Villagers in Karen State are less than ecstatic that more than 232 acres of farmland, confiscated by the Burma Army and other government officials will be returned to them. The National League for Democracy Government’s Land Management Group, based in Karen State, said the land would be returned to its rightful owners.

EU unveils new strategy for Myanmar

The European Union held a press conference at Sule Shangri-La Hotel on 22 June 2016 to introduce its new policy on Myanmar called "Elements for an EU strategy vis-à-vis Myanmar/Burma: a special partnership for democracy, peace and prosperity" which, according to a statement, lays out a plan for a coherent, ambitious and forward-looking EU engagement and intensified cooperation with the country in its transition process.

UNICEF-funded Mon textbooks provided to State Gov’t

The Mon State Government have been supplied with UNICEF-funded Mon textbooks aimed at state-run schools across Mon State and other areas in Mon communities, during a ceremony in Mon State Capital, Moulmein.

Rohingyas reject the NVC process in Maungdaw

A working group of the Central Committee for Implementation of Peace and Development in Rakhine State, held a meeting with Rohingyas for organizing to accept National Verification Card (NVC) process at Maungdaw Township administration office hall on June 20, at 9:30 am, according to Halam, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.

300,000 Rohingya living in Cox’s Bazar areas, Bangladesh

300,000 Rohingya living in the Cox’s Bazar district belong to 37,000 families - 20,000 exclusively Rohingya families and 17,000 mixed with Bangladeshi and Rohingyas who married between Bangladeshis and Rohingyas, according to reliable sources in Cox's Bazar District Statistics Office.

Foot-And-Mouth Disease Breaks out in Maungdaw

Foot-and- mouth disease broke out in Maungdaw Township, Arakan State on 11 June and has caused acute difficulties for paddy farmers in the areas, said Khadir, a farmer from Maungdaw Town.

Bangladesh would go soft in handling for Rohingya issue

Bangladesh has decided to handle Burma “very softly” in handling for Rohingya issue and would not raise any issues that may displease Burma after declaration of recent Rohingya census in Bangladesh, according to foreign ministry official.

MNP urges to withdraw migrant documentation project

The Mon National Party (MNP) has urged the Mon State Chief Minister to withdraw the proposed issuing of household documents to migrant workers in an open letter, yesterday [June 20]. The migrant specific proposal is part of Mon State’s 100-day project.

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