Archive for September, 2018


Arakan Youths Union – Japan denounces re-arrest of eight Mrauk-U youths

The Arakan Youth Union – Japan has denounced the government for re-arresting eight Mrauk-U youths after they served their sentence for taking part in the protest.

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Sixty acres of paddy fields damaged owing to salvage broken dam

Sixty acres of paddy fields have been damaged by the entry of seawater after an embankment broke in Taung Shay Village of Wah Taung Group in Kyaukpyu Township, Rakhine State, causing difficulties among the local farmers, farmers from Taung Shay Village said to Narinjara News.

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Remand taken to file new charges against eight Mrauk U protesters

The Sittwe Township Court has obtained travel remand to file new charges against eight Rakhine youths after giving them an eight-month sentence yesterday (September 24), according to their lawyer U Tun Aung Kyaw.

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Fighting rages in western Myanmar border

Fighting is raging between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army (AA) in Paletwa Township in western Myanmar border.

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Arakanese Youths Protest in front of Myanmar embassy in Tokyo, for immediate release of Dr Aye Maung, Ko Wai Hin Aung

Around 50 Arakanese (Rakhine) youths staged a protest in front of Myanmar embassy in Tokyo, Japan on September 19 to demand the immediate release of Dr Aye Maung and writer Wai Hin Aung, who have been arrested on high treason charges.

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Tatmadaw’s LIB-539 runs rock quarry on land released by Ministry of Defence

Although the Ministry of Defence has released 120 acres of land that belongs to the residents of Pyaung Seik, Pyaing Chaung, and Oke Taung Pyin villages under Kyauktaw Township, Rakhine State, it still has not been returned to the original owners and the Tatmadaw’s 539th Light Infantry Battalion (LIB-539) has been running a rock quarry on the land, local farmers said.

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Rakhine State to build 15 schools with JICA’s assistance

Fifteen schools will be built in the Rakhine State for the 2018-2019 academic year with assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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Kyauktaw farmers demand return of over 1,000 acres of military seized land

Around 200 farmers from Kyauktaw Township, Rakhine State staged a protest yesterday (September 16) to demand the return of over 1,000 acres of military seized land.

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Court decides to charge Dr Aye Maung and Wai Hin Aung with high treason

Sittwe District Judge Daw Mya Aye has decided on September 10 to charge Dr Aye Maung and writer Wai Hin Aung with high treason and public mischief after dropping the charge for unlawful association.

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High level of pH, low dissolved oxygen found in Thanzit River, Rakhine Gov’t says

The Rakhine State government said the Thanzit River in Kyaukpyu, Rakhine State has a high level of pH and low dissolved oxygen.

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