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Villagers protesting CNPC’s human waste harming their village

The villagers from Goonshein Village in Kyaukphyu in Arakan State have said they will stage a protest as the human excrements dumped by the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) have been badly affecting their village.


Arakan State Govt to abolish fishing block auction

Sittwe: The regional government in Arakan State has decided to close down the system of auctioning off fishing blocks that are being portioned the coastline, rivers, creeks and ponds in the region starting from 2013-2014 fiscal year.


One fisherman wounded by gunshot at sea

An Arakanese fisherman was severely wounded by the gunshots allegedly from an unknown Muslim fishing boat at the sea off the coast of Sittwe, the capital in Arakan State, on Monday.


Students Protest in Kyaukphyu Education College

Students of the Education College in Kyaukphyu in Arakan State staged a protest in their campus on Wednesday’s evening.


China plans to buy heavy mineral sands from Arakan coastline

Rathidaung: A group of businessmen from Chinese company are reportedly planning to buy heavy mineral sands from the coastline of Arakan State.


Union Election Commission summons RNDP over three critical issues

The Union Election Commission recently summoned senior leaders of the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party reportedly with regard to three issues relating to the party’s activities.


Two Arakanese youths injured by a provocative attack in Pauktaw

Pauk taw: Two Arakanese youths from Saitoke Village in Pauktaw Township in Arakan State were severely injured after they were attacked by a group of men who want repetition of riots in the area, according to the local villagers.


Kyat 40 million worth materials stolen from railway track in Sittwe

Sittwe: Over Kyat 40 million worth materials that include wooden sleepers and rivets were stolen from the railway track in Sittwe, the Capital in Arakan State.


14 Buddhist families from Bangladesh seek refuge in Burma

Maugdaw: 14 Buddhist families from Bandarban District under Chittagong Hill Tract in Bangladesh have sought shelter in Burma after entering into northern Maungdaw in Arakan State.


Authorities reject application of protest against CNPC on Madae Island

Burmese authorities have rejected the application of local residents for a peaceful protest planned to be held on 26th of December outside the office of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) that is working for the Shwe Gas Project on Kyaukpru’s Madae Island in Arakan State.


Arakanese NGO publishes a report on forgotten survivors of Cyclone Giri

Chiang Mai: Thailand-based Arakanese NGO known as the Arakan Human Rights and Development Organization (AHRDO) have published a report on Thursday to highlight the problems and difficulties still facing the survivors of Cyclone Giri in Arakan State.


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