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Buddhist flags hang limply from bamboo poles at the entrance to Koe Tan Kauk, a "model" village for ethnic Rakhine migrants shuttled north to repopulate an area once dominated by Rohingya Muslims. The new arrivals are moving to parts of Rakhine state mostly "cleared" of its Rohingya residents, whose ...
While Australia calls for freedom of access to humanitarian assistance in Rakhine, the Turnbull government had earlier refused to directly condemn the government over the humanitarian crisis. Gomez also urged Asean leaders to pressure Australia to "take their obligations under international law seriously ...

YANGON: Buddhist flags hang limply from bamboo poles at the entrance to Koe Tan Kauk, a "model" village for ethnic Rakhine migrants, shuttled north to ... Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have been driven from northern Rakhine into Bangladesh since Aug.25 last year by a Myanmar army offensive against ...
Myanmar's ethnic Rakhine seek Muslim-free 'buffer zone' In this file photo taken on November 26, 2017 Rohingya Muslim refugees walk down a hillside in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar. Hundreds of desperate Rohingya Muslims still pour over the Myanmar border into Bangladesh camps ...
Buddhist flags hang limply from bamboo poles at the entrance to Koe Tan Kauk, a "model" village for ethnic Rakhine migrants shuttled north to repopulate an area once dominated by Rohingya Muslims. The new arrivals are moving to parts of Rakhine state mostly "cleared" of its Rohingya residents, whose ...
Scenes of the violent military crackdown in Burma's Rakhine state, a restive area that for decades has been the site of ethnic strife, have become familiar since the violence erupted in August: plumes of smoke rising in the distance, thousands of Rohingya Muslims escaping to Bangladesh on foot, entire ...

H.E U Aung Hla Tun, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Information held a press conference on the situation in Rakhine state yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw, the following is his opening remarks. "The main purpose of this press conference is to keep the international community posted on our preparedness for the ...
Mr Renaud Egreteau, a political scientist who focuses much of his research on the hluttaw, said that since the Rakhine State crisis intensified in late 2016 with the first Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army attacks, the national parliament has been "conspicuously quiet". "Not only has the Rakhine opposition ...
The former Rakhine State Municipal Affairs Minister U Min Aung was a State Hluttaw MP who represents Toungup Constituency (2) for the National League for Democracy (NLD). He was sacked by the President after the Rakhine State MPs accused him of failing to perform his duties properly and voted in ...
Scenes of the violent military crackdown in Burma's Rakhine state, a restive area that for decades has been the site of ethnic strife, have become familiar since the violence erupted in August: plumes of smoke rising in the distance, thousands of Rohingya Muslims escaping to Bangladesh on foot, entire ...
Myanmar is conducting a "military land grab" on land in Rakhine state where Rohingya once lived, a new report from Amnesty International alleges. Citing satellite images and witnesses, the rights group says villages have been bulldozed to make way for new infrastructure since January. An Amnesty ...
YANGON -- The Rakhine State government is building a ring road on a popular island off its southern coast in hopes of drawing more tourists to Ngapali beach, though some fear the environmental fallout. During Tuesday's session of the state Parliament, Hotels and Tourism Minister U Kyaw Aye Thein, ...
Dr Aye Maun, (C) Ann Township MP and former Arakan National Party leader, arrives for his trial at Sittwe court in Sittwe, Myanmar, 07 March 2018. Rakhine State regional government have filed charges of 'high treason' against Aye Maung, sitting lawmaker and avowed Rakhine nationalist. According to ...
While the north of Rakhine state has been wracked with ethnic violence since August, the most recent bombings did not seem to be the work of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), the religious-nationalist group whose attacks on Myanmar's border posts sparked the Tatmadaw's latest crackdown ...
A United Nations envoy said Tuesday that ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya is continuing in northern Rakhine state, as Myanmar prepares to accept back the Muslim refugees from neighboring Bangladesh where they are living in sprawling camps. Andrew Gilmour, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for ...
She said Australia understands the Rakhine crisis is a very complex issue that might be difficult for Bangladesh and Myanmar to resolve by themselves, and her country is willing to help the Myanmar government in cooperation with other ASEAN countries to come out with a durable solution to the problem.
ALMOST SIX months after the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State submitted its final report to the Myanmar government, a committee tasked with implementing the recommendations has submitted its first report to the government. The Implementation Committee on Recommendations of Advisory ...

Three bombs have exploded in Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar's restive Rakhine province, police say. A police officer was slightly injured in the blasts. It was unclear who was behind them, police said. One of the bombs went off near the home of a local official. The others went off near a court and a record office. More than ...
The site lies in Rakhine state, an isolated region at the western corner of Myanmar, with poor infrastructure and, in recent years, terrible headlines. Mrauk U's history helps explain why Rakhine state has experienced such serious sectarian violence, culminating in the expulsion of much of the Rohingya ...
Myanmar Monk Returns to Preaching After Ban, Denies Fuelling Rakhine Violence. March 10 ... YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar Buddhist monk Wirathu said on Saturday his anti-Muslim rhetoric had nothing to do with violence in the western state of Rakhine, as he emerged from a one-year preaching ban.
Ethnic Rakhine groups have told Myanmar government that they are opposed to Rohingya, who are also an ethnic minority, being resettled in southern Maungdaw in restive Rakhine State, UCA News reported. The report said, some 80 people from civil society groups across Rakhine held a meeting in ...
The press release from Japan's embassy in Yangon said that the two projects will "improve humanitarian and development situation in Rakhine State with the approach of the humanitarian-development nexus, which is strongly advocated by the government of Japan." It added that UN-women is expected ...
The government's response to an Associated Press report about civilians buried in a mass grave at a northern Rakhine village has again focused attention on a counterproductive media access ban to the area imposed nearly five months ago. By SITHU AUNG MYINT | FRONTIER. FOREIGN MEDIA ...
Yangon • Three bombs exploded early yesterday in the capital of Myanmar's Rakhine State, a cauldron of ethnic tensions roiled by insurgencies and a military crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya, officials said. The three blasts at separate locations around Sittwe included one at the home of a high-ranking ...
Nay Pyi Taw, 22 February 2018: Representatives of the governments of Japan and Myanmar and seven United Nations agencies signed today agreements totaling US$ 20 million to implement a number of humanitarian and development projects benefitting people of all communities in Rakhine State.
Sittwe -- Four Rohingya involved in an attack on a police outpost in northern Rakhine State in October 2016 were sentenced to death on Friday by a special court in the state's Maungdaw District. The four were among 30 people found guilty of involvement in an attack on Nga Khura police outpost in ...
Yangon - At least 90 percent of the Rohingya population of conflict-torn northern Rakhine State has fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the wake of the government's clearance operations following Muslim militant attacks last year, according to The Irrawaddy's calculations based on government and ...
Rakhine State has received over Ks760 million from the Shwe gas project and over US$0.8 million from the Southeast Asian oil and natural gas project for its education and basic infrastructure sectors, according to a report of a committee on implementing recommendations on Rakhine State. The report ...
The Arakan Project, which uses on-the-ground networks to document abuses against the Rohingya community in western Rakhine State, Myanmar, provided the Guardian with a video of the grave site before its destruction. The footage shows half-buried tarpaulin bags in a forest clearing, with a decaying ...
Yangon- The Red Cross movement provided food and consumer products worth 17 million Swiss francs as humanitarian aid for Rakhine State. ... Professor Dr Mya Thu, chairman of Myanmar Red Cross Association met with Rakhine State Chief Minister Nyi Pu and his government body on January 31 and ...
Yangon, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- A total of 48 investment projects have been approved in Myanmar's western Rakhine State, according to a report of the Implementation Committee for the Recommendations on Rakhine State issued late Monday. The investments include those in the livestock and fisheries ...
children of Rohingya families that are still living in strife-torn Rakhine, Myanmar are reportedly facing racial segregation while sitting for the school examinations along with other Buddhist students in the northeastern state's Buthidaung township. Some of those children's parents, seeking anonymity, have ...
Yangon - Although there have been no fresh clashes in northern Rakhine State, at least 2,560 people have fled to Bangladesh from the strife-torn area since the start of the year. Meanwhile, a further 818 are currently encamped near Gawdu Tha Ra village, the main launching point in southern Maungdaw ...
Former Thai Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai, head of the Advisory Board to the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State, appointed by Burma's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, discusses the challenges of his new role. Why did you decide to accept the role as the ...
Two Public Hearing Forums in Sittwe organised by Tat Lan marked the first opportunity for Rakhine State government leaders, civil society groups and villagers to discuss openly issues of community concern. By JENNIFER MACINTYRE | TAT LAN. WHEN HE opened Sittwe's first Public Hearing Forum, ...
A Rohingya refugee girl poses for a photo at Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on Jan. 26, 2018. (Xinhua/AFP). United Nations, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Problems remain in Myanmar's Rakhine State despite progress in certain areas, a UN official told the Security Council on Tuesday.
NAYPYITAW -- Sixteen people including seven Tatmadaw soldiers will be held accountable for the killing of 10 Muslim residents of Inn Din village in Rakhine State's Maungdaw, according to the President's Office. "The investigation found that four military officers and three other ranks of Tatmadaw soldiers, ...
U Aye Maung, a Rakhine nationalist, said several protesters suffered gunshot wounds when police officers fired at the crowd. Four of the injured protesters are receiving treatment at Mrauk-U hospital, while eight were sent to Sittwe. Four of the eight are unable to walk, he added. Eight Arakanese youths ...
U.S. state Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told Reuters that "as with other, previous reports of mass graves, this report highlights the ongoing and urgent need for Burmese authorities to cooperate with an independent, credible investigation into allegations of atrocities in northern Rakhine."
The Rakhine State government has submitted to the Attorney General of the Union a plan to sue The Associated Press over its reports claiming the existence of mass graves near Gutar Pyin village in Rakhine's Buthidaung Township. At a meeting on Feb. 5, Rakhine government ministers agreed with ...
The site lies in Rakhine State, an isolated region at the western corner of Myanmar, with poor infrastructure and, in recent years, terrible headlines. Mrauk U's history helps explain why Rakhine State has experienced such serious sectarian violence, culminating in the expulsion of much of the Rohingya ...
NAYPYITAW -- Violent conflicts stemming from racial and religious prejudice in northern Rakhine could result in the disintegration of the western state, U Tin Aye, a Lower House lawmaker from the Union Solidarity and Development Party, warned the Lower House on Monday. "Violent conflicts stemming ...
Myanmar's government has invited officials from the United Nations and neighboring countries to the state of Rakhine to demonstrate its readiness to repatriate Rohingya Muslim refugees. The officials on Tuesday were shown a registration center for Rohingya refugees and the temporary housing built for ...
Violence in Rakhine State in Myanmar has led to over 600,000 people fleeing over the border to Bangladesh since 25 August 2017. Most of these people arrived with few or no possessions and are reliant on humanitarian aid to survive. Almost 60 percent of new arrivals are children. Australia is working ...
More than 800 Rohingya Muslims have left Myanmar's volatile Rakhine State for neighboring Bangladesh in the past week, while others continue to cross the border daily, authorities in Buthidaung township said Monday. In total, nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine's three northern townships of ...
Authorities in Myanmar have denied that there were five mass graves of Rohingya Muslims in a village in crisis-hit Rakhine State, saying that 19 "terrorists" had been killed and buried in the area. The Associated Press used testimony from dozens of Rohingya refugees and time-stamped cell phone videos to ...
Recently the Myanmar government invited the Advisory Board for the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State and media representatives to visit Rakhine State. The situation in Rakhine has been stabilized and residents are no longer in fear, observers said. The reception ...
Yangon, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- A former township administrator in Mrauk U, Myanmar's western Rakhine State, has been murdered in a car with several stab wounds to his body, Myanmar news agency reported Thursday. U Bo Bo Min Theik was found dead under his car after the car crashed on ...
Rakhine State Legislative Assembly legislator Tun Thar Sein from Mrauk-U constituency said that the 'Mrauk-U Incident Inquiry Committee', formed by the assembly to conduct a probe into the Mruak-U riot, will visit Mrauk-U on February 3. "We plan to start our probe into this incident on February 3.
Yangon (Reuters) - A Myanmar official who was the administrator of a town in troubled Rakhine State when seven people died there in rioting earlier this month has been stabbed and killed, the government said on Wednesday (Jan 31). police were treating the death of Bo Bo Min Theik as a case of ...


 

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