President’s Office says Arakan Army and Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army met in Bangladesh last year; Rakhine ethnic army (AA) rejects claim
Lawmakers, activists and ethnic representatives hope for progress in 2019, but the events of recent years temper their expectations with caution
Offensive timed to coincide with reduced Tatmadaw presence and had political aims, official says
Friday’s assault on four outposts killed 14 security personnel and injured 9; posts were later retaken by Myanmar Army
Four locations simultaneously raided by at least 100 AA fighters; group says it captured 14 gov’t personnel.
The AA said they have evidence of violations of human rights committed by government troops during the recent spate of conflict in northern Rakhine.
Amid ongoing conflict between the AA and Tatmadaw troops in Rakhine State, a convoy in which the state’s chief minister was traveling was attacked with remotely detonated mines.
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.
“Parliament's International Relations Committee should keep an eye on those issues, and raise objections and make counter-statements as necessary,” Lt. Col. Zaw Tun Oo said.
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Civilians flee villages in northern Rahkine as fighting with Arakan Army intensifies
Reports previously released by the House of Representatives have stopped short of declaring the security forces’ actions of rape, murder and arson in Rakhine to be genocide.
Participants in candlelight vigil denounce arrests as a ‘national disgrace’, condemn government’s failure to release pair
Secretary of State Pompeo cites military’s actions against Rohingya, Kachin and others as Myanmar remains among ‘Countries of Particular Concern’