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Arakan State’s residents protest against the government’s citizenship verification process

Local residents across the Arakan State have been protesting against the government’s citizenship verification process in Maungdaw area for failing to comply with the existing 1982 Citizenship Law.

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Kyauktaw fire destroys 41 fuel shops and 4 shops, causes 490 million kyats in losses

Forty-one fuel shops and four other shops have been destroyed after a fire broke out at a row of fuel shops at the entrance of Kyauktaw of Arakan State at 6:30 pm on Wednesday (15 March), Kyauktaw Township Police Chief said.

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Six died in ferry boat fire in Arakan State

Six people including two missing children died after a ferry boat caught on fire at 1:30 pm on Friday (17 March) in Kyaukphyu Township, Arakan State.

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Mrauk U sees increase in visitors getting photographed in traditional Arakan costume

More young female visitors have been getting themselves photographed in traditional Arakan costume in the ancient city of Mrauk U in the Arakan State.

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Press conference held in Rangoon for Arakan Youth Conference

A press conference was held at Hotel Grand United in Rangoon on 12 March to explain the Arakan youths’ attempt to hold an all-inclusive conference for local and overseas Arakan youths.

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Two women find ancient Arakan coins in Myebon Township

Two women found many ancient Arakan coins while they were digging for yams on a hill near Ngan Taung Village of Ngan Taung Village Tract in Myebon Township.

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Failure to include civilian experts cause mistrust against Shwe gas project’s EIA result

The public does not trust the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) carried out by the Shwe gas project for failing to include civil society organisations (CSOs) and civilian experts, local CSOs from Kyaukphyu claimed.

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Arakan State’s villagers have to build bridges on their own without government’s assistance

Local residents have to build many bridges connecting the villages in the Arakan State on their own without assistance from the government.

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Security tightened in all matriculation exam centres in Maungdaw District

Security will be tightened in the matriculation exam centres and nearby areas in Maungdaw District during the matriculation exam period which will start on 8 March.

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Mothers of Win Zaw Tun and Zaw Lin send appeal to President, State Counsellor, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker, and Chairman of Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission

The mothers of Win Zaw Tun and Zaw Lin, who have been sentenced to death for Koh Tao murder case in Ko Samui, Thailand, have submitted a letter of appeal to the heads of State on 3 March to assist the two men with their case after they lost an appeal at the appellate court.

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