Junta chief threatens resistance in Armed Forces Day speech

Admin 27 Mar 2023

As junta boss Min Aung Hlaing issued threats to the civilian National Unity Government (NUG), People’s Defense Forces (PDFs) and their allied ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) on Monday, critics said the senior-general’s rhetorical posturing was a classic case of bark being worse than bite.

Many MSMEs in Arakan State operating unlicensed

25 Mar 2023

Only around 30 mini, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) have officially applied for business licences from the MSME Association Rakhine, according to the association.

Junta sentences another student activist to life imprisonment

Admin 24 Mar 2023

Myanmar’s military regime has sentenced more than 30 members of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU) to significant prison time, including at least two life sentences, during the two-plus years since the coup in February 2021.

Thailand to invest in Maungdaw

Admin 23 Mar 2023

Thailand has shown an interest in investing in rice milling and livestock farming in Arakan State’s Maungdaw Township, according to the junta-controlled Myanma Alin newspaper.

Drug abuse rising in Arakan State, residents warn

Admin 21 Mar 2023

Arakan State residents have warned of an alarming rise in the availability of stimulants and other illicit narcotics despite the fact that, unlike other parts of the country, there are no poppy fields or large-scale drug production facilities to speak of.

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