Sittwe: A temporary endeavour committee for an Arakanese National Day has been formed in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan, to choose a day for Arakanese National Day, said U Aung Mra Kyaw, Arakan state lawmaker.
A 17 year old class 9 student in Arakan state, western Burma, was forcibly recruited by the Burmese army to serve as a soldier, said a member of HRDP (Rakhine) quoted his parents.
A company and the Burmese army has blown up a rock mountain in Kyuak Pru, where famous ancient pagodas existed, by dynamite to produce rock for the Chinese Shwe Gas project, said local residents and a lawmaker.
Yangon: U Ba Tin who received serious injuries in an attack by a gang of miscreants was moved to Yangon from Sittwe hospital to get better treatment, relatives said.
The tourism sector in Arakan state is suffering from authorities in the tourism department who have barred foreigners visiting Arakan’s ancient City Mrauk U, said a hotel owner.
Sittwe: The Arakan state government has implemented a project in Arakan state capital Sittwe with 669 homes that are being constructed for Arakanese Buddhist refugees who left their homes in the sectarian violence in Arakan state which took place in June and October last year.
Sittwe: Nine Arakanese Buddhists were sentenced to one year in prison by Sittwe township court on Thursday for besieging a police station on 3 June 2012, said lawyer Daw Aye Nu Sein who advocated their case.
Yangon: US ambassador to Burma Derek Mitchell invited and met on Tuesday some Arakanese leaders in the US embassy in Yangon regarding the recent situation in Rakhine state, said RNDP general Secretary U Hla Saw, who attended the meeting.
A group of soldiers of the Burmese army’s general engineering unit known as GE that is constructing a fence along the border in Maungdaw in northwestern Arakan State was attacked and their vehicle burned down allegedly by an armed group.
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