Local villagers report life returning to normal after government say operations have ceased, but there are conflicting reports from the Army.
‘Arakan State is still not permitted to hold the national-level dialogue, and the government has given no concrete reason why,’ says ANP official.
‘Let us continue the pilgrimage to peace—not return to war.’ His Eminence Cardinal Charles Bo makes a plea for peace and an end to conflict in Myanmar.
Arakan State police arrested 149 suspected methamphetamine drug dealers—127 men and 22 women—and filed 88 court cases in 2016.
Government security forces are ambushed by 30 unidentified gunmen on the border with Bangladesh.
Guesthouse owners want taller buildings to cope with an influx of visitors, but tourists want to keep current height limits; Parliament will decide.
Body sent to Gwa Township hospital for post-mortem examination as investigators suspect the man died from starvation.
National security adviser U Thaung Tun meets with international ambassadors and diplomats in his first official engagement since his appointment.
It is unknown if the man convicted had legal representation. Will the government commute his sentence or carry out Burma’s first hanging in decades?
A representative of the mission says it would unload food and emergency supplies in Bangladesh, though staff were not being allowed access.
The move comes after an OHCHR report alleged widespread arbitrary detention, gang rape, arson, and extrajudicial killings.
The Tatmadaw’s commission is tasked with ascertaining whether security forces committed unlawful acts during clearance operations.
Some 100 nationalist protesters, including from a Ma Ba Tha-aligned group, demonstrated outside the port.
The state is awaiting approval from the Union government in order to officially announce the hotel zones in Gwa and Thandwe townships.
Government says it ‘will check figures on the ground’ following UN agency officials’ estimates that more than 1,000 may have been killed in crackdown.