Archive for October, 2018

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Court remands three Rakhine youths for another two weeks for military corporal murder’s case

Three Rakhine youths have been remanded in custody for two more weeks today after they were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a corporal from the Military Affairs Security Unit (MASU) in Sittwe, Rakhine State.

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Buddha statues vandalized in Lemyethna Temple, Mrauk U

Buddha statues inside the Lemyethna Temple in Mrauk U, Rakhine State have been vandalized on Wednesday night.

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Security sector becomes priority for stability and development – Rakhine State gov’t says

The Rakhine State Chief Minister said today that priority has been given to the security sector for stability and development of the Rakhine State.

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Four percent of patients die due to staff shortage in Sittwe Hospital

An average of four in every 100 patients is dying due to lack of doctors and nurses in the Sittwe General Hospital in the Rakhine State’s capital Sittwe, the Rakhine State Minister of Social Affairs Dr Chan Thar said.

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Clashes break out in western Myanmar border

Two clashes broke out between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army in western Myanmar border while the government and the leaders of the nationwide ceasefire agreement – signatories ethnic armed organizations (NCA-S EAO) were meeting in Shwe San Eain Hotel in Naypyidaw on October 15.

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Demand made for immediate release of three Arakanese youths under arrest without evidence

A press conference was held in Sittwe, Rakhine State on October 12 to demand the immediate release of three Arakanese (Rakhine) youths, who have been arrested without evidence regarding the murder of a military corporal from the Military Security Affairs Unit.

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UEC allows establishment of Dr Aye Maung’s Arakan Front Party

The Union Election Commission (UEC) has allowed the establishment of Arakan Front Party (AFP), which is led by Dr Aye Maung.

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Rakhine villages prepare to flee due to food scarcity in Paletwa Township

Some residents of Rakhine villages located in upper Kaladan River in Paletwa Township, Chin State at India border are preparing to leave due to food shortage.

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Police arrests Khine Bo Bo, a 3rd year history-major student, in Pauktaw and transfers to Sittwe

The police arrested a third/final year history major student in Pauktaw yesterday and brought him to Sittwe by speedboat ferry this morning.

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Another Rakhine youth arrested in Sittwe

The police have arrested another youth in Sittwe, Rakhine State yesterday.

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