The ethnic Rakhine armed group has stopped violent attacks on the security forces since the November general election.
Rakhine groups call on Arakan National Party to resign from the State Administrative Council as anti-coup protests increase across the country.
Despite condemning Monday’s coup, armed groups who signed the National Ceasefire Agreement say they will stick with the peace process.
After about two years without 4G access, the authorities suddenly lifted an internet blackout in Rakhine State and Paletwa in Chin State soon after Monday’s coup.
Development Media Group in Sittwe has been targeted by the military before for reporting on the conflict with the Arakan Army.
The Irrawaddy discusses issues surrounding the Border Guard Force and the complex challenge of transforming armed groups into legitimate enterprises.
The National League for Democracy is set to use its powers under the military-drafted Constitution to enforce its chief ministers on states and regions.
It is the second time this month Rohingya migrants from Rakhine have been caught entering the region.
Six years on, there has been no justice for two young Kachin teachers who were raped and murdered in Shan State.
More than 12,000 displaced Rakhine villagers say they are ready to return to their homes but are demanding protection and troop withdrawals.
The withdrawal came after the military’s request for a rethink despite an argument with the BGF over a China-backed casino hub on the Thai border.
The National League for Democracy says it wants to hear the voices and concerns of ethnic parties but has been inflexible on where to open their talks.
Avoiding the venue disputes that have led to the cancellation of talks with parties in other states, the NLD delegation also plans to meet a fourth party on Friday.
Seven undocumented Rohingya were detained off the Ayeyarwady coast trying to flee Rakhine State.
Fighting with the Arakan Army ceased in November but displaced villagers cannot return home until unexploded explosives are cleared, Rakhine MPs say.