Indian gas firm ups investment

ONGC Videsh, India’s state-owned overseas-focused energy firm, will add USD 121 million to its already sizable investment in oil and gas blocks on the Rakhine State coast. The funding, which was recently approved by India’s Cabinet Commit

Officers convicted in Rakhine case

A Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) court-martial has convicted three officers of crimes committed during the height of the Rakhine crisis, which led to a mass exodus of Muslims from Rakhine State in 2017/2018. The charges relate to alleged mass executions in

Rakhine internet blackout criticized

The controversial internet blackout in parts of Rakhine State and Chin State made international headlines this week after Human Rights Watch claimed the ban may have left hundreds of thousands of people completely unaware of COVID-19. The organizatio

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
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