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Two senior government officials over the weekend inspected camps being readied in anticipation of the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State, who are currently sheltering in neighbouring Bangladesh. Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr.
Rohingya Muslim insurgents said on Saturday that 10 Rohingya found in a mass grave in Burma's troubled Rakhine State last month were "innocent civilians," and not members of their group. Burma's military said earlier this week its soldiers had killed 10 captured Muslim "terrorists" during insurgent attacks ...

"They must go [to Rakhine] as they need to see the real situation and what is happening on the ground. They could observe the implementation of repatriation process if refugees would come back from Bangladesh because the process will start on January 23 ," U Win Myat Aye said. The first batch of the ...
The Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development (UEHRD) provided a briefing on January 12 about the need for comprehensive healthcare for the people in crisis-ridden Rakhine State. The UEHRD Health Task Force is committed to implementing healthcare programmes ...
For the safety of patients, hospitals and clinics in Rakhine State will be designated as protected zones, according to the Ministry of Health and sports. After getting the nod from the government, the ministry will erect signboards in the Myanmar, Rakhine and English languages. The healthcare system in ...
The Kyaukchun bridge is 200 feet (60 metres) long and will link Ayeyawady's Paukhlagyine village and Rakhine's Kyaukchun village. State MP Po San from Kyaukpyu Township, Rakhine, said: "The bridge is just 10 miles (16 kilometres) away from Gwa Township in Rakhine and 50 miles (80 km) away from ...

Sittwe -- Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu claimed that Arakan Rohingya Salvation army (ARSA) militants are a continuing threat in the restive state. "There may be around 30 of them who have infiltrated three areas of Rakhine State," he said, speaking to reporters on Wednesday. The regional ...
I really want using it (facebook) in an effective way with high standard and good quality [contents]," said the Rakhine State Chief Minister. During the meeting, he answered the questions raised by the reporters concerning the issues on accepting the refugees returned from Bangladesh, the development of ...
About 60,000 Rohingya children in camps in Rakhine State are enduring appalling conditions and unable to receive treatment for health problems, including acute malnutrition, says the United Nations children's Fund. Although the "eyes of the world" were focused on the 655,000 refugees who have fled ...
In a statement posted on twitter Sunday, ARSA's leader Ata Ullah said the group had carried out an ambush against the Myanmar military at San Kar Pin Yin village in northern Maungdaw in Rakhine State on the morning of January 5. The attack is the first the group has publicly claimed since the end of a ...
"We held this mass rally because Rakhine State parliament made a one-sided decision regarding the municipal minister. We don't accept the one-sided decision of the Rakhine State parliament. We all are going ahead in accord with the 2008 Constitution. We can't make amendments yet. The 2008 ...
Starting on January 20, the government will begin supporting pregnant women in Rakhine State under the maternal and child cash transfer (MCCT) program ... Chin state and the Naga area are already covered under the program which is now being extended to Rakhine State, disclosed Dr San San Aye, ...
Minister Myint Htwe said the local or international NGOs which want to conduct research in Rakhine State must sign a memorandum of understanding with the MOHS about their planned research and studies. In the same speech, the minister said the government allocated K500 (US$371,174) for medical ...
9 January 2018 - While the eyes of the world are on Myanmar's northern Rakhine and Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, more than 60,000 Rohingya children remain nearly forgotten, trapped in appalling camps in central Rakhine where the shelters teeter on stilts above garbage and excrement, the United Nations children's ...
China on Saturday handed over about 100 prefabricated houses for displaced persons in Myanmar's western Rakhine State at the Myanmar Industrial Port, Xinhua reported. Each assembled-board house can accommodate eight people and can be used for at least 20 years. The houses can endure an ...
"Rakhine is different from others states. In other states, the ruling government can do as they wish because parliament is dominated by the NLD," said U Naing Kywe Aung. Although the ANP could control the parliament, it did not get the chance to form the cabinet and could not appoint chief minister from ...
It remains unclear, however, whether any Rohingya refugees are willing to return to Rakhine State, where many villages have been burned to the ground. Many of them have told United Nations investigators that they suffered rapes, killings, and other atrocities at the hands of the Myanmar army in what U.N. ...

Rakhine State Parliament voted to strip state Municipal Affairs Minister U Min Aung of his duties on Tuesday. During the parliamentary session, the proposal to impeach the minister passed with 37 of a possible 45 votes, the other eight opposed. Minister U Min Aung tried to explain during the session on ...
Lawmakers also accused Min Aung of providing careless responses to questions, especially about an incident in which a number of local people died prior to deadly attacks by a Muslim militant group on police outposts in northern Rakhine State on Aug. 25, 2017. On Dec. 4, the state parliament formed a ...
An official from Rakhine State Immigration and population Department said nearly 3,000 people from Shwe Zar Village, Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State have been issued National Verification Cards (NVCs) and technology-based National Electronic IDs (NIDs), a pilot programme, according to a report ...
During the trip, the UMFCCI discussed business opportunities with the regional government, the Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association (MFVPEA) and the Rakhine State of Chambers of Commerce and Industries (RSCCI) as well as local companies and farmers.
The UN's investigator into human rights in Myanmar has been barred from entering the country. Yanghee Lee had been due to visit in January to review Myanmar's human rights, including alleged attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. The government said it had banned her because she was "not impartial and ...
Myanmar's army said on Monday that security forces have discovered a mass grave on the edge of a village in Rakhine State, and have launched an investigation. A violent crackdown by the security forces in response to attacks by militants in the state has caused around 650,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee ...
Besides, the agreement is only the first step on the long road to restoring stability in Rakhine State. Myanmar will have to make genuine political concessions to ensure peace. The military must drastically reduce the scope of its 'clearance operations' and the police provide security for vulnerable Rakhine ...
Bangkok (Reuters) - Humanitarian workers and journalists should be given free access to Myanmar's Rakhine State, where violence has prompted ... Myanmar has severely curtailed access to Rakhine, where an army operation in response to attacks by Rohingya insurgents has been condemned by the ...
Concerning Rakhine affairs, all people must be participate in the Rakhine issue," said Dr Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. "But, the government must be take responsibility for the issue. If conflict will frequently occur, it disturbs the development of Rakhine State.
Bangkok - Humanitarian workers and journalists should be given free access to Myanmar's Rakhine State, where violence has prompted some 650,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, the head of a new international advisory panel on the crisis said. Surakiart Sathirathai, a former Thai foreign ...
Yangon, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- A total of 200,000 more children under five years of age in Myanmar's western Rakhine State were vaccinated against Japanese Encephalitis, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday. The inoculation campaign, launched by the Rakhine State Health ...
Myanmar local authorities extended the curfew order in Maungtaw, a sensitive area of conflict in the northern part of Rakhine State, for another two months to ensure further security, stability and rule of law, Myanmar news agency quoted the Maungtaw District General Administration Department as ...
Myanmar local authorities extended the curfew order in Maungtaw, a sensitive area of conflict in the northern part of Rakhine State, for another two months to ensure further security, stability and rule of law, Myanmar news agency quoted the Maungtaw District General Administration Department as ...
Myanmar extends curfew in northern Rakhine State to ensure security. Dec 27, 2017 | 11:40 IST | IANS. There will be a ban on assembly of more than five persons and be going outside from dusk to dawn between 6 pm and 6 am, Xinhua news agency reported. Myanmar extends curfew in northern Rakhine State to ensure ...
Yangon, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- A total of 200,000 more children under five years of age in Myanmar's western Rakhine State were vaccinated against Japanese Encephalitis, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday. The inoculation campaign, launched by the Rakhine State Health ...
During the trip, the UMFCCI discussed business opportunities with the regional government, the Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association (MFVPEA) and the Rakhine State of Chambers of Commerce and Industries (RSCCI) as well as local companies and farmers.
Myanmar's army said on Monday that security forces have discovered a mass grave on the edge of a village in Rakhine State, and have launched an investigation. A violent crackdown by the security forces in response to attacks by militants in the state has caused around 650,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee ...
Reuters demands release of its journalists arrested in Myanmar's Rakhine ... Reuters news agency has called on Myanmar to immediately release its two journalists who were arrested for possessing 'important secret papers' obtained from two policemen who had worked in Rakhine State. Updated Updated ...
Singapore: The Singapore government has sent S$100,000 worth of relief supplies for people in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine State. The supplies were handed to Myanmar's National disaster Management Organisation office in Yangon on Thursday (Dec 14) by Singapore's Ambassador to Myanmar ...
Yangon -- In order to implement the recommendations of the Kofi Annan-led Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, the President's Office announced the creation of a ten-member implementation committee on Monday including international and local experts alike. The country's de facto leader, State ...
GENEVA -- Life has stopped in its tracks in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State where an estimated 180,000 Rohingya remain, fearful after violence drove 650,000 to flee to Bangladesh, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday. Dominik Stillhart, ICRC director of operations, ...
A statement signed by over 108 civil society organisations, people's organisations and individuals addressed to Myanmar and ASEAN calls for Myanmar to cease violence against and abuses of unarmed civilians in Rakhine State and the other conflict areas such as northern Shan and Kachin States and ...
On Tuesday, Bangladesh urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in Washington to "keep a close watch on the volatile situation" in the central Rakhine State in hopes of preventing further violence targeting the Rohingya, who are mostly confined in internally displaced person (IDP) camps.
Yangon -- An ex-Thai deputy premier and a South African anti-apartheid negotiator are among the international experts appointed to a new 10-member advisory body charged with implementing recommendations by the Kofi Annan-led commission for conflict-torn Rakhine State. Of the 10 members ...
President Htin Kyaw has established yet another governmental body to address the situation in troubled Rakhine State, this one comprised of Burmese and foreign members including the chairman of the Myanmar National human rights Commission and a former US presidential aspirant. The 10-member ...
AA chief Tun Myat Naing spoke for 20 minutes in a video posted on the AA's facebook page in which he described the conflict between Muslims and the Myanmar army in Rakhine as a "political trap." The video has attracted more than 200,000 views. "The enemy has surrounded our Arakan land," Tun ...
Besides, the agreement is only the first step on the long road to restoring stability in Rakhine State. Myanmar will have to make genuine political concessions to ensure peace. The military must drastically reduce the scope of its 'clearance operations' and the police provide security for vulnerable Rakhine ...
... which invites public cooperation, the committees which were formed for Rakhine State's affairs and their relating works, the humanitarian aid ...
People carry their belongings as they walk near damaged houses in Sittwe, Rakhine after a heavy storm destroyed their village on May 30.
Yangon -- Border trade in northern Rakhine State's Maungdaw Township has resumed, as the region has stabilized, according to the ...
The Ministry of education will open a new department in Takka Pyin village, Sittwe township, for Muslims (self-identified as Rohingya) students ...
Yangon -- Since Arakan Rohingya Salvation army (ARSA) attacked police outposts in northern Rakhine State on Aug. 25, security personnel ...
U Aung Thuang Shwe, a lawmaker in the Lower House from Rakhine State, said road conditions must be improved first before anything else.


 

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