Earlier, in February last year Sittwe
was target of the three improvised explosive devices (IED) blasts.
"Those Rohingya who were stopped by the Burmese authorities were returned to their IDP camps in Sittwe
after being detained and then forced to accept National Verification Cards which do not allow them to self identify their ethnicity but instead refer to Rohingya as Bangladeshis," it said, referring to three boats intercepted by the Myanmar authorities.
They said they intended to go to Malaysia," said Moe Zaw Latt, adding authorities were preparing to send them back to Sittwe
He added that one of the wounded was sent to Sittwe
New Delhi [India], Oct 22 ( ANI ): India and Myanmar signed a pact for the appointment of a private port operator for the operation and maintenance of Sittwe
Port, Paletwa Inland Water Terminal and associated facilities that are part of the Kaladan Multi-Model Transit Transport Project, in an effort to strengthen bilateral cooperation.
The homegrown non-governmental organisation (NGO) was named by the recipient, Myanmar lawyer and activist Kyaw Hla Aung, after seeing the organisation's work in Sittwe
, Rakhine in the last few years and more recently in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh in providing humanitarian aid to Rohingya refugees and displaced people.
It comprised three phases - Shan State (Lashio city): 400 parcels; Rakhine State (Sittwe
city): 1,000 parcels; and Mandalay Region (Meiktila district): 425 parcels.
The anchor reading the report from Myanmar National TV (MNTV), which originally aired on Tuesday, said: 'Among the prisoners who were released from Sittwe
Prison were seven Tatmadawmen [Burmese military personnel] who were imprisoned in relation to the Inn Din village issue,' in what appeared to be a reference to the men in uniform who were sentenced to 10 years in prison earlier this month for 'contributing and participating in murder.'
'From Akhyep (Akyab, currently known as Sittwe
) we started.
Bomb debris are seen after an explosion outside a building in Sittwe
, Myanmar February 24, 2018.
Five years ago, Sittwe
, nestled in an estuary in the Bay of Bengal, was a mixed city, divided between an ethnic Rakhine Buddhist majority and the Rohingya Muslim minority.Walking Sittwe
's crowded bazaar in 2009, I saw Rohingya fishermen selling seafood to Rakhine women.
Ms Suu Kyi arrived in the state capital, Sittwe
, and headed to northern Rakhine, where many Rohingya villages were located.