Archive for July, 2017


Rakhine farmers still waiting on oil pipeline compensation

Farmers in Rakhine (Arakan) State’s Ann township said they have yet to receive compensation promised in return for land they allege was ruined by the construction of a controversial oil and gas pipeline.

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Rakhine Gazette news team resigns en masse amid allegations of govt meddling

In an editorial upset prompted by alleged government meddling and a lack of editorial freedom, the news team from the state government-run Rakhine Gazette submitted a resignation notice on July 17.

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Border police seize K150 million worth of meth in Maungdaw

A Hilux truck attempting to transport over 70,000 amphetamine tablets was busted at a border inspection gate in Maungdaw, northern Rakhine (Arakan) State on July 20, according to a police official.

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Politicians mull moving modern Mrauk-U outside archaeological zone

As Rakhine State’s Mrauk-U expands with the ballooning needs of a modern, urban center, local politicians are proposing moving it to a new location away from the ancient capital, which is in the process of bidding for world heritage status.

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