"If they want to destroy our land [Rakhine State], we should destroy their [the Bamars’] land. If they offer peace, we will welcome it as warmly as we can," said Tun Myat Naing.
Residents of several villages in Ponnagyun Township, including entire population of Pyinnagyi, displaced
A spate of high-profile arrests and a rising crime rate are putting the prospects for a lasting peace in Rakhine State at risk.
Youth group demands release of Arakan lawmaker, scholar during Suu Kyi’s visit
The UN’s fact-finding report says Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is indirectly involved due to her government’s covering up of crimes committed by the military.
Controversial panel officially commences investigation into allegations of rights abuses and related issues in conflict-torn region
Eight were among 12 wounded and 7 killed when police opened fire on crowd protesting cancellation of Arakan Dynasty commemoration in January.
Chairman Surakiart Sathirathai says the panel is effective and the government has acted on its recommendations.
"If you can send back 700,000 on a voluntary basis, we are willing to receive them," Thaung Tun said. "Can this be called ethnic cleansing?"
China proposed substantial amendments to a British-drafted UN Security Council statement on Myanmar last week. The council eventually agreed on a weaker statement.
Despite signing of repatriation deal, almost 3,400 new refugees have joined the exodus in recent weeks.
Still no probe into police shootings, even as authorities in Rakhine arrest hospitalized protesters amid climate of fear