Despite a lull in armed clashes since early last month, locals worry about a possible resumption in fighting as there is no peace agreement between the two armies.
In a meeting with religious leader Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson, Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing vowed to seek peace with the KIA and to clear landmines so that IDPs can return home.
Almost 1,000 villagers are seeking shelter in Mogoke after the Ta'ang National Liberation Army and Myanmar’s military clashed near their homes this week.
Fighting has recently ceased between Myanmar’s military and the Arakan Army with civilians hoping the ceasefire can be extended into 2021.
Student activists who condemned internet restrictions in Rakhine and Chin states and called for a ceasefire have faced heavy jail sentences.
The United Nations General Assembly handed Myanmar a heavy defeat over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State and other minorities.
Shan Nationalities League for Democracy spokesman Sai Leik says the new government should offer jobs to ethnic political leaders and devolve powers away from Naypyitaw.
A car filled with civilians triggered a landmine in Maungdaw Township, killing three civilians and seriously injuring six others.
Before the general election results are confirmed, the military has already unveiled its negotiators to push for peace with ethnic armed organizations.
Myanmar’s ruling party said it feared for the lives of three of its candidates abducted by the Arakan Army in Rakhine State after three weeks without any word from the rebel grou
The AA has used rocket-propelled grenades on outposts held by border police and Myanmar’s military in mountainous northern Rakhine State.
Langkho officials were traveling through RSCC territory after delivering ballot papers ahead of the November 8 general election when they were injured by gunfire.
Paletwa in Chin State has been blocked off by fighting and the Chin Human Rights Organization says villagers are forced to feed rebel troops.
Fighting between the Arakan Army and Myanmar’s military is driving thousands of civilians from their homes across Rakhine State.
Police in Sittwe have opened a sedition case against four students who protested the actions of the government and military in Rakhine State.