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NEWS DESK A parallel government opposed to military rule in Myanmar announced on Tuesday it was forming its own police force, in its latest effort to hamper the junta’s efforts to govern after a coup last year, Reuters reports. The military has labelled its opponents “terrorists”, including the shadow National Unity Government (NUG), an alliance […]Continue Reading
Fighting broke out between Myanmar’s junta and the Arakan Army (AA) in Paletwa Township, Chin State, on Thursday, The Irrawaddy reports. The two sides clashed at the foot of Mt Suu Poke in northwest Paletwa with Light Infantry Battalion 289 providing artillery support, according to residents. “There is a junta outpost and AA troops are […]Continue Reading
Dozens of ethnic Rohingya refugees were dead or missing after a boat with about 90 people aboard, including children, capsized and sank in bad weather off the coast of Myanmar over the weekend, according to media reports, Reuters reports. More than 20 survivors were detained by authorities in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady region, the US-funded Radio Free […]Continue Reading
News Desk: In an attempt to engage with armed groups which can help topple Myanmar’s military regime, the civilian National Unity Government (NUG) said it held an online meeting with Rakhine State’s Arakan Army (AA), The Irrawaddy reports. The shadow government’s Alliance Relations Committee, its foreign minister Daw Zin Mar Aung and prominent ’88 Generation […]Continue Reading
News Desk: Half of India’s arms exports during 2017-21 went to Myanmar, says a new global report on arms expenditure and exports by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the Times of India reports. This places India as the third largest arms supplier to Myanmar for the five years, accounting for 17% of its […]Continue Reading
News Desk: The Arakan Army (AA) has called on Myanmar’s regime not to interfere in its administration in Rakhine State, saying it will spark an armed conflict, The Irrawaddy reports. AA spokesman Khaing Thukha told an online press conference on Tuesday: “Tensions are rising between Myanmar’s military and the Rakhine people’s authority led by the […]Continue Reading