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Two suspects arrested for attack on monk

Two Muslim men were arrested by Arakan state police for allegedly attacking a monk in the northern town of Buthidaung, according to police sources.


4 suspects arrested in connection with October sectarian violence released in Arakan

Sittwe: Four of 17 Arakanese Buddhists, who were arrested by police on suspicion of connection with sectarian violence that took place in October last year in Arakan state, were freed by authorities, said a senior lawyer in Sittwe.


Authorities meet public to clarify its plan of selling Rock Mountain to foreign company

Taungup: Two ministers in Arakan state government met the public in Taungup, a town located in the southern part of Arakan state, on Wednesday to explain its plan to sell a valuable rock mountain, Naypu Taung, to a Vietnamese company.


Garbage from Shwe gas project widely damages environment in Arakan

Garbage from Shwe Gas project is damaging the environment of the surrounding area of the project in Arakan, said local residents and environmental activists in the area.


Two Burmese monks held in Bangladesh

Two Burmese monks were arrested by the Bangladesh border security force, BGB, on Thursday at a border checkpoint located at Teknaf and Cox’sbazar highway where they entered into Bangladesh illegally, said an authority report.


Empowering training for Arakanese women held in Yangon

Yangon: An empowering training of Arakanese women is being held in Yangon, the former capital of Burma, to promote women’s skills in all sectors in Burma like politics, business and social affairs.


Huge quantities of handmade guns recovered in Arakan

A huge number of handmade guns were recovered by police in Arakan state’s rural areas recently, according to police sources.


Arakanese farmers want to retrieve confiscated lands from former government officials

Arakanese farmers from Pauk Taw in Arakan have sent an appeal letter to township authority as they want to retrieve their land confiscated by state level officials in the Arakan state government for their own interests during the military government, said U Mrat Tun, a board member of Human Right Defenders and Promoters (HRDP).


Flag meeting held for detained Bangladeshi constables still not released

Burmese and Bangladeshi border security forces held a flag meeting on Sunday for four Bangladeshi citizens including three policemen detained by the Burmese Nasaka but Burma did not release them, said border sources.


Bangladeshi army destroy poppy fields near Burmese border

The Bangladeshi army destroyed several acres of poppy fields cultivated by hill peoples in remote jungles near Burma’s western border recently, said an authority and local hill people in the area.


Authorities plan to charge those who led protest in Arakan without permission

The police in Arakan state are planning to charge some social activists who recently led a protest against the authorities plans to build a permanent homes for Muslim refugees who left their homes in last year’s Arakan conflicts, said a women activist Ma Nyo who is in the list of those to be charged.


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