Local disaster management officials say they have yet to receive assistance from private or govt relief organizations.
The military says it has formed a team to investigate "some" of the civilian deaths that have occurred in its custody in the war-torn state, amid mounting criticism.
After Singaporean police escorted a second batch of Arakenese deportees to Yangon this week, seven of them—including an AA chief’s brother—have since been arrested.
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.
Arakan Army leaders say they’ve known about counter-terrorism charges against them since April—the real reason peace talks have gone nowhere.
While international cooperation is necessary, so are criminal investigations, guaranteed citizenship and implementation of the Kofi Anon Commission’s proposal, he said.
Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina called a US Congressman’s proposal to recognize Myanmar’s Rakhine State as part of Bangladesh “reprehensible and unjust” on Monday.
Amyet Taung residents, in Rakhine State’s Rathedaung Township, have fled, accusing the Tatmadaw of burning down their homes—accusations the Tatmadaw denies.
An unknown group of assailants ambushed a security border post in northern Maungdaw Township Sunday, killing two. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
Lawyers, lawmakers and activist are calling for justice and accountability as the toll of civilian deaths in military detention rises amid fighting in Rakhine State.
Farmers in villages in and surrounding a naval base in the Kyaukphyu SEZ, in southern Rakhine State, have been ordered to cease paddy cultivation.
Group staged a rally calling for peace and justice in a park in the Rakhine State capital following recent deaths of civilians in army custody amid torture allegations.
Chinese partner has ties to controversial Myitkyina SEZ; Rakhine govt backs plan, but Arakanese lawmaker, rights group say public has not been consulted.
The actions of both the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army could amount to fresh war crimes, with reports of abductions and detentions of local residents in Rakhine and Chin states.
On the Rohingya crisis, the government must prepare to work with ASEAN and others, but ultimately the solution will have to come from within.