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The number of suspects arrested in connection with the Sittwe bomb blasts has reached nine, according to the police. On the morning of February 24, the bomb blasts occurred in front of Land Records Department Office, near Rakhine State High Court and in the back of Secretary of Rakhine State ...
A triple IED attack in Sittwe in Rakhine State on 24 February targeted government offices and the compound of a senior government official. The Arakan Army (AA) and the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) have attempted to increase their operations, with only the former group succeeding. Although ...

Min Zaw said that seven suspects had been arrested in connection with the Sittwe bomb blasts and were also being investigated for previous bombings. A top leader of Arakan National Council (ANC) was included in the arrests. Bombs went off in the early morning on February 24 in three places near State ...
Three bombs went off in Myanmar's Rakhine state over the weekend, but few are pointing fingers at the Rohingya. Months after Rohingya militant attacks sparked a crackdown that drove most of these Muslims off the land, the spotlight has turned to nationalists from the state's biggest ethnic group, the ...
YANGON — Police in the Rakhine State capital of Sittwe have arrested an executive committee member of the Arakan National Council (ANC) and six other locals over a bomb attack that injured a police officer over the weekend, according to an ANC official. ANC general secretary U Tun Zaw said council ...
At least six people have been detained on suspicion of planting bombs that exploded over the weekend in parts of Rakhine's state capital Sittwe, the Anadolu Agency reported quoting an anonymous police source. An officer at Sittwe Township's police station confirmed to Anadolu Agency that the suspects ...

Four civilians including an ex-political prisoner and a former administrator were detained in Rakhine State on Sunday, reportedly on counter-terrorism charges, a day after three bombs rocked the state capital Sittwe. The four were remanded into custody by the Sittwe Township Court at around 3 p.m. on ...
Three bombs exploded in different locations in Rakhine's state capital Sittwe early today morning, including at the home of a high ranking official, Myanmar police said. "Three bombs exploded and three other unexploded bombs were found. A police was injured but not seriously," a senior officer said on the ...
The next day, one of the suspects, identified as Kyaw Myint, allegedly called up the victim and offered to drive him to Sittwe, and the victim accepted. Kyaw Myint's three henchmen allegedly accompanied the victim on the drive to Sittwe and attacked U Bo Bo Min Thaik as they entered Ponnagyun township.
3 blasts rock Rakhine's capital Sittwe in Myanmar: Police. Three bombs exploded in different locations in Rakhine's state capital Sittwe early today morning, including at the home of a high ranking official, Myanmar police said. "Three bombs exploded and three other unexploded bombs were found. A police ...
Police interrogate three people over Sittwe bomb blasts. Submitted by Eleven on Mon, 02/26/2018 - 08:56. Writer: Than Hlaing. The police are interrogating three people in connection to bomb blasts that injured two people in Rakhine State's Sittwe on February 24. The Rakhine State police chief confirmed the interrogation ...
U Tin Maung Swe, secretary of the Rakhine State government, confirmed that the former Mrauk-U administrative officer was on his way to Sittwe when he was attacked. “His body was found in a car that had crashed into the brush along the Sittwe-Ponnagyun highway at about 6pm,” he said. “Three suspects ...
YANGON – Bo Bo Min Theik, the recently promoted assistant director of the Rakhine State government, was found dead with multiple stab wounds to the chest near the Sittwe-Yangon Highway in Ponnagyun Township on Tuesday evening, sources confirmed to The Irrawaddy. The victim was formerly an ...
More serious charges such as high treason can only be tried by a district court, such as the one in Sittwe. Daw Aye Nu Sein said she did not know if U Aye Maung, a lawmaker in Rakhine State's Lower House, had secured his own lawyer. She said U Ba Than, who organized the lecture in Rathedaung that ...
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. On Friday, police arrested eight Arakanese youths being treated at Sittwe People's Hospital for injuries for alleged involvement in the illegal protest. On Monday, U ...
Several UN agencies were invited to join internal meetings between the Union and State governments in Sittwe on Sunday, 21 January. The discussions covered the extension of Sittwe hospital; the provision of health services on the outskirts of Thet Kel Pyin IDP camp which is designated for closure as ...
YANGON — Moe Zaw Thu, head of the No.1 police station in the Rakhine State capital of Sittwe, told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday that local police have opened a case into five Arakanese men for violating the Peaceful Assembly Law while protesting in front of the state government office last week.

The bridge will facilitate transport between Yangon and Sittwe. Currently, commuters travel via boats which is both tiring and time-consuming. It is also a safety hazard, as many accidents resulting in death have taken place via this mode of transport, Yanbye township MP U Kyaw Swe said. The bridge will ...
On January 22 there was a heavier than usual police presence at Sittwe, Mrauk U and other Rakhine townships after the arrests of writer Wai Hun Aung and former Arakan National Party chairman Dr Aye Maung on January 16 and 18, respectively. The arrests came after the pair had addressed a crowd in ...
“As you know about Mrauk-U riot took place on January 16th, we, Myanmar Police Force, have tightened security in 17 big cities including Sittwe Township, Rakhine State aiming to secure peace and tranquility in Rakhine State. In Sittwe Township, security measures are being carried out by diving 10-group ...
I can vouch for the pitiful conditions in these sites around Sittwe, the Rakhine state capital, after receiving a permit to visit them before the current crisis. Hemmed in by military checkpoints and barbed wire, the inhabitants cannot leave to work, farm, study, shop or seek medical care. So horrendous and ...
Tun Ther Sein, regional MP from Mrauk U, said some of the critically injured protesters were taken to the state capital of Sittwe, a three-hour drive south of the ancient town studded with Buddhist temples. The United Nations in Burma, also known as Myanmar, called on authorities to “investigate any ...
Police colonel Aung Myat Moe of the Rakhine state police force told RFA's Myanmar Service that security personnel had been deployed to several areas of Sittwe to ensure calm. “We made an announcement telling community leaders and the public to protest according to the law—they can gather only after ...
U Aye Maung at Arakan National Party headquarters in Sittwe in 2016. Aung Myin Ye Zaw/The Myanmar Times. Government ... U Aye Maung was arrested at his home in Sittwe at noon on Thurday amid mounting criticism over the government's handling of the conflict. The arrest comes on the eve of the first ...
NAY PYI TAW — State Counsellor's Office spokesman U Zaw Htay has confirmed the Thursday arrest of Rakhine political leader Dr Aye Maung at his home in Sittwe. Pyithu Hluttaw speaker U Win Myint had the previous day approved a police request for the arrest of the Ann Township MP and former ...
(File) Fishing boats arrive in the morning at a jetty near the market in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA. At least one ... A cargo ship named "Thawara Myita," en route from Yangon to Sittwe, collided with a fishing vessel anchored in the sea. Out of 13 people on board the two ...
SITTWE- Author Wai Hin Aung from Sittwe Township, Rakhine State, has been detained in Yathedaung Township over a talk he gave there on Monday, January 15. “Wai Hin Aung already has been investigated in District Police Station. He is currently in Myoma Police Station,” said Wunlet Foundation ...
Rakhine State residents protest after a local gathering in Mrauk U celebrating an ancient Buddhist Arakan kingdom turned violent and many were killed and injured, in Sittwe, Myanmar on January 17, 2018. Photo - Reuters. x. Rakhine State residents protest after a local gathering in Mrauk U celebrating an ...
Tuesday's event was cancelled hours after prominent Rakhine writer Wai Hun Aung was arrested in Sittwe on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities told Frontier he was being charged under section 17.1 of the Unlawful Association Act, for a speech held on Monday at Rathedaung, northern Rakhine State, ...
... International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement comprising the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Myanmar Red Cross Society and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has been providing humanitarian assistance in Maungdaw and Sittwe districts.
In a statement, the military said around 200 "Bengali terrorists" attacked security forces with sticks and near the village of Inn Din, north of the provincial capital Sittwe, on September 1, 2017. The military "shot into the sky to disperse them (and) during that incident they captured 10 Bengali terrorists." The 10 ...
After Chabahar Port in Iran, Sittwe in Myanmar may emerge as the next overseas strategic port for India. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is helping to develop Sittwe Port, located at the estuary of Kaladan river in the troubled Rakhine province of Myanmar, for improving connectivity with Mizoram in the ...
Abdul Marche, a committee member of the camp near Sittwe, said authorities explained about closing the camp and resettlement with new houses. He said many people in the camps wanted to return to their homes rather than resettling in new places. “We explained to the government's ministers about our ...
Even Rohingya who have ventured into Sittwe on rare trips escorted by police in recent months have been attacked by mobs and killed. Hard-line Buddhists regularly march through the city's crumbling streets, past ruined mosques that have been closed since June 2012, when the Rakhine burned most ...
Even Rohingya who have ventured into Sittwe on rare trips escorted by police in recent months have been attacked by mobs and killed. Hard-line Buddhists regularly march through the city's crumbling streets, past ruined mosques that have been closed since June 2012, when the Rakhine burned most ...
Even Rohingya who have ventured into Sittwe on rare trips escorted by police in recent months have been attacked by mobs and killed. Hard-line Buddhists regularly march through the city's crumbling streets, past ruined mosques that have been closed since June 2012, when the Rakhine burned most ...
Ko Kyaw Lin lies wounded in hospital after the knife attack in Sittwe. ... Wednesday was stabbed twice by unidentified assailants in Sittwe township in troubled Rakhine State and remains in unstable condition in hospital, a colleague said. ... At present, he is hospitalised at Sittwe General Hospital,” he said.
A local journalist in Sittwe, Rakhine State, was stabbed in the early hours of Wednesday morning and remains hospitalised. According to reports, two unknown assailants on a motorbike perpetrated the act at around midnight in the Rakhine State capital. The victim, Kyaw Lin, is the founder and ...
SITTWE- Chief ministers from six states and regions, the Union ministers and officials arrived in Sittwe, Rakhine State on December 16 with the aim of building houses and schools in riot-hit Maungdaw region. They were welcomed by Nyi Pu, Rakhine State Chief Minister and officials. As respective states ...
The Ngo, Action-Based Community Development (ABCD), has been leading workshops in Sittwe township in conjunction with the township's departments of rural development, education and agricultural, as well as the municipal offices. “We are holding these workshops to raise public awareness about ...
As of the beginning of 2017, about 121,000 people remain displaced, most of whom live in Sittwe Township. To reduce the chances of further violence, the Government segregated the two communities in Sittwe Township in 2012, and cordoned off a rural area on the outskirts of Sittwe for Muslims who were ...
China, on the other hand, is building a port not far from the Indian built Sittwe port - the nodal point for Kaladan multimodal project - in Rakhine ...
Faizel, a 27-year-old Rohingya in the Sittwe camp, said the residents were hopeful the pope's trip would bring positive outcomes. But he feared ...
The Myanmar-based Smile Education and Development Foundation is in the process of completing a major tour of the United States to show ...
Sittwe – Police detained Mamute Hasaung, a refugee living at Darpain camp in Sittwe, for the possession of 5,705 grams of marijuana worth ...
India says Myanmar is holding up a much-delayed project to provide an alternative transport link to its northeastern states via Sittwe in Rakhine ...
The Ministry of Sports and Health says it will be cooperating with Norway to upgrade Sittwe Public Hospital to modern standards. The union ...
Suu Kyi arrived in the state capital, Sittwe, in the morning and headed to restive northern Rakhine where many Rohingya villages were located.
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the airport in Sittwe for a one-day visit to ravaged northern Rakhine state, Nov. 2, 2017.
SITTWE, Myanmar - Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday urged people "not to quarrel" as she visited Rakhine State for ...


 

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