A court in Sittwe Township has sentenced Khaing Myo Htun, a deputy information officer for the Arakan Liberation Party (ALP), to 18 months’ imprisonment for remarks his organisation made last year that were critical of the Burma Army.
The Arakan Army has reportedly launched attacks on a major Arakan Liberation Army (ALP) outpost along the Burma-India border, with a senior leader of the latter telling DVB that at least one soldier from the ALP’s armed wing was killed in the fighting.
FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM Junta lays charges against BBC and the Irrawaddy The junta announced, via its media on Oct. 14, that it will charge the BBC and the Irrawaddy Burmese language news services under the Telecommunications and News Media laws. The reason stated is that both professional media outlets failed to publish the junta’s …
The United Nations Secretary General is “deeply concerned” that civilians in conflict-torn northern Arakan State are copping the brunt of violence between Muslim militants and the Burma Army.
The Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) ethnic armed group has offered to assist the Arakan State government in securing its citizens as the western state continues to grapple with unrest.
Ceasefire groups urged Naypyidaw to facilitate “national-level political discussions” in Shan and Arakan states.