The scheduled visit of Burmese President Thein Sein to Bangladesh has been postponed due to sectarian violence in northern Arakan State, the Burmese delegation reported during foreign secretary-level talks held in Dhaka yesterday.
A riot police officer on duty was attacked by five Muslims on Wednesday night reportedly in their attempt to loot his gun in Maungdaw, the border town in Arakan State, where a state of emergency and curfew are still being imposed due to recent violence.
Arakanese peace groups that are accommodated in border township of Maungdaw in Arakan State have put up a proposal to the regional government for reorganizing them as border-guard force like other ethnic peace groups.
The traffic road on western Burma’s border connecting Buthidaung and Maungdaw has been blocked since yesterday by landslides after non stop heavy rain in the area, said residents from Maungdaw.
Schools in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State, were reopened Monday after they were closed for nearly a month due to the violent unrest in the city, but they remain quiet without the sound of reading and ringing bells as no student has come to attend class.
Over 100 men who are believed to be Bengali immigrants were recently arrested on Gwa Island that is situated seven miles away from Gwa Town in Arakan State.
Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, U Phone Swe, said in a recent official meeting that his central government would serve as referee for the violent clashes presently occurring in Arakan State.
The president of Burma, U Thein Sein, is expected to arrive in Dhaka on a three-day state visit starting July 15 at the invitation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, according to a report of New Age, a daily English-language paper in Bangladesh.
Rathidaung: One person was killed and 9 are missing after terrorists attacked Kutaung Village in southern Rathedaung Township in Arakan State on Tuesday, according to the township chairman of the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party, U Maung Hla Myint.
Farmers are still unable to start plowing their fields despite that the cultivation season has already arrived in Arakan State, where the majority of people depend on agriculture for their livelihood, reportedly because of the recent unrest that is occurring in the region.
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