“We will take responsibility for security, as well as social and economic issues,” he told ethnic Mro villagers in Kaing Gyi.
Two men from Kaing Gyi village in Maungdaw Township were shot dead on Thursday morning and four women were reported missing in the latest killings and disappearances to plague northern Arakan State.
The Rakhine State government is set to close down, by 2 November, temporary camps for internally displaced persons affected by the most recent violence to plague the state, insisting that calm has been restored at their original places of residence.
Sittwe administration pledges to beef up security across the region.
Suspected insurgents killed at least six members of a Buddhist ethnic minority in western Burma on Thursday, the government and regional sources said, amid spiralling violence in troubled Arakan State.
The military continued its attack on Kayah State’s capital, Loikaw, over the weekend in what is close to becoming the heaviest bombardment of a major urban center since the coup. The military has launched an estimated twelve airstrikes since Saturday, whilst also firing rockets at targets within the town from armoured vehicles. Whole areas of …