Literature talks that had already been arranged to be held in other Rakhine townships were said to have been cancelled after the conflict broken out in Mrauk-U on 16th January 2018, according to writers who were invited to talk at the occasions.

In accordance with the pregnant mother and child care programme of the Department of Social Welfare, financial support to pregnant women, and children up to two years old, has began to be provided in Maungdaw Township since 5th February 2018.

After sending an investigation team to Gu Dar Pyin village of Rathedaung, the government announced on the 2nd of February that there were no mass graves, as the Associated Press reported.

  Ko Kyaw Soe Oo, arrested under the State Official Secrets Acts, has told the media at his 3rd appearance in the court, that the testimony provided by the police is all perjury.

Those involved in the murder of Bo Bo Min Thike, a former township administrator of Mrauk-U, have been served with three lawsuits at the Ponnagyun Township Police Station, and it is known that officials concerned and nearby villagers are being interrogated at the Rakhine State Police Headquarters.

Daw Aye Nu Sein, Vice-Chairperson of the ANP and an advocate has said that ANP was committed to providing legal support to Dr. Aye Maung and writer Wai Hun Aung who have been charged with three offenses related to State Treason and Unlawful Association Acts.

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.


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