhine state…

  • 1 February 2011
  • 17 January 2011
    • Asia-Pacific / 17 January 2011… groups, which all won seats in Burma’s recent elections, include: the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP), the Rakhine Nationalities Development…

  • 6 November 2010
    • Asia-Pacific / 6 November 2010… more. Update 28 October 2011: The map on this story has been updated to include a section on the Rakhine people. We have also changed the text…

    • Asia-Pacific / 6 November 2010… on 27 October 2011 to make some changes. It has now been replaced with an updated version which includes a section on the Rakhine people. …

  • 3 November 2010
    • Asia-Pacific / 3 November 2010Elections have been cancelled in 10% of Shan state. RNDP is running in Arakan (Rakhine) state, the traditional home of many of Burma’s Rohingya…

  • 25 October 2010
    • Asia-Pacific / 25 October 2010Thousands of people have been displaced in Burma following a powerful cyclone, residents and aid agencies say. Cyclone Giri hit western Rakhine…

  • 29 June 2010
    • Asia-Pacific / 29 June 2010… time now, says the BBC’s Viv Marsh. When locals sighted a white elephant earlier this year in the jungle in Rakhine state, a unit of the Ministry…

  • 16 February 2010
    • Asia-Pacific / 16 February 2010Tomas Ojea Quintana, is visiting Rakhine state in the north-west of the country, home to the ethnic Rohingya people. Tens of thousands of Rohingya,…

  • 13 March 2009
    • Asia-Pacific / 13 March 2009The UN’s refugee agency says it is to expand its work immediately in Burma’s northern Rakhine state. The state – one of the poorest and most…

  • 16 February 2009
    • Asia-Pacific / 16 February 2009UN and human rights groups say the military has committed atrocities against rebels and minorities. He also hopes to visit Rakhine state – home…

  • 5 February 2009
    • Asia-Pacific / 5 February 2009… hope of finding refuge elsewhere? The term Rohingya refers to a distinct, Muslim ethnic group living in northern Rakhine state, along the border…

  • 29 December 2008
    • Asia-Pacific / 29 December 200851% stake in the deal. The deal will see gas from Shwe reserves in waters off the Burmese state of Rakhine piped to China to supply China’s National…

  • 1 September 2006
    • In Pictures / 1 September 2006… for a few years.” Maximilian Horsley: “Temples in Mrauk U in the Rakhine state of western Burma.” Vincent Hession: “A peacock butterfly taken…

  • 20 January 2003
    • South Asia / 20 January 2003Co-operation (ONGC) and the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) is involved in oil and gas exploration off Burma’s western Rakhine coast. To…

  • 25 January 2002
    • Asia-Pacific / 25 January 2002… said they were seeking asylum after fleeing persecution in Burma. They are all members of the Rohingya community in Burma’s western state of Rakhine,.

  • 19 October 2001
    • Asia-Pacific / 19 October 2001… there has been unrest in the past. International aid organisations with contacts in Rakhine state, where the greatest concentration of Muslims…


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