One woman and three men from Thaekam Htaunt village in Arakan State’s Ann Township were wounded when two artillery shells landed and exploded in and near the village on July 26, according to locals.

More than 500 students from kindergarten to high school who are sheltering at Nyaung Chaung IDP camp in Arakan State’s Kyauktaw Township are facing difficulties to pursue their education, according to the manager of the camp. 

The military faces attacks not only from non-state armed groups but also media organisations when conducting security operations in Arakan State, a spokesperson for the Tatmadaw True News Information Team has claimed.

The number of women charged under Myanmar’s Counter-Terrorism Law or related legislation amid ongoing conflict between the military and the Arakan Army has reportedly risen to at least five.

Voter lists for people living at displacement camps not officially recognised by the government in Arakan State will be announced at their host townships’ election sub-commission offices, the Arakan State Election Sub-Commission has said.

An influenza outbreak has been reported among some sheltering at camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Arakan State, according to officials tasked with overseeing the camps.

Lawmakers have recently criticised that the 2020 general elections will not be free and fair in Arakan State.


Three women from Kyaukphyu Township’s Yay Nan Dwein village who were arrested by the military this week are being held at the Kyaukphyu Myoma police station, according to the village administrator and a lawmaker.

The Kamayut Township Court has sentenced two Arakanese student activists charged under Section 19 of the Peaceful Assembly Law to one month in prison.

Arakan State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu, Municipal Affairs Minister U Win Myint and Chin Ethnic Affairs Minister U Pone Bwe will contest the 2020 election for the National League for Democracy (NLD), according to a July 23 announcement from the ruling party’s Central Executive Committee.


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