Arakan State, Burma: Tens of thousands of villagers have fled their homes after the recent sectarian violence that started on Oct.23, in Mrauk-U and Minbya Townships in Arakan State.
The Rakhine Women’s Union (RWU) has requested that both sides immediately end the sectarian violence that has erupted across Arakan State over the last week.
Arakan State: Several people have been killed by the Myanmar military during sectarian violence that has re-erupted in Arakan State.
Some workers employed by Punj Lloyd oil and gas company have walked off the job after not being paid for months. The Indian company has been hired by the Chinese owned CNNP for construction on the Shwe Gas Project.
Sittwe, Arakan State: The Chairman of Maramargree Association in Arakan State, U Maung Nu, said he was forced to sign a promise letter by local authorities, who accused him of overstepping his boundaries during a recent demonstration outside the Bangladesh Consulate in Sittwe, on Oct.12.
Seven sawmill owners recently wrote a complaint letter to the President Thein Sein regarding the alleged unlawful activities of the local forestry department. The business owners decided to formerly complain to the president after the regional chief minister failed to take action.
Minbya, Arakan state: Minbya residents are continuing to face difficulties from supply shortages and rising costs of electricity. The problem is caused by the old diesel-generators that generate most of the electricity in the region.
Prominent Myanmese nationals, including politicians, former student leaders and even an ex-prime minister have been threatened with charges and even death sentences, which could involve the International Criminal Court of The Hague in the Netherlands, according to the Burmese journal, the Messenger.
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