Buddha statues vandalized in Lemyethna Temple, Mrauk U

Buddha statues inside the Lemyethna Temple in Mrauk U, Rakhine State have been vandalized on Wednesday night.

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Security sector becomes priority for stability and development – Rakhine State gov’t says

The Rakhine State Chief Minister said today that priority has been given to the security sector for stability and development of the Rakhine State.

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Four percent of patients die due to staff shortage in Sittwe Hospital

An average of four in every 100 patients is dying due to lack of doctors and nurses in the Sittwe General Hospital in the Rakhine State’s capital Sittwe, the Rakhine

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Clashes break out in western Myanmar border

Two clashes broke out between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army in western Myanmar border while the government and the leaders of the nationwide ceasefire agreement – signatories ethnic armed

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Demand made for immediate release of three Arakanese youths under arrest without evidence

A press conference was held in Sittwe, Rakhine State on October 12 to demand the immediate release of three Arakanese (Rakhine) youths, who have been arrested without evidence regarding the

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UEC allows establishment of Dr Aye Maung’s Arakan Front Party

The Union Election Commission (UEC) has allowed the establishment of Arakan Front Party (AFP), which is led by Dr Aye Maung.

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ANP demands to call off Advisory Commission

The Arakan National Party (ANP) demanded the government to call off the Advisory Commission for dealing with Arakan State affairs. The ANP, in a statement

Three Burmese protestors charged with Procession Act 19

Three Burmese protesters, who led a demonstration against the use of Muslim community terminology (in Arakan State) in Yangon on 10 July were recently charged

US Ambassador concludes Arakan visit, met ANP leaders in Sittwe

The USA Ambassador in Myanmar Scot Marciel met Arakan National Party (ANP) leaders in Sittwe on Wednesday during his three-day visit to Arakan.

ANP prepares for 21st Century Panglong Conference

Arakan National Party (ANP), the main political party of Rakhine formed a preparation committee with seven members for the 21st Century Panglong Conference.


Interview with U Maung Maung Than on Burmese citizenship status scrutinizing process

(In Mray Bon township of Arakan, over 1000 Muslims have applied for the Burmese citizenship status. Local authorities are presently

What Was Presented to the President by Arakanese Representative for Arakan’s Affairs

Today President U Thein Sein held a meeting with representatives from Ten Parties of the Democratic and Ethnic Alliance. The

What is going on on Madae Island, a crucial location on the Shwe Gas pipeline project?

Madae Island located in Kyaukpru Township of Arakan State is a crucial location on the Shwe Gas pipeline project.


Ancient City of Danyawaddy Should Also be on World Heritage List

The current Thein Sein government is working to include Burma’s ancient cities in the World Heritage List of UNESCO (United

To Reduce the Poverty of Arakan…

The management of successive Burmese governments in recent decades could easily be rated as poor. The country has been under