A Burma army battalion has been forcing farmers off their land and harvesting the rice for themselves. Burma army LIB-539 battalian in Kyauktaw Township, Arakan State threatened several farmers off their land by gunpoint.
Two Arakanese youths - one a former political prisoner – have been severely tortured in Tamwe Township police station in Rangoon Division.
An Arakanese organization based in USA issued a statement welcoming President Obama’s historical visit to Burma on Nov.19.
Fierce fighting between the Burma army and an unidentified armed group occurred on Sunday night in northern Maungdaw in Arakan State near the Bangladeshi border, according to locals.
Burma’s Deputy Commerce Minister Pwint San told the Bangladesh’s The Daily Star that Burma will create a wholesale market and hold trade fairs along the Bangladeshi border of Arakan State in a bid to increase bilateral trade. But he cautioned that there were “some communal problems” in the area that are delaying “the enhancement of border trade”. “When the conditions improve our border trade will also increase.”
A father and son from Saw Mae Kyi village were wounded last Thursday after being shot by handmade firearms that was fired from a boat, according to the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP). They were resting on a river bank after returning from a pilgrimage to Sandawshin Pagoda in Pauktaw, Arakan State.
Arakanese Buddhists worry communal violence will flare up again if authorities don’t implement measures to bring out stability in all of Arakan State.
The election commission summoned the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP) and the Arakan League for Democracy (ALD) to a meeting to discuss the renewed violence in the region, according to leaders of the two largest political parties in the country.
Thandwe, Arakan State: Four Muslims were arrested last Wednesday by security forces in a southern district of Arakan State after handmade weapons were discovered in a mosque, according to witnesses.
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