Archive for August, 2018


MP urges gov’t to resolve Rakhine State’s river pollution controversy

Pyithu Hluttaw MP U Pe Than from Myebon Township, Rakhine State has called on the government to clarify the issue on the water pollution and the changing of water color in some rivers in the Rakhine State due to contradictions in the statements released by the government and the Advancing Life and Regenerating Motherland (ALARM).

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Around seven million Yaba pills seized within three and a half months in Rakhine State

Around seven million Yaba pills have been seized within a period of three and a half months from May 2 to August 17 in the Rakhine State.

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Arakan Peasant Union holds its first congress

The first congress of the Arakan Peasant Union is being held in Sittwe with the aim to establish a stronger peasant union and work for farmers’ affairs.

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Court unable to make a ruling on eight Mrauk U youths’ 18th court hearing

Although the court had previously stated that it would decide on whether charges should be filed against eight youth detainees from Mrauk U in the 18th court hearing on August 13, no ruling has been made in reality.

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Over 200 residents evacuated to monastery after embankment dam burst in Kyaukpyu Township

An embankment dam burst in Kala Bar Taung Village of Taung Yin Group under Kyaukpyu Township, Rakhine State at around 11 am on August 13.

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88 Rakhine Generation group demands Rakhine people’s involvement in resolving Rakhine issue

Rakhine people should be allowed to participate in the government’s efforts to resolve the Rakhine issue, the 88 Rakhine Generation group demanded.

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