Sunday, 7 April 2013

New plan to re-erupt violence in Arakan State

Source Arakan Observer, 6 April


Some Rakhine extremist intentionally set fire in garbage in Sittwe University Compound of Arakan State on 30 March 2013 and raised accusation against Muslim Rohingyas and Kaman minorities, said a patriotic Rakhine activist from Sittwe who declined to mention his name.

But, the state run newspaper, Kyaymon published on 2 April 2013, stated that the fire started from garbage gathered in the compound of Sittwe University in which nobody was accused.

Any way, the fire gutted many nursery plants about one acre wide in the university compound. No buildings were damaged in the fire.

The fire was started at 10:50 am and ended at 11:30 am on the day.

Two fire engines, one reserve fire engine and 23 firemen from Sittwe fire service department and 50 riot police and several army personnel participated to eradicate the fire, the report said. ##

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