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Authorities to Lift Curfew in Thandwe

19 March 2014

Authorities in Thandwe are planning to ease the curfew in the township in southern Arakan State, The Myanmar Freedom Daily reports. Officials have recently shortened the curfew with one hour—travel is now banned between 7 pm and 5 am—but plan to drop the order altogether. “We are inspecting persons who were involved in the riots. The town has become stable so we are planning to revoke the order,” Police lieutenant Kan Win said. The area was rocked by an outburst of anti-Muslim violence in late September and early October that left five Kaman Muslims dead and a dozen homes destroyed.