The Irrawaddy visited hundreds of villagers who fled fighting between Myanmar’s military and the Restoration Council of Shan State.
The military says it has taken action against Kachin State’s military-appointed security minister and a commanding officer after the death of over 170 jade prospectors.
The NLD performed poorly in Rakhine State in 2015 and is set to suffer again in November as it struggles to find candidates for the conflict-ridden north of the state.
Around 300 jade prospectors and scavengers were at work when a huge landslide crashed into water that had filled an unused Hpakant mine.
Military tensions with the Restoration Council of Shan State in Kyaukme this weekend saw the army allegedly shoot three civilians as hundreds of villagers fled their homes.
Among the five promoted generals are the chiefs of the Yangon and Southwestern commands.
Relief groups joined the UN and ambassadors to call on the military and the Arakan Army to stop the violence in Rakhine as thousands have fled their homes since last week.
An officer in the Rakhine State capital, Sittwe, was attacked at his house by two men. The authorities have failed to find those responsible for several recent killings.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said Myanmar needs international support to cut off funding, arms, recruits and popular support for terrorist groups.
The evacuation prompted diplomatic missions in Myanmar to issue a statement on the worsening humanitarian and security situation in Rakhine and southern Chin State.
Myanmar’s military says it is hunting three young men who reportedly went missing after looking for a drone that belonged to the armed forces.
The Myanmar military says the internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin states will continue so as to prevent leaks of military secrets and stop the spread of hate speech online.
Large quantities of top-quality weapons destined for rebel armies have been seized by the Thai authorities and eight suspects have been arrested.
Three border police were killed and four others injured in an alleged AA attack on trucks bringing reinforcements to tackle the rebel army.
Rights groups and diplomatic missions are demanding a mobile internet ban is lifted in parts of Rakhine and Chin states as it affects people’s daily lives.