Tragedy in Pauktaw: ‘My Mother Died in My Hands’ 

Admin 04 Jan 2024

Written by Zwe Thit

“I shook her, but she did not regain consciousness. My mother died in my hands, bleeding. I saw her die,” said Maung Naing Soe Lin, a 17-year-old teenager from Pauktaw town.

His mother died in a battle in Pauktaw town following renewed fighting between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army (AA) that began in November.

Maung Naing Soe Lin is the younger son of a six-member family. They lived in No. 1 Ward in Pauktaw...

Past Is Feared Prologue Regarding Legacy of Conflict in Arakan State

Admin 08 Nov 2023

Written by Myat Swe

It was a characteristically rainy monsoon season day, and Ma Khin Win Chay was alone inside her home, sitting on a chair. The roof was leaking and drop after drop of rainwater was falling on her. But she could not move, and was looking out the window for a passer-by to ask for help.

“I am immobile. I spent that whole day sitting on the chair. I can no longer work,” she said.

More than 1,000...

Rathedaung Farmers Measure Cyclone’s Devastation in Terms of Cattle Killed 

Admin 10 Jul 2023

Written By Gaung and Htet Aung

The air was filled with a pervasive smell from the hundreds of dead cattle that lay scattered across paddy fields on both sides of the road.

Ignoring the order in place, U Maung Thar Cho, 60, was dashing through fields, searching for his five cows, hoping that they were still alive after he discovered that at least three of his eight cows were killed by Cyclone Mocha, which hit Arakan State in mid-May.

“My...

A Sittwe Woman Who Heads Diverse Communities

Admin 03 Jul 2023

“Even the Muslims told me to continue to serve in this position until my death. They say so because of my impartiality regardless of race and religion,” 

Troubled Waters Surround Kyaukphyu Deep-Sea Port 

Admin 11 Mar 2023

“In the past, we could cast nets along the Thanzit River. This river has abundant fish. We could freely fish before. But we can’t fish in certain places now because we have to make way for vessels due to the special economic zone (SEZ) project,” said fisherman Ko Maung Maung Than.

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