Arrests raise questions about unethical journalism, as police say the suspects received 800,000 kyats to take men without permits into lower Burma.
U Thaung Tun emphasizes the government’s plans for development in Arakan State and downplays intl reports of crimes against the Muslim minority.
National Security Adviser reiterates the State Counselor’s claim that “ethnic cleansing is too strong” to describe the crackdown in northern Arakan.
A police document shows children as young as 10 are among hundreds of Rohingya detained on charges of consorting with insurgents.
Burma’s leader tells the BBC ethnic cleansing is “too strong an expression to use for what is happening” in Arakan State.
Apparent reprisal killing puts spotlight on rising new threat to villagers’ safety; raises questions over policies on government-escorted visits.
Ata Ullah of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, who previously claimed responsibility for October border post attacks, denies links to foreign Islamists.
A former village administrator, a religious leader, and a teenager are among 17 persons on trial over alleged illegal military training in Arakan State.
Human rights commissioner calls for ‘overhaul of the system’ after data reveals 118 foreigners died in immigration detention centers from 2015-16.
Days after the UN announces a fact-finding mission to Burma, Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing says any intervention threatens the country’s sovereignty.
Seven of those detained are suspected of attending a military training camp in northern Arakan State.
Documents show 423 men and boys are currently detained under ‘Unlawful Association’ law in Arakan State, 13 of them are minors.
The Kofi Annan-led commission’s recommendations include the closure of IDP camps and better training for security forces.
Annual household survey in Muslim areas of northern Arakan State means returning refugees could face immigration charges.
Maungdaw District administrator confirms that NVC holders from the area may travel to the Bangladeshi border, but need permission to visit Sittwe.