Four civilians including an ex-political prisoner and a former administrator were detained in Rakhine State on Sunday, reportedly on counter-terrorism charges, a day after three bombs rocked the state capital Sittwe.
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“Ban Ki Moon used that fake name for a fake race.”
Burma vows to protect aid workers in Arakan State after a briefing by the Arakan Commission concluded the government’s response to the violence was “sluggish”.
Government authorities say they will take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of foreigners and Burmese nationals working for aid agencies in Arakan state. Meanwhile IDPs are facing food shortages as the decrease in staff affects supply chains.
Spokesperson for Malteser International, Johannes Kaltenbach speaks to DVB about the violence that kicked off in Arakan state on Wednesday, forcing 71 aid workers to evacuate.