ULA’s judiciary yet to handle over 2,500 complaints

Admin 25 Oct 2023

The United League of Arakan (ULA), the political wing of the Arakan Army (AA), which runs a parallel administration in Arakan State, said its judiciary department has yet to handle more than 2,500 complaints that it has received since last year.

Nearly 700 civilians killed in junta air attacks since coup

Admin 25 Oct 2023

A total of 687 civilians have been killed nationwide and 458 others were wounded by junta air attacks since its February 2021 coup, according to an October 23 report from Nyan Lin Thit, an independent research group monitoring Myanmar’s political situation.

Junta steps up scrutiny at checkpoints in Arakan State: residents

Admin 24 Oct 2023

It has been nearly a year since the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army (AA) reached an informal ceasefire in November 2022, but junta soldiers have tightened security checks on locals and travellers at security checkpoints along the Sittwe-Yangon road in recent days, locals said.

Weather department sounds alarm on Cyclone Hamoon

Admin 24 Oct 2023

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) has advised residents of northern Arakan State to take precautions as the cyclonic storm Hamoon, originating over the Bay of Bengal, looked to be on an east-northeast trajectory.

New snake species discovered in Myanmar 

Admin 23 Oct 2023

A previously unrecorded species of snake from the Trimeresurus group has been documented in Myanmar for the first time globally, according to the Native Species Conservation and Identification in Myanmar organisation. 

Arakan State’s sugarcane industry in decline

Admin 20 Oct 2023

Sugarcane was once grown on a commercial scale in Arakan State, but more and more growers are leaving the business due to low demand and prices, according to sugarcane growers.

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