Archive for August, 2016


India and Myanmar bat for broader understanding in various sectors

India and Myanmar (also known as Burma) reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two friendly neighbours. In presence of visiting Myanmar President Htin Kyaw in New Delhi, both the countries reiterated their cooperation on security and defence, which is crucial for maintaining peace and stability along the Indo-Myanmar border.

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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 issued on 25 August, raised its demand against the Commission to be led by former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan, which was formed on Wednesday by the Burmese government.

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Rakhine Parliament

13 Arakanese lawmakers demand an emergency meet

Thirteen Arakanese lawmakers of Arakan State Parliament on Friday appealed to the Speaker to hold an emergency meeting to discuss about the formation of Advisory Commission for the state of human rights in Rakhine.

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Strong earthquake damages ancient Arakan pagodas

A strong earthquake with 6.8 magnitudes, which covered Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh and eastern India, hit the western Burmese State of Arakan damaging several ancient pagoda, building and traffic bridges including one in Kyauk Pru locality.

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Photo- Reuters

New Delhi will support development activities in Arakan

The Indian government will always support the development activities in the Burmese State of Arakan and the new India government in New Delhi has adopted many schemes in that direction, said Indian Consulate in Sittwe Rajesh Kumar.

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Three Arakanese nationals charged for illegal assembly

The Buthidaung police accused three people including the vice-president of Arakan National Party’s Buthidaung unit for illegal assembly without permission few weeks back. They suppose to face punishments under the Article 19 of Peaceful Assembly Laws.

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Tremor felt in Indo-Myanmar border area

A moderate earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale was felt in Indo-Myanmar border area on Tuesday morning.

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APP Statement

APP decides to skip 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference

Arakan Patriotic Party (APP), the second largest Ethnic political Party of Rakhine State decided not to attend the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference starting on 31 August. The party announced on Sunday that they were not interested to join in the conference.

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ALP leader produced in court, trial postponed till Thursday

Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) leader U Khaing Myo Tun was produced before the Sittwe township court on Friday to hear a case, but the trial postponed till Thursday.

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Schoolgirls missing after an Arakan ferry capsize

Four schoolgirls went missing after a local ferry capsized on Friday morning in Arakan State of western Burma.

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