Nu Mra San, the chairperson of the sub-committee for proposal writing, has reported that an international level proposal for the Anandacandra inscription to be listed as an item of world cultural heritage will be made in March.

Tour agencies have said the decrease of inbound tourists to Mrauk-U, the evocative ancient ruins of the royal city, was not because of the conflicts which broken out between civilians and police officers starting in Mrauk-U in mid-January, but is more related to transportation issues and the Bengali issue in northern Rakhine state.

The Arakan Patriotic Party has said that it has received a response from the Arakan League for Democracy (ALD), and that their offer of merging with it will be decided upon on only after the ALD conference.

During the meeting, the government was questioned by the CSO representative of Sitetway with regard to using the term “Democracy” if the government action in the Mrauk-U conflict which killed seven innocent civilians had been carried out like actions of the former system of “Law and Order Restoration,” and if it was worth sacrificing those civilians’ lives.

U Min Aung, Rakhine State Minister of Municipal Affairs and a spokesman of the Rakhine State Government has been impeached, on the 18th January,  just after a report of the State Parliament’s decision was submitted to the President. The decision for impeachment was reached due to his failure of performing the duties of his office properly which caused losses to both the country and its people.

The chairman of Kyauk Phyu (Kyaukpyu) SEZ Management Committee has said that job opportunities in Kyauk Phyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) would be listed for both ages under 18 and ages over 18.

Boatmen that earn their living discharging and carrying goods and passengers with their small boats have voiced their concerns that they are experiencing difficulties, since they have to work far from their previous port largely as a consequence of the BXT projects.

Near-shore fishing boats have found grave difficulty in fishing, due to the increasing number of distant-shore boats coming to near-shore fishing areas, and, as well, vast restrictions around Chinese petroleum vessels.

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