Archive for March, 2017


Failure to include civilian experts cause mistrust against Shwe gas project’s EIA result

The public does not trust the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) carried out by the Shwe gas project for failing to include civil society organisations (CSOs) and civilian experts, local CSOs from Kyaukphyu claimed.

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Arakan State’s villagers have to build bridges on their own without government’s assistance

Local residents have to build many bridges connecting the villages in the Arakan State on their own without assistance from the government.

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Security tightened in all matriculation exam centres in Maungdaw District

Security will be tightened in the matriculation exam centres and nearby areas in Maungdaw District during the matriculation exam period which will start on 8 March.

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Mothers of Win Zaw Tun and Zaw Lin send appeal to President, State Counsellor, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker, and Chairman of Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission

The mothers of Win Zaw Tun and Zaw Lin, who have been sentenced to death for Koh Tao murder case in Ko Samui, Thailand, have submitted a letter of appeal to the heads of State on 3 March to assist the two men with their case after they lost an appeal at the appellate court.

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ALD U Aye Thar Aung

U Aye Thar Aung not included among 20 leaders who applied for ALD’s registration

The Arakan League for Democracy (ALD)’s former chairman and current Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Thar Aung was not included among the list of 20 leaders when the application to register the ALD was submitted to the Union Election Commission (UEC) on 20 February.

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Khaing Myo Tun ALP

Khaing Myo Tun faces human rights violation for long detainment without court hearing

The Arakan Liberation Party (ALP)’s deputy information officer Khaing Myo Tun, who has been detained in Sittwe Prison in the Arakan State since 25 July, 2016, has been taken to court 20 times but his case still has not been heard yet so it seems like an act of human rights violation against Khaing Myo Tun, Daw Kyawt Sein, chairperson of Rakhine Alintagar Activists’ Group, said.

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