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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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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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Around 1,000 farmers protest against CNPC in Ann for failing to give compensation

Around 1,000 farmers protested against China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) in the Arakan State’s Ann on March 22 for failing to give compensation for damaged farmlands and plantations.

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Two house-owners get 7-month imprisonment for denying to move from Manaung airport extension project

Two heads-of-household have been sentenced to seven months in prison under the charges of building their houses on the farmland after they refused to evict from their homes to make way for Samon Tae Airport extension project in Manaung, Rakhine State.

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New roads ahead for Rakhine’s Mayu Mountain

Construction of a new rough road on Rakhine State's Mayu Mountain will be completed within a few days, a state MP said.

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Detained Arakanese activist moved to Sittwe prison over security fears

Arakanese activist Ko Ann Thar Gyi, who was charged over a football match that authorities say celebrated the Arakan Army, was relocated to Sittwe prison yesterday over security concerns.

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