Ethnic armed group says gunship bombed, strafed its positions after Tatmadaw sustained heavy losses in fierce clash; military denies ordering air strikes.
Singapore Home Affiars accuse the deportees and the brother of an AA chief still in the custody of organizing and raising funds for the Arakan Army from Singapore.
Six Arakanese living in Singapore were arrested by police there this week—allegedly at the Myanmar government’s request. Police also seized computers and cell phones.
They were among 54 villagers taken to Bangladesh border by AA in Feb.; armed group says it moved them for their own safety; escapees say one woman died while being held.
On the Rohingya crisis, the government must prepare to work with ASEAN and others, but ultimately the solution will have to come from within.
Rathedaung, Kyauktaw, Minbya and Paletwa see fighting; Tatmadaw denies AA’s claim to have killed scores of soldiers as baseless.
One truck hit but driver unhurt; convoy was traveling at night despite a curfew in the area; military accuses AA of detonating device but group denies claim.
Officials from conflict-torn state meet with company to discuss proposal, which includes housing, hotels, factories and a jetty.
Bricklayer, 23, was detained on his way home from work on June 21. Military says autopsy results pending; family says body showed signs of a beating.
The internet block for the state’s conflict-torn north has been blasted by rights groups, the UN and lawmakers who fear abuses may be carried out with impunity.
Services will be resumed in N. Rakhine, Chin’s Paletwa Township when stability returns, operator’s chief engineer says.
Tatmadaw’s refusal to recognize troop deployments of AA, TNLA, MNDAA leaves prospect of progress on political front bleak, Maj-Gen. Tun Myat Naing says.
After years of working with EAOs in the east, the Christian relief group run by an ex-U.S. marine has found a new mission in Rakhine; AA leader has ‘no objections’
Armed group abducted the construction workers in late March, accusing them of spying for the Myanmar military.
The Rakhine education department has as of yet no figures for the number of schools shut or students or teachers displaced by conflict as the new academic year kicks off.