Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), along with other international NGOs, is suspending operations in Arakan state’s Pauktaw township following what it has termed “misunderstandings” that led to tensions with local Arakanese Buddhists.
ULA/AA makes tentative war overtures —The political wing of the Arakan Army (AA), The United League of Arakan (ULA), has stated that the Tatmadaw has recently engaged in numerous military operations to gain control over territory in Rakhine, whilst building up troop numbers and blocking the transportation of staple foods into the state. As such, …
Burma’s Social Welfare Department is issuing hotline phone numbers in response to reports of rampant sexual crimes against minors.
Maung Aye was sentenced to two years in prison, while the other two were given three years each.
A man from Arakan State who has been imprisoned in Thailand and China for illegal entry faces similar charges in Burma after crossing the border at Muse in Shan State.
The main townships affected are reported to be Minbya, Ponnagyun, Mrauk-U, Pauktaw and Kyauktaw.