Inspector Kyaw Kyaw Hla was shot twice in a restaurant near the Tatmadaw’s Supply and Transport Battalion in the north of Tin Nyo village and he died at Mrauk-U hospital, a villager of Tin Nyo told the DMG. 

The yearly Rakhine water festival held by Rakhine Cultural Preservation Committee in Mi Zan ward in Sittwe will be cancelled this year, according to the Committee.

The Tatmadaw shot heavy weapons and guns on March 21 in Si Taung village, Buthidaung Township, killing six people, destroying some houses and displacing all villagers.

A former village administration member was allegedly shot dead by the AA in Myebon Township, the Commander-in-Chief Office reported on Friday.

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) on Friday announced that it classified Dr Aye Maung and Wai Hun Aung, who have been sentenced 20 years imprisonment, as political prisoners.

Villagers said the Tatmadaw’s shooting killed local residents, but the Tatmadaw responded that the civilian’s death were during fighting with the AA.

It is the main objective of the ULA to establish a base of the Arakan Army in Rakhine State and they believe that they only can take responsibility to ensure security, peacefulness and development for Rakhine people, Colonel Kyaw Han from the Arakan Army said.

The Mrauk-U Ancient Cultural Heritage Conservation Group reported to Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu on March 18 to carry out necessary activities to protect the Mrauk-U region in a timely fashion because bullets and artillery shells fired by the Tatmadaw landed in the Mrauk-U ancient cultural heritage zone. 

Prominent Rakhine politician Dr. Aye Maung and author Wai Hun Aung were imposed a long prison term by Sittwe District court on Tuesday, fomenting widespread criticism of Arakan political parties.

The Arakan National Party (ANP) formed an investigative commission on Wednesday to collect documented evidence and other relevant information relating to civilian casualties and destruction of historical buildings during the armed conflicts between the Tatmadaw and AA



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