Burmese security forces have discovered tunnels that they claim were carved out by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army in Kyaukpandu and Thinbawkway villages, in Rakhine State’s Maungdaw Township.
A Burmese state-run newspaper has corrected a report that a UN settlement programme, UN-Habitat, had agreed to help build housing for people fleeing violence in Rakhine State, where an army operation has displaced hundreds of thousands.
Referring specifically to the Arakan crisis, Suu Kyi said, “Read the newspapers and listen to the news on MRTV released by the government.”
State media said government schools and banks in Muse reopened on Monday as fighting simmered down in the area.
State media reports that a group of attackers abducted two people and burned down their house in northern Arakan, in the latest incident of violence in the region.
An editorial in the state-run daily Kyemon calls for a permanent suspension of the controversial Chinese-backed Myitsone hydropower dam project.