The Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) says five of its members, including three health workers, were abducted by the Arakan Army (AA) this week in Ponnagyun, Rakhine State.
Police Captain Tun Naing Oo, head of the Kyauktaw Police Station in Rakhine State, was shot in the head Wednesday evening in front of the police station by four unknown men.
Fighting in Rakhine has derailed the voter list process for Myanmar’s election as authorities are unable to post lists in active conflict areas and lack data on IDP camps.
The Myanmar military says it will investigate allegations that three soldiers raped a woman in Rathedaung, Rakhine State in late June.
The Chin National Front has told the Arakan Army again that it must withdraw from Chin State’s Paletwa, where the Rakhine armed group has been fighting the Myanmar military.
A woman from Rathedaung filed a complaint with police saying she was raped by three Myanmar military soldiers who also attempted to rape her 19-year-old daughter.
They were charged under the Immigration Act for illegal entry from Bangladesh after Myanmar closed the border due to COVID-19.
The NLD performed poorly in Rakhine State in 2015 and is set to suffer again in November as it struggles to find candidates for the conflict-ridden north of the state.
Among the five promoted generals are the chiefs of the Yangon and Southwestern commands.
Relief groups joined the UN and ambassadors to call on the military and the Arakan Army to stop the violence in Rakhine as thousands have fled their homes since last week.
An officer in the Rakhine State capital, Sittwe, was attacked at his house by two men. The authorities have failed to find those responsible for several recent killings.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said Myanmar needs international support to cut off funding, arms, recruits and popular support for terrorist groups.
Myanmar’s military says it is hunting three young men who reportedly went missing after looking for a drone that belonged to the armed forces.
The Myanmar military says the internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin states will continue so as to prevent leaks of military secrets and stop the spread of hate speech online.
The Ministry of Commerce says construction will start soon on the Kyaukphyu deep-
sea port, a key piece of China’s Belt and Road Initiative with access to the Indian Ocean.