Two new rape cases—including one involving underage victims—are filed with the local police in Chanayethazan Township.
Amid Jakarta protests against violence toward Rohingya Muslims, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi postpones a visit to Indonesia, citing scheduling difficulties.
Head of the Arakan State Advisory Commission will lead a delegation to the conflict-torn region in the north of the state.
The military would not engage in ‘party politics,’ but the 2008 Constitution does allow for a state of emergency, says Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing.
‘Already, the town of Mong Ko has fallen into the hands of the joint ethnic armed groups,’ a Northern Alliance spokesperson says.
Comments on Arakan State made in BBC coverage by UN refugee agency personnel spark complaints of misinformation.
The Irrawaddy discusses escalating violence and the prospect for peace with guests U Maung Maung Soe and Ko Moe Thway.
Protesters across Southeast Asia demonstrate against the rising violence in Arakan State.
Sources say the blast was caused by glass energy drink bottles filled with chemical liquids; there were no casualties and no reported injuries.
The Irrawaddy visits Arakan State’s Maungdaw Township to gain a better understanding of what has been happening since violence erupted in October.
Three more civilian deaths occur as heavy fighting continues between the Burma Army and the ‘Northern Alliance’ in Shan State.
‘Now is an emergency situation. It’s time to tackle these cases of violence,’ says Ma Lwin Lwin Hlaing of Action Aid Myanmar.
Since riding to power on the slogan ‘Vote the NLD for Change,’ critics accuse the NLD of being slow to deliver on its promises.
Many truck drivers say they fear being stopped on the Lashio-Muse road and made to pay money to ethnic armed groups.
‘Homemade explosive’ used in three recent similar incidents have not caused any injuries or deaths.