Government quells talk of martial law in Rakhine State

The government has officially dismissed rumors of possible martial law in parts of embattled Rakhine State. In a June 15 press conference, U Myint Than, director-general of the Ministry of the Office of the Union Government, claimed the state’s

200 buildings torched in Rakhine State

Human Rights Watch claims a massive block of buildings has been burned to the ground in Rakhine State. The organization says satellite imagery shows the scorched husks of around 200 structures in Let Kar village, in Mrauk-U Township. The claim draws

UN Security Council to discuss Rakhine

The UN Security Council will meet Thursday this week to discuss escalating violence in Rakhine and Chin States, which has affected efforts to contain COVID-19. The closed-door meeting will be held over video conference and will include statements fro
Seven killed in Myanmar monastery shelling

Rakhine civilian deaths highlight propaganda war

Eight civilians were killed last week in the embattled Rakhine state, according to local officials. Neither the government nor the Arakan Army (AA) separatist group have taken responsibility. Reports claim the eight civilians were killed by stray art

Journalist charged under terrorism act

A journalist has been charged with violating the Terrorism Act for conducting an interview with the Arakan Army (AA) rebel group. Nay Myo Lin, head editor of Voice of Myanmar, was charged after he spoke with officials from the AA, which the governmen

Military police to sue Reuters for defamation

Myanmar’s military police will pursue legal action against international news agency Reuters for a report on Rohingya civilian deaths. The report, published in late January, quoted sources that blamed Myanmar army (Tatmadaw) artillery shells fo