Monthly Archives: July 2016

Suu Kyi to visit Washington in Sept; confirms Myanmar


  Arakan Times: Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Washington D.C. this September, spokesperson U. Zaw Htay said. U Zaw confirmed that Suu Kyi had accepted an invitation from the White House and will plan her visit which will coincide with the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York, reports the Myanmar Times. He ...

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BGB detains Saudi national, Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar


  AT Correspondent, Chittagong Border Guard Bangladesh has detained a Saudi citizen for distributing humanitarian aids among Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar without permission. A Rohingya and another person were also detained along with the Saudi national on Saturday afternoon, according to BGB Teknaf Battalion-2 official. The BGB official identified the Rohingya as Salaul Islam, 50, and the other person as ...

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Myanmar foreign minister Suu Kyi to visit India


    Arakan Times: Myanmar Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi has conveyed to Minister of State for External Affairs General V.K. Singh that she is looking forward to visit India. Meeting on the sidelines of the 23rd ASEAN regional forum held in Vientiane, Lao, Singh and Suu Kyi held discussions on India’s assistance to Myanmar in various ...

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi meets leaders of notorious Myanmar rebel group


Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to a meeting of armed ethnic groups at a hotel in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Suu Kyi has not set a date for the meeting but is ramping up efforts to ensure all rebel groups are at the table. Arakan Times:  Myanmar’s most heavily armed ethnic group held “positive” talks Friday with the country’s ...

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A religious student killed in Maung Daw


AT Corresponden, Maung Daw A Rohingya student of Madrasa (Religious school) has been brutally killed by Myanmar law enforcing forces in Maung Daw, Arakan State on July 30, 2016. The deceased has been identified as Anis Ur Rahman 20 s/o Mv Siraj of Nayapara, Goduthaya Union, Maung Daw. According to reports, Anis was arrested by law enforcing agencies of Maung ...

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7 policemen detained over finding drugs at BOP in Myanmar


  AT Online Report Seven Myanmar police have been detained by police from a border unit over discovering about 300,000 methamphetamine tablets secreted at their camp, according to an official told on Thursday. On secret information, police conducted a raid at a Border Outpost at the border with Bangladesh where the drugs were discovered buried in the kitchen ground. A ...

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Rohingya victims of violence suffer in Anokpyin and Muzai


AT Correspondent, Rathedaung                        Rohingya victims of violence carried out by Rakhine extremists in 2012 have been suffering starvation since World Food Program (WFP) has stopped food aid distribution from this month, in Anokpyin and Muzai of Rathedaung, Arakan State. These Rohingya people were attacked by Rakhine aggressive mobs in Anokpyin and Muzai under Rathedaung Township of Rakhine State in 2012 ...

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Myanmar rebels hold rare meeting as Suu Kyi pushes for peace


  Leaders of the Arakan Army ethnic rebel group gather with other rebel leaders and representatives of various Myanmar ethnic rebel groups at the opening of a four-day conference in Mai Ja Yang, a town controlled by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in northern Kachin State on July 26, 2016. Photo: AFP Arakan Times: Leaders of Myanmar rebel armies held ...

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U.S. Embassy in Myanmar apologizes for inconvenience by security drill


Arakan Times: The U.S. Embassy in Yangon, the largest city of Myanmar, apologized to neighbors and others in local areas for the inconvenience caused by its unannounced security drill on Sunday evening, the embassy said via its Facebook account on Monday. The embassy stated that it held a routine security drill which inadvertently inconvenienced passers-by and a neighboring business. No ...

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Military detains a religious teacher in Mingyichang


AT Correspondent, Maung Daw The army personnel of Fokirabazar battalion have arrested a religious teacher from Mingyichang of Kaminze union of Maung Daw north, Arakan State on July 24, 2016. The victim has been identified as Forid Ullah 25 of Mingyichang of Kaminze Union, Maung Daw north. The victim has been arrested by army of Fokirabazar battalion, Maung Daw north ...

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