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1) NASAKA ARREST A LOCAL EMPLOYEE OF UNHCR

2) UNOFFICIAL  CURRENCY  EXCHANGE RATE AT MAUNGDAW as on JAN 29

 

NASAKA ARREST A LOCAL EMPLOYEE OF UNHCR

Maungdaw 30
th January 02:   A local employee of UNHCR at Maungdaw in Rakhine State of Myanmar was arrested by the Nasaka border immigration and security force, our correspondent quoted an unnamed UNHCR official from Maungdaw.

Jafar Alam, 35, a Muslim Employee of the UNHCR was found missing and absent from work since  the second week of January.   When the local police could not tell anything about the whereabouts of the missing man,    the Coordinator of UNHCR, Mr Narasimha Rao and the interpreter U Kyaw Tin, went to Nasaka headquarters No. 2 at northern part of Maungdaw on 18th January.  The officer-in-charge of the Nasaka No.2 headquarters refused to meet them.  Instead U Tin Aung, the second officer met and talked with them.  When asked about the whereabouts of Jafar Alam, whether he had been taken into custody by the Nasaka, he confessed that the man had been detained by them.   To a question about the charges brought against the man, he replied that he did not know anything about the matter since he was newly transferred to the Nasaka headquarters. 
 The UNHCR official told the Nasaka official that, there was nothing to say if Jafar was arrested for defying any of the law of Myanmar, or else UNHCR would not be responsible for deliberate arrest of its employee without any knowledge of the UNHCR authority, which can affect the prestige  of the Government of Myanmar.
Our correspondent added that, there are 47 local employees working under UNHCR at Maungdaw township of Rakhine State.  Narinjara has not yet received any report of either the release or the charges brought against Jafar Alam#



UNOFFICIAL  CURRENCY  EXCHANGE RATE AT MAUNGDAW as on JAN 29

1 US dollar     =  kyat 722.00
1 FEC               kyat 680.00
1 Taka         =    kyat   12.50

PRICES OF SOME COMMODITIES :

1 tical of 22  carat  gold  is  selling  at          kyat 1,14,500
1 gallon of petrol (gasoline) is selling at       kyat 1,400
1 gallon  of  diesel  fuel  is  selling  at           kyat 1,000
1 gallon of  kerosene (paraffin)  oil is          kyat 1,000
1 gallon of  engine  oil  is  selling  at            
kyat  2,400
1 fifty kg  bag  of  paddy  is selling at           kyat  2,450

1 dozen of egg                        kyat    420             
1.6 litre of peanut oil             kyat 1,400              
1.6 kg of onion           kyat    240          
1.6 kg of garlic                       kyat    770
1.6 kg of red chilli      kyat 1,650
1.6 kg sugar                            kyat    400
1.6 kg salt                               kyat     90
1 kg fine rice                          kyat   160