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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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Arakan National Party starts by-election campaign in Rathedaung

The Arakan National Party (ANP) has kicked off its campaign yesterday (September 3) to run in Rathedaung Constituency – 2 for the State Hluttaw in the by-election.

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The court will make decision on Dr Aye Maung, Wai Hin Aung on September 10

The Sittwe District Court will make a decision on whether or not it should press charges against Dr Aye Maung and writer Wai Hin Aung on September 10, their lawyers said.

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Over 1.4 million WY tablets worth over Ks 4 billion seized in Rakhine State’s Buthidaung

A total of 1,452,750 WY tablets worth over Ks 4.3 billion were seized in Buthidaung, Rakhine (Arakan) State on August 25.

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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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