Amid constant threats to their security, Rakhine civilians are treated with suspicion by the military, while police and state officials are unable or unwilling to help.
Without jobs, displaced northern Rakhine villagers are forced to survive on limited food in shabby huts with no prospect of a return to their homes.
The trial of three suspected Arakan Army members has begun in Mandalay after police say they were caught with bomb-making equipment.
To capitalize on the existing momentum in the peace process, the Myanmar Army should extend the unilateral ceasefire it terminated in mid-September.
Rakhine State villagers are being charged twice under the same law over twin April attacks on the police and army in Mrauk-U.
Terrorism trial of Arakanese Association-Singapore leaders and associates to take no more than 270 days under Yangon court’s new case-management plan.
TNLA, AA, MNDAA say truce extension aimed at facilitating peace talks; observers say move gives them a political edge.
Navy shells three riverside villages in Rakhine’s Kyauktaw Township after being fired upon by AA soldiers, local residents say.
Rebel group denies it was in Oo Yin Tha; some local residents say the Myanmar military entered the empty village and torched all the homes.
Tuesday night’s attacks on vehicles on Muse Highway leave Shan State residents skeptical of their intentions, however.
No agreements reached, says Brotherhood Alliance spokesman, who accused the govt of organizing Saturday’s talks in Keng Tung under pressure from China.
Talks with four ethnic armed groups to be held on the last day of the Myanmar military’s truce in the region; bilateral peace deals expected to be discussed.
Military spokesperson not only rejects the ethnic army’s claim on the death tolls but denies social media rumors that a military outpost had been taken.
Can Beijing be considered an honest broker in Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts? Military officials appear increasingly wary.
Local residents, lawmaker report heavy, daylong clashes in Minbya Township; witnesses say helicopters strafe and bomb mountains, forests in Minbya, Mrauk-U.