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
Government and NCA groups peace summit success

Ethnics prepare for peace conference amid rising tensions

Signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) have added the freedom to draft their own charters to their list of goals for the upcoming Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong, a.k.a. the Panglong Conference. The next Panglong
Myanmar govt orders internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin amid escalated tensions

Government renews internet blackout in Rakhine and Chin

The Myanmar government has resumed its controversial internet blackout in new townships in an effort to hinder Arakan Army rebels. On February 3, the government ordered telecom providers to suspend service in Rakhine’s Maungdaw, Buthidaung, Ratheda

Arakan Army releases captive MP

The Arakan Army (AA) has released Upper House lawmaker U Hawi Tin two months after he was captured. A human rights group told Reuters that the AA set the lawmaker free to ease tensions between the rebels and communities living in the conflict zone. S

AA continues hostage warfare with 130 captured villagers

The Arakan Army (AA) has captured more than 130 villagers in Paletwa Township, Chin State, claims a local ethnic organization. Although the AA has denied additional accusations of murders and sexual assaults in the township, if the allegations of arr

Arakan Army seeks to collect taxes

The Arakan Army (AA), an armed separatist group in Rakhine State, has announced the formation of a taxation agency in its occupied territories. The new “Rakhine Peoples’ Authority”, as it is called, will collect funds for its political and mili