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MP’s Call For More Focus On Rakhine Development

MP’s Call For More Focus On Rakhine Development

10 October 2014

Upper house MPs in Myanmar have called the nation’s government to take actions that will improve the lives of people in Rakhine, calling it a “national duty”. Speaker U Khin Aung Myint called for speeding up development in the state in an effort to combat rampant poverty. U Hla Swe, representative of the Magwe Region, […]

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Curfew In Kyaukpyu and Sittwe Lifted By Rakhine Authorities

Curfew In Kyaukpyu and Sittwe Lifted By Rakhine Authorities

13 September 2014

September 11 marked the end of an overnight curfew in the Sittwe and Kyaukpyu townships in the Rakhine state that was imposed more than two years ago, according to a spokesman. A curfew from the hours of 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. had been in place in Sittwe, the capital of the state. The curfew […]

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Is Ethnic Cleansing Happening In Burma’s Arakan State?

Is Ethnic Cleansing Happening In Burma’s Arakan State?

08 November 2012

Human Rights Watch released satellite photos in late 2012 that offer evidence of possible ethnic cleaning in the area near Kyaukpyu. While foreigners are usually denied access to the area, those who do go there by surreptitious means can see for themselves the damage, according to aid workers. In “before” satellite images of the Kyaukpyu […]

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Court sentences 2 to die for rape and murder

Court sentences 2 to die for rape and murder

19 June 2012

Two Muslim men have been sentenced to death for raping and then murdering a woman. The case led to sectarian clashes that resulted in the deaths of at least 50 people. The sentence was handed down by the Arakan state’s Kyaukpyu District Court. A third man who was also involved and charged hanged himself while […]

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