Vice President U Myint Swe says BRI projects to bring mutual benefits, thanks Beijing for help on Rohingya issue at event to mark 70th anniversary of People’s Republic.
At meeting in New York, senior officials from Myanmar, China and Bangladesh say Joint Working Group to expedite Rohingyas’ return will hold first meeting next month.
Foreign direct investment in the country has increased sharply this year, but concerns over infrastructure, unclear procedures and the Rakhine issue remain.
Headless, mutilated bodies of Arakanese men dumped in Kan Htaung Gyi market; incident is latest in series of brutal, unsolved killings of civilians in northern Rakhine.
The groups are calling on all to abstain from internet use on Sept. 30 in solidarity with those living under internet shutdowns in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Villagers say their neighbors were injured when Tatmadaw troops fired at village homes then looted local grocers and phone vendors. The Tatmadaw calls them defamers.
Four Rakhine State townships remain under an internet ban from the communications ministry, as fighting between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army continues.
Police Sub-lieutenant Zaw Min Htay is the third officer killed in attacks on police in Ponnagyun and Kyuaktaw townships in the past two weeks. Details are forthcoming.
The Arakan Army claims to have killed 30 Myanmar military soldiers in a raid that also captured ammunitions and prisoners of war; the military denies significant losses.
“Politics don’t create jobs, only economies create jobs,” the Malaysian ambassador said, despite his government’s past criticism of Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya.
Govt says repatriation of nearly 3,500 people to begin in line with bilateral deal on Aug. 22, but Bangladesh officials, Rohingya refugee groups unaware of plan.
The Chin Human Rights Organization said eight civilians from four villages in Paletwa Township have been missing since Oct. 12, 2018, amid intense fighting there.
Many IDPs trapped as army puts besieged villages in township’s rural areas under lockdown due to heavy fighting with AA, lawmakers and residents say.
A teacher, an administrator and others are in military custody in Rakhine State, facing anti-terrorism charges for alleged Arakan Army ties—charges their relatives deny.
Newtec cut ties with Myanmar-military backed telecom operator in response to UN report; local partner Com & Com says number of subscribers affected won’t be large.