Archive for March, 2016

12 AA members

12 Arakan Army rebels convicted

Twelve rebels belonged to Arakan Army were convicted and sent to the prison by the Kyouk Taw Court of Arakan State in western Burma.

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Arakan government to be led by NLD lawmaker

The Arakan State Parliament finally approved U Nyi Pu, the lawmaker belongs to National League for Democracy [NLD] to lead the State government at Sittwe. The decision taken on Wednesday was however not unanimous, said the Arakan National Party lawmaker U Aung Won.

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi steps in to resolve stalemate between NLD and ANP

Burmese democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi stepped in to resolve the latest impasse between her party National League for Democracy (NLD) and Arakan National Party (ANP). The newly elected NLD Parliamentarian had already discussed with 22 Arakanese legislators at NayPyiDaw on Thursday and exchanged views on the process to form the government in Arakan.

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Demonstration in favour of ANP to form Arakan government

Over one thousand people staged a demonstration at Sittwe on Wednesday asking provisions in favour of Arakan National Party (ANP) to form the Rakhine government.

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Breaking the Curse report released at Yangon

The debut ceremony of ‘Breaking the Curse’ report was recently held at Summit Parkview Hotel in Dagaon township of Yangon recently.

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Myanmar teak’s illegal transportation to Bangladesh

Myanmar teak and hardwood are being transported illegally to Bangladesh in large scale, claimed eye witnesses.

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Over 130 Chin nationals of Arakan to convert into Buddhism

133 Chin nationals of Burma (Myanmar) have decided to convert into Buddhism with a religious ceremony scheduled for 30 March 2016 at Hay Zaw lay village under Min Ku village tract in Minbya township of Arakan State.

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Police in Training

Workshop on gender-based violence in Arakan

A workshop highlighting on the role of education in preventing gender-based violence in Arakan State of Burma (Myanmar) was recently organized at Sittwe. Myanmar Anti Narcotic Association (MANA) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in association with the Myanmar authority organized the day long workshop on 19 March 2016 at 19th police battalion hall.

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Burma trained Indian militant arrested

The Indian security forces arrested a separatist militant from northeast India, who was trained in northern Burma (Myanmar).

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Indian Ambassador Mukhopadhaya

Indian Ambassador discusses Kaladan project with Rakhine government

Indian Ambassador to Burma (Myanmar) Gautam Mukhopadhaya had recently visited the capital city of Arakan and discussed on various issues with the acting Arakan (Rakhine) State chief Minister U Mya Aung.

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