Ceasefire cannot cover Rakhine as threat remains from ARSA and ‘insurgent’ attacks by AA on police, senior Army officers say
The Rakhine State government issued a notice last week blocking non-governmental organizations and UN agencies from travelling to five townships of the conflict-affected state.
Under current system, Arakanese live in poverty despite Rakhine State’s wealth of resources, he says
The audacious rhetoric of the Arakan Army appeals to an ethnic group feeling decades of neglect and political isolation from the Union.
Tun Myat Naing says group struck border posts because they were assisting Tatmadaw attacks; he vows to continue defending ‘oppressed’ Arakanese
Wednesday’s UN statement urged “all sides to ensure the protection of all civilians” and to find a peaceful solution to the situation.
As historic enemies, an Arakanese-Rohingya alliance is unthinkable, they say
President’s Office says Arakan Army and Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army met in Bangladesh last year; Rakhine ethnic army (AA) rejects claim
Following threats made by the RCSS, an armed group currently in combat in the area with the PNLO, nearly 500 locals have fled their villages in fear for their safety.
The AA said they have evidence of violations of human rights committed by government troops during the recent spate of conflict in northern Rakhine.
Interethnic conflict in Natmu, northern Shan State has sent hundreds of villagers fleeing for safety just weeks after the Myanmar military’s ceasefire announcement.
Three letters, accompanied by bullet cases, were issued to a village administrator, a police station head and a prominent businessman, warning against intervening in AA operations.
Ethnic affairs reporter Lawi Weng writes that the RCSS have their sights set on moving north for improved border trade, a stronger armed force and, preferably, no TLNA rivalry.
Some 2,000 residents of 7 villages sheltering in monasteries, churches as RCSS, SSPP fight over territory
Some 750 IDPs from Mong Yin village are sheltering in Namtu town as RCSS clashes with joint TNLA/SSPP force